In Photos: Judy Ann Santos And Ryan Agoncillo's Intimate 10th Anniversary Celebration
10 years ago, Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo said yes to spending the rest of their lives together. Now, the couple celebrates a decade of their love in the same spirit they have always marked their milestones: intimate, with their family, and surrounded by those they love.
The couple showed their love for each other on their Instagram pages. Judy Ann posted a throwback photo from their wedding and another shot with the caption "You are my heart, my soul, my life, my love...10th," while Ryan chose to share a black-and-white photo of themselves with the caption bearing part of the lyrics of the song, "Where Are You Going," by Dave Matthews Band.
Their intimate anniversary party was held on April 28 in their home at Muntinlupa, which was dressed up and transformed into a rustic, but dreamy forest by renowned event stylist Rob Blancaflor. Warm lights adorned the open-air venue, with rows of wooden tables and chairs spruced up with foliage and flowers lining the space.
Photos from @officialjuday on Instagram
There is a certain sense of continuity in the way the Agoncillos hold their parties, which speaks of the same strength and consistency in which they maintain the dynamics of their marriage and their family. A testament to this unwavering elegance and taste of the couple is their choice of event stylist, Rob Blancaflor, who has become more than a supplier to the couple's milestone parties but a part of their family and the couple's journey as well. Rob shared an Instagram post with Judy Ann and Ryan's wedding photo, with a story recalling the fond memories he had during their wedding in 2009.
Image from @robblancaflor on Instagram
“Ryan Agoncillo and Judy Ann Santos were married in a top-secret ceremony, with no prior media buzz, news and coverage. As one of the suppliers, we were asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement to ensure no details about the wedding were released prior to the date,” Rob recalls. The wedding was held back in 2009 in Batangas. “During the setup, we were constantly harassed by people and onlookers, who wanted to enter the church, which we worked so hard to keep a big secret...During the day, I personally carried tables to the reception venue which involved more than a hundred steps going down to the beach area.”
“That time and even today, Ryan and Judy Ann remain a class act. Their style is simple yet elegant, and they lean towards to more classic looks over something overdone and extravagant...What a memorable and special day it was for all of us, and I'm overjoyed to be celebrating with the happy couple as we ring in their tenth anniversary,” he adds.
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And just like the simple and rustic look that the couple went for during their wedding 10 years ago, and then again for their 7th wedding anniversary three years back, their 10th anniversary party was again celebrated with a slightly toned down version of the same theme, to complement their beautiful garden.
Judy Ann and Ryan's 7th anniversary setup by @robblancaflor
Judy Ann and Ryan wearing white on their 7th anniversary | Image from @caliberking
Apart from the blush ecuador roses in a bed of greens that adorned the tables, another design highlight was the two-tier cake white and purple cake, depicting a silhouette of the couple and their family. It was a nice touch that represented the two most important foundations of their relationship: their love as a couple and the family that they have built in the last decade.
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And before the party, just like how they did it over the years, a Mass was celebrated by the same priest who officiated their Batangas wedding, Fr. Tito Caluag.
It's amazing how Ryan and Judy Ann kept their marriage strong and beautiful with the blessing of the Lord and the presence of their family and friends. May this beautiful couple continue to flourish in their own ways and inspire more couples and families to be happy and content with what they have in life!
Agoncillo family in 2017 | Image from @caliberking
Agoncillo family in 2010 | Image from @robblancaflor
Photos from @officialjuday