Vows of Elegance, A Grand Wedding Fair

Real Weddings - Enchanting table set-up in a wedding at Makati Shangri-La
An enchanting table set-up in a wedding at Makati Shangri-La

Are you planning your dream wedding?

There so many details that go into creating the most special wedding day, and sometimes it can get so overwhelming. Most brides-to-be benefit from going to bridal fairs when piecing together the needed elements for the perfect wedding, and these events introduce in one swoop a host of suppliers to choose from.

But not all wedding fairs are created equal, especially when you have something elegant and truly magical in mind. And so mark you calendar this weekend : On April 9 and 10, I am inviting you all to come and visit “Vows of Elegance, A Grand Wedding Fair” at the Rizal Ballroom of Makati Shangri-La Hotel. This grand bridal fair is in partnership with Rita Neri, the country’s most sought-after wedding organizer and regarded as the fairy godmother of Philippine weddings! (And here’s a bit of fun fact: she was my own wedding coordinator too!)

From venue to menu, from wedding dress to wedding cake, this gathering of wedding specialists and suppliers should make your decision making and event planning sweeter!

The wedding fair brings together everything you can think of — from what to put on your tables to complete the ambiance of your venue, to what giveaways to give your guests who will celebrate with you.

In fact, Grace Home will be there. Not just as a guest, but this time, as an exhibitor. 🙂 Yes, aside from this being my first trunk show for the year, this is also the first time I am going to be part of a bridal fair! (Definitely, a super exciting weekend for me!)

Grace Home is here to make your wedding (or any of your events) more special by supplying you my well-loved beeswax candles and premium room fragrances, all of which you can use as your wedding or table decor, giveaways, gifts to sponsors, entourage, and guests! I can’t wait to be a part of your big day!

* See the full range of Grace Home’s products here.

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Makati Shangri-La Hotel’s Signature Weddings present a variety of options for wedding themes that couples may choose from. There’s Classic Romanticism, Pristine Elegance, Oriental Dream and Romantic Hues. Each theme offers distinctive details to fit the couple’s preferred motif.

Real Weddings - Pure white blossoms hang from the ceiling of the grand Rizal Ballroom in a wedding last December 2015
Pure white blossoms hang from the ceiling of the grand Rizal Ballroom for a wedding

The details are important, of course. The hotel’s dedicated events managers are professional wedding specialists who ensure every bride’s needs are looked after – from the choice of linen and dinner service to the name cards and exquisite flowers on each table. All these are crucial for making the bride’s vision come to life!

The hotel’s culinary offerings are also on the table. Renowned chefs and customized menus are for the taking, whether it’s for a sit-down dinner or a buffet setup.

On the day of the wedding fair, the hotel will be transformed to help you envision the gorgeous possibilities for a magical wedding.

Real Weddings - Intricate details of a multi-tiered lantern wedding cake
Intricate details of a multi-tiered lantern wedding cake

Penk Ching, master cake maker and decorator, will display her works of art as a grand centerpiece for the hotel’s lobby with a Grand Cake Exhibit of the most memorable wedding cakes she has created.

Real Weddings - The blushing bride stands elegantly on the grand staircase of Makati Shangri-La
A blushing bride stands elegantly on the grand staircase of Makati Shangri-La

A theatrical Fashion Show that tells the tale of a young couple’s milestones in life – from the marriage proposal to the planning of a dream wedding — will be staged under the lead of Raymond Lauchengco, theater artist and acclaimed events director. Every day at 6 p.m., this unique presentation will feature 10 elegant, previous brides of Makati Shangri-La, Manila. They will join professional ramp models in the extraordinary multimedia show of young Filipino fashion designers Maureen Disini, Michael Leyva, Vania Romoff, and Kristel Yulo. The designers will be revealing their 2016 collection of bridal gowns exclusively designed for Vows of Elegance.

So many other things in store! Here is a preview of what to expect:


Both Makati Shangri-La and Rita Neri Event Planners have been delivering the finest weddings for the last 23 years. I am excited for the brides to see how this “the bridal fair of the year” can make their wedding dreams come true! So will I see you all this weekend?


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