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11 Wedding Stylists of Manila's Most Discerning Brides

When planning for your dream wedding, consider these names your miracle workers.
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Planning a wedding may be a stressful process, which, ideally, should not be the case when preparing for the most magical day of your life. Sourcing suppliers is another daunting step in the preparations. Where do you start with the hundreds of names and recommendations that will certainly be tossed at you? Styling the venue is half the battle and if you’re working with the best the industry has to offer, you can consider that conquered. Here are some of the country’s top wedding stylists:

1. Amante Fleurs

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Julius Villamante, the creative mind behind Amante Fleurs, knows how to make a dramatic entrance—out of flowers, veils, and lights. From the moment guests enter the vicinity to the time they leave the reception area, they are guaranteed to be awestruck by the opulence of an Amante Fleurs-designed scene. The design team is as comfortable working with indoor locations as with outdoor places. The wedding supplier also never shies away from bright hues and various textures.

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For inquiries, email [email protected]

2. Robert Blancaflor

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The professionals behind the Robert Blancaflor Group know how to make it a fabulous party and they don’t need a barrage of blooms to do it. The wedding stylists use an array of props and embellishments to suit the theme of each event and has been known, at times, to create a rustic set-up using trees and leaves when the occasion demands it. After establishing its name as one of the premier wedding suppliers in the country, the group has expanded its reach and now styles events around Asia. Aside from weddings, the group, helmed by its namesake managing director, works on corporate events, birthday parties, and themed affairs. 

For inquiries, call 570.3883 or email [email protected]. For more information, visit, robertblancaflor.com.

3. Nikki Chatto


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Floral designer Nikki Chatto typically takes the feminine and the romantic route for her events. One of her staple elements is a floral walkway that welcomes guests as they arrive at the venue. Glitz and glamour interact well with natural components when Chatto is behind the arrangements.

For inquiries, email [email protected] or [email protected] 

4. Jo Claravall

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Few stylists can pare down extravagance and maintain a sophisticated vibe as Jo Claravall does. Opulence is evident in each wedding that she styles, and every once in a while, she’ll surprise everyone by presenting a romantic venue. Her signature elements include tall centerpieces that meet low-hanging lighting fixtures or ornaments. 

For inquiries, email [email protected] or [email protected]

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5. Gary Dacanay

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It’s easily a Gary Dacanay-styled affair when every corner is teeming with elaborate floral arrangements. Dacanay and his team work 'round the clock to ensure each of their venues looks like one straight from fantasy. Apart from the wide variety of blossoms, Dacanay also likes to use unconventional lighting fixtures—from fairy lights to larger-than-life chandeliers.

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For inquiries, email [email protected]

6. Teddy Manuel

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A mainstay at major bridal fairs and a go-to for high-profile wedding parties, Teddy Manuel creates modern-day fantasies through his arrangements. It’s not hard to see that Manuel subscribes to a “more is more” mantra but somehow, makes it work through subdued palettes and a perfect symmetry that render his ideas clean and elegant. With almost 20 years experience as an event stylist under his belt, Manuel keeps up with what’s in vogue all while keeping to the theme of the affair.

For inquiries, email [email protected] or call 354.1676. For more information, visit flowersandevents.com.ph.

7. Henry Pascual

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The past 17 years of hard work and agreeable results have placed the name Henry Pascual on the map when it comes to preparing stunning venues. His timeless concepts add to the festive nature of every celebration. Easy sophistication is the best descriptor for his work as he uses fuss-free techniques to appeal to no-nonsense clients.

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For inquiries, email [email protected]

8. Zenas Pineda

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One of the most trusted floral designers and events stylists, Zenas Pineda stays true to a classic and timeless aesthetic that never takes attention away from the purpose of the gathering itself. Pineda’s styling enhances even the barest of spaces and transforms it into a floral wonderland accentuated by drapery and candlelight.

For inquiries, call 732.5891 or email [email protected]

9. Michael Ruiz

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As an event stylist, Michael Ruiz likes to make a spectacle of the backdrops he works on. From floor to ceiling, nothing is spared and every aspect of his décor is laced with grand details. He admits himself he has a knack for high-ceiling installations.

For inquiries, email [email protected] or call 0917.721.0049

10. Dave Sandoval

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The wedding industry almost missed out on Dave Sandoval’s brilliant eye for detail, but by sheer chance, “a stroke of inspiration” struck, which led to Sandoval's pursuit of a new career in event styling. “I didn’t have any formal training but what I had was inspiration,” his writes in his official bio. Since then, the event stylist has flourished over the past decade after making the shift from corporate life. As for his styling, Sandoval possesses a wide range of design tricks that span from minimalist to over-the-top. He also shines when working on themed affairs and large spaces.

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For inquiries, email [email protected]. For more information, visit eventstylistdave.com.

More: Intimate vs. Grand Weddings: Which Option is Right for You?

11. Spruce Floral Designs

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Couples who desire to be very hands-on with the planning process will be happy to work with Spruce Floral Designs and its team. The floral design team is all about making its clients’ wishes come to life, be it a city venue or a local destination wedding. Spruce is also a one-stop-shop for corporate event styling and one-off whimsical arrangements.

For inquiries, email [email protected] or call 519.2937. For more information, visit sprucefloraldesigns.com.

More: How to Masterfully Pull Off a Destination Wedding

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