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Sun+Sea+Sand+Celebration = Perfect Destination Wedding – Belize Wedding

Trash the Dress Wedding Photographer in BelizeTwo questions that we encounter frequently as destination wedding photographers in Belize – 1. Why do people have destination weddings? and 2. Why do people come to Belize for destination weddings?  Even if those questions have never occurred to you before, we bet they are now stuck in your mind. Thank goodness Conch Creative is here to answer those very important questions.

Destination Wedding In Belize _ Belize PhotographyPeople have destination weddings for all sorts of reasons, but in our experience, the most common is so that they and their loved ones can truly relax and let their hair down..or in this case, maybe relaxing a little bit too much, while the bride watches one of her bridesmaids having her hair put up.  Sorry to be confusing.  But the point is that destination wedding couples do not want the stress and drama that can come with a traditional wedding at home.

Belize Wedding Photographer - Belize Beach WeddingWhat could be more fun and relaxing than a barefoot wedding on a sandy beach, overlooking the Caribbean?

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographyYou don’t have to worry about whether or not you’ll get blisters because the only thing on your feet will be sand, and in the case of fashionable barefoot brides, some very pretty jewelry.

Belize Wedding PlacenciaIn the interest of not being sexist, we feel obliged to point out that the men had very nice jewelry too.

Beach Wedding Belize PhotographyNow for question number 2.  Why Belize?  Well first of all, you can’t get Belizean Belikin beer anywhere else.  Even if you could, we believe that it couldn’t possibly taste the same drunk anywhere but Belize.

Wedding Belize - Photographer BelizeWhile we wouldn’t want to be accused of misleading anyone, we are also of the understanding (as reported to us by our couples) that cake also tastes better in Belize.  Yes, we realise this may be quite unbelievable, but apparently it’s true.

Wedding Photographer in Belize - Beach Wedding PlacenciaTruly though, what other things make Belize such a perfect place for a destination wedding?  What many people don’t know is that Belize, unlike many other destinations, has kept all of its beaches public.  So, you have access to miles and miles of beautiful, natural and untouched Caribbean coastline.

Destination Belize Wedding PhotographerPeople in Belize are friendly and welcoming to visitors.  You can find yourself a sunny spot and just relax and no one will bother you – except that pesky photographer, who keeps following you everywhere.

Wedding Photographer BelizeBecause Belize has such a small population, you can kiss on the beach in the daytime and never have an audience – except that photographer again!

Belize Wedding Photographer - Belize WeddingYou can also kiss on the beach at night, in the glowing light of tiki torches, which miraculously appear whenever there is a wedding.

Destination Wedding Photographer BelizeDid you know that Belize makes you love each other more?  It’s a well documented fact supported by studies conducted by Conch Creative.

Trash the Dress Photography BelizeYou may think we’re joking.  But we’re not.  Belize does affect people in very different ways.  People who appear perfectly normal in the beautiful sunrise…

Wedding Photography  - Trash the Dress Belize…suddenly find themselves leaping into the air for no obvious reason.

Belize Destination Wedding Trash the DressAnother example is that one minute a couple will be standing, romantically, with the water flowing around their toes..and then before you know it….

Trash the Dress in Belize Photographer…they are soaking wet and frolicking like young lambs in the sea.  Maybe not like lambs.  Lambs don’t often go in the sea. Maybe more like young dolphins or fish or sea horses.

Trash the Dress - Belize - Wedding PhotographerSo while we wholeheartedly recommend destination beach weddings in Belize, we now have given you fair warning.  When in Belize, you may just find yourselves having far too much fun.

Wedding Photography in BelizeSo ‘reflect’ (get it ..reflect..hahaha…never mind) carefully on your decision.  Because…..

Trash the Dress Wedding Photography in Belize…no one could ever possibly want this much fun at their wedding, now, would they?

Conch Creative would like to thank the magic of Belize for making this wedding super special.

This beautiful and fun wedding in Placencia was organised by Lee Nyhus of Placencia Weddings and hosted by Coco Plum Villas

PSA- If you want a stressful wedding and no fun at all, do not come to Belize

There’s Love in Every Detail – What Works When Planning Your Destination Wedding – Belize Wedding

Belize Wedding PhotographerBecause we are lucky enough to work in a destination that is incredibly popular (and quite rightly so!) for romantic, exotic and tropical weddings – we probably shoot weddings more often than your average photographer.  This gives us a great insight into what works and what doesn’t.  We would like to present you with a wedding full of everything that works.  In this blog we are going to share with you the secrets that we’ve learned that will make your destination wedding personal, stunning, unique and full of love – in every detail.

