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The Forest Barn

Publish On 2016-02-01 , 10:56 AM

The intense fascination for an English barn wedding is escalating further this year. The wedding scene set in a secluded forest milieu of romantic cool breeze and autumn-like leaves carpeting the area is simply irresistible. 

Isn’t that truly fascinating? Well, the newest offering in Metro Tagaytay is a perfect addition to this trend and will definitely be a big option to consider for your event—Forest Barn. Feel the exclusive setting of your occasion in this western-feel venue.  

Situated in Kaysuyo, Alfonso, the Forest Barn redefines the rustic wedding experience, so there is definitely a good reason for you to consider the place as you continue your wedding preparations with your partner. And if you’re thinking that it is just another place you’ve seen around, schedule your visit and stroll around this spacious location not so far from Tagaytay City proper. Take a peek of the picture perfect occasion you can have inside this venue themed with vintage, rustic or shabby chic. There no reason why your guests won’t delight in every detail of your event.

Photo credits to: Myio Okamoto Photography

 

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Wedding in the Philippines

Publish On 2016-02-10 , 9:41 AM

Wedding in the Philippines is very unique and special. Couples as well as the members of the family do have many beliefs that they must act or do before and after the wedding date. This important ceremony reflects the families mix traditions from old Filipinos and Spanish people. There are still many traditional customs or superstitions that are being followed by Filipinos or those people who wish to have a Filipino style wedding. As time pass by, this beliefs started to fade slowly but not totally gone.

Marrying in the Philippines, as we all know, are truly remarkable and special. The wedding day will never be forgotten, thus, it will be treasured and remembered forever.

Filipinos have many age old traditions make for a beautiful and exciting event. Filipino weddings, also known as "kasalan", are among the most beautiful and intricate celebrations in the world because of the Filipino culture’s high regard for the sanctity of marriage making the event a lengthy and ceremonious occasion to remind everyone attending—especially the bride and groom—that the bond connecting the couple is expected to become permanent.

Filipino bride dress up in a traditional all-white wedding gown and the groom is handsomely clad in the traditional barong. In addition to the gown, the bride often wears a veil and carries a bouquet of flowers. A garter may also be worn and removed by the groom during the reception.

The groom wears a barong, a traditional hand embroidered formal shirt made from specially hand-loomed jusi or pina (pineapple fiber) cloth. You will be able to see some men wearing the Barong Tagalog at the wedding, a thin and transparent dress, most of the time white of color with a shirt under it. Now, even men go for black tuxedo.

 


Groom wearing "Barong Tagalog" and bride in a traditional wedding gown.
Photo Credits: http://heyweddinglady.com/

During a specific point in the ceremony know as the Sanctus, the veil sponsors carefully pin a large veil on top of the bride's head and onto the shoulder of the groom. These secondary sponsors play a part in the wedding ceremony, and each couple has specific functions: lighting of the unity candles - these two candles are lit symbolizing the joining of the two families and to invoke the light of Christ in their married life, putting on the veil - white veils are placed over the bride's head and the groom's shoulders, a symbol of two people clothed as one and the cord for their respective ceremonies. In Filipino traditional wedding the bride and the groom drape over their shoulders the yugal (a decorative silk cord) in a figure-eight shape--to symbolize everlasting fidelity , it is one of several centuries-old Philippine wedding traditions. The groom offers the bride 13 coins, blessed by the priest, as a sign of his dedication to his wife's happiness and the welfare of their future children.

 


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Towards the end of the ceremony, at a signal from the Priest/Minister, the Bride and Groom come up and approach the candles. When the bride and groom exit the church, they are greeted good wishes and applause by family and friends. During the reception couples practice the Filipino wedding custom of releasing a pair of white doves to symbolize a loving and harmonious marriage.There will be music and dancing for hours. Spanish music among others will be played the night through.The bride and groom will dance the "money dance" where guests pin pesos or dollars to the bride or groom in exchange for a dance with them. Depending on the wishes of the couple, Spanish traditional dances will be performed.Filipinos love to party and celebrate, and a wedding is one grand occasion.It is during the reception that the wedding cake is cut.

 


Photo Credits: http://www.thefamilywoman.com/

Filipino Weddings reflect the strong traditions of family and extended family and so incorporates considerable symbolism in this area. Filipino wedding ceremonies have some very wonderful traditions different from the typical Wedding Ceremonies in the West.



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6 Things The Groom Secretly Wants At Your Wedding!

Publish On 2016-02-24 , 2:02 PM

It takes two people to get married—which means two people get to weigh in on their wants for the wedding! You may have had a secret Pinterest board dedicated to the big day since high school, but that doesn’t mean your groom’s opinion is only worth half a vote. Make sure he feels just as satisfied by recognizing these wedding day desires—and then delivering on them.


Photo credits: http://wedding-pictures.onewed.com/

1. To have his voice heard—from the beginning 
You’re in this together, and that means planning together. What that doesn’t mean: having perfectly equal input in every decision made. Take a look at a planning checklist (WeddingWire has one that is organized by month), and divvy up the tasks. Trust him to complete his to-dos with your best interests in mind, and you’ll have a happy groom who will feel proud of his prep work when the big day arrives.

2. Respect for his guests (including those rowdy college roommates) 
Sure, some of your groom’s long-time friends might have a rambunctious reputation—and the last thing you need is for one of them to plow over Grandma on their mad dash to the dance floor. But, banishing his people to the far corners of the reception space is a sure-fire way to make him feel second rate at his own wedding. If you’re truly worried about their behavior, try this compromise: save the plum tables for the wedding party and close family, then seat your friends and his friends at a similar spot in the room, like right by the bar. This will give them a chance to mingle, and it will show your groom that your respect for his friends is on par with your respect for yours.

3. A moment that’s all his 
Which can be...wait for it... the rehearsal dinner! If his idea of a good time veers drastically from your agreed upon wedding vision, let the party before the party be his time to shine. BBQ, lawn games, a beer tasting—whatever makes him happy. Added bonus: guests will love the variety!

4. A flash of personality 
We get it—your guy looks dreamy in a tux. But that doesn’t mean he loves the idea of wearing only black and white! If your wedding is formal but the groom has a more colorful sense of style, gift him brightly patterned socks, kooky cufflinks, or even a fun pair of boxer shorts before the wedding. Also an option: a playful tie, pocket square, or boutonniere. These mini shots of color will personalize his attire without veering too far from the original wedding vision.

5. To loosen his tie (literally) 
The vows have been said, the formal portraits have been taken—it’s time to celebrate! As the night gets later, the last thing any groom wants is pressure to look perfect in every photograph. Pick a point in the reception with your groom ahead of time (after the cake cutting, before the bouquet toss) and agree that appearances don’t matter after that. You’ll get the photos you want, and he’ll get to have fun without worrying—everyone wins!

6. A sick send-off
Even if he’s not a car kind of guy, your groom will likely get little giddy at the idea of exiting the wedding in a memorable fashion. Whether it’s a speedboat, bicycles, or a vintage Bentley, arrange for unique end-of-the-night transportation. He’ll feel a lot better about posing for kisses while surrounded by sparklers if something he thinks is awesome comes next.

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/21/groom-wedding-planning_n_5509609.html



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