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LOOK: Ella Pangilinan embraces heritage in Filipiniana-inspired wedding gown

By Yoniel Acebuche Published Dec 06, 2023 9:01 pm Updated Jan 10, 2024 1:44 pm

Ella Pangilinan is a true Filipina bride in her form-fitting wedding gown.

In an Instagram post, renowned Filipino fashion designer Rajo Laurel shared a glimpse of Ella's gown, a traditional Filipiniana with a train, which had a touching tribute to her mom, Maricel Laza-Pangilinan.

"Who would have thought that this little girl who would accompany her mother @mommymaricel to me as we would draw together on my desk would one day be my bride? What a love bride she is indeed! I cannot wait to share with you the beautiful story of her wedding gown," Rajo said in a post.

Rajo also revealed in the comments section that the embellishments came from Maricel's original wedding gown. "We did a full Redor's run on the embroidery," he said.

Although Rajo has yet to share details of the gown, he said that Ella, who got married on Dec. 6 to non-showbiz partner Enrique Miranda, looked "utterly sublime" while preparing for her big day.

Ella walked down the aisle wearing a Filipiniana-inspired bridal gown

The backless trumpet gown features elaborate beadings formed into flowers on its bodice, making it a classic yet eye-catching dress that suited Ella's personality. It was also filled with white beading for added oomph.

On the other hand, the butterfly sleeves were also designed with intricate bead embellishments to complete the ensemble. It was perfectly paired with a dramatic train and veil.

To complete the look, Ella opted for a clean updo and minimalist makeup.

Ella is Maricel Laxa and Anthony Pangilinan's eldest daughter. She is a creative consultant who has worked her brilliance on various fashion brands.

The closer look of Ella's bridal gown

The back view of the gown

In December last year, Ella announced her engagement to Enrique.

Earlier this month, she held her Amalfi-inspired bridal shower attended by her family and friends, including her mom, Maricel, and sister, content creator Hannah Pangilinan.

She also had a dreamy Despedida de Soltera, where her loved ones sent their love messages and surprised Ella with fun-filled performances to celebrate her journey en route to married life.