Say ‘I do’ at the Marriott

“Marry Me at Marriott,” held recently at the Grand Ballroom building of Marriott Manila, was a wedding spectrum far beyond spectacular. It was the launch of the highly exclusive bridal show set to establish itself as a benchmark among bridal exhibits. The Grand Ballroom is a grand statement, the largest in the country so far. As if this wasn’t fabulous enough, general manager Bruce Winton announced that there would be more amenities at the soon-to-open West Wing, thus setting the pace for the wildest dream venue possible. The dynamic Marriott Manila’s director of marketing communications Michelle Garcia said in her speech: “To the gentlemen, don’t just say ‘Marry Me.’ Complete it by saying ‘Marry Me at Marriott.’ And to the ladies, you will not regret the day you said yes, because it’s the start of your grand happy ever after.”

Guests gushed over the multi-tiered cakes which lined the hallway, designed and crafted by the hotel’s award-winning pastry chefs. There were refreshing drinks from Emperador Distillers and Happy Living Wines. Impressive cocktails were crafted by executive chef Miek Brammer who invited the revelers to the state-of-the-art ballroom. The dazzling white trees by floral designer Michael Ruiz complemented the culinary delicacies that adorned the long immaculate white tablescape. The innovative spread included prawn cocktail in wonton chips, quail eggs Benedict, orange vodka spears, mini baked potato with crispy pancetta in sweet and sour cream, chicken dinakdakan in pandan wrap, salmon tartare in squid ink crispy crepe. Also included were Live Station gambas with parsley rice, along with a choice of sauces—lemon butter, bourbon, pesto and herb butter; mashed potato with organic vegetables; Emmental cheese with German bread, and gelato station with a variety of toppings. More to drool over were the decadent dessert menu of matchamisu in white passion cone, mango carmelito, chocolate moeulleux tart, white calamansi brownie, homemade marshmallows, chocolate pretzels, wedding cupcakes, macaron tower, pralines, truffles, and fresh strawberries.

The pampered guests were in awe as they viewed the latest in technology. When the lights dimmed, the pillow lights on the ceiling showcased stunning colors with romantic background music. It was a blend of modern style with functionality executed in seamless fashion. Marriott Grand Ballroom’s engaging Skyfold technology offered a total experience with the 300 feet runway for the wedding collection by world-class Filipino designers Francis Libiran, Cary Santiago, Mark Bumgarner, and Ryan Madamba.

All eyes were on the more than 50 bridal gowns and suits which conjured a universe of romance and fantasy so bewitching that the audience were under their spell. Raffle prize was an overnight stay at the Marriott. Marriott Grand Ballroom’s overall aesthetic sets it apart. Now on its fourth year, Marry Me at Marriott continues to find ways to shine and outshine competition, exuding un vie d’amour.

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The dazzling white trees by floral designer Michael Ruiz complemented the culinary delicacies which adorned the long immaculate white tablescape
Marriott Manila’s General Manager, Bruce Winton and Megaworld Chairman and President Kingson Sian
Michelle Garcia of Marriott Manila, center, flanked by Marex Gaba and Nona Clemente
The author, Linda Ley, Albert Andrada, Hera Geriene and Mara Geriene
Roulette Esmilla, Jun Jun Ablaza and Czarina Ablaza Syquia
Fashion designers, Pablo Cabahug, Banggo Niu and Nino Angeles
Liza Ilarde and Designer Ryan Madamba
Heart Evangelista-Escudero
Karla Henry and Kris Jonson
Style Bible’s Andre Chang, Janey Aniban and Andrea Beldua
Serla Russell and Linda Ley
Prasana Lee of Maticavski and Jing Monis
Style and Fashion Blogger, Jenni Epperson and Editor-in-Chief of L’officiel Magazine, Pam Quinones
Rupert Jacinto, Becky Garcia and George Sarakinis
Andrea Del Rosario and Regine Tolentino
Anja Peter and Jeff Bascon of Penshoppe
Maricris Tabora
Designer Frederick Peralta
Live Station Gambas with parsley rice
The Grand Gazebo, Marriott Cake
Two Turtle Doves, Marriott Cake
Marriott Cake
Marriott Cake