Belize Wedding PhotographerShoes.  Every woman loves shoes, but when you’re planning a wedding in Belize, shoes may not be the first thing that pop into your head.  After all, this is a barefoot wedding destination.  But think outside of the proverbial shoe box if you can.  Shoes aren’t just for wearing.  They add colour, pizzazz and, if they are quite as fabulous as these shoes are, they can be used as props for photographic opportunities.  After the wedding is over, we are sure that you both can think of other ways to integrate shoes into your newlywed life.

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerOn the other hand (get it?  hand?), rings will certainly be a detail you do not want to forget.  Do not forget the rings …and…if you are going to request photos of the rings, photogenic rings are best.  ‘My ring has too much bling’  said no bride EVER.

Belize Wedding Photographer - conch creativeThe bride certainly does have plenty to think about.  Sweat proof make up and nuclear hairspray are two necessary items.

Belize Wedding PhotographerThe groom and his supporters also need to think about fundamental things like – does anyone know how to tie a tie correctly?  If none of the wedding party do have this very important skill, make sure that you’ve hired a photographer who does. In this particular instance, this is yet another thing that worked at this wedding.  Conch Creative offers tie knotting as a complimentary service, but please do not ask us to pin a boutonniere unless you don’t faint when you see blood.

Destination Wedding Photographer in Belize - Photography BelizeMoving on now.  The dress.  Choosing a dress for a destination wedding, or any wedding for that matter, needs to be done with care.  If you are getting married in Belize, remember that you are likely to swell a bit.  Some blame the humidity, others the food, drinks and good times.  Either way, make sure that you have these two areas covered –  Will I be comfortable?  Will I look freaking fabulous?  In this instance, we can only assume that the bride planned for swelling because the stunning, glove like fit of this dress was absolutely perfect.  Please note that your photographer will be very grateful if you follow these guidelines as it definitely reduces the wear and tear on our retouching muscles.

Destination Wedding Belize PhotographerFlowers.  We need to add one of those ‘don’t try this at home’ warnings to this one.  If you are planning on throwing the bouquet at some poor harmless, unwed bridesmaids you may wish to hold off a bit on the extras.  We wouldn’t want anyone to get hurt you know.  But if you are accessorising with your bouquet and don’t want it to become a wilting memory of your very special day, have fun with it.  Get creative.  Put some planning into it.  Put some love into every single detail because trust us, we are the photographers, we have all the records in our archives and we can tell you right now – when you make an effort, it shows.

Wedding in Belize DetailWhile it is fashionable for the bride to be a little bit late, it never works if the groom is.  So, if you can combine the need for timeliness with a very sexy gift for the groom, just to give him that extra loving detail – go for it!  Please notice the groom’s attire.  If the bride can make the extra effort to wear a stunning gown on this important occasion, there is no excuse for the groom to let the side down.  Guys, if you want to do what works, put some love into  it.  Wear something smart, something snazzy,  something that compliments your beautiful bride.  It will be worth it when you see the pictures.

Belize Wedding PhotographerTime to see how they scrub up.  That dress!  Wow!

Belize Wedding photography - Las TerrazasThose shoes!  Shazam!

Belize Wedding Photography - Conch CreativeThose rings!  Perfect!

Destination Wedding Photographer in Belize - Photography BelizeThat location!  OMG!

Belize Photographer - Destination Belize WeddingThe kiss!  Wait a minute!  How’d he get into the picture?  We did forget to mention one extra detail.  Your guests.  Make sure your guests are well behaved.  If they can’t be, then make sure they are cute and entertaining.  This Father in Law fits the bill on both counts.

Destination Wedding BelizeThe smiles!  The most loving detail of all.  The smiles need to be humungous and from the heart.

Belize Wedding Photographer  When planning your details, make sure you’ve set aside some time to relax after the ceremony, to decompress and to enjoy the scenery.

Photographer in Belize wedding - Belize PhotographerThe last important detail that will make your wedding work is to choose the right photographer for you. Your photography should be fun and relaxing.   Since the third person in the marriage at this stage will, indeed, be your photographer, you better like them – a lot.  And likewise.  Can you imagine what could happen if your photographer didn’t like you?  Luckily Conchs are immensely likable and entertaining and you may even want to take one home with you.

