By Alexis Yap
THE year 2018 has seen some of the most magnificent of Debutante Balls here at the Queen City of the South.
Thousands of jaws dropped in awe of the spectacle and the sheer magnitude of these decadent parties put together by the best event coordinators and directors in Cebu, including the “Godmother of All Debutantes” Danny Villarante, who has rightfully earned the moniker after years of making countless debutantes’ dreams come true.
Of course, due credit must also go to the parents of these young ladies, being the financiers of these extravagant parties that definitely require having only the best players in the industry.
State-of-the-art lights and sounds, world-class venue styling, a line-up of the best artists in the field of fashion design, glam, photography, filmmaking, and a highly efficient production team headed by the most brilliant directors are the key ingredients to making these parties one for the books.
Here are some of the most beautiful debutantes Cebu has seen this year and a list of some of the best event suppliers I have had the pleasure of working with so far.
EVENT SPECIALISTS / COORDINATORS
Tonette Carcel Senerpida
Renee Rolette Tan
VENUE STYLISTS DECORATORS
Agel Tio-Go of Parties By Agel
Debbie Huang of Simple Wishes
Pinky Chang of Pink Flora
Mark Anton Yap
FILMMAKERS and VIDEOGRAPHERS
Noel Samson of Noel Samson Wedding Films
Franz Arrogante of Franz Arrogante Wedding Films
Joey Rivera of Digital Minds
iSnaps Photo and Flicks
James Ty of Bloom Cinematics
GLAM TEAM (HMU)
Arnavld (AJ) of Makeup by Arnauld
GOWNS and SUITS
LIGHTS and SOUNDS
Jun Cabase JQ Professional Lights + Audio
Anthony and Caca Dy of Zion Productions
Allan Raymundo of Intensity Prime Audio Cebu
Evelyn of Pacific Audio and Video
MUSIC AND BAND
Junnie Tampos of On The Cover
Anton Mansueto of Glynis and Anton
Trina Ang Kokseng of Cake Couture
Cheryl Go of The Chocolate Leaf Patisserie
Desiree Ang Lopez of Cake Art by Des
DJ and SPINNER