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Magical midnight autumn under the stars

On her 18th birthday, a Filipina customarily throws a party to celebrate her debut in society. It is a traditional Filipino coming-of-age celebration and also signifies a girl’s transition to womanhood.

Jianna Eliz Gerial during her 18th birthday.

Jianna Eliz Gerial, a microbiology student at the University of Santo Thomas (UST) had always dreamed of a debut that would be a mix of the traditional and modern. She is the daughter of Dr. Nerissa Gerial, deputy executive director for nursing services of the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) and Dr. Ernesto Gerial Jr., a urologist/laparoscopic surgeon affiliated with the National Kidney and Transplant Institute of St. Luke’s Medical Center-Global City and Cardinal Santos Medical Center, to name a few. This special event was held at Marquis Events Place in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, with stylist Dave Sandoval and his team producing a program with the theme “Midnight Autumn under the Stars.”

Cascading fresh floral arrangements flown in from Holland, candlelight and dining nooks contributed to an intimate feel, and live music from the La Musica orchestra gave the evening a romantic and nostalgic feel.

The Gerial family would like to thank the guests who shared this family milestone with them and all those who spared no efforts in making Jianna’s debut an unfogettable event she will cherish for the rest of her life.

Event Styling by Dave Sandoval; Coordination by Rhed Sarmiento Event Planners and Coordinators; Venue at Marquis Events Place, BGC, Taguig; Photo and video by Nice Print Photography and Exige Weddings; Gowns by Chico Estiva Atelier; Makeup by Kacey Lozada; Cake by Vienna Cakes; 21 piece orchestra with members of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra; Performers: Whiplash Dancers; Host: Angelee Delos Reyes, Ms. Philippines Earth 2013; Visuals by JustBees Digital Visuals; Technicals by Sound Level Production; and Invitation by Folkstreet Co..

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