Who doesn’t want a storybook wedding? Crimson Hotels Filinvest City Manila invites couples to start their fairy tale journey as husband and wife at the Beginnings Bridal Showcase on August 19. The day-long affair shines a spotlight on every major detail needed for a dream wedding, inspiring visitors with exhibits of themed celebrations. There will be a fashion show by renowned designer Francis Libiran, in partnership with Wedding Essentials Magazine

Guests can walk through several wedding tableaus, artfully decorated to stimulate ideas for their special days At the Deck Bar, for example, an open rooftop ceremony situates the festivities under blue skies, while a string trio fills the air with romantic music. The Monet Function Room, on the other hand, features a countryside wedding set-up with an abundance of fresh flowers, wood accents, and the rustic charm of re-purposed decor.  The reception area at the Pollock Function Room exudes feminine elegance in its dainty theme, with antique furniture and shimmering satin in rich hues of brass, gold, blush and peach.

For couples with creative souls, the art-themed exhibit at the Warhol Function Room embodies the excitement of new beginnings through exuberant splashes of color amidst a dazzling background. In contrast, the Joya Function Room presents an all-white lounge setup, its understated elegance allowing guests to put their full attention on the bride and groom. 

The Calder Function Room will display elegance through timeless luxury in its Crimson Posh setup. Imagine a wedding reception that’s set amid a backdrop of deep red roses and sparkling lights romantically adorning the whole area.

Throughout the showcase, soon-to-be-wed couples can also meet Crimson Hotel Filinvest City’s event partners for honeymoon destinations such as Crimson Resort and Spa Boracay Island, Aklan and Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan, Cebu.

Brides and brides-to-be might find their perfect gowns at one of Beginnings’ highlights: a fashion show featuring Francis Libiran’s latest wedding gown collection, Affaire de Coeur.

The renowned designer’s collection takes inspiration from Parisian architecture and the City of Love’s picturesque foliage, expressing it in meticulously crafted garments of Chantilly lace, Duchess satin and Mikado silk. The gowns are minimalist by design, allowing brides to move with grace in any setting. 

Grooms will also be able to plan their outfits, as Libiran will be including gentlemen’s suits in the exclusive show. 

Every wedding is the start of a grand story. At the Beginnings Bridal Showcase, couples can find the perfect prologue to theirs. Special thanks to Co-presentors EastWest Bank, The Aivee Clinic, and the event’s media partners Business World and The Manila Times.