Highlights From Zandra Lim Designs’ Crystal Bridal Fair

Apr 13, 2019

Anna Alcontin

Zandra Lim Designs marked her 15th anniversary as a bridal gown designer with “Crystal Bridal Fair” at Discovery Primea in Makati City on September 15-16, 2018. Several months have passed since the successful charity event. Much has been written about it and so Ms. Z waited for this moment to finally put into words about her most engaging, rewarding, & fulfilling event last year. But this was not an ordinary event; Zandra expressed her gratitude to the people who have been supporting her in the fashion industry by inviting them to participate in the bridal fair and to be runway models in the fashion show for the silent auction of her masterpieces! To make this even more memorable, proceeds from the sales of tickets to the fashion show and auction, and percentages of sales from the bridal fair suppliers will go to charity. If you weren’t around to witness this celebration, here’s a recap of what you missed:
1. Fashion Walk For A Cause

 Zandra’s husband, Dr. Mars Imasa, is an oncologist. They both share the frustration when cancer patients stop taking their treatments due to financial issues. Although the wedding designer has been helping fund their treatments prior to the Crystal Bridal Fair, Ms. Z stressed that her 15th anniversary in the wedding industry was a good opportunity to push a cause bigger than what she and her husband have been doing.

2. Little Prince and Princesses Runway Walk

Zandra is well known for her bridal gowns, however, the designer wanted to showcase her talent in making suits and dresses for the youngsters. Boys and girls under the age of 5yrs old walk down the runway—blowing kisses to the crowd—in the most adorable little tuxedo suits and flower girl gowns, which started the whole mood for the event!

3. Stunning Prom, Debut, and Ball Gowns

The designer exhibits her line of elegant evening gowns worn by her teen and adult models. It was the first time for most of the models to be doing a runway walk, but that didn’t stop them from slaying. The first time models were oozing with confidence, and immediately, you could tell that they were so comfortable with what they were wearing! One of Zandra     Lim Designs’ trademarks is the intricate embroidery detail in her bridal dresses that is still very evident in her evening wear line.

4. Men’s Tuxedo Suits

Although Zandra is recognized for her astonishing gowns, she also caters to men. Her tuxedo pieces were simple yet quirky! The suits were made with pastel colors, floral details, and dragonfly print, while still maintaining a masculine appeal for the guys.

5.Mother and Daughter Matching Gowns

 The mother and daughter walk was the fans’ favorite! You would think that matching outfits were a bit cheesy, but Zandra created her own take on the mother-daughter gowns, which was fun and cute but still having a sophisticated charm to it.

6.Forty’s and Fabulous

Style knows no age, and that’s what Zandra came to prove with her Mother Gown line. These women were radiating with confidence wearing elegant mother gowns we all envy

7. Grand Finale

Alas! Zandra Lim Design’s famous bridal dresses walk down the runway. Everyone in the audience was at the edge of their seat for the final walk. The models look like royalty, walking on the runway with such grace and poise. We can’t help but imagine ourselves in those luxurious wedding gowns that are dripping with fine embroidery, sequence, and pearls—it was a magical experience and we want more!

8. Bridal Fair

The second day of the event gathered over 40 of the top wedding suppliers in the Philippines, including photographers, makeup artists, giveaway suppliers, and many others. This was an opportunity for these wedding fairy godmothers to make brides’ wishes come true! Soon-to-be-brides were invited for a free consultation with the suppliers, as well as book their services with a discount! These soon-to-be-brides also participated in giving back to Zandra’s charity cause because a percentage of the suppliers’ sales go to the cancer patients needing financial aid.