It was always this church that popped into my head whenever I imagined my wedding. Always.
The photos speak for themselves.
Apart from how dreamy the place looked in the afternoon, I love how intimate it felt. I also preferred the feeling of not being rushed for the ceremony, unlike in the huge churches which have 1-hour strict schedules (Caleruega schedules are 9PM–too early, 12NN–lunch, 6PM–too late, and 3PM–just right!).
Bear in mind we got engaged in May of 2011. At that time, we were fairly sure that this was the place where we wanted to get married. When we asked our parents to visit the chapel to make a downpayment, the 3PM Saturday schedules for Dec 2012 were already fully booked. That’s how far in advance the dates for Caleruega get full. We finally settled for a date in January 2013, which worked out well as it coincided with when he first asked me to be his girlfriend. (haha)
The church rental is P15,000. The last time I checked the Dominican website was down though; they used to post the rates for the function rooms beside the chapel there.
I can’t wait.