Sunday, April 22, 2012

Weddings At The Peninsula

I love weddings and I love weddings at the Peninsula. Always, it's a joyous moment as a newly wed couple enters the lobby and the string quartet at the gallery would pause playing it's standard classics and shift to 'Here Comes The Bride'. I truly enjoy wedding receptions at The Conservatory and the Rigodon Ballroom, as they are grand and intimate at the same time.
Yesterday, along with eleven of the Philippine's most brilliant fashion designers, I presented wedding frocks inspired by my favorite TV series, Downton Abbey. It was quite a challenge working with very fine tulle and French lace, but I was really happy with how the pieces turned out. Jackie Aquino superbly directed the fashion show, an orchestra playing Taylor Swift songs as models paraded our creations.
For a change, I took photos of this grand event using Instagram. It captured the mood and old world charm of The Peninsula Manila and it's many beautiful weddings.

Instead of the usual huge flower arrangements, a symphony of bridal bouquets welcomed the guests at the lobby. 


Designers dressing up the exhibit mannequins.

Colorful lanterns adorned the Rigodon ballroom ceiling.

Pink blooms made you forget it was 36 degrees celsius outside.

One of the several bridal table setting displays at the lobby exhibit.

I was privileged to adorn my model with this beautiful aquamarine pendant from Jul B. Dizon. 

Emerald Alshamarri and Jessica Yang wearing my Downton Abbey inspired wedding frocks.

Emerald and Jessica on the runway.

Strapless gown in Toile de Jouy by Joey Samson.

James Reyes's Duchess Satin gown with taupe and slate borders.

Tulle and lace from Ivarluski Aseron.

Rhett Eala's bride's maid and flower girl.

Francis Libiran's swirl skirt.

Jesus Lloren's backless number.

Marina Benipayo gliding down the ramp in Cary Santiago.

The fashion show finale.


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