What To Expect If You Have Gideon Hermosa Styling Your Wedding Venue
Gideon Hermosa is undisputedly one of the best-known event stylists in the country at the moment. His A-list clientele made the public take notice of him. He has worked with the likes of Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano, Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes, Iza Calzado and Ben Wintle, Coleen Garcia and Billy Crawford, Moira dela Torre and Jason Marvin Hernandez, Kylie Padilla and Aljur Abrenica, just to name a few.
But once you get to see him work, and get to walk into one of his events, you’ll realize that the hype around him is real—he’s the master of creating new worlds from the ground up, coming up with an astoundingly elaborate event, specifically made for you.
If you’re wishing to have Gideon as part of your dream events team, you would be surprised to know that you can call him up the day before and have him style for you. “Kahit bukas wedding mo, and you have a particular theme, basta available kami on your wedding day, magagawan ng paraan,” says Gideon, “With Kylie Padilla, two weeks lang. Marian, five days prep! I’ve had brides before that I helped three days before their wedding.”
What’s the experience like when you have event stylist Gideon Hermosa working on your event? The end result will surely be more than what you could imagine. But you may also expect these from him:
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He’s very much into details.
If you’ve seen his previous work, this is pretty much stating the obvious, but he’s definitely not one to hold back when it comes to styling. Expect no stone uncovered—you’ll have exquisite ceiling styling of flowers, garlands, and lights, a mirrored aisle, an altar filled with candles, and chairs and pews possibly made especially for your event! Gideon says, “Into details talaga ako. I always consider all aspects in every styling. Kailangan maganda sa photo, maganda in person, appealing siya.”
He needs to know all of your other suppliers.
Gideon is adamant over having a cohesive look for your event. He’ll ask for a sample of your invitations, the sketch of your wedding gown, your photographer and videographer—perhaps even your caterer! But this is to ensure everything about your event will be within theme, and will have a consistent look. “I ask who the suppliers are, since I was able to work with a number of them already. Sometimes I give the couple a heads up if a supplier is off theme, like for example, a photographer’s look is different from what the couple’s theme is, we would adjust the theme. I sometimes help them design the invitations. With the designer of the gown, I ask for the designs sometimes or adopt patterns from the gown to the styling. Sometimes even the cake design, I need to know it. Everything talaga!”
Get ready to spill your personal life.
Gideon makes sure that upon your first meeting with him, he gets to know you. And not just by asking you when your wedding date is and what your theme is, but he gets up close and personal. “I always interview the bride, like I ask how they met, what the proposal was like, their professional background, their family background, what they do. It’s just to get their personalities. I feel like every wedding needs to be personalized—I want their guests to feel like when they enter the ballroom, parang ang unang masasabi ng guest is, ‘Sila talaga 'to’. Like even if as a guest you’re not feeling the theme because it’s not your personality, but you’ll be able to relate to it because you know the couple and you feel that the styling is them.” It’s no wonder that Gideon’s creations, no matter how extravagant, still feel very personal.
Read more about Gideon Hermosa in Metro Society magazine's latest issue, out on stands now for only P250
Photographs by Paul Del Rosario and JC Inocian for Metro Society