EXCLUSIVE: Slater Young Reveals What He Loves Most About His Fiancée Kryz Uy
With a wedding fast approaching, bride-to-be Kryz Uy reminisces all her best memories of fiancé Slater Young and reflects on what the future holds while continuing to live in the present in her signature way—freely, positively, and with a whole lot of style.
Scroll down, too, to read what Slater has to say about his wife-to-be.
They believe that no person is perfect, but that there is a perfect person for everyone. For this engineer/reality show alumnus and influencer/lifestyle blogger, found that perfect person in each other. Exclusive full video on 12/10 only here on Metro.Style. Produced by @gracelibero and @saraloopdeloop Photography by @sweet.escape Makeup by @wowshyra Hair by @criieszha Styling by @edwardboywonder, assisted by Axel Que, Kim Monteza, and Miles Lorejo Shot on location at @baihotel_cebu Special thanks to @wtalentmanagement, Jenny Syjueco, @visions_pr, and @bigseedpr
Since Kryz and Slater got engaged in February, their relationship has never been the same. Three years together have taught them much about each other, yet the prospect of sharing a lifetime together has stirred new musings about the kind of couple they'll be when they're officially husband and wife.
As early as now, the blogger and influencer senses a shift in their dynamic; when they were once allowed to live separate lives and make decisions for themselves on their own, they now have to face new challenges as a united front, finding agreement and balance in the most life-changing of situations.
Photo by Jan Gonzales
It's all begun with the wedding (Kryz has taken charge, and Slater has figured out when and where to step in. He trusts her completely to know what's best, but at the same time, she knows, too, when to run things by him), and it's being closely followed by the construction of their home (a project that sees this couple turn the tables; this is Slater's territory, but he lets Kryz chime in from time to time).
Unchartered territory these things may be, but Kryz and Slater have definitely remained steady and composed. If anything, they've become stronger, proving to themselves yet again that they were made to last and complement each other throughout all of life's most unforgettable times.
Facing the realness of her upcoming transition from Ms. to Mrs., Kryz thinks back on all the most recent memories she's made with her leading man, Slater:
In just a few months’ time, influencer/author #KryzUy and reality show alumnus/engineer #SlaterYoung are to become Mr. and Mrs. Here, we share more exclusive snaps from our cover shoot with them in Cebu. Link in bio. Produced by @gracelibero and @saraloopdeloop Photography by @jangonzalesphoto Makeup by @wowshyra Hair by @criieszha Styling by @edwardboywonder, assisted by Axel Que, Kim Monteza, and Miles Lorejo Shot on location at @baihotel_cebu Special thanks to @wtalentmanagement, Jenny Syjueco, @visions_pr, and @bigseedpr
The ting hun
In case you missed it, both Kryz and Slater come from Filipino-Chinese families. That means a traditional Chinese engagement party, a.k.a. a ting hun, was definitely in the stars for them, and lucky for both of them, they understood its significance and embraced the experience with a sense of openness.
Best of all, the two shared a ton of laughs during the formal event; Kryz has admitted that because of not being a hundred percent familiar with all ting hun ceremonies, she missed a couple of steps along the way, but her fiancé was there to keep things lighthearted and fun, regardless.
The bachelor and bachelorette parties
That's right, both Kryz and Slater have both gone through these rites of passage before exchanging "I dos!"
His was held in Bali with his childhood friends, while hers was spent in Las Vegas with her fellow influencers, closest friends, and family. Funnily, Kryz tells the story of how she "reminded" Slater's friends to make sure he had a good time because she knew that her gal pals had a bunch of activities lined up for her. (She wanted both of them to come home armed with stories to tell each other—not just her!)
Her only condition? Slater needs to come home uharmed in one piece, and definitely no tattoos!
The pre-nup shoot
New Zealand became the venue for this stylish couple's beautiful pre-wedding photo shoot from just a couple of months ago.
Treating the trip more like a vacation, Kryz fell in love with Slater's relaxed approach to getting things done all over again. "Chill" is an adjective she often uses to describe him, and it's certainly one of his qualities about him that she's most attracted to. It was a perfect portrait of what they're like as a couple: easygoing and easily amenable to the flow, rather than resistant, demanding, and inflexible.
