Mr. Daryl Villarin (third from left)
stands proud beside his model-bride as he
shows off his trophy for winning the
Gandang Pinay Bridal Make up
Competition -GenSan Leg. Photo by Gajovy
General Santos’ own breed of wedding suppliers unveiled their unique wedding products and services in Kasalan sa Gensan wedding fair and exhibit held last June 19 â€“ 21, 2009 at the Gaisano Mall of GenSan in General Santos City, South Cotabato.
The seventh leg of Kasalang Filipino 2009 12-city wedding fair roadshow, co-presented by Kasal.com, ABS-CBN Regional Network Group, Gaisano Mall of GenSan, and E2 Concepts , supported by General Santos City Tourism Association, Inc., and General Santos City’s organization of hotels, restaurants, and caterers, began with a display of various Catholic and Muslim wedding gowns and apparel. In the afternoon, two of the city’s acclaimed schools squared off at the wedding table setup competition. In the end, the students from Goldenstate University were hailed as winners.
Mock Muslim Wedding
Photo by Gajovy
The second day started off with Mix N Magic winning the wedding cake decoration competition. Meanwhile, NDD Wedding Ideals took the laurel for best wedding floral arrangement. Later in the afternoon, Ever Bilena held a make up demonstration and its anticipated Gandang Pinay Bridal Make up Competition. A total of twenty four (24) professional and amateur make up artists from various provinces of South Cotabato showcased their skills during the event. In the end, it was Mr. Daryl Villarin from Polomolok, South Cotabato who emerged as champion. He received the grand prize of PhP. 20, 000.00 worth of Ever Bilena products, 1-year Gold Priority Listing advertising in Kasal.com worth PhP. 5, 000.00, and a trophy. Make up artists Mr. Michael Sanchez and Mr. Bonnie Acipin, both from General Santos, were declared first and second runner ups, respectively.
Kasalan sa Gensan was capped with a colorful presentation of a Mock Muslim Wedding performed by the members of the GenSan Kadsayaw Performing Group. This was followed by a bridal fashion show featuring the latest creations of Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines President Johnny Abad. Goldenstate College received the Best Booth Award while the combined booths of Nanette Cake Creations and Jun Ador was chosen as Most Popular Booth. All the couples who attended the event received free gift packs while lucky couples received special gift packs and gift certificates courtesy of the event sponsors.
Kasalang Filipino 2009 is co-presented by Kasal.com and ABS-CBN Regional Network Group and made possible by Max’s Restaurant, Ever Bilena Cosmetics, Goldilocks Bakeshop, Hewlett-Packard Philippines, Ariel Javelosa Photography, QP Designs, and the following media partners: Lifestyle Network, Sky Cable, WRR 101.9, My Only Radio, Metro Weddings, Metro Home, Food, Foodie, Flavors Magazine, China Business Philippines, The Manila Times, Business Mirror, Philstar.com, Tsinoy.com, and LocalDirect.com. Technology partners are Touch Solutions, Toshiba, Bitstop Network Services, and Too Many Memory.