LOOK: The Grand Despedida de Soltera of Nicole Tantoco Will Take Your Breath Away

  • July 31, 2018

Last week, Donnie and Crickette Tantoco held a grand despedida de soltera for their daughter Nicole, who is set to wed architect Miko de los Reyes. One of the oldest traditions in Filipino marriages, a despedida de soltera is a send-off party for the bride, who is officially bidding farewell to single life. The couple’s closest family and friends were invited to the party, which was spearheaded by Nicole’s mother, Crickette.

White Space was transformed into an indoor garden space, with lush blooms and greenery hanging over dining tables and lounge chairs. At the center, a stage was set up for live performers to serenade the bride and groom. Nicole Laurel-Asensio and Filipino rapper Curtismith were amongst those who sang that evening. Nicole’s father Donnie also rocked the stage, performing selections from the movie musical, The Greatest Showman. The night was a joyous occasion, with most guests dancing their hearts out in celebration for the upcoming nuptials.

Congratulations to the beautiful couple! Scroll down to see photos from Nicole Tantoco’s gorgeous despedida de soltera 

All Photographs by Jaja Samaniego

Nicole Tantoco and Miko de los Reyes (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
Nicole Tantoco and Miko de los Reyes (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
The bride symbolically said goodbye to the single life at her despedida de soltera (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
The bride symbolically said goodbye to the single life at her despedida de soltera (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
Nicole Tantoco with her twin sister Camille, and her parents Crickette and Donnie (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
Nicole Tantoco with her twin sister Camille, and her parents Crickette and Donnie (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
White Space was transformed into a lush indoor garden (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
White Space was transformed into a lush indoor garden (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
Confections were decorated with blooms
Confections were decorated with blooms
The entrace of White Space was unrecognizable due to an abundance of lush greenery (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
The entrance of White Space was unrecognizable due to an abundance of lush greenery (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
Christian Tantoco, the bride's brother, with the happy couple (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
Christian Tantoco, the bride’s brother, with the happy couple (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
The couple were serenaded by multiple performers that evening (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
The couple were serenaded by multiple performers that evening (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
Father of the Bride, Donnie Tantoco, dancing on stage (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
Father of the Bride, Donnie Tantoco, dancing on stage (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
Nicole and her father share a special moment (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
Nicole and her father share a special moment (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
Nicole's grandparents Rico and Nena Tantoco show their moves on the dance floor (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
Nicole’s grandparents Rico and Nena Tantoco show their moves on the dance floor (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
Tessa Prieto Valdes joined in on the festivities (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
Tessa Prieto Valdes joined in on the festivities (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
Curtismith performed his distinct rap music during the party (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
Curtismith performed his distinct rap music during the party (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
The couple was all smiles and danced the night away (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
The couple was all smiles and danced the night away (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
Nicole Laurel Asensio (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
Nicole Laurel Asensio (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
Rico Tantoco and Katrina Lobregat, with her daughters (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
Rico Tantoco and Katrina Lobregat, with her daughters (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
Bienvenido Tantoco with the bride and groom (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
Bienvenido Tantoco with the bride and groom (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
Michael and Kathy Huang, Nicole Tantoco, Miko de los Reyes (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
Michael and Kathy Huang, Nicole Tantoco, Miko de los Reyes (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
Tessa Alindogan, Mother of the Bride Crickette Tantoco, Nena Tantoco, Kathy Huang (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
Tessa Alindogan, Mother of the Bride Crickette Tantoco, Nena Tantoco, Kathy Huang (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
Margie Moran Floirendo, Jesus and Marites Pineda (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
Margie Moran Floirendo, Jesus and Marites Pineda (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
Hayden Kho and Vicki Belo with Nicole and Miko (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)
Hayden Kho and Vicki Belo with Nicole and Miko (Photography by Jaja Samaniego)


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