Old Charm Opulence
Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp
Words Kitten Zapata Photography Ayan Azurin for Metrophoto Event Styling Arlan Dionaldo of A-list Manila Stationery The Write Impression Venue and Food Admiral Hotel Manila Cake Cakes by Mannix Tables and Chairs Shop Rent Gala Glassware and Dinnerware Casa Luxia Candelabras Country Classic Globe Lights Phram Manila Special thanks to Kat Nocom of Admiral Hotel Manila Every love story deserves a grand celebration, and what better way to stoke the flames of love and strengthen the embers than with an impressive and opulent wedding fête? Nestled gracefully along the picturesque Roxas Boulevard, The Admiral Hotel Manila – M Gallery stands as a testament to storied legacy, unrivaled location, and opulent indulgence. Offering breathtaking views of the bay, this exquisite hotel serves as a gateway to both the vibrant past and the dynamic present of Manila, immersing guests in the essence of the city’s Golden Age. As guests enter the venue, they are greeted by the breathtaking sight of a gold chandelier adorned with cascading white flowers, elegantly hanging in front of a long, translucent glass table. The table itself is a masterpiece, set with rose gold champagne glasses and exquisitely designed black-and-white striped plates, adding an extra touch of elegance to the overall aesthetic. te collaborated with Arlan aionaldo, a renowned event stylist known for his creative vision and attention to detail. The table is embellished further with crystal candelabras, black velour round dining chairs, and vases brimming with eermosa roses, creating an atmosphere of enchantment and allure. “The contemporary vignette is inspired by the yin and Yang concept: earmony in opposition. fts hallmark is the high contrasts of shade (black and white) , texture (smooth and ruffled), lines (linear and curved) transparencies (transparent glass against opaque glass)and style (classic glass candelabras against a minimal tablescape),” shares aionaldo. Moreover, though it treads the path of obsessive order and stark features, effortless styling keeps it poised and balance. The stationeries from The trite fmpression were meticulously crafted on black and white paper with delicate orchid petals. The menu prepared by the talented chefs of Admiral Hotel, each bite becomes a culinary adventure. For their first course – Executive Chef Chef Paul Lenz Chef XXX has prepared an appetizer of Salmon gravlax roulade in herbed blinis. Followed by Butternut Squash Soup and Burrata salad, mesclun and balsamic glace. For the main course Chef Paul created a Roasted Airline Chicken with garlic mashed potato and Red wine Jus and to sweetly finish off a good meal Executive Pastry Chef Christian Monera prepared a delectable Mixed Berry Parfait.