Kasalan sa Kagay-an: The Ultimate Wedding Event of Northern Mindanao


Gateway to Northern Mindanao.
ICT Goldmine of the Philippines.
City of White Water Rafting.
City Of Golden Friendship.

Cagayan de Oro City has been called by many names because of its good location, bustling economy, modern telecommunication facilities, abundant natural resources, and warm, hospitable people.

Kasalan sa kagay-an
Kasalan sa Kagay-an by RENO Digital Design Photography

Adding another laurel to its list of attributes, Cagayan de Oro (CDO) can also be aptly described as the Wedding Capital of Northern Mindanao.

CDO is one of the host cities of the first Kasalang Filipino 10-city bridal fair caravan in 2003, thereby holding the first-ever wedding fair in the region. It again showcased the best wedding suppliers of the Mindanao region, together with Davao, in the Kasalang Fiilipino 2005 run. And on July 12-15, 2007, the City’s local wedding industry will be dressed up to its finest as it represents Northern Mindanao for the third time in Kasalang Filipino 2007 nationwide wedding fair roadshow.

Locally dubbed “Kasalan sa Kagay-an,” the wedding fair will be held at the Rotonda of Limketkai Mall and will be opened to the public from 10:00am to 8:00pm.

Aside from showcasing a wide array of wedding supplies, the wedding fair will also have a photo exhibit of the notable Philippine Churches in the region.

Ms. Armi Sobremisana of Professional Organizers, Unlimited, the CDO leg’s event organizer, shared, “Our main objective in joining Kasalang Filipino 2007 is to promote the creativity and talent of our local wedding suppliers, to-be weds in the Region need not look somewhere else for the best wedding supplies.”

Did You Know?

Etymologists traced back the origin of “Cagayan” term from the Proto-Philippine language.

In this language, “kagay” meant “river” and “Kagay-an” meant “the place of the river”.


The City of Golden Friendship is just 1.5hrs by air.

Visit this great city on July 12-15, and experience the ultimate adventure while planning your wedding:

Go whitewater rafting or explore the underground Macahambus Cave while brainstorming for wedding ideas. Or do nature trekking on Mapawa Nature Park and Gardens of Malasag while finalizing some wedding details.

Don’t forget to visit downtown Limketkai Mall to see Kasalang Filipino sa Kagay-an!

Making the event as worthwhile as possible to its guests, it offers free admission to everybody. And the first 100 to-be weds to attend the event will get a special token from the organizers.

There will also be a bridal make up competition open to both professional and amateur make up artists. Afterwards, bride-to-bes can learn make up tricks from the experts at Ever Bilena, the event’s official make up artist.

Various talks, fora on how to be financially and legally prepared before getting married as well as on how to prepare for their new home will be held all throughout the event dates. Guest wedding suppliers, on the other hand, can attend the seminar on how to harness the power of the Internet for their wedding business.

The last day will welcome guest speaker known event stylist Henry Pascual, as he presents the art of floral and event styling
to Kagayanons. A very special wedding fashion show by CDO’s premiere designers will cap the 4-day event.

A grand raffle prize of Standard Appliance showcase awaits the lucky event guest.

Kasalang Filipino is a nationwide wedding fair road show aimed at tying 10 Philippine cities with one goal of promoting the local wedding industry. The following are the 10 cities of the 2007 road show – Tagaytay, Legaspi, Dumaguete, Tarlac, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, San Pablo, 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 Hat, MozCom PayEasy, QP Designs, Ariel Javelosa Photo & Video, Bitstop Network Services, and the following media partners: ABS-CBN Regional Network Group, Lifestyle Network, 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.