Valentine’s Day became Wedding Planning Day at Kasalang Filipino 2009 Tagaytay Leg

Ever Bilena Bridal Make up comeptition
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 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.

Ribbon cutting ceremony
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 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 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 Wedding Trends 2009 Talk
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, 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
Godiva Skin Station
Louiza Perfume

Beauty & Fitness: Health Resorts & Spas
Belga- Inn
La Costa Spa
Lynderm Facial center and Day Spa
Nurture Spa

Cakes & Desserts
Goldilocks Bakeshop

California Catering & Events Organizer
De Cel’s Catering Services
Hizon’s Catering
Josiah’s Catering
Juan Carlo The Caterer
Mark’s Catering Services
RSM Lutong Bahay
Town’s Delight The Caterer
Winky Catering

Design & Couture: Bridal Fashion
Maestro Nueno Haute Couture

Flowers & Event Styling
Jills Flower Shop
Philippine Cut Flower Corporation
RCJC Flower Shop
Weddingsurance Flower shop

Inktank Printing Press
QP Designs

NPB Jewerly

Lights & Sounds
Intensity 8 Professional Lights and Sound

Photo & Video
Ariel Javelosa Photography
Empire Portrait Inc.
Louie Allan Photography
Louie Reformado Photography
Passion Photography

Abundant Handicrafts
Alfonso Tablea Producers
Anahaw Development Inc
DOC’s Candles
Fresh Catch Inc.
Ocean Fresh Tahong Chips
Pantographic Manufacturing
Pinoy Kisses
Provincial Cooperative Livelihood
VN Food Products

Don Robert Bridal Cars

Wedding Planning
Dreamy Weddings
Events Management Services

Wedding Resources – The essential Filipino wedding guide.

Reception – Gardens
Balay Indang
Balai Isabel
Fernbrook Garden
Hacienda Isabela
Paradiso Terrestre
Phinma Training Center
Sonyas Garden
Tagaytay Highlands
Tagaytay International Convention Center
The Riviera Golf and Counrty Club

Reception – Hotels
8 Suites Hotel
Alfonso Hotel
Canyon Woods Hotel
Contact Person: Ms. Mary Norge C. Rosales
Discovery Suites
Estancia Hotel
Fine Concept Hotel Line Corp
Kimberly Hotel
Microtel Hotel
Pontefino Hotel
Potter Ridge Hotel
Pura Vida Hotel
Sunrise Holiday Mansion
Taal Vista Hotel
Tagaytay Country Hotel
T-House Hotel
Vanilla Suites Hotel

Reception – Resorts
Island Cove
Kalipayan Resort
Puerto Azul
Residence Inn
Rio Villa Nueno Mineral Water Resort
Tropical Garden Resort
View Fort Resort
Villa Luz Resort

Reception – Restaurants
Cafe Amadeo
Gourmet Café Restaurant
Leslie’s Restaurant
Max’s Restaurant

Rentals – Equipment Rental
J.S Mina Audio-Video Rentals

Action Group
Amadeo Cable Tagaytay
Avida Sales Corporation
Brahma Kumaris
Brittany Corporation
Casino Filipino
Crown Asia Realty
Development Academy of the Philippines
Far East Tribune
Good Life Supplement
Ilang Four Season
JC Care Pest Control System Company
Micah Motor Inc
Motormall NCR Inc
Pathland Development Corporation
Powercycle Inc
Prime Peak Realty
The Palmcrest Realty




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 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.