Wedding | Gino + Xelene – Club Ananda – Sandari, Batulao

Gino and Xelene’s wedding is our earliest wedding to date!!! Starting the ceremony at 8AM, we came to Bali Village Hotel Tagaytay at 2AM in the morning.

Clutching a coffee in her had, Xelene greeted us with a wide smile and immediately went to her makeup chair.

Despite the dark skies that still enveloped the day, Gino and Xelene together with their family and friends made shooting a breeze!

Congratulations Gino + Xelene‚Äč! ūüôā

© Den Montero Photography | Cavite and Tagaytay Wedding & Events Photographer

PREPS: Bali Village Hotel Tagaytay‚Äč
CHURCH: Caleruega Church Nasugbu,Batangas‚Äč
RECEPTION: Club Ananda, Sandari Batulao‚Äč
HMUA: Yanda Flores
COORDINATION: SoFem – Series of Fortunate Events Management
Cake – Top Cakes (included in cater package)
Caterer – Josiah’s Catering
Crew Meal – K&B Party Needs
Florist – Dangwa Flowers by Clint Carl
Bridal Gown – Kristine’s Bridal Couture
Hair Stylist – Esther Adavid
Host – Ryan Tercero
Sound System – RGM Audio & Lights
Quartet- Symphony Rhythm Strings



Sandari comes from the Sanskrit words zaanta and dhari which literary mean “peaceful valley”. Sandari Batulao is an 800-hectare eco-centric, high-end mountainside community at the foot of Mount Batulao and Mount Talamitam, located 10 minutes west of Tagaytay and a 15-minute drive from the beaches and diving spots of Nasugbu, Batangas.

The legend of Mt. Batulao

Mystique has colored Mt. Batulao with many legends and stories. The most famous of which is the fascinating phenomenon that occurs every last week of December, where the sun nestles right in between the two peaks, creating a scene described by natives as ilaw sa dalawang bato or bato sa ilaw (illuminated rocks), from which “Batulao” derived its name.