At Marriott Hotel Manila, a wedding is not just a business. It’s a commitment. And like a gentleman who knows how to make a lady’s heart swoon, the recently held Marry Me at Marriott showed its guests why it continues to be the country’s top bridal show. Guests were dressed to the nines and left the event gushing over the fashion, the food, and all the important details fit for a magnificent wedding!
A grand venue for a grand happily ever after
Its sheer size is not the only reason why it is grand. From its facade to its impressive interiors, the Marriott Grand Ballroom is arguably the modern castle for couples who prefer a grand happily ever after.
When guests ascended to the third floor, the hallway was lined with multi-tiered cakes, each one designed and carefully crafted by the hotel’s award-winning pastry chefs. Impressed by the well thought out design and craftsmanship, the visitors took photos then discussed why their chosen cake will not only be a centerpiece but also a conversation piece at the wedding reception.
Tasteful menu and table set up
Cocktails were served and everyone enjoyed the refreshing beverages from Emperador Distillers and Happy Living Wines. When they followed Executive Chef Miek Brammer’s invitation to enter the country’s biggest ballroom, everyone walked into a room that seemed like a grand setting from a story book! The floral arrangement of Michael Ruiz inspired guests of how the couple’s love bloomed. The white trees dazzled and on the long, immaculate white table are treats and savories that made guests happily eating and sharing to their heart’s content. These include salmon tartar in squid ink crispy crepe, chicken liver in port wine jelly and apple compote, chicken dinakdakan in pandan wrap, and mini baked potato with crispy pancetta in sweet and sour cream. Orange vodka spears, quail eggs benedict, and prawn cocktail in wanton chips were also served. From the Live Station, plates were filled with: gambas with parsley rice (along with lemon butter sauce, bourbon sauce, pesto, and herb butter), mashed potato with organic vegetable, emmental cheese with german bread, and gelato. Delightful desserts were also offered such as matchamisu in white passion cone, white calamansi brownie, chocolate moeulleux tart, mango caramelito, homemade marshmallows, chocolate pretzels, chocolate clusters, wedding cupcakes, macaron tower, fresh strawberries, pralines, and truffles.
Convenience of technology
When the lights dimmed, the pillow lights on the ceiling played an astounding display of colors. It was complemented by a romantic background music. With Marriott Grand Ballroom’s Skyfold technology, the 300-feet runway was unveiled and guests happily sat on the modern bleachers which were set up for their comfortable vantage point.
The welcome remarks were given by Michelle Garcia, Marriott Manila’s Director of Marketing Communications. ““To the gentlemen, don’t just say “Marry Me”. Complete it by saying “Marry Me at Marriott”. And to the ladies, you will not regret the day you said yes, because it’s the start of your grand happily ever after,”” she says.
After the applause, General Manager Bruce Winton followed suit and revealed the exciting amenities of the soon-to-open West Wing. The short AVP made guests nod, assuring them of numerous ways of dining, staying, and celebrating at Marriott Manila.
Fourth bridal fashion, four world-class Filipino designers, and four gift certificates
On its fourth year of Marry Me at Marriott, the wedding collection of world-class Filipino designers Mark Bumarger, Francis Libiran, Ryan Madamba, and Cary Santiago were presented to the guests. More than 50 bridal gowns and suits of the models made guests busy with their digital cameras and smartphones. Each wedding collection did not disappoint and the guests couldn’t help but discuss their favorites
To add to the already fun-filled evening, four people won an overnight stay. The way Marriott Manila thought of putting the pralines in cute parachutes with a note that they won is creative yet still classy.
Love is an experience that is meant to be celebrated. So if you want your dream come true of a grand happily ever after, call (02) 988-9999 or visit manilamarriott.com.
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