Couple of seven years Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati announced—through a save-the-date press conference held earlier this afternoon at ABS-CBN’s 9501 Restaurant—that they are finally tying the knot come March 2020.
They made the same announcement at the variety show ASAP Natin ’To earlier today, saying that the ceremony will take place in Manila.
Richard proposed to Sarah in July 2017 in the midst of their snowy trek of the mountainous Zermatt town Switzerland, Sarah’s place of birth.
In her Instagram post during that special time, Sarah wrote: "The stars aligned in the universe and this happened. I'm marrying my best friend.”
At the press conference proper, Richard revealed that he has planned to marry Sarah even earlier on, but then La Luna Sangre came along. He got so busy that he just proposed instead. When La Luna was done, Kai, their second baby happened.
“So, now, finally stable na kami, si Kai, one year-and-a half na and ah, we feel like it’s really the right time,” explained the future groom Richard, “So, ito na ’yong perfect opportunity for us to get married.”
Two years ago, Sarah was hoping they could have their wedding in Europe and spend their honeymoon in Costa Rica. But it looks like the plans have changed.
“Originally, we were considering it in Switzerland or someowhere outside of the country,” Richard confirmed. “Pero na-realize din namin na we wanted all our family and friends to be there...malaki ’yong side ng pamilya ko sa Pilipinas, malaki din ang side ng family ni Sarah dito...mahirap ilipad lahat. Hindi namin mai-invite lahat. So, we figured na we’ll have the celebration here na kasama ang lahat ng mga mahal namin sa buhay.”
While both of them had past relationships, Sarah said Richard was his first serious one. Richard for his part, waxed romantic.
He said: “Basta si Sarah, naiiba sa lahat dahil siya lang ’yong minahal ko nang ganito at siya lang ’yong nagpasaya sa akin nang ganito.”
The couple won’t sure much details yet about the wedding except the month and the year. They said that details will come in staggered forms over the course of five months starting today and they will be announced in different shows of ABS-CBN and other media platforms of the Kapamilya network.
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