Defying the odds, this female engineer and male tricycle driver has gone through a lot within their 14 years of being a couple.
“Never namin pinagawayan yun mga propesyon namin (We never argued about our professions),” says Rose Vargas about her relationship with JR Nolasco. People may raise their eyebrows when they find out the job of her fiancé.
Her reply? “Hindi lahat ng kailangan mo, iaasa mo sa magiging asawa mo. Pwede niyo pagtulungan kung anuman ang pangarap ng bawat isa sa inyo (Not everything you need, you have to get from your husband-to-be. You can help each other reach for your individual dreams).”
The Budgetarian Bride’s repost of this shoot went viral. She also shared more behind-the-scenes in her own Facebook account, revealing that it was raining hard that day but thanked God that the rain stopped for a while. Thankful for the team: creative head: Anton Nolasco, stylist Jef Pimentel, photo/video under Mr. CO Photography and assisted by photographer Jed Nolasco, and hair and makeup by DEBGA Hair and Makeup.
Not one to be content with just one concept, the couple had another shoot out in the green fields, having a picnic under cloudy skies.
“Without the engineer’s hard hat and tricycle driver’s vest, pantay lang tayo. Mula noon hanggang ngayon, sa lahat ng pagbagsak at pag angat ko sa buhay, naniwala ka sa akin at sa kakayahan ko. Hindi ka sumuko. Hindi tayo sumuko. Alam lahat ng kaibigan ko kung gaano ako ka-swerteng ikaw ang ka ‘me and my jowa ko.’ Wala tayong dapat patunayan sa ibang tao. Gusto ko lang ipagmalaki kung gaano tayo napatatag ng labing apat na taon. Mahal kita, Lam. From soon to be Mrs. Nolasco.”