Shalani Soledad’s Inno Sotto Wedding Gown
At a quiet ceremony in St Benedict Church, Valenzuela councilor Shalani Soledad swapped vows and a chaste kiss with Pasig City Representative Roman Romulo. The former girlfriend of President Benigno Aquino III (who did not attend the wedding) had Inno Sotto design a “simple wedding gown” in light of the recent disaster in northern Mindanao. (In fact, the couple decided to donate part of their wedding budget to help the victims of Sendong, and asked their guests to make donations instead of giving them wedding gifts.) Despite these budgetary restrictions, Inno Sotto did not disappoint, and everyone who attended the wedding seemed to love her dress.
There aren’t any clear photos of Shalani’s wedding gown, but based on what I can see, the design is unmistakably her – feminine yet unfussy, with minimal embellishments and beading. The strapless dress featured a flattering v-neck with a fitted French lace bodice, and a full princess skirt made of 17 layers of tulle. A different designer, Dennis Lustico, designed the dresses of her entourage. The groom was also in designer garb – a navy blue tuxedo, white shirt, and gray bow tie by Hugo Boss and black leather shoes by Louis Vuitton.
The happy couple enjoyed a reception in Nuvali and will be honeymooning in Rome, Italy.