Belize Wedding PhotographerWhen it’s time for those intimate moments.  You don’t want someone there who feels like a stranger, or even worse, who feels you strangely.  So, please, choose your photographer carefully as when you look at your photos, you’ll be reminded of them every time.

Belize Wedding PhotographerIf you’re going to come all the way to beautiful Belize, pay attention and show some love to those details.  Because we know it works and while this may be your first, second or even third wedding, we’ve done hundreds and we want yours to be the one that we remember forever too for being one of the most beautiful and special days of all.

This lovingly detailed wedding was organised and hosted by Las Terrazas

The Recipe for a Perfect Wedding in Paradise – Belize Weddings

Belize Wedding Photographer - conch creativeThere are a number of ingredients, when correctly combined, result in an absolutely perfect wedding day in paradise.  We are happy to share our own special recipe with you.

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So, to start, our main ingredient is a beautiful bride.

Belize Photographer - Belize WeddingsWe also need a large measure of handsome groom.

Belize Destination  Wedding PhotographerA little touch of cheekiness always adds some flavour.

Belize Wedding Photographer - conch creativeBut do have the groom close to hand because you need to be prepared to mix them up.

Belize Wedding Photographer - conch creativeAs once those two main ingredients are combined…

Destination Wedding Photographer in Belize - Photography BelizeYou can’t always predict what’s going to happen next.

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerGently add some of your dry ingredients to give a little sparkle and spice to the occasion.

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerNow, moisten the ingredients lightly.

Belize PhotographerWhile it may be tempting to add more liquid, don’t overdo it.

Belize Destination  Wedding PhotographerJust a couple of cups for now as you can always add more fluids later.

Belize Wedding Photographer - conch creativeIf you overdo it, things may become  little bit wobbly.

Wedding Photography Destination BelizeWe certainly wouldn’t want anyone to fall in the process.

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerNext, make sure to cover your ingredients well.  Barefoot weddings are all well and fine, until you hit the gravel.

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerVery carefully transport them.

Belize Destination  Wedding PhotographerAnd place them somewhere cool and dry for a while.

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerAfter they’ve settled for a short time, return them to a moister environment and then…

Wedding Photography in Belize…warm them up slowly.

Belize Wedding - Belize PhotographerFinally finishing them off nicely with a glaze of alcohol and sugar (otherwise known as wine).  If you’ve followed our instructions correctly, your final product should  be a perfect wedding day in paradise.

This beautiful wedding was organised and hosted by the fabulous Las Terrazas Resort.

The Chapel of Love – Belize Weddings

Belize Wedding Photographer - Belize Wedding PhotographyWhen we take candid photos of our couples, enjoying the breathtaking scenery of Belize, we often wonder to ourselves ‘what are they talking about?’  In this case we think we can guess because it certainly was an eventful day for them and for us and it all started in a the tiny little Catholic church in San Pedro Town, the only town on our beautiful island of Ambergris Caye.

Wedding in Belize - San Pedro Wedding Photographer copyThis was a first for us.  We’ve done hundreds of weddings in Belize, but because most destination weddings are on the beach, we had never had the experience of a church wedding.  So we were intrigued and excited.  We also learned a lot about traditions.  For example, we had no idea that the priest would require private time with the bride and groom before the ceremony to counsel them.  I don’t think they had any idea either, but rules are rules and if you want to get married in the church, you have to follow them.

Wedding in Belize PhotographerIt all seemed a bit overwhelming at times.

Belize Wedding - Photographer in BelizeThere are special rituals that are part of a church wedding.   And of course there is simply the cuteness of a small church on a tiny Caribbean island off the coast of Belize.

Belize Wedding - Ambergris Caye wedding photographerThere’s no doubt that it was all worth it and that it made this loving couple feel so special.

Belize Wedding - Belize Wedding PhotographerDon’t think for a minute that just because this couple opted for a church wedding that they aren’t up for some serious fun. Now’s the time to party on the beach!

Wedding Belize PhotographerAfter sharing some refreshments with loved ones, we whisked away our happy, newlyweds to enjoy the beautiful scenery they came to Belize for.

