Wedding Destinations

 
Tying the Knot in Boracay
by Maria Cristina E. Raguindin
 
The island of Boracay
The island of Boracay

The magnificently natural beauty of Boracay Island has made it one of the Philippine's excellent destinations for many people worldwide. It is not only suitable for lovers, friends, honeymooners and families on vacation but is also known for aqua sports and adventure enthusiasts. Yet a new way of treasuring the island's pristine beauty is to make it as your wedding scene...

A beach wedding is not common in our country because we are accustomed to marry according to religious practices. Aside from that, it requires higher costs and longer preparation time.

Yet nothing can stop you from planning your wedding in a totally different way. In such a case, Boracay is the perfect spot to have a wedding ceremony. Its surpassing beauty adds up to its distinction as beaches are the current favorites of some wedding couples who want to enjoy a view of nature's best.

Part of Boracay's charm is that there is no need for mode of transportation for it is only seven kilometers long. The island is located at the northwest tip of Panay and part of Aklan Province about 345 kilometers from Manila. It is accessible by air from Manila or Cebu through two principal gateways: Caticlan airport or Kalibo airport.

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Other Boracay spots wherein people can enjoy peace and quietness for their wedding bliss are the Balinghai, Bunyagan and Cagban beaches.

The plethora of nature's gifts- the bays, sunsets, clear waters, hilly slopes- are enough to mesmerize the populace. Meanwhile, Puka beach, which is the second largest beach in Boracay, is frequented mostly by tourists.

 
   
Pearl of the Pacific’s beachfront
Pearl of the Pacific’s beachfront.

The ultimate tourist spot is the four-kilometer White Beach, located on the west coast of the island between the villages of Angol and Balabag. This legendary stretch of white sand, combined with a good and easy atmosphere and beautiful sunsets, enable couples to enjoy the scenery while pledging vows.

 

   

If nearby water is not your idea of a wedding moment, then going on top of Mount Luho, the highest elevation in the island will surely satisfy you. Although the hike can be tiring, the view is worth your efforts. It offers you a glimpse of coves, tropical palms amid the clear waters. On the other hand, The Sunken Forest or the Dead Forest, which is an old fishpond with dead mangroves located at the southern end of Bulabug Beach is considered a romantic place for lovers.

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Beauty queen-turned-television host and actress Miriam Quiambao's church wedding to a Hong Kong-based Italian businessman, Claudio Rondinelli was held last January 9, 2004 at the Holy Rosary Church in Boracay.

 
   
Although the island is sheltered from seasonal rains, it is still best to prepare for a tent and book an indoor backup site for a Boracay wedding. A public, informal wedding along White Beach or in a private garden or resort seems suitable.

Since the island is surrounded with more then 200 hotels that boast of traditional architectural styles, it would be easier for the couple and the guests to find a place to celebrate. Aside from the beach and white sand, elegant restaurants and shopping places, bars and discos pervade the place.
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The island paradise of Boracay was the setting for the sunset wedding of actress Eula Valdes and Australian-based electrical expert Richard Litonjua two days after Christmas. Boracay's Pearl of the Pacific resort was used as the wedding venue.

 
 

The magnificent sunset of Boracay
The magnificent sunset of Boracay.

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