Don’t Forget to Be Awesome on Your Big Day!

Tagaytay Wedding Tip: don’t forget to be awesome on your big day! Work with a wedding photographer that would let you show off your personality through fun photoshoots. Trust us, you’ll appreciate your wedding day even more once the prints come out.

Tagaytay Wedding Tip: don't forget to be awesome on your big day! Work with a wedding photographer that would let you show off your personality through fun photoshoots. Trust us, you'll appreciate your big day even more once the prints come out. (Photo from @freddiecuadraphotography.) #TagaytayWeddings #WeddingPhotography #TagaytayWedding #TagaytayWeddingTips #WeddingsinTagaytay #WeddinginTagaytay #TagaytayLiving

Photo from @freddiecuadraphotography. Freddie Cuadra Photography is based in Alfonso, Cavite.

Freddie Cuadra Photography
Luksuhin-Mangas Road, Alfonso, Cavite
Phone Number: (+63 917) 885.3527

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Have an awesome Tagaytay Wedding!

Browse through our featured Tagaytay wedding venues and Tagaytay wedding suppliers, as well as our wedding tips for your big day.

Whether you’re having your own country dream wedding in Tagaytay, or  just visiting for somebody’s else’s big day, we’ll fill you in on where to eat, where to stay, and what to do in Metro Tagaytay. Visit Tagaytay Living on Instagram to get a better idea of what’s going on and coming up in and around Tagaytay City.

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The Story of Alta Veranda de Tibig

One of the more notable wedding and event venues in and around Tagaytay City is Alta Veranda de Tibig, a lovely property in nearby Silang, Cavite.

(Alta Veranda de Tibig also, incidentally, serves as the host venue for Savour: The Ultimate Taste Fest in Metro Tagaytay, which happens on Sunday, June 11, 2017, and features seven awesome catering companies. Read more about the event here.)

Alta Veranda de Tibig. Photo by Dizon Studios.

Alta Veranda de Tibig. Photo by Dizon Studios.

We did some catching up with the organizers of Savour: The Ultimate Taste Fest in Metro Tagaytay, and managed to sit down with the good people of Town’s Delight the Caterer and Alta Veranda de Tibig.

For today’s post, we take a closer look at how Alta Veranda de Tibig came to be.

7 Reasons To Visit Savour: The Ultimate Taste Fest of Metro Tagaytay

Our friends over at The Peak - Tagaytay Wedding Vendors Association will be having a grand food tasting on Sunday, June 11, 2017, showcasing seven of the country's very best wedding caterers.

Alta Veranda de Tibig | SAVOUR: The Ultimate Taste Fest of Metro Tagaytay | Tagaytay Living | Photo from Town's Delight the Caterer

Our venue for SAVOUR: The Ultimate Taste Fest of Metro Tagaytay is Alta Veranda de Tibig, in Silang, Cavite. Photo from Town's Delight.

Entitled "SAVOUR: The Ultimate Taste Fest of Metro Tagaytay", this ground-breaking food festival aims to highlight culinary masterworks of these seven outstanding catering companies that have made their marks in Philippine food history and culture.

Jump to the "SAVOUR: The Ultimate Taste Fest of Metro Tagaytay" page here.

Happening on Independence Day weekend, the event serves as a perfect opportunity not only for couples who plan to get married in Tagaytay soon, but also for foodies who would want an out-of-the-ordinary culinary experience.

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An Indoor Wedding Reception at Summit Ridge Tagaytay

Tagaytay weddings happen all year round, and when it’s rainy season, you might as well consider using a tent (for an outdoor or garden wedding), or an indoor venue. Fortunately, #MetroTagaytay is home to a plethora of #hotels, #resorts, #weddingvenues, and even #bed-and-breakfasts with suitable rainy-day contingency plans for your wedding. Reposted from @avasfloralcreation. #flowers #wedding #tagaytay #tagaytaywedding #flowershop #SummitRidgeHotel #TagaytayHotel #TagaytayLiving

Tagaytay weddings happen all year round, and when it's rainy season, you might as well consider using a tent (for an outdoor or garden wedding), or an indoor venue. Fortunately, #MetroTagaytay is home to a plethora of #hotels, #resorts, #weddingvenues, and even #bed-and-breakfasts with suitable rainy-day contingency plans for your wedding. Reposted from @avasfloralcreation. #flowers #wedding #tagaytay #tagaytaywedding #flowershop #SummitRidgeHotel #TagaytayHotel #TagaytayLiving

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3 Practical Wedding Tips You Won’t Get From a Wedding Magazine

Good advice: you can never have too much of ’em, especially so on the day of your dream wedding in Tagaytay.

Chances are, you’ve already read articles (and listicles) on all sorts of wedding tips, but we’ve been to a lot of weddings/wedding receptions in Tagaytay ourselves, and we’ll tell you this– as great things are on your big day, there might be a few things that would slip your mind after all the guests have gone home.

