Philippine Lifestyle: Wedding Belle Magazine Launches With A Bang!
Birth, death and matrimony are life’s greatest transitions, but you only have control over one of them. You want only the best for your wedding day and beyond, but already preparations and worries have worn you down to a frazzle. How to deal with wedding prep blues? Get advice – loads of it, and from only the best sources. The hottest new source for bridal advice is now here with Wedding Belle magazine, which launched with a lavish party last August 28, 2008 at the Blue Leaf Pavilion in Bonifacio Global City.
The event was a foretaste of the magazine’s style: hip but with classic taste, and a showcase of event planning from the scrumptious food to the perfect venue and elegant décor. Beautiful flower arrangements adorned the venue courtesy of Scarlet Begonia Flowers. Guests were welcomed with wine and champagne courtesy of Rene Barbier and a truly flavorful and endless assortment of hors d’oeuvres and pasta by H Cuisine. The repast was rounded off with an overflowing open bar courtesy of Bailey’s, Artic Vodka and Belgian brews from Global Beer Exchange, while those with a sweet tooth indulged in confections from Marta’s Cakes.
The party was the model of a dream reception that it was. Nor were the brides missing, as designers Kristel Yulo, Louis Claparols, New Yorker and Jun Escario presented some stylish, contemporary gowns in a fashion show. Hosts Bianca Araneta-Elizalde and Miguel Rocha kept the appreciative crowd entertained and gave away nifty prize items.
The height of the evening was of course the unveiling of the magazine by Team Belle, the brilliant ladies behind the magazine. Wedding Belle is the newest magazine of Bella Luce Publications, already known for its highly regarded Digital Photographer Philippines magazine that won the Best Printing award in 2007. Publishers Marta Araneta and Pilar Tuason (herself a noted wedding photographer) along with the other Belles know very well the need for a comprehensive, stylish yet no-nonsense guide to marriage and married life for brides-to-be.
Realizing that “getting married” is a lifestyle in itself, Wedding Belle brings together top talents in fashion, beauty, photography, design, planning, health, wealth management, and sex to get you, the bride, ready for that biggest of big days. The magazine not only tackles the modern bride’s concerns around the event of the wedding but also prepares her for this transition with savvy and humor. The Wedding Belle reader is educated, independent-thinking, with a refined sense of style and open to exciting new ideas, a confident young woman planning her dream wedding who is prepared to spare no effort or expense on her wedding, honeymoon and future.
Moreover, Wedding Belle encourages brides-to-be to talk to each other and share over its community forum. In fact, www.weddingbelle.com.ph is set to be the hottest online destination for brides with its panel of experts ready to answer any question quickly and candidly.
Wedding Belle is a quarterly publication, and will retail for PHP 295; the maiden issue hits the stalls on September 8. Team Belle would like to express their deepest thanks to all its sponsors, especially Henry Pascual, H Cuisine, Hizon’s, Scarlet Begonia Flowers, and Sensitivity for making the launch party such a grand and successful event.