Friday, July 29, 2011


Good news, dear readers! Vatel Manila is now moving closer to launching {etc} Handmade Goodness, our DIY arm, and what better way to do this than by revealing the creatives behind the brand!

When {etc} was established this 2011, it was envisioned to bring to Manila the unique American experience of having items handmade and customized for every wedding. Armed with the experience of having their way at their own weddings (uhm, well, not in everything!) and having handcrafted a lot of the items themselves, 5 former brides (4 got wed in 2010, 1 in 2009) came together to form {etc} Handmade Goodness. They come from different backgrounds: the medical field, two are in IT, in real estate, and the only lawyer is currently a Mom, too!. How awesome is that? :-)

Soon, as the demand expands, {etc} will open to Sellers - talented brides (& grooms!) who are also into craft & DIYs who might want to sell their creations to future couples. We'll also eventually open our {etc} HOME line starting with pretty throw pillows and hand-carved items. Indeed, nothing makes a wedding (or a home) truly special than by having certain items handmade and customized. :-)

Here's looking forward to working with you all soon!

- Dylan, Aecy, LA, Grace, Mishi, & Cel <3

Meet the Team!
Cecile Roxas-Padecio

Mishi Tolentino-Santos

April Cyrielle Tabones-Cervantes

Grace Mappala-Arrojado

Team member, Lorely Ann Sace-Oviedo, didn't make it to the shoot. She's currently a resident of Hong Kong SAR.

For capturing who we are, we thank
Paolo Ruiz
2nd Email:
Mobile: 0915.997.9435
YM: iampaosterworks

For making us look great, we thank
Samantha Unson-Gallardo | Professional Makeup Artist & Makeup Coach
Mobile: 0922.804.0904 / 0916.235.6575

For helping us book a slot at Heima, the team thanks
Paolo Feliciano
Mobile: (+63)917.535.4760

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