So, ladies and gentlemen, Tagaytay soon-to-weds, here are three practical wedding tips you probably won’t be getting from wedding magazines:

1. Everyone makes a list of things to pack, but Offbeat Brides should also make a list of things to bring back.

Have you spent hours creating those programmes/fans? Did you create your own photo booth? Have you hand-crafted several ornate decorations that you plan to hang onto for several years? You’d be amazed at what people leave on site and forget to collect, simply because they think someone else has arranged to bring these keepsakes back.

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That DIY backdrop just isn’t going to pack itself up, you know? Make a checklist of all the props and styling elements you need to take home with you from the wedding venue, and assign someone to take care of that list when the event is done. Taken at Hillcreek Gardens, by Sofia’s Cakes Tagaytay-Amadeo Road.

Very often these things aren’t noticed until you come back from honeymoon, in which case the venue may have unwittingly thrown them out. The best way to circumvent this is to not only give your bridal party a list of things you must have back from the venue, but make sure the venue coordinator has a list of this as well. That way, if anything gets lost in the shuffle your venue coordinator will know to hang onto it for you until you get back from honeymoon, or can make other arrangements for delivery.

2. When it’s all over, remember to thank your vendors… publicly.

If you really love your vendor, one of the greatest gifts you can give them is to… write something that could sway couples to call that company.

Like most Tribesmaids, I’ve had a little love-in with nearly all my vendors. I simple cannot believe that they’ve taken some sketchy brief and come back with designs, flowers, decorations, etc., that completely surpassed my expectations. After the wedding I wrote each one an incredibly detailed thank you as I wanted them to be able to use my comments as a testimonial to share with other brides and grooms.

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Sending them “Thank You” cards/gifts, and thanking them in person is all great, but if you really want to thank your wedding suppliers (if you feel they did an awesome job for your big day!), thank them in public– at your wedding reception, on social media, or even better– write up a nice testimonial for them! Photo by Mike+Mai Photography, taken at Moon Garden/Lily Pond in Tagaytay.

If you really love your vendor, one of the greatest gifts you can give them is not just a letter of profuse thanks, but to also take it upon yourself to find a public site that rates said vendor and write something that could sway couples to call that company. I know it’s not really in our job descriptions to act as their marketing departments. But as so many of them went out of their way for me, I am genuinely moved to want to make a difference to their business.

3. Assign someone you trust to download as many photos as possible before your guests leave the party.

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Whether you choose to assign a hashtag, assign a group album online, or assign someone with a laptop and a card reader to copy all those wedding photos, it’s nice to have a copy of every little shot of every little thing that happened on your big day.

All of us already know that one of the great thing about weddings today is that almost everyone brings a digital camera. And although many of us also hire professional photographers, we still would like copies of the photos our guests have taken.

The best way to expedite this process is to brief someone who is a trusted friend to be your photo catcher. Their job is to download as many memory sticks as possible onto a designated laptop before your guests leave. If you catch people right then and there you have a much better chance of getting all the images you’d like and without the hassle of chasing them down later.

You’ll probably also have the best luck getting images if your photo catcher is NOT in the wedding party. We asked my dad to take on this role, but as a member of the wedding party he got waylaid with other duties at the time.

Need More Tips?

So much more from where that came from! You can find these exact same tips, and more from this post on The Offbeat Bride.

The Offbeat Bride, one of our favorite wedding websites for all sorts of uncommon advice and awesome inspiration.

The Offbeat Bride, one of our favorite wedding websites for all sorts of uncommon advice and awesome inspiration.

The Offbeat Bride is, hands down, one of our favorite wedding websites, with tons of good advice for soon-to-wed couples (whether you’re getting married in Tagaytay or some other place), and even for wedding vendors and wedding planners.  Check them out at www.offbeatbride.com.

Photos from Sofia’s Cakes Tagaytay-Amadeo Road.

Work With Local Wedding Vendors

Getting #MarriedinTagaytay? Work with local wedding vendors– #MetroTagaytay has a thriving community of top-notch wedding suppliers! Photo by @praisenbeauty #makeupbypraisen #balaiindang #cavitemakeupartistCoordination by @stateventsph #TagaytayWeddings #TagaytayLiving – from Tagaytay Living on Instagram.

Getting #MarriedinTagaytay? Work with local wedding vendors-- #MetroTagaytay has a thriving community of top-notch wedding suppliers! Photo by @praisenbeauty #makeupbypraisen #balaiindang #cavitemakeupartistCoordination by @stateventsph #TagaytayWeddings #TagaytayLiving - from Tagaytay Living on Instagram.

