It is every girl’s dream to wear the perfect gown on her wedding day. We spend hours and hours glossing over magazines, looking online and even keeping tab on celebrity nuptials (lest we miss out on the latest trends). Internationally, Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera and the brand Marchesa are known (and revered) for creating bridal gowns that are classic masterpieces. They have dressed up the crème de la crème of Hollywood actresses and other prominent personalities.
In Manila, designer extraordinaire Francis Libiran is the go-to designer of local tinseltown. Recently, he mounted a successful bridal show at the Manila Peninsula Hotel aptly titled AVEC AMOUR (‘With Love’) The collection drew “oohs”, “aahs” and “wows” from the audience. Gowns with exquisite lace and detailed craftsmanship adorned the runway. I especially loved the ballerina gowns with the side pockets. So beautiful and functional too!
1. Which bridal gown is your favorite and why?
The show was a total success! Francis Libiran was given a standing ovation in the end – a rousing adulation he truly deserves.