Warning: This is going to be a post about my wedding suppliers so I would like to apologize in advance. I just thought I’d document all the preparations we’re doing so I have a little reminder of what we went through. 🙂
A brief backgrounder: We got engaged in February this year. Our wedding will be on December 15, 2017. It’s a long engagement but it’s one that we could use—extra months to save up!
The first thing the fiancé and I discussed was where to hold the wedding. I’ve always envisioned a Tagaytay wedding because of the laidback atmosphere and the chilly breeze. And since we were going to hold a December wedding, we thought might as well hold it in Tagaytay. However, I was also open to holding it in Manila where we won’t have to pay for out-of-town fees. But my fiancé leaned more towards Tagaytay because we didn’t want to suffer the heat (and pollution) of the city. And so, a Tagaytay wedding was finalized.
There aren’t a lot of church options in Tagaytay. While there’s always Chapel on the Hill, Calaruega, Madre de Dios Chapel, and Our Lady of Lourdes, I’ve always had a soft spot for San Antonio de Padua church in Silang, Cavite. The fiancé and I attended a friend’s wedding here a few years back and I immediately fell in love with its rustic charm. It was so me. And so, I sent a message to our friend who got married there and told her that we’ll be choosing their church for our wedding too. She was ecstatic to know that we chose San Antonio de Padua church too. Although it isn’t Tagaytay technically, it’s still within the vicinity. :p
San Antonio de Padua just oozes with intimacy and romance, no? The façade has a countryside charm that’s perfect for no-nonsense brides. Although it’s tucked within the narrow streets of Silang, this picturesque little church is becoming a popular choice among Tagaytay brides. Just sneak a peek inside and you’ll understand why this church is perfect for romantics. Like me. <3
We went to San Antonio de Padua church back in June and was kindly accommodated. We spoke to the officer and paid the reservation fee of 2,000 pesos. If either the bride or the groom lives in Cavite, you can enjoy a discount. From what I remember, the normal rate is 12,000 pesos. But since I live in Cavite, we got to book the church for only 7,000 pesos. Yay!
For more pictures of San Antonio de Padua, visit Brideworthy.:)