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Issam and Arleen’s Wedding at Balai Taal

Reposting from @towns_delight. Issam and Arleen’s wedding reception at Balai Taal, one of the many awesome #weddingvenues in #metrotagaytay. Get #marriedintagaytay #tagaytaywedding #togetherintagaytay #tagaytayliving – from Tagaytay Living on Instagram.

Reposting from @towns_delight. Issam and Arleen's wedding reception at Balai Taal, one of the many awesome #weddingvenues in #metrotagaytay. Get #marriedintagaytay #tagaytaywedding #togetherintagaytay #tagaytayliving - from Tagaytay Living on Instagram.

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Featured Tagaytay Wedding Venue: Balai Taal

Whether as a wedding venue or as a vacation home rental, Balai Taal is a popular choice, and you can see why moments upon entering the compound, which is located along Ligaya Drive in Tagaytay City.

Renzie & Odette's Wedding, 2013 0713. Preps at Balai Taal, Tagaytay.

Look at that view! Balai Taal has a number of houses available for rent. The gardens below are also great for wedding receptions.

The view, first of all, is spectacular. You can take in the scenery on your way to where the houses and gardens are. There are four or five three-storey houses which are being rented out, each one having five more-than-adequate bedrooms, a fully-equipped and functional kitchen, living room and dining area.

Renzie & Odette's Wedding, 2013 0713. Preps at Balai Taal, Tagaytay.

We’ve booked a house for each of our families for wedding preparations.

The gardens are just as well-maintained. We’ve been told that they hired the same landscaping team as Antonio’s Restaurant in Tagaytay, as well as Fernwoods in Quezon City. These gardens are frequently rented out as wedding reception venues, and we’ve had many clients who have had their weddings here.

Renzie & Odette's Wedding, 2013 0713. Preps at Balai Taal, Tagaytay.

About Balai Taal (from the Balai Taal website)

Discover Balai Taal where the calming energies of nature join with metropolitan life’s amenities. Amidst gently sloping hills and a forest valley, be a breath away from contemporary luxuries. Experience a natural environment… experience the calming sanctuary of Balai Taal.

This 19-hectare sprawl of residential lots is home to a fully landscaped forest which affords a panoramic view of Taal Volcano. Wake up to clean, pure air and a cool, windy atmosphere permeating the tranquil, open space. Seek daily refuge amidst a scene of lush foliage and scenic landscapes. Reconnect with one’s inner being, take a forty- five minute leisurely walk through the specially designed forest pathways, meditate and reflect in the heart of a silent haven. The Balai Taal forest is a perfect back drop for paintings, an idyllic setting for art hobbyists. The forest of Balai Taal makes the simple joy of reading in the quiet a reality.

Secluded by nature and surrounded by like souls, your privacy is ensured. You will grow in a quiet milieu enhanced by a locale abounding with natural radiance. Balai Taal is where you will find a forest paradise you can call home. Situated against nature’s own backdrop you can sit and listen to birds sing, watch butterflies fly or simply enjoy nature. Come home to Balai Taal.

How To Get To Balai Taal

Renzie & Odette's Wedding, 2013 0713. Preps at Balai Taal, Tagaytay.

Balai Taal is located along Ligaya drive in Tagaytay City. Once you get to Tagaytay, head down the Tagaytay-Calamba road, which should take you towards People’s Park and Tagaytay Highlands; Taal Lake and Taal Volcano should be on your right side.

Ligaya Drive opens up on your right side, so take this road and you’ll see the gates to the Balai Taal compound just a few hundred meters from the main highway.


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Nearby Churches

Renzie & Odette's Wedding, 2013 0713. Preps at Balai Taal, Tagaytay.

  • The nearest church is the Ina Ng Laging Saklolo church, which is located along the Tagaytay-Calamba Road, close to where Ligaya Drive intersects it.
  • Also nearby:  Lourdes Church in Tagaytay City, as well as the Iglesia Ni Cristo chapel, which are both along the same highway.
  • The Madre de Dios Chapel in Tagaytay Highlands.
  • Going towards Silang via the Tagaytay-Sta. Rosa Road is the San Antonio De Padua church.
  • Going towards Batangas:  The Transfiguration Chapel in Caleruega, and Chapel on the Hill (Don Bosco Batulao).

Check out our post on the more popular Tagaytay churches here.

Contact Balai Taal

Renzie & Odette's Wedding, 2013 0713. Preps at Balai Taal, Tagaytay.

Address:
Balai Taal
Ligaya Drive, Brgy. Sungay,
Tagaytay City, Philippines

Phone Numbers:
(+63 46) 413.4162
(+63 917) 855.5168

Email:
inquiry@balaitaal.com

Contact Person:
Mr. Nelson Blanco
Mobile: (+63 906) 500.6633
nelson.blanco@balaitaal.com

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Source: Renzie Baluyut for Renzie Baluyut Online.  Read the original article here.