As a freelance wedding planner and event stylist, I can say that bridal shower is the fun part of the wedding preparation for most brides. This is the part where you can see the bubbly and naughty side of the bride-to-be and her ladies. How the bridal shower would go actually depends on how the bride (or the ladies) want it to be. And for the bride-to-be fashion designer Ms. Happy Andrada, it’s a fun havana party!
Last Saturday, I am grateful to be invited to Happy Andrada’s bridal shower. Happened at The Den, Marriott Manila — the young and versatile fashion designer made sure that hers will not be a typical bridal shower.
Havana Chic Bridal Shower
To kickoff the party, a bridal makeup tutorial happened courtesy of M.A.C. Cosmetics. Afterwards, they gave away a complete M.A.C. makeover gift certificate to one lucky guest.
And to complement the bridal makeup tutorial, there’s also a hair styling tutorial courtesy of Maquiallage Professionel. A free 5-day hair workshop at Maquillage Hair Professionale was also given away to one lucky guest. Awesome right? I know!
Another highlight of the event is a crash course of burlesque dancing courtesy of no other than Burlesque Manila. Ms. Happy’s bridesmaids and friends were taught the basics of burlesque dancing which definitely revealed their sexier side on the dance floor. There were also bridal shower games enjoyed by all the ladies in the party.
The Fashion Show
The reason why I said earlier that this is not your typical bridal shower is because the main highlight of the party was the fashion show.
The bride-to-be herself came up with a collection that is focused on fun and modern dresses ideal for a young and lively soon-to-be bride. All heads to this newest collection as Happy Andrada presented it during her bridal shower.
This collection is perfect for the soon-to-weds who wants to express their bubbliness as their big day approaches, with pre-wedding events such as meet-the-parents, engagement party, bachelorette party, bridal shower, prenup photoshoot and even civil wedding.
Fun, vibrant bride-to-be paired up with a colorful and dynamic collection, brilliant tones and nuances of the art pieces and intricately hand crafted details such as appliques and laser cutting, displaying the creativity and ingenuity of the designer. Here are some of the lovely pieces from the collection:
The collection will be available mid-November at Fashion ART 24 J. Erestain corner K-1st, Kamuning, Quezon City.
After presenting Ms. Happy Andrada’s newest collection, everyone enjoyed more fun games and good food.
Special thanks to Ms. Viva Andrada O’Flynn (Ms. Happy’s sister) for the invite and for the cute and yummy pastries. It was indeed a fun celebration of Ms. Happy Andrada’s transition from being single to getting married. I wish her all the best in her career and married life <3
About Happy Andrada
Fashion Designer Happy Andrada studied fashion at Central Saint Martins in London. A young and versatile fashion designer, she is making the world her runway. Happy has won several international awards including International Artist of the Year 2016 in the International Fashion Art Biennale, Seoul, Korea, Miami Fashion Week International Emerging Designer and she won two major awards in the Asian Weddings and Arts Competition in Hong Kong.
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