When the sportsman married the model
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Last Oct. 15, Ateneo men’s basketball team manager and Fiamma bar owner Paolo Trillo tied the knot with Rissa Mananquil, model, former president of the Professional Models Association of the Philippines (PMAP), and Pond’s brand ambassador.
The ceremony was held at the Conservatory of The Peninsula Manila, and wedding rites were officiated by Fr. Tito Caluag.
In a Randy Ortiz black slim-fit tuxedo, Paolo eagerly awaited his bride, as his parents—legendary DLSU team captain, former sports analyst, and Alaska Aces team manager Joaqui Trillo and BPI senior vice president Imelda—stood by his side.
With them at the end of the aisle were Rissa’s parents, businessman and former La Paz, Tarlac Vice Mayor Robert Mananquil and lifestyle editor Millet Mananquil.
The bride floated down the aisle in a beautiful multi-layered princess-cut bouffant tulle and Chantilly lace gown by one of Manila’s favorite bridal designers, Randy Ortiz, with makeup by Mickey See.
Principal sponsors of the couple were Manny Pangilinan, Tessie Sy-Coson, Ben Chan, Nedy Tantoco, Miguel Belmonte, Vicki Belo, Lance Gokongwei, Marissa Crisostomo, Joey Campos and Annie Rocha.
Cocktails were served at Peninsula’s upper lobby, and reception followed at the Rigodon Ballroom of The Peninsula Manila. Guests were greeted by floral arrangements by Zenas Pineda. Wedding photographer was J Lucas Reyes.
Smooth and seamless
Mentor and dear friend Jackie Aquino, together with his JCA Productions team, kept everything smooth and seamless for the newlyweds. TV personality Tim Yap and sportscaster Patricia Bermudez-Hizon hosted the wedding reception.
Rissa’s second wedding gown by Rhett Eala featured Mikado silk with tulle overlay, bugle bead tassels and a sequined body in ivory. To cap off the program, a Bob Nicolas video masterfully captured the couple’s perfect day. Guests danced the night away with the music of DJs Jon Herrera and Euric Lumanog.
Fashion industry stalwart Inno Sotto was present, even praising the bride for her walk down the aisle as “her best walk ever.” Former PMAP board members and fashion luminaries Tina Maristela Ocampo, Izza Gonzales-Agana, Desiree Verdadero-Abesamis, Marina Benipayo, Patty Betita, Tweetie de Leon-Gonzalez, Myrza Sison, Den Abesamis, Hans Montenegro, Grace Molina and Ariel Atendido attended.
Current PMAP president Phoemela Baranda also came with Manila’s favorite models Grace Tagle, Bubbles Paraiso, Luke Jickain, Mia Ayesa, Sanya Smith, Mika Lagdameo-Martinez, Antoinette Enciso-Ocampo, Angel Agustin-Co and Marilen Faustino-Montenegro.
Not to be missed were fashion favorites Tessa Valdes, Raymund Isaac, Lulu Tan Gan, Henri Calayag, Tonichi Nocom, Vittorio Barba, Patrice Ramos Diaz, JC Buendia, Robby Carmona, Patrick Rosas, Ronald Pineda, Marco Protacio, Rey Lanada and JR Isaac.
From the world of sports, Ateneo men’s basketball coach Norman Black and his players Nico Salva, Bacon Austria, Kiefer Ravena, Emman Monfort, Tonino Gonzaga, Frank Golla, Oping Sumalinog, Von Pessumal and JP Erram attended.
Aside from the current team of Ateneo Blue Eagles, former players Chris Tiu, Doug Kramer, JC Intal, Macky Escalona and Jai Reyes were present. Sports heavyweights Alaska president and CEO Fred Uytengsu, PBA sportscaster Quinito Henson and former PBA player Vince Hizon attended as well.