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Celebrating life’s milestones



Makati Shangri-La Manila, in partnership with Rita Neri Event Planners, will stage “Vows of Elegance: Celebrating Unforgettable Milestones,” on 22 and 23 September 2018.

For the past 25 years, this prestigious hotel in Makati City has been home to many unforgettable milestones, not only weddings but all life’s celebrations.

THESE colorful and whimsical cakes will make occasions uniquely special.

“This year, we are highlighting all the celebrations in everyone’s life,” said Liezl Adraneda, Makati Shangri-La Manila’s director of Events Management, during the recent media launch of Vows of Elegance. “After getting married, you will have a baby and celebrate baptism, kiddie parties and birthdays. We also do not forget (wedding) anniversaries. We always want to celebrate that vow of partnership with your spouse.”

For this year’s presentation of Vows of Elegance, Makati Shangri-La collaborates with Rita Neri Event Planners to offer inspiration and ideas to celebrants embarking on a milestone occasion – not just weddings but all celebrations in between. The weekend event brings together the country’s leaders in events management.

REMARKABLE tablescapes such as these pictured above will be showcased during the fair.

“You have to realize that in every event, you’re making memories which cannot be duplicated, so you have to get it right the first time,” said Rita Neri. “As you make memories, you have to partner with a good venue and create a good team that will back you up and support you.”

Vows of Elegance is also supported by renowned event stylist Robert Blancaflor, celebrity makeup artist Albert Kurniawan, and professional audio-visual equipment provider Forscink Inc.

During the event, the remarkable tablescapes of the country’s best events stylists will be showcased. The displays will include the works of Joyce Aguilar, Nikki Chatto, Jo Claravall, Gideon Hermosa, Teddy Manuel, Zenas Pineda, Michael Ruiz and Dave Sandoval.

PATRICIA Ramos with her bridal creation.

The highlight of the weekend event will be the two-day fashion show. The Bridal Fashion Show on 22 September will feature the latest bridal gown collections by the country’s top designers Debbie Co, Michael Leyva and Patricia Santos. The show starts at 6 p.m. at the Rizal Ballroom.

The Children’s Fashion Show on 23 September will feature luxe children’s gowns and tuxedos designed by Maureen Disini, Vin Orias and Cor Sunglao-Kho. The show starts at 3 p.m. at the Lobby Lounge.

Other activities on 22 and 23 September include A Gastronomic Experience by Executive Chef Nicola Canuti and his culinary team as well as A Showcase of Tablescapes by some of the best event stylists in the country. Both events will be held at the Rizal Ballroom. There is also a Curated Exhibit at Level 1 Function Rooms and Level 2 Ballroom. These activities will happen from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

PATRICIA Ramos with her bridal creation.

At the event, guests can experience Makati Shangri-La’s touch of elegance. The hotel will extend special offers that are exquisite and personalized to make dream celebrations an unforgettable milestone. These offers are exclusive to all celebration and social event bookings and confirmations made on 22 and 23 September 2018.

For inquiries, you may contact the hotel’s event specialists at (63 2) 813 8888 or email [email protected]