TADHANA 2017 A celebration of new beginnings

Every milestone deserves to be celebrated in grand fashion. On the occasion of the 13th anniversary of Wedding Essentials—the ultimate guide for the modern Filipina bride and the country’s fastest selling bridal magazine—and The Manila Hotel, the country’s premier five star hotel, brings to you another year of Tadhana.

The Grand Dame has been one of Manila’s go-to venues for luxe celebrations. From its opulent lobby to its festive ballrooms, and now Tadhana’s venue, The Manila Hotel’s Tent City – The perfect place for large events of up to 2,500 guests, from fashion shows to conventions and exhibits.

The 2-day event, featured wonderfully arranged tablescapes by The Manila Hotel, Natural Art, Scenta Creations, Joyce Aguilar, Gideon Hermosa, Michael Ruiz, Badang Rueda, Creasperson and Co., Spruce by Patricia Pastellero, Gina Galang, Teddy Manuel, and Zenas Pineda; along with creative booth setups by Nelwin Uy, Niceprint Photography, The Write Impression, Christine Ong-Te Events, Metrophoto, and Bethany Dream Cakes

One of the event’s highlight is the 35 cover reveals of 35 real couples featured in the latest issue of Wedding Essentials Magazine. The show ended with an array of bridal gowns from young designers—Khai Villanueva, Kat Corpus, Catherine Cavilte, Yeye Pantaleon, Raphael Louis Gonzalez, and Nat Manilag. While seasoned designer Pat Santos, made sure she ended the affair with sheer elegance.

“Tadhana is an event wherein we showcase exquisite Filipino talent and craftsmanship, from gowns, to table setups and food, Wedding Essentials and The Manila Hotel will always make sure to be here with you on your big day”, shares Kitten Zapata, Editor-in-Chief of Wedding Essentials Magazine.

The annual event was full of success with the help of its partners, The Manila Hotel, Manila Bulletin Online, Christine Ong-Te Events, Sensitivity Lights and Sound, 4th Wall Productions, The Write Impression, Pixel Image, Bernie Pasamba Orchestra, Teddy Manuel, Michael Ruiz, Gideon Hermosa, Vivere Salon, Randy Sta. Ana, Event Shaker, Audio Dream, Dragon Fireworks, Zbar, Panasonic, Delsey, Skyjet, Air21, Crate and Barrel, La Jeunesse, Limtuaco, Zen Institute, and Emperador.

To know more about the event and get easy wedding reads please visit www.weddingessentials.ph and follow @WeddingEssentialsMagazine on Facebook and @weddingessentialsph on Instagram.


  1. Thank you for a lovely write up and coverage of the event. May we please have your email address so we can send you more information on upcoming events? Thank you.

    1. Hi Therese you are welcome, I apologize for the late revert. It's klikd2@yahoo.com. Thank you!



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