Press Release


Traders Hotel, Manila Hosts "Ever After, A Wedding Affair"

Manila, 1 October 2013 – On 28 September 2013, Traders Hotel, Manila, together with the Company of Brides, hosted its first bridal fair entitled “Ever After, A Wedding Affair.” The event was held at the hotel’s newly renovated Embassy Ballroom and function rooms. Doors were opened at 10 a.m. and the event ended with a gala fashion show at 7 p.m.

The bridal fair featured some of the most creative and finest wedding specialists and event suppliers in the metro that showcased the latest details in bridal themes, floral designs, wedding gowns, invitations, cake creations, entertainment, souvenirs and everything else needed in planning a dream wedding.

Cake Concepts displayed a 15-foot high, 16-layered wedding cake along the grand staircase, welcoming guests to the event. Fun-filled and entertaining activities were held throughout the day, including innovative features, interviews and demonstrations, as well as interactive talks on bridal and wedding essentials. Interesting topics were covered by the renowned experts. Professionals from Traders Hotel, Manila and Makati Shangri-La, Manila covered Tips on Wedding Menu Preparation and Wine Pairing; Company of Brides’ Marichelle Ligon talked about Essentials on Your Dream Day; Benny Bondoc of Behind the Lens, Chiw Baylon of Invitation Etiquette and Zenas Pineda of Flower Power presented Picture Perfect Your Wedding Day; and Philippine Daily Inquirer beauty columnist, Isabel Roces talked about Beauty and Beyond Before I Do and Shu Uemura’s Kat Del Rosario for Radiance and Rituals. Traders Hotel, Manila General Manager Gordon Aeria, together with special guest, Miss Universe Canada Riza Santos, led the opening of the evening’s main event – a cake-cutting ceremony of the 15-foot wedding cake at the lobby.

The much-awaited Bridal Fashion Show directed by Robby Carmona was held at the newly renovated Embassy Ballroom. The show featured a three- to five-piece collection from the Philippines’ top designers, namely, Nino Angeles, Lya Armovit, Bergamo, JC Buendia, Pablo Cabahug, Hilque Dario, Frankie De Leon, Frederick Peralta, Michelle Sison and Mark Tamayo. The show included live romantic renditions from the world-renowned Philippine Madrigal Singers.

To end the evening, the hotel gave away special wedding prizes to several guests and lucky brides, including two-night stays at Edsa Shangri-La, Manila; Makati Shangri-La, Manila; and Shangri‑La Hotel, Chiang Mai, as well as honeymoon destinations to Shangri-La’s Mactan Island Resort & Spa, Cebu; Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu; and Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort & Spa, Yanuca Island, Fiji.

“Ever After, A Wedding Affair” is supported by Benny Bondoc,, Cake Concepts, Company of Brides, D’Flower Façade, Felgen Enterprises, International Fine Paper Exchange, KB Entertainment Unlimited, L’oreal Professionnel, Manuel Sonny Francisco, Orange Segment, Printsonalities, San Ramoune the Flower Shop, Shu Uemura, SAGA Events Inc., Seamless Signs, Speed 7 Lights & Sound, Spruce Designs, Stage Craft, String Minstrels, Sweet Ideas Cakes, The Write Impression, WQT Photography, Windsor & Tiffany Event Rentals and Zenas Pineda Floral & Events Stylist.

For inquiries and advance reservations, please call the Events Corner at (63 2) 708 4888 or email