Bicolandia’s Beauty Stood out at Kasalang Filipino 2009 Fifth Leg

Fiesta-like wedding. Ethnic dancers during the opening ceremony of the Magayon Wedding Festival made the festive sprit of the event even more vibrant.
Fiesta-like wedding. Ethnic dancers during
the opening ceremony of the Magayon
Wedding Festival made the festive sprit
of the event even more vibrant.


Truly, magayon (beautiful) was a fitting description for the fifth leg of Kasalang Filipino 2009 12-city wedding fair road show as Bicol’s finest wedding suppliers paraded their products and services at the Pepperland Hotel in Legazpi City, Albay last April 24 – 25, 2009.

The first day of Magayon Wedding Festival, co-presented by and ABS-CBN Regional Network Group in cooperation with Pepperland Hotel and Pacific Mall, began with a motorcade and street dancing presentation. Later, florist and wedding specialist Mr. Jeff Bergancia demonstrated his skill in wedding flower arrangement. Ms. Maybelle Miraflor – Azul of Bei Eventi Event Planner and Coordinator shared tips on how to plan and prepare for a wedding. Local fondant expert Mr. Renan Yulo of Round and Squares Pastries gave a mouthwatering demo on baking and cake decoration. Representatives from Pepperland Hotel, on the other hand, demonstrated table napkin folding.

Albay Congressman Al Francis Bichara, Albay 1st District Board Member Glenda Bongao, Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosa, and Pacific Mall Manager Ms. Cecille Gamboa, graced with their presence the ribbon cutting of the wedding fair and exhibit. The first day was concluded with the ‘I Do’ Bridal Fashion show by Anthony Fortuno of Fashion Literacy.

The second day of the wedding fair and exhibit started off with the Ever Bilena Bridal Make-up demonstration followed by the Gandang Pinay Bridal Make up Competition.

During the two-day wedding fair and exhibit, representatives from the National Statistics Office and local Civil Registry Office accommodated inquiries of soon-to-wed couples and participants. Couples who attended the event received free gift pack while lucky couples received special gift packs and gift certificates courtesy of the event sponsors.

Magayon Wedding Festival 2009 Exhibitors

Beauty & Fitness: Health and Beauty Ever Bilena Direct SellingCakes & Desserts
Goldilocks Bakeshop
Round & Squares Pastries

A.V.P Catering Services
Maixing Catering Services

Design & Couture – Bridal Fashion
Fashion Literacy Shop
Regina Raquion Zambrano Gown Hauz

Flowers & Event Styling
Den Den’s Flower Cart
Jeff Bergancia Florist & Wedding Specialist

Honeymoon: Travel Agencies
Dee Travel & Getaways

QP Designs

Photo & Video
Ariel Javelosa Photography
CS Photography
DiMAGE Digital Photo Lab & Studio
D’Loks Studio
Ely’s Studio
J & B Video Productions & Digital Photography
Peranca Photography

Reception – Hotels
Hotel St. Ellis
Pepperland Hotel
Reception – Restaurants
Balay Cena Una Inc.
Kanzo Hall & Restaurant
Max’s Restaurant

Wedding Planning
Aileen Jamila Events & Wedding Coordinator
Bei Eventi Events Planner & Coordinator
The Entourage

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Kasalang Filipino 2009 is a nationwide wedding fair road show which ties twelve (12) Philippine cities with one goal of promoting the local wedding industry. The following are the 12 cities of the 2009 road show – San Pablo, Tagaytay, Tarlac, Dagupan, Legazpi, Dumaguete, General Santos, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Bacolod, Manila, and Cebu.

Kasalang Filipino 2009 is co-presented by and ABS-CBN Regional Network Group and made possible by Max’s RestaurantEver Bilena CosmeticsGoldilocks BakeshopHewlett-Packard PhilippinesAriel Javelosa PhotographyQP Designs, and the following media partners: Lifestyle Network, Sky CableWRR 101.9, My Only Radio, Metro WeddingsMetro HomeFoodFoodie, Flavors Magazine, China Business Philippines, The Manila TimesBusiness, and Technology partners are Touch SolutionsToshibaBitstop Network Services, and Too Many Memory.