Having a fairy tale wedding is every woman’s dream, we want everything to be perfect and memorable on our most awaited day. I mean, you’ll only say “I do” once in your life so why not make it lavish, right?
But before achieving your dream wedding, you’ll need to polish everything first. From the date of your wedding, guest, clothes, food, and place, all of it should be well-organized. And if you’re already daydreaming about your wedding, you better check these amazing churches and chapels that will definitely make you say, I do.
Santuario de San Jose, Las Casas – Bataan
If you’re into cultural heritage and vintage vibes, this church is picture-perfect for you. Santuario de San Jose is a wedding church located at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Bagac, Bataan. It is a replica of Balanga Cathedral, formally known as Diocesan Shrine and Cathedral Parish of St. Joseph in Balanga City, Bataan.
Even before Santuario de San Jose was completely furnished, many couples got married in this old-fashioned church. With the natural beauty of Mt. Samat, the pristine shores of the West Philippine Sea, and the unique historical architecture as your backdrop, weddings become truly unforgettable at this heritage collection.
Callao Cave Chapel – Cagayan
Ever heard about Cave weddings? No? Well, if you think it’s impossible you probably never heard about this place. Callao Cave Chapel is located at the municipality of Peñablanca in Cagayan.
The Chapel, the only Roman Catholic chapel inside a cave, is naturally illuminated by a crevice found directly above the cavern floor. The cave also houses its very own fossilized Homo Sapien, the Callao Man, elected to be the oldest known remains in the country. It’s said that Callao Man is older than Palawan’s famous Tabon Man by 20,000 years.
Now that’s a cool place to get wed! Imagine, saying your vows inside the most historical cave in the Philippines, your wedding will surely be authentic in this place.
Mt. Carmel Chapel – Batanes
Batanes is the northernmost province in the Philippines, and also the smallest, both in population and land area. It is also known for its breathtaking views of hills and mountains.
In this tiny province lays a magnificent chapel called Mt. Carmel or Tukon Chapel. Tukon chapel is located on the top of a hill that will give you an incredible sight of a beautiful seascape of the West Philippine Sea and the Pacific Ocean.
The design of the Tukon Chapel was inspired by the traditional stone houses of Ivatans. Covering the ceiling are large images of the patron saints of the churches of the six municipalities of Batanes, painted by scholars of the Pacita Abad Center for the Arts.
The place is very breathtaking that almost everyone wants to travel to Batanes. But if you really want to be married here, you better save now because this place may really cost a lot but it’s very worth the price.
Caleruega Church – Batangas
Are you a nature lover? Do you want a solemn place for your wedding ceremony? If so, Caleruega Church is what you’re looking for.
Caleruega is found in Barrio Kaylaway, Batulao in the town of Nasugbu. Caleruega-Philippines is actually a Retreat Center administered by Father and Brothers of the Dominican Province of the Philippines. Caleruega is also considered as a nature park, it has a hanging rope bridge, man-made waterfalls, ornamental plants, and trees.
It is also a great place for families who want to bond while being closer to God. If you’re planning to get married here, you wouldn’t have a problem entertaining your guest since Caleruega is a natural paradise for everyone plus you can have your reception in their Tuktok and Plaza de Aza.
Before getting married, you have to go through a long way of preparations. But always remember, even if it’s a simple wedding or an extravagant one, the most important thing is that you and your partner love each other wholeheartedly and will be together for better and for worse, and even till death.