Marry Me at Marriott, after 6 years, has evolved to be the annual assemblage of the prime movers in the wedding industry, most stylish influencers, media personalities and soon-to-wed couples. Staged in the most coveted event address, Marriott Grand Ballroom, it had earned its well-deserved trademark to be the country’s top bridal show.
Headlining this year’s Marry Me at Marriott is the 4-course wine dinner for 700 persons. Complimenting Marriott’s wide-range of events spaces is their incredible catering services, that has been notable for its elaborate banquets for a thousand guests. The menu is designed by their Executive Chef Meik Brammer that will highlight not just magnificent flavors but also their culinary advocacies like sustainable seafood, organic produce, and support to local cuisine. An impressive start is the Sustainable Shrimp with chili spiked tomatinos, puree of ricotta and chives and frisee salad, paired with dry and well-balanced Gallo Chardonnay. Next is a Velvet Cauliflower Soup poured over a crispy mushroom Rangoon that is paired with medium-bodied Canyon Road Chardonnay. The main course is a Grilled U.S. Certified Beef Tenderloin Steak over a truffle potato puree and drizzled with parcini cabernet pan sauce, and paired with a glass of fruity-flavored Gallot Merlot. And the gustatory experience ended with a Mango and Guava dessert dream paired with an equally delightful Barefoot Moscato.
With a world-class venue of unparalleled technology, Marriott has never run out of astounding moments to showcase. Accentuating the 12-feet high Grand Ballroom are opulent chandeliers and dazzling ceiling treatments by today’s top event stylists: Gideon Hermosa, Michael Ruiz and Teddy Manuel – or best known as the GMT. With the help of Stage Riggers Inc, the accredited partner of the hotel, the production was able to create dramatic vertical movements on the chandeliers. GMT also glammed up the pre-function spaces with drapings and provided ornate table centerpieces. Any organizer can go outside of their creative boxes in Marriott because of its state-of-the art design and technology such as the high steel platforms and catwalks.
As soon as the appetites were satisfied, the bridal show started as a feast to the eyes. The bridal show line up is an exciting mix world-renowned fashion designer from different generations and of different aesthetics. Opening the show is the romanticist Rosenthal Tee whose collection is very feminine and classy worn by Lovi Poe and Ms. International-Philippines Ahtisa Manalo. The modernist, Mak Tumang, was a breath of fresh air showing off excellent craftsmanship as seen on his beauty queen muses Valerie Weigman and Ms. Universe-Philippines Catriona Gray. Closing the night is a global talent, Amir Sali, whose works wowed monarchs. From start to finish, Amir flaunted avante-garde and powerful pieces.
Manila Marriott Hotel holds this annual event to give a tease on how committed they are on making every wedding grand in every way. Now you can have yours too, all you need to ask is “Will you marry me at Marriott? and call (02) 988-9999 or visit manilamarriott.com.