The 30th MassKara Festival came in early for soon-to-wed couples as the best wedding suppliers of Bacolod City and the rest of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental vividly presented their wedding custom, products, and services during the Kasalan sa Bacolod – Katahom guid sang Yuhom held last September 25 – 27, 2009 at the Robinsons Place Bacolod in Bacolod City.
Kasalan sa Bacolod is the tenth leg of Kasalang Filipino 2009 12-city wedding fair road show. The event, co-presented by Kasal.com, ABS-CBN Regional Network Group, Key Cities Events Marketing, and Robinsons Place Bacolod, began with ribbon cutting ceremony led by Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia.
During the first day of the bridal fair, renowned flower and event stylist Henry Pascual talked about the latest trends in event styling and how to effectively incorporate it in their wedding. Later, soon-to-wed couples and guests were treated to an Electric MassKara presentation wherein dancers wore costumes made colorful by lighted bulbs.
Mr. Armand Montano and Mr. Carlos Durana
poses with their trophies and model brides
during the Ever Bilena Gandang Pinay
Make-up Competition Awarding Ceremony
during the Kasalan sa Bacolod
wedding fair and exhibit.
The city’s aspiring and professional make-up artists at the Ever Bilena Gandang Pinay Make-up Competition. The works of two make-up artists stood out among the rest: Mr. Armand Montano for the Bridal Category and Mr. Carlos Durana for the Fantasy Category.
Each received the grand prize of PhP. 20, 000.00 worth of Ever Bilena products, 1-year Gold Priority Listing advertising in Kasal.com worth PhP. 5, 000.00, and a trophy.
Kasalan sa Bacolod was concluded with the awarding of certificates to all the wedding suppliers who took part in the event. Clay Wedding and Events was awarded Most Unique Booth while PDALCore Bridal & Event Centre received the Best Booth Award. All the couples who attended the event received free gift packs while lucky couples received special gift packs and gift certificates courtesy of the event sponsors.
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. This year’s Kasalang Filipino is endorsed by the Department of Tourism.
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.