Kadayawan Wedding Festival wedding fair and exhibit showcased Southern Mindanao’s wedding culture as well as the products and services of the wedding suppliers of Davao City and nearby provinces last August 14 – 16, 2009 at the NCCC Mall Davao in Davao City.
Aside from wedding displays of Southern Mindanao’s premier wedding suppliers, the ninth leg of Kasalang Filipino 2009, co-presented by Kasal.com, ABS-CBN Regional Network Group, and NCCC Mall Davao, was filled with numerous activities. Attending couples were serenaded by some of Mindanao’s best wedding singers and entertainment providers. Renowned flower and event stylist Henry Pascual conducted a talk and free demonstration on the latest in event styling. Davao’s very own Benjamin Young III talked about wedding photography and showed some samples of his works here and abroad.
Some of Davao’s aspiring and professional make-up demonstrated their skills during the Ever Bilena Gandang Pinay Bridal make up competition. But it was Mr. James Yabu who stood out among his colleagues and won himself 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 Ms. Riz Lyka Ayuste and Mr. Gilbert Amable were declared first and second runner ups, respectively.
Kadayawan Wedding Festival concluded with a fashion show, showcasing the works of some of the best bridal couturiers of Mindanao. 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 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. This year’s Kasalang Filipino is endorsed by the Department of Tourism.
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.