Press Release


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 Filipiniana wedding.

San 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.
Did you know?

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.



Marching Band of local students
Starting 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.

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.

List of Kasalan sa San Pablo Exhibitors:
 
Beauty & Fitness
Ever Bilena
Andy Villanueva

Cakes
Gem See’s Cakeshop

Designers & Couturiers
Alex Alcos
Armhand G. Remojo
Chico Estiva
Cris Gamo
Chiva Siason
Eddie Escondo
JOUZU by Michelle Bendiola
Noel “Lola” Villanueva

Event Organizer
Egay B. Victorio
Jojo C. Garingan

Florists
Blooms Flowershop
Elmer Inciong

Invitations
QP Designs

Music & Entertainment
Omar Fandiño
High Frequency Mobile

Photo & Video
Exposure Digital Photography
Louie Allan Photography
“Lens at Work” Photography

Reception - Restaurants
Bigby’s Restaurant

Reception - Hotels
Rockpoint Hotel, Spa and Conference Center
JW Reception Hall
Maria Paz Royale Garden Resort

Souvenirs
Vivid Accessories

Please visit www.kasal.com for the Kasalan sa San Pablo exhibitors' complete contact details.


Kasalang Filipino 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 Kasal.com 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.

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