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#XavingDaniForever: Check Out The Details Of Dani Barretto And Xavi Panlilio's Elegant Wedding!

Dani Barretto is now officially hitched, the lucky and loving groom being Xavi Panlilio.

The couple got engaged in February and married in a lovely summertime ceremony at Forbes Park's Santuario De San Antonio Parish with a select group of family and friends witnessing their union. 


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The blushing bride arrived at the venue after getting primed and prepped at The Peninsula Manila, making a grand entrance that witnesses of the moment could never forget. 

A heavily laced and embellished, long-sleeved Patricia Santos number in white was Dani's choice for her big day, the voluminous ball gown's fine detailing and tulle veil adding dimension to her bridal ensemble. Makeup artist Denise Go-Ochoa completed the picture with a dewy base and glowing cheeks for a fresh yet elegant look fit for summer, while hairstylist John Valle styled Dani's luscious locks into a half-updo of thick, chocolate waves to reflect the season's playfulness. The groom, on the other hand, was dressed in a classic suit in deep blue. 


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Making sure that her entourage would look good and feel just as stunning, Dani picked a color scheme of easy beiges and tans for bridesmaids and her maid of honor-slash-sister, Julia Barretto. The same can be said for the groomsmen who looked great in sandy suits accentuated with blue ties. Best of all, the outfits were stylish enough to be worn again after the wedding—a great take on re-wearable fashion!


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Among those in Dani's entourage were Erich Gonzales (whose partner was the bride's brother, Leon), Bela Padilla and Natasha Gerona, Claudia Barretto, and littlest sister Erich Barretto who played the role of flower girl. Her guest list included famous faces athlete-turned-beauty queen Michele Gumabao, Chie Filomeno, Moira dela Torre and husband Jason Marvin Hernandez, stylist Cath Sobrevega, Miss World Philippines 2018 Katarina Rodriguez, Joshua Garcia, Rayver Cruz, twins Cassy and Mavi Legaspi, and Jess Milner. 


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Everyone made sure to document the moment Dani stepped inside the church to the time she met her groom at the altar.

A walk down the aisle with his parents signaled the beginning of marital bliss for Xavi, while Dani's big farewell to singlehood was shared with her mom. 

The ceremony began at around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, and culminated in the highly anticipated "I dos" from the now-husband-and-wife Xavi and Dani—a moment met with applause!


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For the day's second main event, Dani and Xavi moved their wedding party to The Peninsula Manila's Rigodon Ballroom where master event stylist and florist Robert Blancaflor worked his magic; the venue's foyer was decorated in tropical greens and opened up to a space glowing with trendy gold and purple lights and outfitted with a dance floor that guests enjoyed for hours on end!


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The bride geared up for an evening of partying with a change of outfit, too; bridal fashion designer Joe San Antonio breathed life into Dani's stunning reception dress that drew attention to her shoulders and chest. Its bold neckline, partnered with a fitted waist and princess-y tulle skirt, was every bit a dream. 


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With NicePrint Photo capturing all the occasion's best moments, the details in this wedding both big and small also get their share of time in the spotlight including custom-made shoes by Jefferson Si, a gift box for the entourage by Sucré Gifting Studio, a scene-stealing cake by Naked Patisserie, and breathtaking table setups executed in partnership with Forsc Ink Socials and Teena Barretto Events. 


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Meawhile, sought-after wedding videographer Jason Magbanua stayed behind the lens all night, The Manila Philharmonic Orchesta serenaded guests with Phantom of the Opera songs, and Side A's Joey G and Dani's sisters Claudia and Erich surprised the couple with a few songs they'll remember forever. 

With a glass of red wine in one hand and her husband's in the other, Dani definitely made the most of her wedding day. 



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Dani and Xavi now have a whole lifetime to look forward to spending together, and we can't wait for them to experience what their happy marriage has in store for them!

Congratulations to the beautiful couple!

Check more photos from this wedding in the gallery below, and visit Metro.Style again for more details on the #XavingDaniForever wedding. 





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