Northern Luzon Placed as New Wedding Hub at Kasalang Filipino 2009 Leg

Like a wedding singer.
Like a wedding singer.
Philippine Idol first runner-up Gian Magdangal
sings his heart out to soon to wed couples &
guests during the wedding fair and exhibit.


Wedding suppliers from all over Northern Luzon teamed up to promote Dagupan as the new wedding destination last March 14 – 15, 2009 at the CSI Stadia (Jimmy L. Fernandez Center) in Dagupan.

Aptly titled, “Weddings in the North wedding fair and exhibit”, the fourth leg of Kasalang Filipino 2009, co-presented by and ABS-CBN Regional Network Group in cooperation with CSI Stadia, Pond’s, and USATV, began with the table setting and table skirting competition participated by different schools and universities. Afterwards, representatives from Mama Sita shared tips and tricks during the cooking demonstration and food tasting activity. As highlight of the first day, Philippine Idol first runner-up Gian Magdangal serenaded soon to wed couples and guest with songs from his first solo album, Love Tracks.

Ever Bilena Gandang Pinay Makeup Competition Winners
Ever Bilena Gandang Pinay
Bridal Make-up Competition winners.


In an interview with, Dagupan Mayor Alipio F. Fernandez, Jr., shared, “Kasalang Filipino is always an observance of our wedding tradition at ganun din, ang kasal sa atin [also, weddings in the Philippines] is a well-valued and remembered occasion”. Mayor Fernandez hopes that Kasalang Filipino program can help, not only the wedding industry, but the economy and tourism of Dagupan as well.

Covers Fashion Studio
Bridal couturiere Luchi Vicente of Covers
Fashion Studio with her latest
wedding creations.


On the second day, Ever Bilena Cosmetics gave a free make up demonstration followed by the Gandang Pinay Bridal Make up Competition. Jose Nino Amora’ work stand out among other professional and amateur make-up artists, thus earning himself the grand prize of PhP. 20, 000.00 worth of Ever Bilena products, 1-year Gold Priority Listing advertising in worth PhP. 5, 000.00, and a trophy.

Colegio de Dagupan won the table skirting competition while students from University of Luzon bagged the award for best table set-up. Wedding in the North ended with a parade of the latest wedding creations of Mrs. Luchi Vicente of Covers Fashion Studio.

Weddings in the North 2009 Exhibitors

Beauty & Fitness: Health and Beauty Products
Ever Bilena Direct Selling
Sara Lee
Market Reach (Novellino Wines)

Cakes & Desserts
Am Ams Bakeshop
Cindy’s Bakeshop
Ciudad Fernandino
Goldilocks Bakeshop
Jam Sweet Jam Bakeshop
& Restaurant

Design & Couture – Bridal Fashion
Covers Fashion Studio by Luchi Vicente

Flowers & Event Styling
Airenes Flower and Balloon Shop
Flowers in Bloom

QP Designs

Photo & Video
Ariel Javelosa Photography
Francis Portraits
Highlights of Klasse
Rey Corrales Videography
& Photography

Reception –Alternative Venue
CSI Stadia

Reception – Hotels
Ciudad Fernandino
Dagupan Village Hotel
Hotel Consuelo
La Union Hotel, Resort and Restaurant Association
Star Plaza HotelReception – Resorts
El Puerto Marina Beach Resort and Spa
Thunderbird Resorts
Villa Jireh Japeth Holistic Resort Hotel

Reception – Restaurants
Am Ams Steakhouse
Gloria Maris
Jam Sweet Jam Bakeshop & Restaurant
Max’s Restaurant

Charles Rent a Car

Wedding Planning
Motifs and Concepts

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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.