Belize Wedding Photographer - conch creativeThe spectacular view towards the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef.

Belize Wedding PhotographerThe sandy paths and palm trees that make Ambergris Caye so uniquely natural.

Wedding Photography X'Tan Xa BelizeThe quirky variety of docks over the turquoise sea, which are all public and available to explore.

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerMeanwhile, it looked like things were getting all set up on the beach and ready for some serious celebrations.

Belize Wedding Photography - Wedding BelizeBut they still had some time to enjoy each other.

Wedding Photography BelizeFinally, as the light faded and the skies became moody it was time to return.

Belize Wedding PhotographyWaiting for them was an absolutely gorgeous dinner setting  to enjoy with their guests, who all loved them so much they had come all this way.

Belize Wedding Photographer - Destination Wedding BelizeIt couldn’t have been more perfect.

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographyThis is what every couple dreams of doing on the evening of their destination wedding in Belize.  What a day! What a party! What a location!  And to think it all started that morning in a little chapel of love.

This wonderful wedding that started in the Church but ended on the beach was organised by the gorgeous X’ Tan Ha Resort

Magical Moments – Belize Weddings

Destination Belize Wedding PhotographyThere are some places in the world that are simply unique.  They have a sort of magic and mystery to them, where sometimes, time seems to stand still and for that moment, everything is simply perfect.  Belize is one of those places and that’s why it is so popular as a place for small intimate destination weddings.  Join us as we share some of that magic with you.

Wedding in Belize Photographer - Belize Wedding PhotographyFlowers that look like they’ve popped out of a romantic old painting.

Destination Wedding Photographer in BelizeA dress that’s fit for a princess.

Wedding in Belize - Photographer BelizeA cake with details that look like they were created by faeries.

Belize Wedding PhotographyAnd floating rings…….Whoa!  Wait a minute!  Floating rings?  Is this real magic or is it Photoshop?   It’s neither.   This certainly was created with some good old fashioned trickery but we can assure you that the rings were most definitely in the sea and those are real fish and they were all really there together.  No Photoshop or any sort of digital photographic manipulation required.  But like all good magicians, our secrets must remain secret.

Wedding Photographer in BelizeRomantico!  And we all know that true romance is is in itself a magical thing.

Belize Wedding Photography - Photography in BelizeAs if appearing out of an enchanted forest, here comes the beautiful bride.

Wedding Photographer Belize - Wedding Photography in BelizeA very dashing, handsome, dark and mysterious groom completes the picture perfectly.

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerThey seem enchanted, as if their love might just fly them away.

Belize Wedding PhotographerThey tiptoe through paradise, apparently spell bound by the beauty of their surroundings.

Belize Wedding Photographer - Belize Wedding PhotographyCaptivated, they take a moment to gaze into each others’ eyes.

Belize Wedding Photographer - Wedding in BelizeUntil the magic of Belize descends upon them, casting a spell that will make this a day they will never forget.

This magical wedding was hosted upon a beautiful private island at Cayo Espanto

Pretty in Pink (and it’s not who you think!) – Belize Weddings

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Every couple does it differently and this is one of the things that makes our work as wedding photographers in Belize so interesting and fun.  Some couples come to Belize to elope, to get away from it all and enjoy a small and intimate wedding on the beach.  Other couples plan a big party and think out all the details.  This wedding was thoroughly planned, with much excitement, good taste and love and we are so pleased that we are able to share it with you.

Belize Wedding Photography - Conch Creative PhotographyFrom the hanger for the dress…

Destination Wedding Belize Photographer…to the bouquets and bridesmaids.

Belize Wedding - Photography Ramon's Village - Ambergris CayeThe table settings…

Belize Wedding - Photography Belize…and even the Thank You card for afterwards.  Everything was meticulously organised.  Now some of you may think this would all be a lot of work, but what we’ve found is that the brides who plan and organise in advance, particularly if they have guests, have the most stress free wedding.  This is because once it’s done, they don’t have to think about another thing.  They can just go with the flow on the day and enjoy the party.  Let us show you exactly how that went.

Belize Weddding Photography - The Phoenix San PedroThe boys, as always, remain in their underwear until the last possible minute.

Wedding in Belize - Belize PhotographerMeanwhile, the flower girl takes charge in the ladies’ dressing area…

Belize Wedding Photography - Destination Belize Wedding…ensuring that everything meets her strict specifications.

