Top 10 Philippines’ Best Wedding Couturiers

Once upon a time, it’s easier to pick up a list of wedding suppliers. Effortlessly. However, gone are the days when Fairy Godmother will come to the rescue to magically flick for a beautiful gown and makeover needs. Over the years, the wedding industry has grown to an empire which makes it more stressful to sort out which one fits the  style and budget of the couple’s big day.

Weddings are celebrated as one of the grandest in Filipino culture. There’s nothing more overwhelming and fascinating than planning a perfect union of two hearts in love.

While the journey to the altar will keep the lovebirds more than busy with wedding planning, some merely borderlines to being bridezilla or groomzilla, demanding stress over their own wedding. Here’s a tip, don’t overthink it, just let it be. Let your new beginnings usher in good vibes.

Here’s an impressive display of wedding gowns to inspire bride-to-be’s in choosing their own Fairy Godmother. Beyond catalogs, we trailed down best photographers in town for real brides in their custom-made wedding gowns.

We’ll kicked off the wedding month with Philippines’ Top Wedding Gown Designers. Here are the best of the best which I narrowed down to ten considering the abundance of established and up and coming Filipino Designers. Ergo, part deux soon!

1. VELUZ REYES

Is the mother of all Fairy Godmothers. They say a woman is most beautiful on her wedding day, but a Veluz bride  creates an aura more than stunning.

Veluz just launched her more affordable line of Ready-To-Wear Bridal Collection 2013.

Go check out her wonderful creations here.

Veluz Reyes Wedding GownVeluz Reyes Couture
Maryan in Veluz Reyes Gown by MyMetroPhotoKathrina in Veluz Reyes Wedding Gown. Photo by Bordoy Viterbo

Stunning custom-made wedding dresses by Veluz Reyes.
{From Top Left} 1. Bride Ivy, Photo by Lito Sy. 2. Bride Michaela, Photo by MetroPhoto.
3. Bride Maryan, Photo by MetroPhoto. 4. Bride Kathrina, Photo by Bordoy Photography.

 2. VEEJAY FLORESCA

In the quest of creating a name in the Philippine Fashion scene, young designer Veejay Floresca has also conquered the wedding industry.

See more of his gorgeous wedding gowns here.

Veejay Floresca Gown. Photo by Nice Print Photography

Veejay Floresca Wedding Dress, Photo by CherryblocksVeejay Floresca Wedding Gown

{From Top} 1. Bride Andee, Photo by Nice Print Photography.
2. Bride Leslie, Photo by Cherryblocks. 3. 
Bride Giana, Photo by Daniel Lei Studios.

3. CECILIO ABAD

He is one of Manila’s most sought after designers to date. He specializes in uniquely crafted, bespoke wedding couture. Cecilio Abad’s work is a celebration of passion, creativity, finesse, and the excitement of weddings.

Check out his website to choose your dream wedding dress.

Cecilio Abad Wedding Dress

Cecilio Abad Wedding GownBeautiful Cecilio Abad Wedding Dress

{From Top} 1. Bride Lyra, Photo by Nice Print & Exige Wedding .
2. Bride Abbey, Photo by J Lucas Reyes. 3. 
Bride Heids, Photo by Erron Ocampo.

4. ZANDRA LIM

Zandra’s gowns ooze an aura of classic elegance, allure, and sophisticated appeal with couture quality. Zandra Lim’s designs range from beautiful classic pieces to refreshing contemporary gowns fusing myriad fashion influences for that distinct edge.

More of her elegant collections here.

Zandra Lim Wedding Gown

Zandra Lim Wedding GownZandra Lim Wedding Dress

 Blushing Brides in their elegant bridal gowns
{From Top} 1. Bride Regina, Photo by Caloy Zamora.
2. Bride Chen-Yian Low, Photo by MC Studios. 3. Bride Jennifer, Photo by  Nice Print Exige.

5. JOHN HERRERA

He is a finalist in Philippine Fashion Design Competition in 2004, and well-known for his avant-garde designs.

Swoon over his creations as he saves the world one frock at a time. Check some of his works here.

John Herrera Wedding Gown

John Herrera Wedding GownJohn Herrera Couture

{From Top} 1. Bride Vanessa Matsunaga, Photo by MangoRed.
2. Bride Sheryl and 3. Bride Diana, both Photo by Jaja Samaniego.

6. FRANCIS LIBIRAN

He has become one of the most sought after designers of our generation. Francis Libiran was beguiled by the exciting structural designs of making garments, dreams of endless possibilities, and what-ifs. He has the talent to translate the grandiose of a high-rise building to the elegance of a long dress, drawing the Philippine A-list to his menswear designs, formal dresses, and bridal gowns.

See more of his works here.

