Kasalan sa San Pablo: Heralding Filipino Culture and Tradition
28 September 2007
Just 2 hours south of Manila
lies a wedding destination that can truly give you an authentic
Pablo, Laguna - popular for its seven lakes and coconut
festivals - is also synonymous to Patis Tesoro (known
for her Filipiniana fashion creations), Villa Escudero
(famous for its distinct Filipino ambiance), Kusina
Salud (fast gaining popularity for its honest-to-goodness
Filipino cuisine), and Viaje del Sol (art and culture
tour of Laguna and Quezon).
Last Sept. 28-29 in Pamana Hall, the City has come full
circle as it presented a complete array of wedding venues,
supplies and services the local industry has to offer
in Kasalang San Pablo wedding fair and exhibit.
Just a few minutes from San Pablo are nearby
towns of Lumban, where you can get reasonably
priced but excellently crafted piña
barongs and wedding gowns; and Paete, where
you can get quality woodworks and paper
maches perfect as wedding favors and giveaways.
Mr. Egay Victorio, the local event
organizer, shared, “Kasalang San Pablo does not only
show the beauty of our local wedding culture, it is also a
testament to the Filipino spirit of bayanihan (cooperation).
This event would not have been made possible without the generosity
of the City Government, the cooperation of the local wedding
suppliers, and the support of the local people.”
Kasalang San Pablo was capped with
a special wedding fashion show led by the City’s top-caliber
fashion designers - Alex Alcos, Eddie Escondo, Chico Estiva,
Cris Gamo, Armhand G. Remojo and Chiva Siason.
Marching Band of local students
the celebration in true Filipino fashion, a marching
band of local students welcomed fair guests to the
2-day wedding event. Various booths like those of
known local florist Elmer Enciong and popular wedding
venues JW Reception Hall and Maria Paz Garden Resort
were creatively designed using local materials. Event
visitors were also entertained by ethnic dance performances
of local student groups.
The second day is equally filled
with excitement as 15 local make up artists competed
to bring out the beauty of the Filipina bride.
|List of Kasalan sa San Pablo
|Beauty & Fitness
Gem See’s Cakeshop
Designers & Couturiers
Armhand G. Remojo
JOUZU by Michelle Bendiola
Noel “Lola” Villanueva
Egay B. Victorio
Jojo C. Garingan
Music & Entertainment
High Frequency Mobile
Photo & Video
Exposure Digital Photography
Louie Allan Photography
“Lens at Work” Photography
Reception - Restaurants
Reception - Hotels
Rockpoint Hotel, Spa and Conference Center
JW Reception Hall
Maria Paz Royale Garden Resort
Please visit www.kasal.com
for the Kasalan sa San Pablo exhibitors' complete contact
is a nationwide wedding fair road show aimed at tying 11 Philippine
cities with one goal of promoting the local wedding industry.
The following are the 11 cities of the 2007 road show - Tagaytay,
Legaspi, Dumaguete, Tarlac, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, Davao,
San Pablo, Dagupan, Cebu, and Manila.
Kasalang Filipino 2007 is co-presented by
and ABS-CBN; and is made possible by Philippine Airlines,
Fuji-YKL, Chinabank, Standard Appliances, Colgate-Palmolive,
Ever Bilena Cosmetics, Red Ribbon Bakeshop, Red Hat, MozCom
PayEasy, QP Designs, Ariel Javelosa Photo & Video, Bitstop
Network Services, and the following media partners: ABS-CBN
Regional Network Group, Lifestyle Network, SkyCable, DWRR,
My Only Radio, Metro Weddings magazine, Philippine News, Manila
Bulletin’s About Weddings, Business World, Business
World High Life, The Manila Times, Real Living magazine, Flavors
magazine, Entrepreneur magazine, The Beat magazine, Sun.Star,
OFW Ngayon, Media G8way, loCalDirect, Philstar.com, Yehey.com,
HerWord.com, PinoyExchange.com, DigitalFilipino.com, Tsinoy.com,
Trabaho.com and ThePinoy.net.
Please visit http://www.kasal.com
for more details.