Ever Bilena Bridal Make up comeptition
Many soon to wed couples visited Olivarez Convention Center in Tagaytay City as part of their Valentine’s Day getaway to catch the biggest showcase of wedding suppliers in the South. during the My Wedding in Tagaytay, the second leg of Kasalang Filipino 2009 12-city wedding fair road show held last February 13 – 15, 2009.
During the first day of the three-day event, co-presented by Kasal.com and ABS-CBN Regional Network Group, and Tagaytay Country Hotel, 15 professional and amateur make up artist showcased their skills in Ever Bilena’s Gandang Pinay Bridal Make-up competition. In the afternoon Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM) students from different colleges and universities squared off at the Chefs on Parade.
All smiles: Cavite Governor Ayong Maliksi
(right) and DOT Region IV Director Louella
Jurilla (second from left) cuts the ribbon to
formally open My Wedding in Tagaytay
wedding fair and exhibit. With them are
Kasal.com Head Mathel Ong (first from left)
and Tagaytay Country Hotel Operations
Manager Ephel Olivarez (third from left)
On February 14, 2009, the second day of the event, Cavite Governor Erineo ‘Ayong’ Maliksi, Department of Tourism (DOT) Region IV Director Louella Jurilla, acclaimed fashion designers Aureo Alonzo, and Ramon Santiago, Tagaytay Country Hotel Operations Manager Ephel Olivarez, and Kasal.com Head Mathel Ong were present during the ribbon cutting ceremony.
In his speech, Gov. Maliksi believes that Cavite will become a premier wedding destination in the Philippines since it has a lot to offer soon to wed couples. Meanwhile, Ms. Olivarez extended her gratitude to the city government and the local wedding suppliers for their continued support over the years.
After the ceremony, local couturier Ramon Santiago showcased his latest creation in a bridal fashion show participated by models from Dosh Management.
Mrs. Michelle Katigbak
– Alejandro, Metro Weddings
Magazine EIC during her
Wedding Trends 2009 talk
Activities for the third day of the wedding fair and exhibit started with a vegetarian cooking demo by vegetarian cookbook author Nona Lema. On the other hand, Mrs. Michelle Katigbak – Alejandro, Metro Weddings Magazine Editor-in-chief gave soon to wed couples a preview of wedding trends for 2009.
Fernbrook Gardens received the best booth award while Paradiso Terrestre and Club Balai Isabel were chosen as runner-up winners. The winners for best booth were chosen by Mrs. Ditas Remulla, former First Lady of Cavite; and Mr. Aureo Alonzo.
Couples who attended the three-day wedding fair and exhibit received free gift pack while lucky couples received special gift pack and gift certificates courtesy of the event sponsors.
In an interview with Kasal.com, Director Jurilla said, “We have positioned Cavite in the domestic front for conferences and wedding destinations, for enjoyment of nature, cuisine, and many other things that relate to wellness”. She adds that through Kasalang Filipino, Tagaytay will be the foremost important wedding destination closest to Metro Manila.
My Wedding in Tagaytay 2009 Exhbitors
|Beauty & Fitness: Hair & Make up Services
Ever Bilena Direct Selling
Beauty & Fitness: Health & Beauty Products
Beauty & Fitness: Health Resorts & Spas
Cakes & Desserts
Design & Couture: Bridal Fashion
Flowers & Event Styling
Lights & Sounds
Photo & Video
|Reception – Gardens
Phinma Training Center
Tagaytay International Convention Center
The Riviera Golf and Counrty Club
Reception – Hotels
Reception – Resorts
Reception – Restaurants
Rentals – Equipment Rental
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, Bacolod, Legazpi, Dumaguete, General Santos, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Manila, and Cebu.
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.