Singer KZ Tandingan recently shared details about her nearing wedding with co-singer and boyfriend of five years, TJ Monterde.
In an interview, she revealed they hope to tie the knot soon in the Philippines.
“Medyo nag-iisip na kami kung sino-sino ang i-invite namin, kung saan kami magpapakasal,” she said.
Asked what kind of wedding gown she’ll wear, KZ teased fans should watch out for it.
“Kailangan niyong abangan iyan. Pinag-iisipan ko pa eh. In a normal day, ‘pag ‘di ako performer, ano lang talaga ako very basic — naka- T shirt lang ako palagi. Pero ‘pag KZ na performer, du’n ako nagbibihis talaga…”
As for their wedding song, the 27-year-old revealed she and TJ might use some of their unreleased songs together though that’s still up in the air at this point.
“Iniisip (din kasi) namin kung gagawa kami ng bagong kanta just for the wedding,” she related.
Recall that last Dec. 30, on TJ’s 30th birthday, he popped the question to her in front of family and friends.
The milestone was caught on camera and uploaded on TJ’s YouTube account. It started with TJ calling on KZ to join him in a performance.
“I wanna sing this song to a very special woman right there. Babe, come here. May kakantahin ako for you, since it’s my 30th and you’ve been preparing this for me,” he said about the song whose chorus KZ wrote two years ago.
TJ went on to say that they know the chorus by heart yet they have neither performed nor recorded it because they promised each other they will only sing it if they’re going to get married. Secretly, TJ thought of writing the verses as his proposal speech.
The lyrics goes: “Just like how the waves kiss the shores that’s how I’ll always come back to you. ‘Cause you will always be that open door, that in a million times I’d choose to get into. You are God’s guarantee, His beautiful reality. And if I may ask now can I be… your first, your last, and your only.”
Then TJ turned emotional and started crying. He said they’ve been a couple for five years and he has been practicing his proposal speech since year one.
“I just wanna say thank you for staying with me. Thank you for always encouraging me and thank you for growing with me. You are my calm whenever I feel troubled and I know I always joke around pero I wanna tell you that I mean it whenever I say, when I tell you these three things.
“I mean it when I tell you ‘I love you,’ I mean it every single time I tell you ‘You’re beautiful.’ Kahit anong buhok pa ‘yan, dami ko nang naging ex kung sa buhok lang paguusapan. And I’m really very very serious when I said nu’ng sinabi kong ‘Hinding-hindi na kita bibitawan.’ So I look forward to more TJxKZ moments with you in the decades to come… will you be my wife?”
But then, in disbelief, KZ asked TJ if it was just a prank.
“Walang prank dito, answer me!” he said.
As the newly-engaged couple hugged each other, KZ admitted she was hoping TJ would propose for if not, she would have done it herself.
Then she took out an engagement ring and knelt in front of TJ, who was clearly in shock.
Under the information box section of the video, TJ shared he used to dream of proposing to KZ while they’re in another country, say, Japan or Switzerland.
“But as time grew, I realized that for this moment, we need not be surrounded by the beautiful sceneries nor be embraced by the cold breeze. What we needed was to be surrounded by family and be embraced by people who want to see us make it in life. So I decided to have it on my 30th birthday, and man, has it been the best birthday ever!” he wrote. “The day I’ve long been waiting for, the day I get to sing this special song. Nothing fancy, just good music, good friends, good coffee, and my wife to be.”