Coleen Garcia and Billy Crawford held a joint Despedida de Soltera last April 14 with both sides of their families present to celebrate their upcoming nuptials.
Billy posted a photo of their families together with the caption, “Family is not an important thing—it’s everything! ❤️”
“This is what I’ve been praying for the longest time,” Billy said at the party according to a report by PUSH. “They (his parents) actually just arrived last night. Just to let everyone know it’s been four years since we’ve last seen my parents and I’m so happy that they are here.”
Coleen also posted photos of their families with the caption, “When two families become one 💙
Only God can bring—and keep—families together.”
Though the Despedida de Soltera is more commonly a celebration for the bride-to-be, Coleen shared that they wanted a joint celebration to get a “taste of what we’re going to have at the wedding.”
“My mom really headed the planning and they did such an excellent job with planning this whole thing and getting everyone together tonight,” she told PUSH. “I guess now overflowing emotions are all coming in so it’s a lot of everything and more than anything it’s really the excitement, the overflowing love and it’s just nice really having our family together.”
The celebration had a nautical theme to it and even used the hashtag #BillyColeenAnchoredTogether for the event.
La Belle Fete revealed in their caption that the party’s theme was inspired by the couple’s matching tattoos: “Billy and Coleen are anchored together, FOREVER. Inspired by their anchor tattoos and the meaning behind it, Coleen asked for a nautical theme.”
“My personal symbol is really an anchor because it symbolizes strength and stability,” Coleen expounded in a report by PUSH. “So I had it tattooed on my back tapos ginaya ako ni Billy. So we have the same tattoo on the same part on his back. So now it’s like strength and stability together as a unit.”
How sweet <3
See more photos of the magical night below!
Billy and Coleen are set to the tie knot this Friday, April 20!