FASHION IS A TREAT
What happens when it’s the bride who decides to shower her best girls with one of the best days ever?
REVEAL #2: THE DINNER
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.
REVEAL #3: THE GIFTS
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