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Filipiniana Flavor

Boast of our culture with a mix of capiz, solihiya, dried flowers, and of course, our rich cuisine

Photographs by Ronan Capili
Creative direction by Ronna Capili Bonifacio

As event stylist and florist Henry Pascual best put it, go local. “Let’s use what we have in our country and all its beautiful things,” he says. We can’t help but agree, especially as we all begin to move forward together into the new normal. Take a look at this Filipiniana setup by Richgold Weddings that marries together the current trend of dried flowers with strong elements from our beloved culture. Wouldn't this theme be perfect for a wedding reception at an ancestral home?

Here’s a few quick tips on executing this theme:

Gold accents complements wood and dried flowers well. It brings a touch of luxury to the earth tones.
Canapes are easy picks especially for self-service if you want to cut back on having more the necessary wait staff. It also makes for a neat plate if you do a managed buffet. Modern Filipino Canapes by Richgold Weddings.
Including a few fresh flowers into a muted color palette, such as orchids, creates a beautiful balance to the styling trend of dried flowers.
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For most Filipino families, it isn’t a real celebration unless there’s a roasted pig being served. If the idea of pig’s head at your reception isn’t exactly what you were going for, you can still enjoy a lechon with a Slow Roast Lechon Belly. Treat your guests for the main event!
Tip: Pull out all the stops when you look at the styling of your reception tables--think of the chairs, silverware, glassware, and the plates. These little details easily upgrade the styling.
Ask your caterer how they can reimagine classic Filipino favorites, like this Deconstructed Buko Pandan by Richgold Weddings. We’ve all had it countless times at events and it’s definitely a Filipino classic, it would be fun to work it into a menu that pays homage to our culture and heritage.
Caterer by: RichGold Weddings