Wedding Photography BelizeBecause no matter how hard the bride tries to do it herself…

Belize Photographer - Weddings in Belize…she can always do with a little bit of help.

Belize Wedding Photographer - Belize PhotographerAnd there is nothing like that moment…

Belize Wedding - San Pedro Photographer…when things are about to get real.

Belize Wedding PhotographyTrue to form, the guys are almost dressed.

Wedding Photographer BelizeDon’t forget those rings!

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerAnd finally, it’s sealed with a kiss.

Destination Belize Wedding Photographer Conch CreativeNo, seriously..did we really do it?

Desination Belize Wedding PhotographerIt appears that you did.

Destination Wedding Belize - Wedding Photographer BelizeWell, in that case…

Wedding in Belize - Destination Wedding Photographer…it’s time to celebrate!

Wedding Photographer Belize -  Destination Wedding BelizeFirst, it’s time for some romance.

Destination Wedding Photography BelizeThis is your special day and you should feel like rock stars!

Wedding Photographer in BelizeYour own yacht for the day.

Belize Wedding Photography -  Belize WeddingAnd today, the sun sets just for you.

Wedding Belize - Destination Belize Wedding PhotographerAll your loved ones have come all this way.

Wedding Belize - Belizean PhotographerDance.

Wedding Belize Photography - Ramon's Village - San PedroEat cake.

Wedding Photography in Belize, Ambergris Caye Wedding PhotographerHula.

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographyParty the night away.  For tomorrow it will seem like just a dream.

This fabulous wedding was hosted by the beautiful Ramon’s Village Resort

 

Til Death Do Us Part – Cowgirl Glam in the Tropics – Belize Wedding – Trash the Dress

Trash the Dress Belize Wedding PhotographerPublic Health Warning! – This is a Trash the Dress blog like no other we have done.  We highly suggest that you make sure you’re snug in your saddle and ready for a romantic, playful, naughty and wild ride.   And now we shall begin.

Wedding Belize - Photographer Those of you familiar with Conch Creative’s wedding photography know that we specialise in Trash the Dress sessions. This is our chance to work with couples, collaborate and create beautiful pieces that they will treasure for years to come.  This cowgirl themed Trash the Dress started like most others.  Beautiful romantic poses in a tropical setting.

Trash the dress Belize Wedding Photographer - Conch CreativeA little bit of playful fun…

Wedding Photography Belize - Trash the Dress…and of course some sexy romping.

Wedding Photographer BelizeWe should have realised that something was up when we saw our cowgirl’s garter.  But nothing could have prepared us for the story we are about to share with you.

Trash The Dress Wedding Photography BelizeAfter sending the groom off to get some drinks, while we did some beautiful bridal portraits, our cowgirl bride told us in no uncertain terms that it was time for a little refreshment break.

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Always obliging we found a shady spot at the end of a dock.   Our cowgirl had brought along her own bottle and, politely, offered to share.  We explained that it’s important for photographers to stay in focus but that we’d hang around and take a few more photos while she waited for her groom.

Belize Wedding Photography - Belize Wedding Photographer Trash the DressFifteen minutes later, we knew that something memorable was about to happen and we weren’t about to stop shooting (by shooting we mean with a camera!) until the rodeo was over.

Belize Wedding Photographer - Belize Beach WeddingsThe groom returned with a couple of bottles of Belikin Beer and for a moment, we were lulled into a false sense of security, thinking everything had returned to normal.  How could we predict the drama that was to unfold?

Belize Wedding PhotographyAs the groom swept her up in his arms for a kiss, she was already plotting.

Belize Wedding Photographer - Trash the Dress in BelizeWe heard her whisper in his ear (she did whisper loudly) , ‘Now that we’re legal, you’re mine cowboy and don’t you forget it!’ and then she started marching him up the beach.

Trash the dress wedding photographer Belize weddingWe were stunned when she stopped suddenly and said ‘Turn around big boy and strip!’.  Conch Creative have never done a nude cowboy shoot before, but we were game for anything at this stage and of course we must admit that we cheered him on as he started to unbutton his shirt.

But like all good Westerns the stories lead you down long and twisty canyon trails and you never know what’s around the next turn.  Suddenly our groom got a bit feisty.

Trash the Dress - Photographer in BelizeBefore you could say ‘ride ‘em cowboy’.  He’d taken the situation in hand and the tables had turned.

