August 13th, 2014
The Wedding Suppliers Basketball League started out as a simple “pa-liga” among wedding suppliers — a chance to meet and greet beyond the confines of work-related conversations, preparation, ceremony, and reception venues. Aside from building camaraderie, it was also an opportunity to have suppliers experience something they can’t handle during summer given than there are so many weddings happening in April and May. Lean months are August and September, perfect for the league since many aren’t too busy with work.The surprise came when registration was opened and so many expressed interest in joining, so much so that the league ended up with 16 teams, some of which have as many as 20 players since they don’t really know when the games would be scheduled and they want to make sure they can field players any time they would be called upon to play.
August 11, 2014
Celebrity Sports Club
The atmosphere was charged with energy and excitement. Although there was a bit of a wait for other teams which was partially used for team pictorials, there was also so much chatter among suppliers, their significant others, and their children. Building camaraderie? Check!
Thoffy, the League Commissioner, gave the opening remarks and led the ceremonial jump ball with the team captains
Madz of Madz and Dhzei sang the National Anthem
Anna led the prayer
Bong Sare of Threelogy and Dream Team read the Oath of Sportsmanship.
After the parade of teams with their muses, the prayer, the singing of the national anthem, and the oath, it was time to award the Muse of the Year. The judges, Boy Kastner Santos of BKS Couture, Abby Basa of KTG Events, and Benz Co - Rana of Weddings at Work, scored all the muses during the march, and upon averaging all scores, the winner was announced. Cheers erupted from the Dream Team as Aaron Lejarde’s name blared through the speakers.
Four games will be played per game day since the 16 teams were randomly divided into 4 brackets. Team captains and their representatives drew lots during the meeting to identify their brackets.
ALL STAR Team captain – Lec Bartolome; Team Players from – IGS films, Eugene Martinez, Derek Yee Video, Rewind Video, Jake Olaso films, MOV films, Vipes studio, Blacktie project, MBV films
ANG NUNO Team captain – Ian Cruz; Team Players from – Notion in motion, Bob Nicolas, Ian Cruz films, Dan Mendiola, Ghe Consolacion
AWESOME Team captain – Mark Cuevas; Team Players from – Awesome events, JAH sounds, Focal shot PH, Chef Shekinah
BLACK CHAMBA Team captain – James Limsoc; Team manager – John Marvi de Guzman; Company – Cinemaworks, Ian Celis, James Limsoc
CHESTKNOTS - Team captain – Carlo Acetre; Team Players from – Photo MNL, Sunkissed Collective, Blissful house digital, ADR photo
DREAM TEAM - Team captain – Aze Ryan Ching; Team Players from – Joel Salindong Digital Video, Cherryblocks, Threelogy, The Make-up Studio, J&J Photo, Proud Rad, Jason Magbanua, Christian Andaya films, Phoeben Teocson Video, COTE
FRESHMINDS - Team captain – Rexelle David Videña III; Company – Freshminds, Jason Angcao photography
MA DEL’S - Team captain – Zaldy Valencia; Company – Ma Del’s
NU (Nelwin Uy) - Team captain – Mic Manzanares; Team manager – Nelwin Uy; Company – Nelwin Uy
PASSION COOKS - Team captain – Roddel Sorreda; Team manager – Maja Martiniez; Company – Passion Cooks
PRIME FOCUS - Team captain – Jorel De Castro; Company – Juan Makulay, Kris Matanguihan, Christian Andaya films, Kreative Emotions,
REJECTKREW - Team captain – Dandy Capiral; Team manager – Elmer Bautista; Company – Events by Thoffy, Rejectkrew, Aisle 1401, Manny & April, Red Scale; Pictratto; BKS Couture
SUPER DRY - Team captain – Bryan Venancio; Company – Randolf Evan photo, Stephen Prado films, JR Soriano, Marc Marcaida, Mango Red, Bryan Venancio, Posh Studio
TRO TECH - Team captain – Angel Peñarroyo; Company – Tropical blooms, Tro tech
VIKINGS - Team captain – JB Delgado; Companies: Imbitado events, Little Big stories, Lightshapers, Brillant bum Photo, The One exclusive by KTEEM, Treehouse story, Wingdingz Invitations
X ART - Team captain – Joaquin Ambata; Company – Marche, Omgee films, J.AM Films, Dreamechanics, Faces Portraits, Ian Santillan, Ricky + Jean Photo, JP photography Blacktie project, Rox Puno photo
Check out the Facebook page of the Wedding Suppliers Basketball League for real time updates and game schedules.