WOW! Davao

The Reception Hall

Watching the AVP created by Davao-based photographer par-excellence, Ben Young III.

     Sweet little thing called Lachi’s
Choco Mallow Bite

Choco Pecan Tartlet
Carrot Walnut Cake

NY-Style Cheesecake

Leftmost and rightmost: The Mike and Melvin Aviles, proprietors of Lachi's Sans Rival Atbp.

Lachi’s Durian Cheesecake

A few weeks ago, my family and some relatives from my father's side (23 of us) flew to Davao City, a very spectacular place located in Southern Mindanao to attend my cousin Toti's wedding. When we got there, we were toured around the city by our good friends Tita Jinky Yuson, Tita Nene Yuson, and Tito Alfie Peralta. 

As I gazed upon the lovely couple, I said to myself, Toti and Raige Catipon could have graced the cover of a wedding magazine. Toti looked dashing in his barong, custom- made from Lumban, Laguna, and Raige was stunning in her  chic gown with an intricately beaded bodice and exquisitely detailed peacock-inspired trail.

The church and the reception hall at the Marco Polo Hotel were enchantingly decorated by Noel E. Tanza.  Fresh tulips, roses, orchids, colored chandeliers and crystal candelabras bedecked the dining area.

The food was glorious! But what struck me most was the dessert corner catered by the famous Lachi’s Sans Rival Atbp.  Proprietors Mike and Melvin Aviles (they are twins) personally supervised the serving of their mouth-watering specialty desserts. What earned my two thumbs up was the Durian Cheesecake. So divine. Honestly, I am not much of a durian fan, but this cheesecake totally changed the image of durian in my mind and in my taste buds. I noticed that Lachi’s desserts are not too sweet, another plus factor. From what I have heard, Lachi’s also serves sumptuous dishes like Grilled Pork Ribs, Grilled Porkchops, Pork Marinara, Crispy Lechon Kawali, Stuffed Chicken, and many more. For those travelling to Davao City, I recommend Lachi’s located along Mabini Ave. Ruby Street , Marfori Heights.

To view the enchanting wedding of Toti and Raige, you may visit


  1. wow! the reception hall looks so awesome!

  2. What a nice wedding, the deco and the colour theme so romantic! Can't resist the dessert corner! I'm following you now and also invite you to follow me. :)

  3. wow, everything looks so delicious..may be i can finish 10 pieces :) ha ha ha ..they looks so pretty..

  4. Thank you guys! The wedding was amazing!

  5. Amazing pics !!!Everything looks awesome .

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