At The Peninsula Manila, “Happily Ever After” is a 42-year-old promise kept
This year marks 42 years since The Peninsula Manila hosted its first wedding reception. To celebrate this milestone event, the hotel is partnering with industry leader Rita Neri Event Planners, in addition to other inspiring leaders from the Philippine wedding industry, for a special event, Weddings at The Peninsula 2018, taking place on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Planning a wedding is incredibly exciting, but can also feel like a mammoth task at times. The Peninsula Manila and Rita Neri Event Planners aim to remove some of the perceived challenges faced by couples through inviting them to meet with a curated range of exclusive professionals from the wedding industry in one location. Those attending the event will have the chance to peruse a range of wedding essentials, each one chosen for their signature Peninsula style and savoir faire – from tabletop decorations, wedding cakes and flowers, to bridal gowns, limousines and helicopters, and honeymoons.
The love affair begins at The Lobby, where the grand staircase will be garlanded with masses of flowers. Collaborating with two renowned floral artists – Teddy Manuel and Zenas Pineda – The Peninsula Manila Creative Director, Anna Fay Rosal, promises that their floral installations, with hundreds upon hundreds of blooms, will be a sight to behold.
The Upper Lobby will be transformed into a luxurious, pop-up space offering a glittering showcase of stunning jewelry from Jewelmer, Bvlgari, Charriol and Denovo Diamonds; honeymoon destinations from nine Peninsula hotels and Amanpulo; works of art from Salcedo Auctions; holistic vacations at The Farm in San Benito; a capsule collection from Rosa Clara; and lifestyle selections from Pottery Barn/West Elm.
The Conservatory will feature a carefully selected gathering of the country’s most exclusive wedding suppliers, whose vetted services and seasoned advice are an invaluable resource when planning one of the most important moments in a couple’s life.
To close the event in style, from 6:00 pm The Lobby will showcase a fashion parade of stunning bridal wear by acclaimed Filipino designers Mark Bumgarner, Michael Leyva, Jesus “Jojie” Lloren, Joey Samson, and Mak Tumang. The show will combine the passion of designers, the intimacy of a boutique and the beauty of bridal fashion against the backdrop of The Lobby’s iconic “Sunburst” sculpture by National Artist Napoleon “Billy” Abueva.
“The Weddings at The Peninsula brand is known to be one of the most beautiful bridal fairs in the Philippines” says Mark J. Choon, General Manager of The Peninsula Manila. “Our partnership with Ms. Rita Neri, who is celebrating her 25th year in the industry, promises to further elevate an already spectacular event.”
“We are proud of the reputation we have built over more than four decades as an exceptional wedding venue. I think this stems from the fact that we approach every wedding celebration as an adventure, so whether it’s a traditional ceremony or a themed extravaganza, we make a couple’s wedding day an unforgettable moment in their life,” he adds.
Mr. Choon also says that Weddings at The Peninsula 2018 will be different from other wedding fairs because the highly-curated experience will feature a talk on art as investment by Richie Lerma of Salcedo Auctions; a lifestyle section on home furnishings by Pottery Barn; while Jewelmer will explain the timeless allure of the Philippine Golden South Sea Pearl.
“While it’s true that weddings take place every day, we believe yours should feel like a once-in-a-lifetime experience; so there is no such thing as too perfect – not when you are planning what is most likely the most memorable day of your life,” says Mr. Choon. “You promise to love and to cherish. We at The Peninsula promise to make your wedding day unforgettable.”
Weddings at The Peninsula 2018 would not be possible without the support of sponsors Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, Lexus, Mastercard, Jewelmer, Bvlgari, airtaxi.ph (Asian Aerospace), Denovo Diamonds, Charriol, Pottery Barn/West Elm and Salcedo Auctions.
Weddings at The Peninsula 2018 will take place on Saturday, June 9, 2018, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. The fashion show at The Lobby unveils at 6:00 pm.
For inquiries regarding Weddings at The Peninsula 2018, please call +63 (2) 887 2888, extension 6578 (Wedding Sales), email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com or visit peninsula.com.
Rita Neri Event Planners
Rita Neri Event Planners (RNEP) is the Philippines’ premier event planning and consultancy company with 25 years of experience in the industry and has been behind some of the best and brightest events in the country.
Based in Makati City, Philippines, Rita Neri Event Planners specializes in weddings, social and corporate events, including exclusive and high-profile product launches, celebrity weddings, and charity events.
Banking on its team of professional, full-time, in-office event managers and staff, RNEP has forged a reputation in the industry for being a leader and trailblazer. Loved by its clients and respected by peers in the industry, it is the first in the industry to conduct professional wedding coordination seminars, work with the Department of Tourism in promoting the Philippines through international expositions, establish global satellite offices and launch its very own events venue, amongst other achievements.
In October 2013, RNEP was also awarded the prestigious Agora Award for entrepreneurship during the 34th awarding ceremonies of the 50-year-old Philippine Marketing Association. This puts RNEP on the same illustrious list as past winners like Procter and Gamble, SM Group of Companies, Alaska Corporation, Robinson Food Corporation, and more.