My Wedding in Tagaytay

by Maraya Bien
20 May 2006

Beautiful white parrots, relaxing massages, lovebirds in exquisite cages, free food, a wall of cascading water and a pink, strawberry flavored, chocolate fondue fountain…

These are just some of the crowd-drawers at the recently concluded bridal fair in perennial wedding destination favorite-Tagaytay city.

But more than these attractions, it was the chance of finding the supplier that could make their dream wedding a reality that lured more than a hundred soon-to-wed couples to the Olivares Convention Center last May 20 and 21.

Dubbed “My Wedding in Tagaytay,” the bridal fair was supported by and attended by more than 50 local and Metro Manila-based, making it the biggest and grandest bridal fair in the history of the area.

My Wedding in Tagaytay (bridal fair)
My Wedding in Tagaytay (bridal fair)
Made possible with the cooperation of the provincial government of Cavite (led by Gov, Ayong Maliksi and the tourism strategy group), the bridal fair was organized by Town’s Delight and the Tagaytay Country Hotel.

The fair was put together with the adage “hitting two birds with one stone” in mind. The first purpose of the event was to showcase the products and services of the wedding suppliers in the area. According to Mr. Andrew Pacumio of Town’s Delight, 60-70% of the couples who marry in Tagaytay are from Metro Manila. With this fair, they hope to encourage more couples planning to marry in Tagaytay to hire local suppliers.

My Wedding in Tagaytay  (bridal fair)
My Wedding in Tagaytay (bridal fair)
The fair was also organized to promote tourism in the area. The people from Town’s Delight and Tagaytay Country Hotel recognize the link between weddings and tourism, and would like to capitalize on Tagaytay’s popularity as a wedding destination to promote tourism in the whole region.

The entire mood and feel of the wedding reflected the ambience of every Tagaytay wedding- cosy, intimate, relaxed and fun. During the two-day event, couples chatted with other couples, joked with the people manning

the booths, joined in the raffles and enjoyed the free food. Actress, host and senatorial wife Lani Mercado-Revilla sampled Hizon’s Catering’s pink chocolate fondue fountain while politician and businessman Dr. Pablo Olivarez tried out the foot-spa machine in one of the booths.

A fashion show featuring the works of local designer Bibsy Mae del Rosario capped the two-day event.