It’s been a month since our team, together with Rustan’s Weddings and Beyond, treated 40 engaged brides and their companions to a lovely afternoon of fun, pampering, and exclusive giveaways, and what an experience it was! As soon as the guests stepped onto the 5th floor of Rustan’s Makati, they instantly knew they were in for a treat with the luxe setup, well-curated brands on display, and relaxing music to set the mood. There were so many fun activities and talks during the event and we’re so glad to be sharing them with you today! Here’s a quick rundown of what happened at Bliss!
The program started with talks from different industry experts. Janna Simpao, founder and Editor-in-Chief of brideandbreakfast.ph, talked about how to plan a beautiful wedding, while Adrianne Concepcion, a trusted celebrity fashion stylist, shared tips on how to effectively put together a tasteful engagement and wedding wardrobe. The last speaker during the event was the sought-after wedding photographer, Pat Dy, who shared pointers on how couples can look their best in their engagement and wedding photos.
After all the interesting talks, it was time for the attendees to enjoy the different activities and discounts several brands offered at the different booths, called the Beauty and Wellness Booth, the Women’s Corner, the Men’s Corner, the Home Start-Up, and the Fine Jewelry Booth.
At the Beauty and Wellness Booth, brides and their companions were treated to free pampering sessions. They received hand massages from L’Occitane, skincare consultations and makeup trials from Perricone, Nexa consultations from Murad, back massages from Dermalogica, and makeup and beauty consultations by Bobbi Brown and Clinique. Aside from these brands, Clarins Skin Spa, La Prairie, and Neal’s Yard Remedies also displayed their products during the event. And what’s the finishing touch in every bride’s look? A great fragrance, of course! Acca Kappa and Maison Francis Kurkdjian added to the awesome event experience with their unforgettable scent selection. Also, all brides were lucky enough to take home a Rustan’s Beauty Addict membership at the end of the event. What a treat!
From lingerie and accessories to dresses and shoes, brands from the Women’s Corner helped the brides tick off the outfits they’ll need for their engagement parties and send-offs. Apparel selections from Adrianna Papell, Aidan Mattox, Bari Jay, Finders Keepers, Halston Heritage, Keepsake, Natori, and Tadashi Shoji, as well as lingerie from Maidenform, presented a wide variety of styles and colors for every bride to choose from. Once they found the right outfit, it was time to head to the shoe selections from Aquazzura, Christian Louboutin, Sergio Rossi, and Gianvito Rossi. Of course, no outfit is ever complete without accessories and bags! Good thing brands such as Jessica Mcclintock, Abanicos Aparisi, Kitsch, Majorica, Medusa’s Heirlooms, Swarovski, Volart Encajes, Silnag, and Rustan’s Hankies were present during the event.
At the Men’s Corner, Ascot Chang walked the grooms through the bespoke fitting experience, showing them why it’s smarter to invest in a well-made shirt and suit which they can reuse after the wedding. There were also shoe and accessory brands on display from Allen Edmonds, Punto, Tricker’s, Umber, Gouache, and the Tie Bar for the grooms to complete their wedding look. Couples also enjoyed the practical and creative giveaway ideas presented by Brouk & Co., Corkcicle, and S’well and the luggage options from American Tourister and Samsonite, too.
At the Home Start-up Booth, Rustan’s Weddings and Beyond helped couples plan their future home through their basic home essentials consultations and gift selections. All the must-have pieces for the main parts of the home were definitely covered. Ergomotion and Uratex displayed their latest pieces for a good night’s rest, while Kassatex, Malouf, Natori, and Ralph Lauren made sure that the attendees had great quality options for their bed and bath accessories. Home appliances like Dyson, Gorenje, and Delonghi and home fragrance brands like Collines de Provence and Millefiori offered truly luxurious options for a more welcoming home. And speaking of welcoming, sprucing up the dining room is a must if you want your home to be impressive. With glassware from LSA, Luigi Bormioli, Nachtmann, and Schott Zwiesel and tableware from Bugatti, Christina Re, Christofle, Kate Spade New York Home, Lenox, Herdmar, Queen Anne, and Royal Albert, our guests had several options for elevating their startup dining room. And it was difficult not to bring home some of the gift items from Oleg Cassini and Rustan’s Our Very Own! They were all so beautiful!
Couples who needed help with their wedding rings found the jewelry consultations in the Fine Jewelry Booth very helpful. A beautiful selection of rings were lined up by Argyor, Cento, Damiani, and Denovo, while complementing jewelry sets were showcased by Mikimoto and Roberto Coin. Montblanc provided the selection of men’s watches and accessories, as well.
Of course, no event is ever complete without sumptuous food! All attendees of Bliss sure enjoyed the feast—ham and pasta from The Plaza, a raclette cheese spread from La Petite Fromagerie, champagne and wine from Ralph’s Wine and Spirits, and other mouthwatering dishes perfect for an afternoon affair. Delicious!
There were raffle prizes drawn out all throughout the program, which ended with the much-awaited free Pat Dy Engagement Shoot grand prize! This couple was so lucky to win it!
Everyone left the venue feeling happy and even more excited to plan their weddings! The guests got to take home luxury samples from Maison Francis Kurkdjian, tokens from L’occitane and The Write Impression, complimentary service vouchers from Bobbi Brown and Clinique, and collar stays from Ascot Chang for their grooms who happily spent their afternoon with them.
We enjoyed spending the afternoon with all of you! Don’t forget to drop by the Rustan’s Weddings and Beyond office to create your wedding registry in preparation for the exciting new life you and your soon-to-be will build together!
Here are the Rustan’s Weddings and Beyond branch numbers you can contact:
Alabang: (02) 850 5532
Makati: (02) 817 8007
Shangri-la: (02) 633 4659
Gateway: (02) 931 2245
Cebu: (32) 517 0554