Doug And Chesca Kramer's 10th Anniversary Celebration Proves The Realness Of #CoupleGoals
It's been a decade since they became husband and wife, but the vision of Chesca walking down the aisle to meet Doug at the altar at their 10th anniversary still brought tears to his eyes!
The basketball star took to Instagram to tell the story of how the special event unfolded; as it turned out, it was a complete secret that his entire family kept from him!
"We were supposed to celebrate our 10th yr renewal of vows in Boracay, but it closed down, then tagaytay didn't work, then Baguio couldn't work as well! So we just mutually agreed to celebrate it sometime summer next year in the new house," he wrote.
Little did he know that his wife Chesca and their three kids—Kendra, Scarlett, and Gavin—had something up their sleeves that was much, much better than what Doug had in mind.
Thinking that he was going to surprise Chesca with a family dinner and a ring to symbolize their commitment, Doug arrived at the Grand Hyatt Manila's rooftop garden and poolside feeling cool and composed.
As he stepped into the venue, a huge crowd of his favorite people in the world applauded him, the greeting initially confusing the devoted husband who eventually realized what was up—the surpriser turned into the surprisee!
The moment brought tears to the 35-year-old's eyes, as it did with their guests that included Metro.Style cover girl Anne Curtis Smith-Heussaff, new She Talks Asia leader Bianca Gonzalez-Intal and her husband JC Intal, Pichon Garcia, stylists Rain Dagala and Em Millan, actresses Sharmaine Arnaiz and Guila Alvarez, and band Side A who serenaded the couple come party time.
The Kramer kids led the way for their dad to make his grand entrance. Dressed in pastel pinks and blues, the trio of smiles and light walked down the aisle first, followed by their dad, and then by the main event—Chesca herself who looked just as radiant on her wedding day all those years ago. More (happy) tears were shed as she made her way to Doug.
Dressed in a blush pink cocktail dress paired with dainty diamond drop earrings, Chesca definitely owned the occasion. A simple updo, statement metallic eyeshadow, and a barely-there pout lent her look the drama for it to come alive.
With love in their hearts, this couple wasted no time in declaring their undying love for each other in front of the most important people in their lives. Rings were exchanged and so were a tight embrace and a kiss or two—the perfect way to enter their second decade together as Mr. and Mrs.
A rustic setting for dinner rounded up the celebration which, of course, wasn't without its touching, sometimes hilarious, moments that the couple enjoyed.
"...The surprise was on me! All my loved ones were here! Crazy day! I love you so much honey, I also know how much this 10th yr means to you!" Doug wrote, as he finished his tribute to his wife, and their beautiful relationship.
For more scenes from the wedding anniversary that proves that there really is a forever, scroll through the gallery below!
Photos from @patdy11 @chekakramer @dougkramer @iamfperez @caliberking @teenabarretto @teampatdy