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Francis Libiran’s Homage to the Golden Age of Art Deco in the Philippines

By Vennette Lailani Seprado This year, we witnessed several personalities bend wedding traditions by choosing to wear bridal gowns in the softest shades of pink. The most notable ones were recent brides such as Mandy Moore in her frothy Rodarte and Marta Ortega of Zara in her minimalist blush Valentino. […]

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Mara Chua: Unapologetically Modern, Masterfully Traditional

By Vennette Lailani Seprado Mara Chua has come a long way since finishing first runner-up at a popular local design competition show. Her name casually pops up in bridal directories and reviews, but if a bride is willing to do the work of combing through suppliers without being blinded by […]

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Lovin’ Lace with Boy Kastner Santos

Boy Kastner Santos has had years of experience in retail before he ventured into designing and creating custom wedding gowns and special occassion dresses. Inspired, he decided to merge the two worlds of retail and couture through his new RTW line: Lovin’ Lace.  For the brand’s debut, Santos designed 15 […]

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How to Get in Style Before Walking Down the Aisle

By Vennette Lailani Seprado A bride’s wedding trousseau includes everything from her intimate apparel to her actual wedding gown and one of the easiest garments to procure is the dressing robe, which typically just comes in one silhouette with only a variation in length and fabric selection. Unlike undergarments which […]

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A Fresh New Take on Bridal Veils

By Vennette Lailani Seprado Veils have been a staple in women’s clothing for thousands of years.  It has served various functions from practical headgear to religious accouterment but it wasn’t until the 19th century that it became the wedding veil we know today. Traditionally, bridal veils symbolize virginity and modesty. […]

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Marry Me at Marriott 2018: Amir Sali Bead-Dazzles

By Vennette Lailani Seprado Amir Sali, known as the “Prince of Beads” presented a dazzling collection of flamboyant bridal designs with exaggerated silhouettes.  The Paris trained designer, who for a time was based in Saudi Arabia, showcased his penchant for drama through his exquisite beadwork and choice of opulent fabrics. […]

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Marry Me at Marriott 2018: Mak Tumang’s Modern Princesses

If a fairy godmother suddenly appeared out of nowhere, whips out her wand, and tells you that she will make you your dream dress, how do you imagine it to be? It’s a good thing we have Mak Tumang, who is famed for creating every girl’s dream dress. Mak expertly mixes carefully […]

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Marry Me at Marriott 2018: Rosenthal Tee Puts the Culte in Femme

Rosenthal Tee has culminated her name in the industry through her latest bridal collection. If you have been following her previous collections, you can hear echoes of her aesthetic in this current one: femme, light, and playful. Three words that are perfectly emanated by her muses Binibining Pilipinas International 2018 Ahtisa Manalo and Lovi Poe.  […]

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Bridal Trends WE Spotted in Marry Me at Marriott 2018

By Vennette Lailani Seprado Manila’s glitterati converged at the grand ballroom of the Manila Marriott Hotel for the 6th Marry Me At Marriott bridal show and dinner on July 30, 2018. Guests feasted on a scrumptious four-course dinner with a well-curated wine pairing under a glittering assembly of crystal chandeliers […]

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