IZA Calzado is all set for her wedding to her half-Pinoy, half- British fiance who was born and raised in Hong Kong, Benjamin Wintle, this December but they’re still keeping the actual date and location a secret. But it’s definitely going to be a beach wedding and we heard it’s set in a beautiful resort somewhere in Palawan. Iza will be given away at the altar by her brother Dash Calzado as both their parents have passed away.
Both the bride and the groom are of marrying age. Iza turned 36 on August 12 and Ben turned 37 on November 18. They’ve been engaged for over a year now since Ben officially proposed to Iza at Sonya’s Garden in Tagaytay in October 2017. He did this in the presence of both their respective families.
Iza admits she had a hard time in doing the wedding preparations as she is currently busy shooting a new movie for Iflix with her original “Encantadia” co-stars and is also taping for her ABS-CBN soap, “Ngayon at Kailanman”, as the mom of Julia Barretto. “I’m so sleep-deprived,” she says.
She and Ben met while she was hosting the launch of a magazine seven years ago. It was Isabelle Daza who introduced them to each other. Ben is an entrepreneur who is the founder of the app called Booky, a food, lifestyle, beauty and fitness app. Ben is very supportive of her career and he knows they can’t have a honeymoon right away as she has still some work commitments.
For sure, her “Encantadia” friends Karylle, Sunshine Dizon and Diana Zubiri will be attending their wedding. They even gave her a bachelorette party a couple of weeks ago set in Bali no less. And because she’s still busy with work, Iza says she and Ben have no plans of having kids anytime soon. “Starting a family will have to wait until lumuwag-luwag na ang schedules namin,” she adds.