I’ve been hosting events and weddings in Cebu professionally for quite a while. But in Bohol, I mostly hosted wedding receptions as favors for friends. I was out in our front yard when Bluegrass Project’s power duo, Boy and Mico, stopped by to say hi since we used to hang out a lot when we were based in Manila. Because they work in the events industry, hosting eventually came up. That’s how my Bohol gigs began. They hired me for hosting stints and recommended me to wedding planners they closely worked with. The first to take a chance on me was Supreme Weddings.
This is their story.
Mae Supremo Li was prepping for her own wedding from overseas when she realized there was no one in Bohol who could plan the big day the way she wanted. She had to ask help from friends and family. It wasn’t easy.
There had to be a better way…
So in June of 2007, because of a need she had that wasn’t met, Supreme Weddings was born. They set up shop in Tagbilaran City and began with Mae on the reins and 4 on-call staff.
Their first client was a friend’s brother. That was July 25, 2007. That year, they handled 8 weddings. In 2008, that number shot up to 21. Well over a decade in, those numbers have gone up and up, and they now have 4 full-time crew members and 15 project-based staff.
Despite the neck and neck competition, Supreme weddings not only survived, they thrived. They did this by making sure every wedding is made special and stress-free for the bride and groom, their families and guests. They take very good care of their suppliers too. I should know! The team made every wedding a learning opportunity. But that wasn’t enough. Workshops, seminars, trainings… They went through all these and more to steadily improve their craft.
But years of experience did not come with a crystal ball to see the challenges of 2020. Covid-19 triggered a nearly instantaneous economic recession. Wedding industry professionals were not spared. But just like Mae, Supreme Weddings was built on resilient rock. Giving up is not an option. Today, they continue to learn, adapt and evolve. Most of their weddings this year have been moved or modified to adhere to current health protocols.
If you’re on a hunt for a team to make those Pinterest pegs come to life, thank your lucky stars! Supreme Weddings offer discounted rates for bookings made in these trying times. They also have special packages for intimate weddings and continue to innovate new services to address the needs of tying the knot in the new normal. They truly listen. This is how they make the wedding of your dreams a reality.
Today, November 15, 2020 – Panglao re-opens to tourists – a glimmer of hope, a much-needed silver lining for Bohol’s tourism industry and it’s next of kin, destination weddings.
Many of the most beautiful I’ve witnessed were made possible by Supreme Weddings – one of Bohol’s first and finest. Huge or intimate, these super-human multi-taskers find ways to make every wedding beautiful, unforgettable… Just the way you want it.
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