-Netizens were besotted with the wedding of Paul Soriano and Toni Gonzaga that happened a couple of years ago today.
-It was exactly on June 12, 2015 that most admirable showbiz couple tied the knot together.
-Now, Mr. & Mrs. Soriano are celebrating their 2nd wedding anniversary, and over a decade of being in a relationship from being a boyfriend & girlfriend.
-They're indeed perfect together.
-What makes them different from all other celebrity couples?
-Though the couple is open about their romance together, they're able to keep private the special pieces of their relationship.
-Their wedding is the most viewed YouTube video, and their TV special on ABS-CBN trended as the most watched show for that time of showing.
-Today, we are going to make a major flashback of the "Perfect Together" - Paul Soriano & Toni Gonzaga TV wedding special.
KAMI is rounding up 5 beautiful, sweet, romantic, and inspiring wedding TV special of then, Paul Soriano & Toni Gonzaga. The list came from the Philstar page.
Let's take a look, and turn back time of one of the most beautiful, inspiring, ideal, and honest weddings of all time.
With this, here are 5 of the most romantic revelations and moments that the couple has revealed on their special day.
5. Toni's reaction on first meeting Paul.
They're probably the ideal celebrity couple of all time. Ideal because they followed the traditional way of having a relationship from courtship to boyfriend and girlfriend, and now, being married couple. They're walking their talk as Christians.
The couple met in Gary Valenciano's concert which Paul was one of the directors in 2008. It was Angeli, the wife of Gary who introduced the two. According to the couple's relevations, it wasn't about love at first sight for the actress-concert performer-host-model-singer-songwriter, thought she admitted that Paul caught her attention. To quote what Toni said:
“Sa isip-isip ko, ‘Gwapo, may itsura.’ Sabi ko, ‘Hindi na masama.’ Syempre hindi naman ako kaagad na, ‘Uy, crush ko na siya agad.’ Syempre hindi ganun. But he already caught my attention,” Toni said.
Paul Soriano courted Toni Gonzaga in the most conservative and traditional manner. Paul had to court Toni's parents too. He courted here for a few months before Toni said yes, and even if they're already boyfriend and girlfriend, Paul was not allowed to go to the Gonzaga's second floor where Toni's room is located. Toni's parents strongly believe that it's improper for him to go upstairs as they're not yet married.
4. The First Date
Toni had apprehensions on their first date. She said,
“Hindi ko alam 'yung pakikipag-date.”
What were her conditions?
She told Paul that the date needs to happen during lunch time as she was taping for Pinoy Big Brother that time from 3 p.m. to 7 in the evening. Their first date was in Edsa Shangri-la's Chinese restaurant, Summer Palace.
After eating, they went out to watch "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" because it was perhaps the only movie that the theater had featured as Paul revealed.
Toni said that after the movie, she had to leave for PBB. She added that she would like to think it was a good first date as it ended up the entire lunch and a movie.
3. When did Toni know that Paul was the one?
When she was asked about this question, Toni Gonzaga answered,
“The very first time he set foot in our house, I knew he was gonna be going to our house for a very long time.”
So, when the time came that Paul had to ask Toni to be his girlfriend, the Ultimate Multimedia Superstar told him to find a more romantic place to ask his question.
“She was like, ‘Don’t ask me here in the car, it’s so not romantic’,” Paul narrated. So they went to Antipolo. “
And so, that's where the Box-Office Queen answered when Paul asked her the question.
‘I want you to be my girlfriend’.”
Toni said as she revel on the moment,
“First time ko marinig 'yun e"- “Parang tumalon 'yung puso. And when I was growing up sabi ko yung unang yes ko ay gusto ko maging huling yes ko rin. Ang susunod na yes ko nasa iyo, I do.”
2. Director Paul Soriano admitted that he almost gave up.
The director of highly acclaimed films, Thelma and Kid Kulafu admitted that it was hard coping up with the strict rules of Toni's Parents, Daddy Bonoy and Mommy Pinty. Aside from what has been mentioned above, the couple has a 12 A.M. curfew, and if they have to travel a few distance away ( not outside the country ), they must have a chaperone. These are just 3 of the many rules that Toni's mom and dad imposed.
“Yes, the parents are very strict. And there were rules. I may not agree with it but who am I to question?” Paul said. “There were times when I just wanted to give up but I always look at Toni and realize that it’s worth it.”
One of the most difficult challenges in their relationship is not being able to see each other frequently due to the demands of their works as Paul revealed. The director added that there were times they wouldn't see each other for one month.
Toni, on the other hand, said that their relationship was already 8 years in span, but their situation was like a long-distance relationship. She added that her parents were one of those challenges that they have to face. It seems as if her parents were running their relationship as her mom is also her manager.
However, Toni has nothing but gratitude for her parents because if they're not the way they were, probably, she will never have a beautiful and an ideal life. She will never Paul.
Undeniably, Toni Gonzaga was brought up, in a way, that men respect her. She was like a precious gem that's hard to get, and only the one who truly deserves her will win her. Hence, she's an ideal woman to become a wife.
1. They had all the ingredients to fail in a world full of temptations.
The Romantic Queen and the Director had all the ingredients for their relationship to fail. It was time, and the strict rules of Mommy Pinty and Daddy Bonoy, but they succeeded because Paul knows that he wanted Toni to be with her for the rest of his life.
“I knew in my heart naman na I wanted to be with her for the rest of my life,”
“We had all the ingredients to fail. But we had God in the middle of all that.”
They had God in the center of their relationship. Toni even expressed her sentiments on their relationship.
“Baka hindi kami ni Paul ang nagkatuluyan kung wala akong faith.”
The Female Concert Performer, Certified Platinum Recording Artist, and the Best Actress added,
“Everyone should know their value and preserve their worth. The bigger the sacrifice, the bigger the reward.”
as she reminded ladies out there of their worth, and what's essential in a woman's value.
Director Paul Soriano proposed to the Most Influential Endorser, Toni Gonzaga in January 2015 in front of the latter's family.
They're worth to be emulated, indeed for the younger generation today.
Parents of the couple are probably the happiest in one of the most special wedding days of all time.
Everyone who attended the wedding were crying and laughing as it was one of the most beautiful wedding ceremonies.
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Reminisce the sweet moments and the beautiful vows of Paul and Toni below.
PERFECT TOGETHER - PAUL AND TONI GONZAGA WEDDING SPECIAL
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