Right after Rachelle Ann Go’s wedding in Boracay last April 18, 2018, event stylist Gideon Hermosa flew straight to Balesin Island for another grandiose outdoor celebrity event—the much-anticipated wedding of Coleen Garcia and Billy Crawford, which took place yesterday, April 20.
Balesin’s Costa Del Sol, the ceremony venue, was deemed as the fitting place for the couple to exchange “I dos” as “this Spanish village connects to the Spanish roots of Coleen.”
Gideon wove his magic to turn the venue into this…
Lush, luxe and love. Inspired by French Riviera with “lush” details juxtaposing intricate installations, this set up spells dreamy and ethereal wrapped into one concept. With “luxe” mirror flooring and whimsical florals, this is the definition of “love”. #Gideonized #ColeenGotTheBill @labellefete @lxeventspro @mymetrophoto @bobnicolas
In a prior interview, the blooming bride said that they just opted to “surrender” everything to their events planner La Belle Fete and Gideon, but made a few specific requests.
One of the couple's preferences was the use of subtle color, “something that matches the sea.”
To ensure this, the style team stuck to powder blue, lavender and lilac.
Costa del Sol of Balesin is the most perfect venue for Billy and Coleen’s ceremony. Inspired by the region in the south of Spain, this Spanish village connects to the Spanish roots of Coleen. The picturesque setting and its symbolism also speak to us. With two pools side by side, one with fresh water, the other with salt water, it symbolizes two different people united by ONE LOVE. They go to the sea, surrender to the waves, and look up above with God as their witness, with God as their fortress. This wedding is indeed a labor of love. . . . Event Planner - @labellefete Event Styling - @gideonhermosa ?Lights, Flooring, Sounds - @lxeventspro?Cake - @chef_castillo_fuentes?Photo - @@mymetrophoto?Video - @bobnicolas?Gown - @galialahav Headpieces - @trinitybridal ?Bridal Robe - @laterceraonline?Secondary sponsors tailor - @bessiebesana?Female Entourage Gowns - @joesanantonio?Entourage - @rauatelierweddings?Bridesmen & bearers - @paulolazaro.studio?Best Man - @jeandco?Wedding Cord - @weddingcords?Groom's Suit - @edwintan_ph?Stylist - @adrianneconcept?Hair and Make up (Bride) - @pongniu Groom's Grooming - @aimeegrey?Hair and Make up (Entourage)?- @gerypenaso & @jajapangilinan?Invite Layout/Signages/Menu Cards - @papillonph?Invite Printing - @printandcompany Welcome Kit Printing - @printdivas?Music (Ceremony) - @manilastringmachine?Music (Reception) - @thor_mightythor & ?Extra Rice Band?Music (Welcome Dinner & After Party) - @toonscan?Emcee - @kcmontero?Souvenirs - @myowncanvasbags?@arteegram_manila?@knotvillefavors?@insta_mug?@rawbitesbox?@sipsteelstraws?@bcfragranceph?@noveltiemnl?@highcalibertrading?@figuresofbeans?@pspersonalizedsweets Photoman - @dharwin_tanned Digital Juice - @nicolasphotovideo?@kat_ren Chandeliers - @bellabanquets Props and candelabra- @cl_decor Chairs and cutleries - @shoprentgala #coleengotthebill
According to Gideon, the styling was inspired by the French Riviera, the Mediterranean coast of southeastern France.
He explained, "Inspired by French Riviera with 'lush' details juxtaposing intricate installations, this set up spells dreamy and ethereal wrapped into one concept.
"With 'luxe' mirror flooring and whimsical florals, this is the definition of 'love.'"
To achieve the “dreamy and ethereal” look both for the ceremony and the reception, Gideon and the team used 15 varieties of flowers which came all the way from Kenya, Ecuador, Amsterdam, Taiwan, and New Zealand.
He told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), “For the flowers, we used 6,000 stems of powder blue hydrangea, 30,000 stems of white roses, 1,500 stems of delphiniums, 3,000 stems of other imported roses in diff shades of lilac. Then 5,500 stems of other varieties.”
Meanwhile, here’s a peek at the equally dreamy reception venue at The Balesin Royal Villa.
Best wishes, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Crawford!