This is going to be a very long post, but it will be worth your time!
I’m so lost for words right now. I actually don’t know how to start this post because my heart is so full. Batangas Wedding & Event Professionals (BWEP)’s journey for the past 3 years was never easy; it was fun and yet it was indeed challenging. Years ago having this organization is just merely a dream. “Suntok sa buwan!” is the more appropriate phrase to use. Who would have thought that we can gather hundreds of wedding and event suppliers under one roof where some are friends and colleagues while others strongly treat each other as competitors? I’m glad we took that liberty to invite them, and we are honored how we grew in numbers through the years and I am more overwhelmed that these people were more than willing and excited to be part of this unforgettable milestone.
BWEP’s Thanksgiving Party 2017 would not be possible without the help of our very generous event partners and sponsors. If you’ve got the heart, the ability and the willingness to help you will never have second thoughts to give back. I and the core group can attest to this, we did not get a “NO”, we asked them if they could help us pull this event and all we’ve received are positive responses, no one has turned their backs on us and with that we are immensely grateful.
Special thanks for our event partners!
Pontefino Hotel & Residences, for being BWEP’s new home for this year’s Thanksgiving Party and to the Management, Staff and Crew thank you for being so accommodating to us.
JL Cuasay of JMC Sounds and Lights – Our Official Lights & Sounds Provider
Willy Tongco of FIORIDELLA for the beautiful centerpieces.
It was truly a gastronomical feast, having a 10-main course dinner was prepared by these caterers who only gave their best to make more than 300 tummies full and absolutely happy!
Angel and Anne’s Food and Catering Services Dorothy Ocampo Albufera
Ar-geo’s Catering Services by Argeo and Arlene Yasis
Auster’s Catering – Auster Perez
Cesca’s Kitchen Catering
Chez Amis Reception Hall Services JedaRo Jeff
Jhulian’s Catering – Joyce Millarez
Juan Carlo The Caterer, Inc. Alex Michael del Rosario
Margarita the Event Caterer Christian and Kay Lualhati-Dela Peña
WSB Catering & Event Styling Anna Camille Valenzuela Alido
While these lovely bakers made everyone’s sweet tooth oh so happy with the cakes and pastries they baked!
These 3 Husband and Wives tandem with their teams made sure that all details, moments and highlights were captured in reels and stills!
R A Events Productions – Eariel Rob Macatangay & MissJen Magtaas Macatangay for Registration
MK Photo AD by Mark & Konadaze Infante Arevalo for Tickets
Cine Verites Images and Films by Joel Rosales & Jen Gutierrez-Rosales
We all had an awesome night, with great music by the dynamic bands First Peter Acoustic Batangas and B12 who both rocked the house down! You definitely made guests jammed with you and danced with your music!
Iwad Ilagan of PINE Pyrotechnics – Dragon Fireworks Batangas for Special Effects
To all the hotels and venues that gave overnight stay Gift certificates, surely those who won would enjoy their stay!
Batangas Country Club
Buffet Everyday and Ginazel’s Hotel
Dayton Hotel Batangas
Log House Farm Resort
Luks Lofts Hotel
The Bauan Plaza Hotel
The Suites of Mount Malarayat
Villa Ysabelle Resorts by Jane Beredo
To all our raffle sponsors, there is no big or small amount of prize, what is most important to us is the thought that you want to share your blessings and be a miracle to others! Thank you!
3stan Fashion Stylist
Albert Cueto Photography
B.E.S.T. Event Coordinator
CEI Creative Events & Ideas
D&G Events Specialist
Fleurette Flowers & Events
Gembso Events and Beyond
Jam’s Events by Jam Marasigan
K’s Creative Events
LB Designs by Lauren Berberabe
Make up by Georgia
Make Up By Lala Miranda
Moments by Sheila Adante
MK Photo AD
Naomi’s Flower Shop
Puzzle Events by Leah and Mayen
R’ Events Coordination
RC Studio Digital
Rides for Brides Batangas
Sasa Abarentos Atelier
Stef Events Stylist
The Pink Brush by Leah Lim
Tour De Force Films
To our hosts, Mark Adrian Bourne, Noel and Abby thank you for the laughter and smiles you brought to the audience!
To the group performers, Free Beat Movers , thank you for being so patient in teaching Lucky 7! Pontefino Angels, your dance number was sizzling hot and the BekiBells you wowed the crowd it was a pandemonium! You all had an amazing performance!
To the very accommodating Doc “Lala” Loralie Evangeline Perez-Mirandaand her husband, Frank thank you for welcoming BWEP’s Orgcomm to your humble home and for hosting dinners for our weekly meetings.
To our hardworking volunteers, the members of the OrgComm thank you for finding time away from your very busy schedules to meet with us, collaborate with us and for performing your tasks very well! All our sleepless nights and hardwork paid off, it was all worth it! Good job guys, you make me so proud!
To the Lucky 7, you know how much love I have for all of you! You spiced up our crazy BWEP planning sessions; you made everything looks bearable. No dull moments whenever we’re together and it was a fantastic opening number! For sure all our guests enjoyed our dance moves!
To the Core Group, Kuya Albert F. Cueto, Ate Begs Sonia Avegale M. Bacal and Ate Meann Faytaren Remo look at what we’ve done! We made it again, and this time it was bigger, it was better and even more unforgettable. Awesome is an understatement, we all had a blast and I am so honored to be one with you! The power 4, the core, I could not be any prouder and this and we know it can’t be done if one of us won’t be there!
And lastly to all the guests, BWEP members and non-members, MARAMING MARAMING SALAMAT! Sana ay mas maraming taon pa tayong magkakasama at mas pipiliin nating mas mahalin ang trabaho natin at patuloy tayong magpasaya ng mas maraming mga clients ngayon at sa mga darating pang panahon!
My heart is so full! I will be forever grateful and will always be humbled that I am one with BWEP! We are all in this together guys! Looking forward to see you on the next BWEP Thanksgiving on Tuesday, November 27, 2018!
Sa BWEP ang lahat ay MAY HAPPY ENDING!