Download our Catering Menu!

    Ara Mina And Dave Almarinez: A Fairy-Tale-Like Wedding

    What makes Ara Mina and Dave Almarinez’ fairy tale wedding special?

    1. Wedding ceremony
    2. Reception venue
    3. Gown and suit
    4. Professional catering services

    Last June 30, 2021, couple Ara Mina and Dave Almarinez officially tied the knot at a destination wedding in Baguio. If you already saw the photos, you will be amazed by all the elements of their celebration. Here are some of the highlights from Ara Mina and Dave Almarinez’s fairy tale wedding! Keep on reading.

    Wedding Ceremony


    View this post on Instagram


    A post shared by ? ??? ???? ? (@therealaramina)

    One of the things that made this couple’s wedding celebration special was the venue. The ceremony was held at the chapel of Alphaland Mountain Lodges at Baguio, a master-planned 82 hectare property with 300 lodge-style homes. The view from the open-air chapel was picturesque and breathtaking. It also allowed the guests to experience the cool breeze of the city.

    But inside, the scenery couldn’t be more perfect. The chapel was decorated with lush foliage and white flowers, which exudes an air of purity perfect for the celebration. The couple exchanged their vows, which were authentic, simple, but tear-jerking. For the bridal and groom’s car, the Rolls-Royce Ghost and a Ferrari, which are luxury cars, made the wedding extra special according to Ara Mina.

    Reception Venue


    View this post on Instagram


    A post shared by ? ??? ???? ? (@therealaramina)

    The real magic happens at the reception venue which is also located in Alphaland Mountain Lodges in Baguio City. A basketball court in the same location was transformed into a Versailles Palace-inspired themed ballroom. The court was embellished with white chandeliers, glass tables, floral centerpieces, and fine chinaware — which makes it a perfect place for a prince and a princess.

    This is where the couple had their romantic wedding dance. Singers such as Jessa Zaragoza, Jayda, Rada, Martin Nievera, and Dingdong Avanzado were also there to perform for the guests and the couple.

    Gown And Suit


    View this post on Instagram


    A post shared by ? ??? ???? ? (@therealaramina)

    The most eye-catching element in Ara Mina and Dave Almarinez’s wedding is the bridal gown. It was designed by Leo Almodal, who is a world-class Filipino fashion designer and creative director of ALMODAL. The Baroque Rococo princess ball dress was handcrafted with crystals and made to perfection. For the reception, Ara Mina wore a figure-hugging dress made by Francis Libiran, who is a Filipino architect and fashion designer.

    For the wedding ceremony, Dave wore a tailored royal blue suit which was classy and elegant. Just like Ara Mina, he also changed his attire during the reception to a black and white suit. The wedding and reception attires were designed by Francis Libiran.

    Professional Catering Services

    Aside from the venue, gowns, and suits, what made Ara Mina and Dave’s wedding celebration much more memorable is the food. The banquet hall was served with food that was fit for those with a finer taste. Aside from the professionally prepared food, the food plating was also pleasing to the eyes. With a commitment to serve good food, Juan Carlo was able to overcome the distance of the commissary in Quezon City and Batangas to the venue itself.

    Here is the eight-course meal served by Juan Carlo The Caterer:

    Amouse Bouche:

    • Assiette of Duck
    • Galloway Beef with Honey Agaric Mushroom Sauce


    • Baked Hokkaido Scallops served with Pastis Prado Wine in Paprika Cream Sauce


    • Andalusian de Tomato Bread Bowl served with Grissini Stick Squid Bread


    • Fresh Baby Leaf Salad, Chianti Poached Pear
    • Served with Cambozola Cheese, Caramelized Peach, Candied Walnuts

    1st Course:

    • Broiled Alaskan Halibut on Forest Mushroom Risotto
    • Served with Tomato & Vegetable Salsa


    • Verdant Lime

    2nd Course:

    • US Certified Prime Angus Rib Eye Steak
    • Grilled Marinated Black Tiger Prawn with Herb Jus Potato, Herb Garlic
    • Vegetables, and different sauces


    • Galaxies Delight, which is a dessert composed of the following:
      • Match Cake,
      • Chocolate Soil
      • Dulce de Leche
      • Strawberry Cream Cheese
      • Cream Custard
      • Vanilla Ice Cream
      • Fresh Strawberry
      • Cucumber Granata

    The eight-course meal was served by trained waiters and waitresses wearing personal protective PPE such as face shields and masks for the safety and peace of mind of the guests. Each plate was professionally curated so both the visual and taste senses are satisfied.

    Key Takeaway

    As a once-in-a-lifetime event, a couple wants their wedding to be unique and memorable. Ara Mina and Dave Almarinez’s fairy tale wedding is made much more special with a picturesque location, stunning gowns, classic suits, and professionally catered food by Juan Carlo the Caterer.

    If you’re interested in serving your guests with professionally catered food from Juan Carlo, you can send a message for inquiries.