Wedding Destination

Laguna Weddings: A Perfect Union of Nature, Love and Craftsmanship
by Rhea T. Ocampo
November 2013

Laguna is nature and nature is Laguna.

This province just outside Metro Manila is endowed with many natural wonders. With its natural and pristine bodies of water such as hot springs, lakes, and waterfalls, Laguna is a wedding haven that can give couples utmost seclusion, relaxation, and tranquility.

The majestic Mount Makiling provides a beautiful wedding backdrop while the cool breeze from the Sierra Madre Mountain Ranges and Mount Banahaw brings refreshment to wedding guests. Aside from these, the province is a mere 1-2 hours drive from Manila, making it an accessible out-of-town wedding destination for couples.

Laguna: The Resort Province of the Philippines
Being the dwelling place of abundant cold and hot springs like the Hidden Valley Springs, great waterfalls such as the Pagsanjan falls, beautiful lakes like the Lake Caliraya and Laguna de Bay, which is Southeast Asia’s largest fresh water lake, and many other bodies of water, Laguna is truly worthy of the sobriquet. These bodies of water endow Laguna with numerous resorts as wedding venue options for to-be weds. And these natural wonders can provide both couples and their wedding guests great activities like water skiing, swimming, sailing, game fishing, and many more.

Wedding Photography by Exposure Photo & Video
Wedding Photography by Exposure Photo & Video

Laguna: The Province of Love
Laguna is said to be the “heart” of the Philippine archipelago due to Laguna de Bay’s heart-like form. But more than that, the friendly and helpful people of Laguna makes it a province with a heart and a province of love. Laguna is the birth place of the Philippine national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, who died because of his love for his country and his countrymen.

The province also houses elegant churches that have wonderful and intricate Romanesque and Baroque architectural designs. The San Pedro de Alcantara Church, St. Gregory Church, Our Lady of Candelaria, St. James the Apostle Church, to name a few, speak of the great history of Laguna and its locals’ love for the Divine Creator. These Laguna churches are perfect for couples who seek for a solemn and intimate church wedding.


Laguna: The Province of Wedding Craftsmanship
Besides its natural wonders, Laguna is also famous for its locals’ workmanship. The province offers handmade paper products, woodcarvings, embroidered garments, and other products perfect as wedding decors or wedding souvenirs. With Laguna’s abundant natural resources and local craftmanship, everything a couple needs for a perfect Laguna wedding will surely be within reach.

Couples can employ the help of Laguna's reliable wedding planners, such as Egay Victorio of EV Event Planners, for a comfortable and hassle-free wedding coordination.

Wedding Planning by EV Event Planners
Wedding Planning by EV Event Planners

For a truly authentic Filipiniana wedding attire, Lumban town in Laguna boasts of skilled fashion designers who can make the perfect piƱa hand embroidery for wedding gowns, Barong Tagalog, and even elegant wedding giveaways. For modern bridal designs, brides can check out New Creation Fashion, who "delivers wedding gowns and formal dresses for shops based in the USA and Europe like David's Bridal, Bonny, Alfred Angelo, and Bill Levcoff."

And to keep a memento of their Laguna wedding, couples can tap creative and artistic Laguna wedding photographers and videographers like Exposure Digital Photography and Manila Trends and Technologies Videography & Photography. Both are also established members of the Wedding and Portrait Photographers of the Philippines (WPPP), the premier association of wedding photographers in the Philippines.

Wedding Photography by Manila Trends Photo Cinema
Wedding Photography by Manila Trends Photo Cinema

All these been said, it is clearly the heart of Laguna – the beautiful and breathtaking natural wonders and its friendly and skilled locals – that gives couples the best reason to say “I DO” to a Laguna wedding.

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Kasal.com thanks the following source for this article:

Laguna Islands Philippines. “Resort Province of the Philippines.” Retrieved on April 30, 2011 from http://laguna.islandsphilippines.com/

Laguna Islands Philippines. “Laguna Religious Attractions.” Retrieved on April 30, 2011 from http://laguna.islandsphilippines.com/attractions-religious.php

The Official Website of the Province of Laguna. “Tourism.” Retrieved on April 29, 2011 from http://www.laguna.gov.ph/