The hottest bridal show in town | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Catherine Ona, Hannah Kong, Avel Bacudio, Cristina Carreon, Happy Andrada, Michelle Garcia, Michael Leyva, Bruce Winton
Catherine Ona, Hannah Kong, Avel Bacudio, Cristina Carreon, Happy Andrada, Michelle Garcia, Michael Leyva, Bruce Winton

Surely you must’ve heard, palangga, that the hottest bridal show in town is #MarryMeAtMarriott by Marriott Hotel Manila. Prime movers in the wedding industry, most stylish influencers, media personalities from print and online, and soon-to-wed couples grace the annual event, unapologetically flooding social media with what you may have missed out.

Staged at the hotel’s grand ballroom, Marry Me at Marriott has become the country’s top bridal show for spectacles, sumptuous spreads and surprises that continue to get bigger and better each year.

The recent opening was a showstopper: a posh Mercedes-Benz SLC bridal car drove down the runway, portraying how every Marriott wedding could start with a grand entrance.

Even the last to drive down was a sleek Mercedes-Benz SLC convertible driven by Alden Richards.

Headlining the bridal show were famed local designers Avel Bacudio, Hannah Kong, Happy Andrada and Michael Leyva. Each of them showcased a unique style that any bride could associate with.

Maurice Arcache, Lorrie Reynoso

Among the models were celebrities and personalities who walked as muses: Anne Curtis, Lorin and Venice Gutierrez, Kathleena Tan (daughter of Kevin Tan), Aria Gutierrez (daughter of Elvis Gutierrez), Maricar Reyes-Poon, Tricia Gosingtian, Olympian Hidilyn Diaz, and Alden Richards.

The bridal collections exhibited how creative weddings at Marriott could be.

Marbee Shing Go, Mitch Garcia, Geolette Esguerra, Kate Paras, Camille Santiago

The hotel, dahlings, holds the event to show how committed its management is to make every wedding grand in every way.

Now you can have yours, too, and all you need to ask is, “Will you marry me at Marriott?” and then call 9889999 or visit

Like; follow @marriottmanila on Twitter, @manilamarriott on Instagram.

‘West Side Story’

After opening to a full house and standing ovations on its gala night, Broadway’s great dance musical “West Side Story” had a well-attended two-week Manila run which ended on Aug. 27 at The Theatre at Solaire.

For the grand opening night, Manille’s crème of the creamiest gathered at the lavish Solaire theater lobby for a night we would never forget. The Manila season of “West Side Story” is presented by Globe Live.

Featuring a young all-American cast, many of whom come direct from Broadway, “West Side Story” dazzled with the breathtaking choreography of Jerome Robbins coupled with the iconic music of Stephen Sondheim, set against the background of Shakespeare’s tragic “Romeo and Juliet.”

Kenneth Cobonpue, Richard Yap

It was everything you want in a classic musical.

Sondheim condensed the painful process of coming of age, passionate love and fateful conflict into concise and punchy song lyrics, creating a legacy of such endearing songs as “Maria,” “Tonight,” “Somewhere,” “America” and “I Feel Pretty.”

Major sponsor was Novuhair. Special thanks to Solaire Resort and Casino, OOCL, Victory Liner, Lyric Piano and Diamond Hotel. Media partners are 2nd Avenue, JackTV, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine Star, Preview, Mega Magazine, Ayala Malls, Bonifacio Global City, Fort Bonifacio Development Corp., Magic 89.9, 99.5 Play FM and Klite 103.5 FM; official makeup by MAC Cosmetics.

Best dental service

True to his word, dahlings, of providing the best dental services to Filipinos, Dr. Steve Mark Gan, president and CEO of Gan Advanced Osseointegration Center (Gaoc) and his team of professional and caring dentists, expand Gaoc’s brand of dental services to the Queen City of the South with the opening of its sixth branch at the third floor of SM City Seaside Cebu.

Nikki Verzo, Annette Eyphemio, Tana Verzo, Ysobel Euphemio

“Our expansion is part of our vision to give only the best dental care to clients from all over the Philippines, carrying our philosophy, ‘It’s not just a smile, it’s a statement,’” Dr. Gan said. “Cebuanos can now have access to Gaoc’s state-of-the-art equipment with the highest standards in dental care from highly skilled and experienced dental practitioners who have completed their training in top-notch hospitals, universities, and global institutions in the US, Europe and Asia.”

Paul Jake Castillo, Kaye Abad-Castillo, Carla and John Del Prado

Gracing the inauguration were SM Prime Holdings vice president Marissa Fernan, DMG Dental area sales manager for Southeast Asia and the Middle East Sophie Sady, DMG Dental head of sales for Asia Andreas Kruse, TP Dental Surgeons Singapore’s Dr. T C Phua, Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Secretary Michael Diño, entrepreneur and Vis-Min Merchants Amity Associations Inc. president Alincoln Uy, and Cebuano celebrities Richard Yap and Paul Jake Castillo with wife Kaye Abad.

Since its inception in 2001, Gaoc has earned a reputation of excellence in oral care, including oral diagnostics, surgical procedures, dental implantology, and jaw reconstruction. Its world-class dental treatments and topnotch customer service has led Gaoc to become the choice of celebrities, politicians, diplomats and socialites.


Kevin Tan, Bruce Winton, Andrew and Katherine Tan
Dr. Steve Mark and Marilyn Gan
Noel and Duday Tuason
Christian Bautista, Audie Gemora, Karylle Yuzon, Gian Magdangal
Jay Aldeguer, Dr. Steve Mark Gan