Wedding Photographer - Trash the Dress BelizeIt was all we could do not to cover our eyes and blush when the scene in front of us took on a life of its very own.

Trash the Dress Wedding Photographer in BelizeOur final observation is that the old cowboy saying ‘He’s all hat and no cattle.’ Certainly did not apply in this instance.

This will go down in history as one hell of a ‘rootin’ tootin’ Trash the Dress experience for Conch Creative.

Rain or Shine – Part 2. Shine – Belize Weddings

Belize Wedding Photographers“While sleeping in a hammock, with the touch of a warm wind, we remember why we are in love with the life.”  Mehmet Murat ildan

Welcome to part two of our Rain & Shine two part blog series.  It’s almost always sunny in Belize and that’s one of the reasons it’s such a happy and romantic place for weddings.  In fact, one of the most popular activities involves spending time in one of the many hammocks you’ll find attached to palm trees and cabanas all over the island.Wedding Belize Photography“Put your head on my shoulder
Whisper in my ear, baby
Words I want to hear
Tell me, tell me that you love me too. ”  Paul Anka

So in this blog, we will be sharing the many ways that this beautiful couple spent their wedding day enjoying the sunshine in Belize.Belize Destination Wedding - Photography in Belize“Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy
Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely
Sunshine almost always makes me high”  John Denver

Walking hand and hand along one of the many long docks along the coast is a favourite pastime for those visiting Ambergris Caye.  While enjoying the sea breeze and views, if you look down into the clear blue waters of the Caribbean Sea below your feet, you might be lucky enough to spot some of the many tropical fish that inhabit the coral reef nearby.Destination Belize Wedding Photography - Mata Chica“The spaces between your fingers were meant to be filled with mine.”  Unknown Author

We felt obliged to give you a different perspective of walking down the dock so that you can see the reef that we are talking about.  The white breakers you see in the background is the sea popping over the Mesoamerican Reef.  Not to brag, but it is the largest barrier reef in the Northern Hemisphere and it is a World Heritage site.  Whether you love to dive, snorkel or simply dangle your toes into the water, you’ll definitely find Nemo here on a sunny day.Belize Wedding Photographers Conch Creative“This dame keeps dragging me into the bushes. Keep your eye open, you may have to rescue me.”  David O Selznick

You’ll find that on Ambergris Caye, despite being an atoll and almost a part of the Yucatan Peninsula, was once covered in coconut plantations.  This means the earth is very fertile and as such not only do the resorts have stunning and maturely planted grounds but we have an extensive rainforest wildlife reserve at the northern tip of the island.  Taking a stroll in our island ‘jungles’ in the sunshine can always prove to be an adventure.Wedding Photography in Belize“She is quick and curious and playful and strong.”  Kate Spade

You can’t stop yourself from having a playful and private moment in the warm sun.  It brings out the fun and romance in everyone.Belize Wedding Photography - Belize Photographer“Love unlocks doors and opens windows that weren’t even there before.”   Mignon McLaughlin.

When the sun gets a little bit too warm, a moment of solitude, with a glass of wine for a companion, knowing the love of your life is waiting for you, is all you need to feel refreshed.

Wedding Photographer - Belize Wedding - Photography“If waiting means being able to be with you, I’ll wait for as long as forever to be with you.”  Author Unknown

Knowing that your handsome groom is waiting for you can only be one of the best feelings in the world – especially when the sun is shining in paradise.Belize Wedding Photography Conch Creative“Marriage is a wonderful invention. Then again so is a bicycle repair kit.”  Billy Connolly

Ut oh.  He might not wait quite forever. Not when he has a shiny set of wheels.  Runaway groom!Wedding in Belize - Beach Belize Photography“I’ve got a bike. You can ride it if you like.
It’s got a basket, a bell that rings and
Things to make it look good.
I’d give it to you if I could, but I borrowed it.
You’re the kind of girl that fits in with my world.”  Pink Floyd

Phew, he couldn’t cycle quite so fast in the afternoon heat, not that he’d want to.  Riding one bike down the beach is one of the most fun two people can have on Ambergris Caye.Belize Wedding Photographer - Conch Creative Photography“May love and laughter light your days and warm your heart.”  Irish Proverb

There are simply so many ways to enjoy Belize, whether you are laughing together in the shade…Photographer Belize Weddings“Laughter is an instant vacation.'”  Milton Berle

…or in the sunshine.Destination Wedding Photography Belize“If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.”  Lemony Snicket

Taking that leap of faith hand in hand is simply so much easier when the sky is blue, the sea is turquoise and the palms are swaying gently in the breeze.

