His Stepping Stones
|The master, Henry Pascual|
"As an event stylist, you
have to think
of a total production"
“Before, kapag ikaw ang nag-aasikaso ng wedding set-up and decorations, florist ka na agad.” Sir Henry recounted that brides normally dominate the prevailing wedding themes, but he wanted to add to that femininity an elegant look.
Sir Henry graduated with a degree in Advertising, major in Fine Arts at the University of Santo Tomas. His classmates mentioned that even before, they have already figured out that he will create a prolific name in the country as he consistently marked his works with excellence and originality. Later on, he became the visual artist consultant and director of the clothing retail shop, Cinderella. It took him a while before he realized that he should start channeling his passion towards the Philippine wedding industry.
Becoming the Philippine Wedding Trend Setter
But things did not start out well. “At first, I have had difficulty marketing my job. Hindi nila alam kung ano ang ‘event stylist’. One time when I introduced myself as an event stylist, someone answered “So you do hair and makeup?” And I jokingly answered ‘pati foot spa’”, he recalled. Those were the times when Henry Pascual had to shell out a lot of resources and think of ways to create his position in the wedding industry.”As an event stylist, you have to think of a total production,” he added.
|Some of Henry Pascual's wedding works|
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What is the source of Henry Pascual’s hallmark inspirations and ideas? A self-confessed daydreamer, Sir Henry loves watching visual fantasy films such as The Chronicles of Narnia and Harry Potter. Being very detail-oriented, he enjoys creating look books and storyboards where he places a collage of different beautiful objects. “I got it from my training in Retail Store, whenever we think of launching new collection designs. I often double-check my works and even ask my artistic friends for constructive criticisms,” he admitted.
Having already achieved a lot of milestones in life, Henry Pascual still has a lot of dreams in mind. For those who also aspire to be an event stylist, he remarked, “Never stop dreaming. Dapat laging may challenge. Once you become contented, you’ll stop growing.” Sir Henry will be coming up with loads of surprises for all wedding enthusiasts in the coming years. So watch out for another decade of wedding glamour from Henry Pascual!
Here is a video by Jason Magbanua of Henry Pascual's new and never before seen wedding collections:
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