What hap­pens when it’s the bride who de­cides to shower her best girls with one of the best days ever?



As the girls posed for Shaira, event stylist Jo Clar­avall busily pre­pared the din­ner setup in the ad­ja­cent stu­dio space. The ob­jec­tive was to trans­port the group to a dif­fer­ent place with­out mov­ing lo­ca­tions. Jo was adamant in mak­ing it work, but con­fessed that the idea was far from what she’s used to. “My style is grown-up el­e­gance. To have a lot of whim­si­cal de­tails was a de­par­ture [for me].” While her cen­ter­pieces com­prised of glass jars set against pur­ple blooms, what cap­tured ev­ery­one’s at­ten­tion were the glow­ing fairy lights that fully en­veloped the area to­gether with the white bal­loons in vary­ing sizes that added a dreamy light­ness to the space. “I had to prac­tice a lot of re­straint,” Jo said. “If the bal­loons were done slightly dif­fer­ent it may have ended up look­ing like a kid­die party!” As soon as the shoot ended, we re­vealed the dreamy din­ing area, which was met with sur­prise and ex­cite­ment. Patty was just as as­ton­ished to see the space and de­clared, “You guys, I know you were plan­ning a din­ner for us, but I can’t be­lieve that you did all of this! Ang ganda-ganda.” She couldn’t stop ad­mir­ing the room while she and her friends snapped­away and gamely posed be­side the softly lit walls.


Din­ner was served once the girls took their seats, fea­tur­ing a se­cret course that was served on sil­ver-domed plates. Patty gave a short toast be­fore al­low­ing her brides­maids to lift the lids: “Thank you to my friends who took the time out to be with me to­day in spite of my kakuli­tan. Here’s a lit­tle some­thing I per­son­ally picked for each of you—so you bet­ter like it!” Ev­ery­one ex­pressed their de­light as they saw boxes con­tain­ing Pan­dora to­kens with notes like “My ‘I Do’ would not be the same with­out you” or “I can’t be with my mis­ter with­out my sis­ter,” and the girls’ names hand­writ­ten on each one. Smil­ing from ear to ear and still in dis­be­lief with how their Satur­day turned out, we heard some­one say out loud, “Best sur­prise ever!”

FROM TOP: Pan­dora’s Brand Man­ager, Ivy Car­son sent out a mes­sage of thanks for Patty and the girls for be­ing a part of this unique ex­pe­ri­ence. A clas­sic gift with that ex­tra sparkle, th­ese Vin­tage Al­lure Ear­rings (price un­avail­able, PAN­DORA, Shangri-la Mall East Wing). The pair shared a

FOR DAUGH­TER ALEXA “She’s been ask­ing me to give her a ring for a while now, and I knew she would love it.” Ra­di­ant Hearts of Pan­dora rings in light pink and air blue, prices un­avail­able, PAN­DORA

CHARMED, FOR SURE Each Pan­dora piece tells a lit­tle story—nd out the rea­son be­hind Patty’s spe­cial se­lec­tion. FOR SIS­TER KD “Since she’s not the girly type, I felt a leather bracelet would be per­fect for her.” Dou­ble weave leather bracelet, price un­avail­able, PAN­DORA, Shangri-la Plaza East Wing

FOR BRIDES­MAID JESS “‘Cause she loves shoes more than any­thing!” Red Stiletto Charm, price un­avail­able, PAN­DORA

FOR BRIDES­MAID PAM “Be­cause [Pam} loves to drink! Very her.” Cel­e­bra­tion Charm, price un­avail­able, PAN­DORA

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