17 April 2016
17 April 2016,

I received a very warm welcome ( well literally actually as it was 34 degrees outside!) from the Shangri La Hotel in Makati, Manila as I was invited to attend their Vows of Excellence wedding showcase. This was an opportunity not to be missed for all prospective brides and grooms as they could view the hotel set up in all it’s glory and it was an opportunity to meet some first class suppliers. The hotel lobby really set the tone for the occasion with the most incredible display of wedding cakes by Penk Ching , which certainly made a huge impact and made me feel excited about what was still to come!

The amazing staircase led up to the stunning Rizal Ballroom, which was the home to showcase some of Manila’s best & most sought after suppliers.

The floral displays looked absolutely fantastic, each display specialising in a particular theme. From ‘Understated Glamour’ to ‘Garden Glory’ to ‘Cityscapes’ to ‘Glamour Red’ – all looked beautiful. I was amazed by the orchid flower wall which looked very dramatic!

Set up of the ballroom was theatre style in preparation for the fashion show which took place later on, but the room would usually be set up banqueting style for your wedding reception.

Their sweet & dessert table looked particularly inviting! I liked the idea of the fruit skewers as a refreshing canape option. Laduree had a stunning display of macaron’s catering for both wedding occasions and other events. I loved their treasure chest which can hold up to 400 macarons – I say yes to that!

There are several wedding packages on offer with different themes ranging from western styles, to oriental themes. Most packages encompass a number of elements ie floral design, wedding cakes, entertainment and stationery and prices vary according to the number of guests attending. Further details can be found on http://www.shangri-la.com/manila/makatishangrila/weddings-celebrations/

The hotel has 4 prestigious restaurants covering Asian to western cuisines and offers spaces for both formal and casual dining. There is also a fantastic health club and spa where you can relax and unwind in a fabulous setting.

The event organiser’s  RNEP – Rita Neri Event Planners had pulled out all the stops for this showcase as the venue looked amazing. This certainly had been a wedding planner’s heaven!

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