It was a wedding straight out of a romantic movie, dahlings, when Seattle-based Bea Zozobrado exchanged I do’s with her longtime American boyfriend Garry Jordan at the Sunset da Mona Lisa in picturesque Cabo San Lucas in Mexico.
Bea is the only daughter of travel industry bigwig and my palangga, Bob Zozobrado. Jordan is an operations manager at the Microsoft headquarters in Seattle.
The Sunset da Mona Lisa is perched high on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean where the breeze blows from all directions. It is a site one sees only in Hollywood movies.
“It is indeed paradise,” said the radiant bride in her simple but chic wedding gown. The orange-and-violet floral décor highlighted the paradise setting, down to the attractive folding fans and giveaways for the guests.
The wedding ceremony was short but romantic, highlighted by the couple professing “undying love for each other,” after which confetti of orange and violet petals rained on the venue, signaling the start of the newlyweds’ vibrant life together. Après, dahlings, it was time to party, and party they did!
At the wedding reception, a gift of violet and orange sarong, flown in from Zamboanga by the bride’s mother, was handed to each guest, all certified beach denizens. Then the superb, sumptuous seven-course dinner, paired with overflowing wine and champagne, with the usual sentimental and funny toasts, transpired, followed by dancing which lasted till the sun started to peek through the horizon.
Oh yes, it’s Johnny
Well-respected society columnist Johnny Litton added another chapter to his exciting life by holding a birthday bash and celebrating in style at the grand ballroom of the Dusit Thani Manila.
Namedroppables from different sectors of high society were all present to share the très special day with him.
The grand buffet of superb dishes prepared by Dusit Thani Manila’s topnotch chefs had everyone dashing back for more while the exceptional wines from Titania Wine Cellar, courtesy of the celebrator’s pal, Tita Trillo, natch, kept the crowd in high spirits, palanggas.
Everyone raved about the exceptional service of the hotel staff, which was supervised by general manager Alex Willats.
World-class performances from Concert King Martin Nievera, talented Fil-Am singer Stephanie Reese, renowned theater actress and singer Pinky Marquez, dashing baritone-tenor Jack Salud and musical prodigy Kris John Paul Gonzales kept everyone applauding.
The final touch was the grand fashion show featuring the one-of-a-kind creations of knit fashion queen Lulu Tan-Gan, with exquisite jewelry pieces courtesy of Jewelmer.
Giveaways were provided by Joel Cruz of Aficionado, L’Occitane of Rustan’s courtesy of Nedy Tantoco, Winnie Go of Laneige and Willin Chan of Beabi.
The biggest luxury condo development in the metro is CDC Millennium Ortigas.
To be operated by Ascott Ltd., CDC Millennium is all of 32 stories, with lofty spaces, full amenities and built-in green features in accordance with Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority Green Mark assessment criteria. It is set to become a true oasis in the urban desert, palanggas.
Arthur Gindap, regional GM of Ascott Ltd., said, “Our involvement in CDC Millennium Ortigas [consists of providing] serviced residence, [ensuring] comfort for both long- and short-term stays.”
Elsie Chua, CDC Holdings president and CEO, praised the collaboration with Ascott.
Present during the launch of the new development were Sen. Sonny Angara, Tina and Cary Lagdameo, Mayor Maribel Eusebio and Bobby Eusebio, and businesswoman Loida Nicolas-Lewis.
CDC Millennium Ortigas will be completed in December 2015. Showroom is on Ortigas Avenue and Sapphire Road.