HERE COMES THE BRIDE
A long standing wedding tradition that simply refuses to fade away
Preceding the most anticipated wedding of the year is a bridal shower that had sparked as much amusement as the couple’s saying “I Do’s.” Alessandra Gavrielle Borromeo— known to many as Alessa— dons a white satin slip with matching robe, setting the scene for her slumber party- themed bridal shower.
Daughter of Gerardo “Dindo” Borromeo and Lisette Aberasturi Garcia, and now the wife of Francis Michael Alvez VI, the bride chose a theme suited for a bonding experience with her closest lady friends and relatives. Abiding by the dress code, most of the guests came in their favorite loungewear and pajamas. The energetic Lisette Garcia— alongside
titas y madrinas Marisse Serafica, Petite Garcia, Jeannette Zosa, Tess Cuenco, and cousins Kirsten and Inger Cuenco, Delice, Berdynne, Brigette, Lallie Garcia and Kyni Ho— hosted her daughter’s bridal shower.
With the help of event organizer Stanz Catalan, the Granada Salon of the Casino Español de Cebu was transformed into an intimate venue for a bride’s dream party: with beige and taupe as the dominant motif, Debbie Huang’s white roses adding their delicate touches to the space, and a queen- sized bed serving as a depository of the visitor’s gifts.
ALESSA WITH CHRISTIANNE KUIZON, NINA ANGELI TIONGKO, DELICE GARCIA, BERDYNNE GARCIA, AND SUSIE SUMALINOG
ANNETTE MENDEZONA, TOOTS TORRES, NORA SOL, AND CATHEE BERNEDO
NENA GARCIA, DR. LYDIA BIGORNIA, AND ROSE HENNESSY
KIRSTEN CUENCO AND MICA NAKAYAMA
GRACE LOZADA, LISETTE GARCIA, AND SUSAN SALA