I had so much fun at the debut of Gabbi Garcia last December 6, 2016, at the Diplomatic Hall of Marriott Hotel!
After months and months of preparation and collaborating with different suppliers and creative groups, we finally got to mount it, and I’m very happy with the outcome.
Gabbi looked extra beautiful that night, special thanks to suki makeup artist Jason delos Reyes and hairstylist Mark Rosales.
Gabbi definitely slayed all her gowns (thanks to stylist Kat Cruz for all the help!).
The huge silver Mark Bumgarner creation was the perfect debutante dress. Very evening gown competition, noh?
And that Martin Bautista dress was also amazing. Gabbi wore that to the after-party AND the after-after-party in Revel.
The party was well-attended.
Gabbi’s co-stars from her previous shows were there, such as Instadad’s Neil Ryan Sese and Gabby Eigenmann, who led the invocation.
Let the Love Begin’s Prince Villanueva, Gardo Versoza, and Donita Rose, who was one of the hosts that night, were also there.
Celeb couples were also there such as Carla Abellana and Tom Rodriguez, plus Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera. Gabbi’s friends from school, including Julia Barretto, were there.
As expected, Gabbi’s Encantadia co-stars were present, and it was amazing to see how tight they are.
It was also touching when the sang’gres (Glaiza de Castro, Sanya Lopez, and Kylie Padilla) went onstage to share their wishes and message for the debutante.
Highlights definitely include Gabbi’s dance with Ruru Madrid, and when her parents gave her their gift (a car!), and when she did her dance with her first Rose, her grandfather. She couldn’t stop crying and it was such a touching, emotional moment.
My favorite part of the debut? Well, apart from dinner (the food was amazing!), I loved the after-party coz it was basically me tipsy-dancing with everyone. Andre Paras and Jerald Napoles were crazy fun on the dancefloor! But it was also great fun dancing with everyone: Mark and Jason, my officemates, and even Gabbi’s parents!