Tarlac Wedding Industry Highlighted at Kasalang Filipino sa Tarlac 2009


Soon to wed couples headed out to Diwa ng Tarlac in Tarlac City last February 20 – 22, 2009 to look for potential wedding suppliers during the Kasalan sa Tarlac wedding fair and exhibit, the second leg of Kasalang Filipino 2009 12-city wedding fair road show.

Kasalan sa Tarlac 2009


Kasalan sa Tarlac wedding fair and exhibit, co-presented by Kasal.com and ABS-CBN Regional Network Group in cooperation with the Tarlac Provincial Government, Coconut Grill Resort and Restaurant, and Café Maja Rica, started off with Tarlac School of Arts And Trade (TSAT) emerging victorious in the Wedding Table Setting competition. On the other hand, entries by the students of Skill Power Institute, Inc. (SPI) and Philippine Women’s University – Tarlac (PWU) were hailed as runner-ups.

Mr. Amado Go, Tarlac Second District Board Member; Ms. Jeni Mari Sanchez, Mutya ng Tarlak 2009; Mrs. Maur Aquino – Lichauco, culinary expert and sister of late Senator Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino, Jr.; Ms. Janice Abrogar, ABS-CBN Regional Network Group representative, and other personalities from the city graced the formal opening ceremony.

In his speech, Mr. Jun Baron of Coconut Grill and Café Maja Rica that through Kasalang Filipino, Tarlac-based wedding suppliers have the chance to expand their business and showcase what the province has to offer. Mr. Baron encourages wedding suppliers to upgrade its standards and be more competitive so that customers will be happy with the products and services they offer.

Kasalan sa Tarlac 2009 Fashion Show

Board Member Go thanked the organizers of the event and stated that through Kasalang Filipino, Tarlac is able to promote its services, manpower, tourist destinations, and venues. Not only does the wedding fair and exhibit aids the businesses in Tarlac but also gives soon to wed couples and even those who intend to tie the knot options on holding their weddings despite limited budget.

The second day ended with a fashion show showcasing the latest bridal collection of Catalogue Fashion Gallery and The Brides World – Delmar.

The last day of the event held the Ever Bilena Make up demonstration followed by the Gandang Pinay Bridal Make up Competition. Eric Salas bested eight professional and amateur make up artists and received a trophy, Php 20, 000.00 worth of Ever Bilena products, and 1-year Gold Priority Listing advertising in Kasal.com worth Php 5, 000.00. Soon to wed couples and guests chose Happy Orchids as the best booth for the wedding fair and exhibit.

Couples who attended the event received gift packs while others won gift certificates courtesy of the event sponsors and text. The luckiest was Ms. Maria Teresa Joson and her fiancé who won an all expense paid trip to Macau courtesy of Café Maja Rica and Coconut Grill.

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Beauty & Fitness: Hair & Make up Services
Ever Bilena Direct Selling

Cakes & Desserts
Cindy’s Bakeshop
Goldilocks Bakeshop
Urdu Restaurant & Bakeshop

The Manila Catering

Design & Couture: Bridal Fashion
Catalogue Fashion Gallery
The Brides World – Delmar

Flowers & Event Styling
Annie’s Flower Shop
Happy Orchids
Justine Sano
Gems Cutflowers and Party Needs
Villarosa Creations

MB Cruz Printing
QP Designs

Music & Entertainment
Clasimusical Albert
Music of the Heart Music Ensemble

Photo & Video
Ariel Javelosa Photography
Cris-Mont Digital Photography & Videography
Djerick Photography
Ian Gacutan Photography

Reception – Hotels
Club Astoria Holiday Ownership
Fontana Leisure Parks
La Maja Rica Hotel
Luisita Central Park Hotel

Reception – Restaurants
Café Maja Rica
Coconut Grill
Fortune Seafood Restaurant
Max’s Restaurant
Nays House
Tessies’s Grill

Bon-Bons by The Manila Catering
Tarlac Souvenirs

Wedding Planning
Miscellaneous Theme Specialist

Wedding Resources
Kasal.com – The essential Filipino wedding guide.

Metro Town Mall
Tuscany North Estates




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 Kasal.com 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 MirrorPhilstar.comTsinoy.com, and LocalDirect.com. Technology partners are Touch SolutionsToshibaBitstop Network Services, and Too Many Memory.