(Still on the topics of trips, Kryz recalls that their San Francisco trip in particular—their first long-haul flight together—flipped an internal switch, signaling that Slater could be "The One," indeed. They didn't argue about schedules at all, didn't disagree about how to go about their day until it was time to head home to Manila).
Only a few things can make a couple butt heads the same way as working together on the specifics of their new, shared, family home together. One spouse might fancy a design over another while the other could be dreaming of something totally different, making the process a recipe for disaster—but not for Kryz and Slater.
Even something as major as building a home together is an opportunity for the two to bond and discover new things about each other. For the first time, Kryz is feeling the direct impact of Slater's expertise as an engineer and has developed a newfound appreciation for a husband with a career like his.
Fun facts about @kryzzzie: 1. She can get ready super fast (when she wants to) - 5mins before this picture was taken, she was in a full bridal dress. 2. She plans all our travels. (I just tag along ??) 3. She’s the real bully in our relationship ?? 4. She hates driving! But always manages to drive to me and get me medicine when I’m having fevers and headaches. #MyKindofAlaga — How about you, what’s your #AlagangBiogesic story? Share your story too to get a chance to win PHP 5,000 worth of shopping GCs! Check the mechanics below. Watch Biogesic Post it Video (Check my IG story and swipe-up!) Create your own version of the video via an IG Post answering the question how do you care for your loved one when he/she has headache or fever? Make sure to tag me and @Biogesicph on both your caption and photo so we can see your entry and include the hashtags #AlagangBiogesic and #MyKindofAlaga Finish your caption off with: “How about you? What is your #AlagangBiogesic story? Share your story too to get a chance to win GCs” I’ll announce and tag my chosen winner on November 29 through an IG story. Winning photo may also be featured on Biogesic’s page! Looking forward to read your stories!
It was a shock (of the good kind) when Kryz and Slater came to the realization that their families were, in fact, getting along just fine. Their similar upbringing and roots in Cebu were definitely factors in bringing everyone together, but what she remembers most was Slater's confidence in reaching out to her relatives first.
It's a tough situation for many Chinese couples; attempts to become part of the family too soon, too fast can easily send the wrong message, but Slater figured out the formula almost instantly. Kryz's family warmed up to him, winning the hearts over, too, in no time.
And of course, the wedding
A wedding involves two people, but no one can deny that the special occasion is still a lot more special for the bride.
Such is the case for Kryz and Slater who are both looking forward to the big day, but with Slater simply being as supportive as possible in majority of his soon-to-be wife's decisions.
He knows all the planning stresses her out from time to time; he makes the effort to alleviate the burden in the ways he knows best. He knows that she has a vision for the big day; he makes no complaints or oppositions, respecting her decisions all the way. He knows that this is going to be a day they'll both cherish forever; his contribution to their happily ever after is making sure they'll have a home to move into straight away, where they can start their lives together without hassle.
Wedding bells are ringing! As they prepare to leave the familiarity of the dock together and glide through gentle seas, #KryzUy and #SlaterYoung share what lies on the horizon ahead: their wedding and honeymoon plans, secrets to a happy relationship, and a cozy home to call their very own. Full feature at the link in our bio . . Produced by @gracelibero and @saraloopdeloop Photography by @sweet.escape Makeup by @wowshyra Hair by @criieszha Styling by @edwardboywonder, assisted by Axel Que, Kim Monteza, and Miles Lorejo Shot on location at @baihotel_cebu Special thanks to @wtalentmanagement, Jenny Syjueco, @visions_pr, and @bigseedpr
Produced by Grace Libero-Cruz and Sara de los Reyes
Photography by SweetEscape and Jan Gonzales
Videography by Kurt Fick
Makeup by Shyra Qyumbi
Hair by Criieszha Canoy
Styling by Edward James Castro, assisted by Axel Que, Kim Monteza, and Miles Lorejo
Shot on location at Bai Hotel Cebu
Special thanks to W Talent Management, Jenny Syjueco, Visions & Expressions, and Bigseed PR