After their viral proposal last Thursday, newly-engaged couple John Prats and Isabel Oli revealed that they are currently pacing things in their relationship hence the decision to tie the knot next year.
"Sabi ko sa kanya January tapos sabi niya Ha? Wait lang! Hinga-hinga muna ako," said Isabel during an interview with The Buzz which aired on Sunday together with her fiance.
"Gusto ko naman prepared talaga kami," added John.
The couple revealed that they are looking into tying the knot April or May next year.
According to the Banana Nite star, he planned his proposal for Isabel for over two months which had some help from a good number of their friends in showbiz.
"Early this year [ko pa plinano] pero alam ko na late this year ako magpo-propose. So nung pinaplano namin 'yung proposal, gusto ko talaga flash mob," he said.
John says the idea of a flash mob proposal was because Yun kasi ako eh.
Asked what the toughest part was about organizing such flash mob which involved 350 people, John related, "Siguro 'yung pinakamahirap lang, 'yung pagkuha ng dancers na marami."
That as well as the fact that he had to entrust such delicate event to people whom he do not even know personally. "Sabi ko sa kanila, Please, para mag-work ito, hindi tayo pwede mag-tweet, hindi tayo pwede mag-Instagram kasi ayaw ko makatunog to. Si Isabel pa naman ang galing sa Twitter," he said.
Not only did the proposal entailed John to amass the help of his friends as well as total strangers, he even had to lie to Isabel just to make it possible.
"Nag-check in ako sa hotel. The whole time, akala niya nagte-taping ako sa Batangas pero nasa Eastwood lang ako fixing everything. 'Yung day ng proposal, September 24, is also the birthday of my mom. Pupunta siya talaga doon para mag-dinner for my mom," he recalled.
Isabel for her part shared that, despite the dancing crowd and the audio-visual presentation, she never wanted to assume that it was John's way of proposing to her especially after what he told her in the past.
"Hindi ko pa talaga [alam na proposal na]. Ayaw ko kasi talaga mag-assume. Sabi ko, Ay kasi baka anniversary namin today? Pero parang mali. Sabi niya kasi sa akin ilang months ago, Alam mo wifey kung magpo-propose ako sa 'yo, tayo lang talaga ang makakalam," she said.
John summed up that his proposal is one experience that he will surely cherish forever.
"Ang saya talaga walang katulad [and] kasi everyone there was cheering talaga and very happy," he ended.