Over 60 event suppliers from all over Bacolod City with guest luxe resorts from Roxas, Iloilo, Boracay and Bohol gathered last weekend in the activity center of Ayala Malls Capitol Central in Bacolod City for the biggest comeback of the local wedding and events industry in Negros.

Mathel Ong, editor-in-chief of Kasal.com, shared that when they decided to bring back Kasalan at Kotilyon this year in various areas nationwide, “it is heartwarming to know that event suppliers and local to-be weds, alike were excited for the comeback and both showed great support for our national expo.”

Kasal.com started the Kasalan at Kotilyon national wedding & tourism roadshow way back in 2003. This year marked the program’s 16th run nationwide and its 7th year in Bacolod.

The two-day wedding expo in Bacolod started off with romantic wedding serenades from the City’s promising and known musicians. Official event host is Valor Alba, all the way from Aklan.

18TH.ph by Robert Blancaflor, the event’s official style partner, tastefully designed #Kasalan2022 with hues of greens, fresh flowers and foliage.

Silay City’s pride, Amarah Eliezer’s Gowns & Suits, collaborated with Eventualize and Luxesaint to showcase a wide array of bridal and debutant fashion during the event’s formal opening.

Ysabelle’s Bridal Shop, a pioneer in both custom-made wedding gowns and affordable bridal gown rentals not just in Bacolod but also in Iloilo and Dumaguete, launched their latest debutant and bridal creations during the Wedding Expo’s finale program.

Kasalan 2022 Wedding and Tourism Expos are all about showcasing good local event suppliers and creating a reliable wedding marketplace for both wedding suppliers and to-be weds/families to meet each other. To make the event more fun and exciting, various event supplier awards were created and the following Bacolod wedding suppliers stood out in various award categories:

Most Popular Suppliers on Kasalan2022 Online PR Campaign: JMP Couture & Event Specialist - winner; Eventualize - second; and Larieve's Events Organizing Services - third.

Kasalan 2022 in Negros Most Creative Booth Awardees: 1977 Celebrations X EP Studios X Sugarland Hotel booth collaboration - winner; Luxesaint-Living Wall BCD - second; and Mr. E The Event Guru - third.

Kasalan 2022 in Negros Grandeur Booth Awardees: Eventualize Group - winner; Larieve's Events Organizing Services - second; and Resorts Negrense third.

Kasalan 2022 in Negros Top Grosser awardee is Eventualize X Amarah Eliezer's Gowns & Suits, while Kasalan 2022 in Negros Top Booker awardee is 1977 Celebrations.

Aside from special wedding discounts and event promos, Kasalan 2022 in Negros Wedding Expo gave away almost P200,000 worth of amazing raffle prizes to lucky event guests. The list of winners are posted on Kasal.com’s official Facebook Page.

The wedding and event suppliers who supported this year’s Kasalan 2022 in Negros Wedding and Tourism Expo are Amarah Eliezer's Gowns & Suits, JMP Couture & Event Specialist, Luxesaint, Ysabelle's Bridal Shop for bridal gown and suits.

For food and beverage (Wedding Cakes, Caterers, Mobile Coffee & Cocktail Bars, Grazing Bars), Antonia’s Native Delicacies and Catering Services, Beam City Brews, Cake Castle Bakeshop, Chateau Al Fresco restobar, Delui Cafe and Grill, Living Wall BCD, and Tory Caffe CASA. beauty x lounge x cafe.

For florists and stylists, 18th.PH by Robert Blancaflor, Amelia Floral Stylist, ARTEH Events, MARKA UBRA Event Styling, Mr. E The Event Guru; and Sweet 25 Flowers and Decors.

For invitations and favors, Anbox by Andvitations, JA Fragrance, Julio Scents by Event Guru, Outdoormaster Inc., and TUGON 6100.

For destination weddings and resorts, Alunsina Hotel & Spa Roxas, Huni Sicogon, Lopez Beach Resort Sipalay, Mandala Spa & Resort Villas Boracay, Maricalum Crystal Cove Sipalay, and The Bellevue Resort Bohol.

For hotels and reception venues, Acacia Hotel Bacolod, Bacolod Business Inn, L'Fisher Hotel Bacolod, NorthWest Inn, Planta Centro Bacolod, Resort Negrense, Seda Capitol Central, Sugarland Hotel, and The Central Hall by Ayala Malls Capitol Central.

For wedding planners, 1977 Celebrations, Bhee.YOU.tiful Weddings & Events, Eventualize - The Events Specialists, and Larieve's Events Organizing Services.

For wedding photographers, EP Studios, Meraki Weddings PH, and Prima Digital while for wedding videographers, the suppliers are JPT Studios by Jerual Tagle, The Storyteller Bacolod, and Zeal Team.

For host and event performers, 6 Strings Attached Acoustic Duo, Eliel Chadd: Youngest Event Musician, The Prelude, and Valor Alba Event Host.

For other wedding essentials, Magic Audio System, Prince Pro Audio Lights And Sounds , Meycauayan Jewelries, Cradle Massage & Wellness Living, and Zorora Salon and Spa.

For home and living, Choice Service Provider/BPI and Sky Cable Bacolod. SunStar Bacolod, meanwhile, is an official media partner.

It was indeed a sweet comeback to the Sugarland Capital, Bacolod City, and we hope to come back next year for a much bigger, sweeter showcase of Negros and Bacolod’s wedding & event tourism stakeholders. (PR)