It was a fantasy night and the guests were in awe as they walked in and around the swanky Skyview Ballroom at the Marlborough Hotel which was turned into a magical place, a celebration fit for a queen! Yes, for our very own Mrs. Philippines Manitoba 2014-2015, Precy Merluza. Thanks to her son, Justin Merluza, owner of the award winning Just In Couture Designer Planning & Luxury Decor, who has given his whole heart into planning the perfect birthday for his mother.
“You’ve taken us to a different venue, it does not look like the Marlborough, Amazing Job,” said by Todd Labelle Promotion. Larry Vickar says: “We have gone to so many galas and events, but this party is the best, both entertaining and gorgeous.” Maggie Chan-Urbano, QPAM president: “The party of the year, so breathtaking. Always and amazing job by Justin.”
More exciting comments were said by all the guest and even the guest from the wedding on the same floor. The celebrant, with her family, Oly, her husband, youngest son Justin and eldest son Neil along with his wife Larika, welcomed more 300 guests with awe and surprised by the 6′ floating cake by head baker of Goodies Bake Shop, unique chair covers by Outta Site Luxury Linens, breathtaking floral centerpieces, disco light dance floor by Spark Rentals, 7 outfit changes by the celebrant, Sugar Blooms Cakes dessert buffet, and 100’s of yards of fabric hung on the ceiling.
The magical night began with Paul Ong singing “The Way You Look Tonight”, as Precy Merluza made her grand entrance the Skyview was enchanted with a light majestic fog and the dance floor lite up as she struck a pose. Entertainment through out the night was seamless as if you were at a dinner theater. Performers including Paul Ong and Hannah Sagaral; rigodon dance by QPAM and friends, special dance performance by friends of the John Zumba class, 50 Roses & Candles by family & friends, and a special dance to the song “Thinking Out Loud” by the celebrant and her husband, Oly.
As the celebrant went around and greeted the guests at the end of the program, the dancing followed as if the guests were dancing in an ambiance of royalty, aplomb and pageantry.
Award-winning Winnipeg Planner and Stylist: Justin Merluza, owner of Just in Couture along with his assistants Charr, Amy and setup staff, spent endless hours into planning this dream golden celebration for a women both beautiful inside and out.
Yes, the 50th birthday celebration fit for a queen, for our 1st MaCFFA Queen, Mrs. Philippines-Manitoba 2014-2015.
Photos by AJ Batac