Dani Barretto and Xavi Panlilio's wedding reception

IMAGE Yvette Fernandez

Dani Barretto and Xavi Panlilio's wedding reception is held at The Peninsula Manila Hotel in Makati City.


After their church ceremony, newlyweds Dani Barretto and Xavi Panlilio met their guests at their wedding reception at The Peninsula Manila's Rigodon ballroom.

Over 300 guests came to celebrate with the new Mr. and Mrs. Panlilio.

Event stylist Robert Blancaflor turned the venue into a magical garden, using hundreds of flowers—from hydrangeas to rosesin different shades of pink, lilac, and lavender.

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The pathway leading to the ballroom

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The tablescape featured mirrored dining tables and crystal candelabras.

Naked Patisserie served cheese, grapes, and cold cuts...

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...and made the couple's five-layer naked wedding cake.

The guests enjoyed a sumptuous four-course dinner—Grilled Prawn Salad for appetizer; Lobster Veloute for soup; Herb-crusted Halibut with Braised Chorizo Beans, grilled eggplant, water spinach, sauce vierge, and crispy fennel for main course; and Dulce de Leche cheesecake with vanilla sauce and almond tuile for dessert.

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Before the program started, Dani's youngest sister Erich recited a short prayer.

Side A vocalist Joey Generoso performed the song "Forevermore" for the couple's first dance as husband and wife.

Joey's song number was a gift from Julia Barretto, the maid of honor.

Dani's mom Marjorie Barretto also shared a dance with the singer.

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Claudia Barretto sang Andy Williams' "Moon River."

Among the special guests at the wedding was former Senator Sergio "Serge" Osmeña III.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nikko Tuazon is a lifestyle writer with a strong interest in pop culture, fashion, beauty, and music. Connect with him on Instagram at @mrnikkotuazon.


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