Kasalan sa Iloilo
31 May 2003
marrying month of June is upon us, and in Iloilo City, Amigo
Terrace Hotel started off the bridal season with Kasalan
sa Iloilo (A Dream Wedding) last May 31 and
June 1. The first bridal fair in the city, Kasalan sa
Iloilo featured the premier wedding suppliers of the
Visayas most especially Iloilo and Metro Manila.
by the Philippine Daily Inquirer and Kasal.com,
the fair is the First Leg of Kasalang Filipino, the
first Philippine National Bridal Fair Road Show across ten
opening the fair with a ceremonial toast were Iloilo City
Mayor Jerry Treñas, Ms. Nielette Tupas-Balleza (representing
her father, Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas), Amigo Terrace Hotel
General Manager Benedict Uygongco, and Mrs. Maria Theresa
Sarabia (president of Iloilo Hotels, Restaurant, and Resorts
Felipe Uygongco (EVP of La Filipina Uygongco Group of Companies,
Philippine Foremost, Capiz Sugar, Amigo Terrace Hotel in the
Visayas/Mindanao), with special guest, Fanny Serrano.
following the opening of the fair was a sneak fashion show
featuring the collections of noted Ilonggo designers Bo Constantino,
Eric de los Santos, Claire Jarantilla and the legendary Mel
Varca. The fashion show was immediately followed by talented
home-grown Mahya choir to entertain the visitors. Exquisite
displays of wedding gowns, photo albums, souvenirs, invitations,
and various wedding-related products likewise awaited the
guests. The Belle Terrace served as the exhibit venue of Iloilo’s
known personalities’ bridal gowns.
Serrano wielded his brushes and treated the fair-goers to
a special demonstration on bridal make-up using his own soon-to-be
launched make-up line. The Grand Ballroom was also the venue
of a special taping of Ilongga Ka Day!, a local lifestyle
show. Later in the day, the Playback band provided musical
second day of the fair featured a gamut of equally exciting
activities for the guests. Contemporary designers Sol Fernandez
and Don Protasio of Parade showed their modern and inspired
creations, including an old barong which was transformed
into a blouse and mini-skirt.
of Winners Gym, based in Amigo Terrace Hotel, imparted the
importance of being healthy and fit, as one gets caught up
in the frenzied wedding preparations. They demonstrated simple
exercises and relaxing massages to soothe all wedding-related
stress away. Meanwhile, VMV Hypoallergenics sponsored a talk
on The Art and Science of Perfect Skin, as it is
known that a glowing bride, and groom, starts with perfect
packs of Dove, Lux Super Rich Shampoo, Nivea Body Lotion,
Hypertech Corporation, Freya Inc., and VMV HypoAllergenics
were given out to lucky raffle participants.
sa Iloilo is culminated with a Special Dinner and Fashion
Show. Designers Bo Constantino, Eric de los Santos, Claire
Jarantilla and Mel Varca showed their interpretation of the
American, Spanish, French, Japanese and Filipiniana wedding
with the special participation of Fanny Serrano. The show
was directed by Aldrich Aparicio.
Filipino is made possible by the following: Philippine Daily
Inquirer, Kasal.com, Philippine Airlines, Dove, The Leather
Collection, MosCom, VMV HypoAllergenics, Lux Super Rich Shampoo,
Nivea Body Lotion, Hypertech Corporation, Glisaz Audio-Video
Corporation, LakbayTV, LifeStyle Network, ABS-CBN Regional
Network Group, CityLite 88.3, Wave 89.1, Magic 89.9, Killer
Bee, 99.5RT, and 103.5K-Lite.
see the exhibitor’s complete contact information, please
go to the Wedding
Resources Section of Kasal.com.
A toast to open the Kasalan sa Iloilo (Dream Wedding)
the first leg of the first Philippine
national bridal fair road show.
Contemporary designers Sol Fernandez
and Don Protasio of Parade showed an old barong
which was transformed into a blouse and mini-skirt.
Fanny Serrano wielded his brushes and treated
the fair-goers to a special demonstration
on a lasting bridal make-up.
American inspired bridal gown by Bo Constantino.
Japanese inspired bridal gown by Claire Jarantilla.
French inspired entourage gown by
Eric de los Santos.
The legendary designer of Iloilo Ms. Mel Varca
showed her Filipiniana bridal gown.
Fanny Serrano´s bridal creation served as
the finale during the Dinner Fashion Show of
Kasalan sa Iloilo.
(L-R) Benedict Uygongco (Amigo Terrace Hotel General
Mathel Ong (Kasal.com Brand Manager), Nielette Tupas-Balleza
(representing her father, Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas),
Maria Theresa Sarabia
(President of Iloilo Hotels, Restaurant, and Resorts
Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas, Felipe Uygongco
(EVP of La Filipina Uygongco Group of Companies,
Philippine Foremost, Capiz Sugar, Amigo Terrace Hotel
in the Visayas/Mindanao), Fanny Serrano,
and Roger Chua (Web Philippines, Inc. – Kasal.com,
President) pose at Kasal.com´s
booth during the opening of Kasalan sa Iloilo.