Juan Carlo Partners With The Old Grove Farmstead
For rustic or farm - themed weddings or prenup photoshoots, this place is perfect!
After almost a year of not seeing each other due to the COVID19 pandemic, wedding planners, event stylists, and other Philippine wedding industry big shots trooped to Lipa City Batangas on the invitation of Juan Carlo The Caterer. The event was to launch the exclusive partnership of Juan Carlo The Caterer and The Old Grove Farmstead and their intimate wedding packages.
The sprawling The Old Grove Farmstead property is a destination onto itself perfect for farm, barnyard, rural, provincial, or rustic-themed events. Or maybe even just for a relaxing family picnic or a romantic date, a respite from COVID19 pandemic concerns, where you can savor the lush greenery and scenic rustic scene that remind you of how tranquil and peaceful life can be under a blue sky and a gentle breeze that seem to carry your cares away. Imagine farm animals you can feed and a small picturesque lagoon where you can row a boat and while away time. It’s picture perfect and the venue has been booked for prenup photo shoots and fashion pictorials precisely because of this. With Juan Carlo The Caterer’s all-in intimate wedding packages, we see a lot of rustic-themed weddings happening here.
The welcome drinks of summer coolers and Juan Carlo The Caterer’s signature popsicle-in-fruit punch quenched away our thirst especially coming from a long drive from our side of Metro Manila and away from COVID19 pandemic worries. Seeing friends, wedding industry colleagues, and the warm welcoming smiles of Alex del Rosario, Chairman & Founder of Juan Carlo, and JC del Rosario, AVP of Juan Carlo The Caterer instantly shifted our gears to party mode.
The food was great. But that’s a given of any Juan Carlo The Caterer’s event. The plating was superb. That’s another given. It was fancy hotel dining experience in a remote setting such as The Old Grove Farmstead. And for this event, Juan Carlo The Caterer did not disappoint.
To help ensure the safety of their Philippine wedding industry guests, an antigen swab test area was appropriated and guests were requested to be tested before they can proceed to the event grounds. While everyone in the party grounds tested negative for the COVID19 pandemic virus, reminders of the minimum IATF safety protocols of wearing masks and physical distancing through beautifully styled themed signages and announced by the event emcee every so often. This is an idea an intimate wedding party of any celebration in this time of COVID19 pandemic can adopt.
Seen at the event were wedding planners Jhune Salud, Rhed Sarmiento, Roch Chua of Events by The Planner , Bingo Flores of Sweet Comfort Events Management, Foi Malones of Casamento Events, Jerome & Marbin of Events Co by Marbin J. Garcia, celebrity photographer Charisse Tinio of Nice Print, event stylist Dave Sandoval, make up artist Toni Aviles of Gorgeousa Make up Studio, and many more.
The event was planned and coordinated by La Belle Fete Manila, catering was by Juan Carlo The Caterer (of course!), styling by Gideon Hermosa of House of Hermosa. Entertainment was provided by 3rd Avenue.
NOTE: Catch Sharon P. Fabian’s special feature on Juan Carlo The Caterer and The Old Grove Farmstead partnership launch to be premiered on Themes & Motifs TV on Sunday, 28 February 2021, 9 pm.
All photos on this page courtesy of Ms. Charisse Tinio of Nice Print Photography