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Dream Themes: Botanical Beauty

By Shaharaine P. Abdullah As seen in Wedding Essentials Magazine Volume 15 Issue 1 Taking his style cue from one of Leonardo da Vinci’s aphorisms, event stylist Dave Sandoval demonstrated how simplicity is the ultimate sophistication with his botanical minimalist-themed setup for Wedding Essentials Magazine at The Blue Leaf Cosmopolitan. Situated at the Monet Hall with its expansive walls […]

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Hotel De Jesus Is a Wedding Straight Out of a Wes Anderson Film

The most beautiful weddings are the ones that tell your love story, show your personality as a couple, and celebrated with an unforgettable party. All these make up Jeian and Maika De Jesus’ ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’-inspired wedding that was devoid of the usual template we see at every wedding: a […]

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Teddy Manuel’s Remarkable Artistry

With his remarkable artistry, it is quite surprising to know that Teddy Manuel took aeronautical engineering in college. But perhaps the precise and meticulous nature of this left-brained field also contributed to Teddy’s inherent knack for details—making sure that each and every element blends perfectly to provide an amazing setting […]

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Dream Weddings: A Wedding Gala at City of Dreams Manila

Last January 04, 2019, City of Dreams Manila gathered together the country’s sought-after wedding experts including renowned fashion designer Francis Libiran, Feng Shui Master Joseph Chau, top wedding stylists Gideon Hermosa, Michael Ruiz, and Teddy Manuel, and the luxury integrated resort’s event planners, food & beverage and culinary team for “Dream […]

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Flights of Fancy

By Tricia Isabel Morete Located 211.1 nautical miles from Metro Manila, there’s a surfeit of reasons why Boracay island remains one of the Philippines’ blockbuster holiday destinations. With the year-round tropical weather, sunsets that turn the sky into a stunning cacophony of colors, and white powdery beaches that are cool […]

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Dream Themes: The Grand Finale at The Grand Hyatt Manila

By Shaharaine P. Abdullah A lasting love entails a lifelong pursuit for some – the same can be said for a grand lifestyle. Fortunately, the two aren’t mutually exclusive, thanks to the recently opened Grand Hyatt Manila. For worldly couples that are on the lookout for a festive space after tying […]

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Dream Themes: The Art House, Las Casas Quezon City

By Shaharaine P. Abdullah Romanticizing the past is an exercise in futility but the team behind Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar has taken it to a whole new level by reclaiming Philippine history through the restoration of heritage houses. While the past is far from being innocent and unadulterated, the breathtaking result […]

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Weddings at the Peninsula 2018

By Vennette Lailani Seprado The heavy downpour did not dampen the festive mood at The Manila Peninsula Hotel last June 9th, 2018 as they played host to a bridal fair entitled: Weddings at the Peninsula. Guests and brides-to-be flocked to one of the country’s most sought after wedding reception venues to […]

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