Francis Libiran Wedding Gown

Francis Libiran Wedding Dress

{From Top} 1. Bride Richelle, Photo by MetroPhoto.
2. Bride Zabrina, Photo by Nelwin Uy Photography.

7. JO RUBIO

By word of mouth and referrals from clients, he became known for his craft. Like a secret garden waiting to be discovered.

Jo Rubio finds the fine attributes to highlight and enhance. Making each design close to a woman’s heart.

See more of his collection here.

Jo Rubio Couture

Jo Rubio Wedding GownJo Rubio Wedding Gown

{From Top} 1. Bride Raphaella, Photo by Michelle Pineda 
2. Bride Jade, Photo by Jo Rubio.  3. Bride Daisy, Photo by Nice Print Photography

8. JAZEL SY

Jazel Sy Fashion Shop was founded on the core of helping people realize their dreams and excellent customer service. She loves helping people find the perfect design that inspires and leaves a lasting impression.

See more of her collections here.

Jazel Sy Wedding Gown

Jazel Sy Wedding Dress

{From Top} 1. Bride Eunice, Photo by Erron Ocampo.
2. Bride Clarissa, Photo by Chestknots Studios.

9. CARY SANTIAGO

He is Cebu’s premier designer who weaves art in his collection. He is well known to use laser-cutting technique in fashion design, incorporating origami-like work of art in a locally-sourced fabrics.

Get in touch with Cary.

Cary Santiago Wedding Gown

Cary Santiago Wedding Gown

{From Top} 1. Bride Krystelle, Photo by J Lucas Reyes
2. Bride Kristy, Photo by Mark Cantalejo.

 

10.  RAJO LAUREL 

Rajo is passionate about his work, progressive, and very much a keen businessman. He heads Rajo Laurel Enterprise, a young design-driven comapny fueled with the ideology of elegance, romance, and luxury. The look is always modern and feminine, juxtaposing hard and soft elements.

See more of his inspiring craftsmanship here.

Rajo Laurel Wedding Gown

Rajo Laurel Wedding Gown

{From Top} 1. Bride Stephanie, Photo by Pat Dy Photography.
2. Bride Somerie, Photo by Oly Ruiz MetroPhoto.

No matter how I try to squeeze in the best wedding gown makers in town, we can’t  leave the list just like that so I added two more of Filipino Designer pride. Each making a legacy in red-carpet, hollywood.

Now, for the bonus, Top 12 Philippines’ Best Wedding Couturiers

11. MONIQUE LHUILLIER

Monique Lhuillier designs capture the essence of sophisticated luxury by provoking femininity, allure and glamour that have made her renowned in the world of design. Monique’s innate sense of style and understanding of a woman’s desire to look and feel beautiful are prevalent throughout her bridal and ready-to-wear collections.

See her inspiring collections here.

Monique Lhuillier Gold Wedding Dress

Bride in Monique Lhuillier Gown by AMB PhotoMonique Lhuiller Bridal Dress

{From Top} 1. Lovely Bride in Gold Monique Lhuillier Wedding Dress by Elisa B. Photography
2. Classic gown captured by AMB Photo. 3. Another Classic beauty captured by Brett Matthews.

 12. Michael Cinco

Dubai-based Filipino designer Michael Cinco is best known for his fabulous couture gowns. He achieved luxury status because of his innate creativity and masterful techniques. His fresh and elegant juxtaposition of elements like fabric and Swarovski crystal embellishments reiterate his utterly no-nonsense love for the intricacy of details on exceptionally superb creations.

Check out his magical creations here.

Michael Cinco Wedding Gown

Michael Cinco Wedding Dress

Michael Cinco’s stunning 2013 Spring – Summer Collections. Haven’t found real brides working them on the wedding aisle yet but hopefully soon. 

 
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8 Responses to "Top 10 Philippines’ Best Wedding Couturiers"

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  1. Rainbowfish

    May 26, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Beautiful dress. talented designers. :) nice post.

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  2. Arthur Fetalvero

    May 27, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    You really have an eye for great works of art. This will be a grreat reference for future brides. More power and God bless…Hope you make a feature on weddi makeup artists as well….

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    • Queen V

      May 27, 2013 at 9:38 pm

      My pleasure helping future brides. Thanks for reading :)

      Reply
  3. Earth Angel

    May 27, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Re: Rajo, the girl on the bottom is Somerie, just a correction :)

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    • Queen V

      May 27, 2013 at 9:37 pm

      Thanks Earth Angel, changed accordingly :)

      Reply
  4. Nathalie

    June 11, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Will bookmark this for future reference. ;)

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  5. Chacha

    October 20, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Bakit 12?

    Reply
  6. Malou

    January 22, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Great reference! Would be great if you could do one for prom dresses and if you add the high and low price, that would definitely be a plus.

    Reply

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