50 artisans and 1,000 hours to make Vicki Belo’s blush-colored gown | Inquirer Lifestyle

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The bride, in French lace wedding gown, looks on as the groom embraces her son, QuarkHenares, after hewalks his momto the altar. —THELMA SIOSON SAN JUAN

50 artisans and 1,000 hours to make Vicki Belo’s blush-colored gown

The bride, in French lace wedding gown, looks on as the groom embraces her son, Quark Henares, after he walks his mom to the altar.—THELMA SIOSON SAN JUAN

 

Imagine a dress that could hold its own against the ornate frescoes, gilded pillars and overall grandeur of Paris’ Palais Garnier.

That was Dr. Vicki Belo’s Michael Cinco bridal couture gown.

The celebrity doctor couldn’t have chosen a better dress to wear to her extravagant Paris wedding to longtime love Dr. Hayden Kho Jr. last weekend, the reception of which was held in one of Paris’ famous landmarks.

The blush pink couture ball gown was made of French lace and tulle with full silk embroidery in baroque patterns, and hand-beaded with sequins, pearls, and transparent and rose opal Swarovski crystals.

It had an off-shoulder top and a dramatic three-meter train that fanned out spectacularly on the opera house’s grand staircase. The look was reminiscent of many a Disney fairy tale.

For the church ceremony, Dr. Belo also wore a five-meter-long lace veil.

The dress took 50 artisans and 1,000 hours to make, according to Cinco’s Instagram post.

The Dubai-based Cinco is the go-to of many affluent brides who go for show-stopping bridalwear, including, most recently, an heiress of the Austrian Swarovski fortune. —CHECHE V. MORAL