Off to a wedding: Caleruega and Tagaytay Highlands

Dec 20, 2012

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Ahh destination weddings.. Just those two words are enough to ignite the wanderlust in me. So when a close childhood friend invited me to her wedding in Tagaytay, I just couldn't say no. First, there's nothing more romantic seeing two people very much in love tie the knot and second, I have vague memories of Tagaytay as I have only been there two times in my life and the third, is my boyfriend's first time to experience a Filipino wedding.  


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The wedding invitation said formal and I was in an absolute ditz on what to wear ( choosing what to wear to a wedding is always tricky isn't it?). It was an afternoon wedding with a dinner reception so I decided to wear something mid length. I had a dress custom made inspired by this lovely creation by Ulyanna Sergeenko ( link here ) and it originally had a strapless bustier but I didn't want to worry about being self conscious. In the end, I decided to pair the skirt with a modest lace top. 


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Charles and Keith orange heels 


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Of course, we couldn't leave Tagaytay without seeing the world famous Taal Volcano. We stopped for a coffee break at Starbucks not knowing that there's an excellent view right there. We experimented using a fisheye lens and it's perfect for getting a really wide view ( plus, you can take self pictures as a couple and the background will be included too!)


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A tip for those going to Caleruega: you have to enter Evercrest to get to the church, go straight until you see a road going to the right and from there , a 5 to 10 minute drive going downhill. The road is not so good and it will hinder you from going fast.  Also, it helps to be early as parking can be difficult. I've heard that the entrance to the church grounds is a bit of a climb but if you're a wedding guest, you can use the small gate at the side of the church. 

Sorry for the long post. I hope everyone is enjoying the upcoming holidays. May you have a happy and delightful holidays wherever you are in the world. Cheers!

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