Destination Wedding Photographer - Belize Wedding Photographer“Love is the master key that opens the gate of happiness”  Oliver Wendell Holmes

Rain or shine, there is no place quite as special, quite as magical, quite as mysterious, quite as romantic as beautiful Belize.  Come and see us sometime.

This wedding in the sun was hosted by the gorgeous Matachica Resort

Rain or Shine – Part 1. Rain – Belize Weddings

Belize Wedding Photography“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain”  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It was bound to happen.  After over 200 weddings and bragging that it never rains at a Conch Creative wedding in Belize, we were tempting fate.  Our first wedding in the rain.  Want to know the most wonderful thing?  This darling couple didn’t care.  They were so in love and so excited about getting married that they said ‘rain or shine’ and they meant it.Destination Wedding Photography Belize“You astonish and amaze me, the way you can take a rainy day and make it glisten with diamonds”  Author Unknown

The rain didn’t change the rings. They were ready.Wedding Dress - Belize Wedding Photography” With you I’d dance in a storm with my best dress – fearless.”  Taylor Swift

The rain didn’t change the dress either.   It was ready too.Wedding Photographer Belize“Until the sun comes out again for you, my umbrella is big enough for two” Author Unknown

The groom, being ever so chivalrous, did get a little bit wet, but look at the smile on his face.

Belize Beach Wedding Photographer“Rain on the day you get married brings good luck.” – Old proverb

And so it began.  Our first rainy wedding.  Probably one of the most romantic we’ve ever had.Destination wedding in Belize - Photographer Belize“Tears of joy are like the summer raindrops pierced by sunbeams.”  Hosea Ballou

The tears of joy started to flow like raindrops.Wedding Photographer Belize - Belize Wedding“Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water.”  Brian Jacques

But the groom was there to dry those tears.

Wedding Belize Photographer“Hold your sweetheart’s hand and walk in the rains while the clouds play cupid.”  Author Unknown

Rain or shine, they walked back up that aisle, officially married.Wedding in Belize“Kiss me in the rain, love me in the dark, hold me till the end, and never break my heart.”  Author Unknown

And so it was sealed with a kiss.Wedding Photography in Belize“Perhaps love is like a resting place, a shelter from the storm.”  John Denver

After the unique pleasure of a marriage in the tropical rains of Belize, it was time to relax, reconnect and dry out.Destination Belize Wedding Photographer“Every storm runs out of rain. Just like every dark night turns into day.” Gary Allan

As the darkness drew in and island became still, the couple considered venturing back out.Belize Wedding in the rain - Belize Photographer“‘If raindrops were kisses, I’d send you showers. If hugs were seas,I’d send you oceans. And if love was a person I’d send you me!”  Emily Bronte

Just when they thought the clouds had parted, the Maya Rain Gods of Belize decided to bless them just one more time.Destination Wedding Photographer Belize“Sharing one umbrella
We have to hold each other
Round the waist to keep together.
You ask me why I’m smiling -
It’s because I’m thinking
I want it to rain for ever.”  Vicky Feaver

Stay tuned for part two of this Rain & Shine blog.

This beautiful wedding in the rain was hosted by the gorgeous Matachica Resort

Sweetness and Delight – Belize Weddings

Belize Wedding PhotographyIf you know Conch Creative, you know that we specialise in beautiful, barefoot, beach weddings in Belize.  We work with a lot of amazing couples and in the most fabulous locations, but every so often a couple comes along who are just so sweet with the way they express their love for each other and their sheer delight about their wedding that we end up saying ‘Awwww.  Aren’t they adorable?’  when we look through their photos. This is one of those couples.

Coco Beach Wedding Photography - Belize WeddingOur lovely bride in the build up to the big moment couldn’t hide her excitement.Belize Wedding - Belikin Beer

While the groom was being well looked after by his groomsmen… Belize Wedding Photography - Belize Wedding Photographer

..the bride, surrounded by sentimental and fabulous items, was being similarly well attended to

Wedding Photography Belize - Coco Beach Beach WeddingThe dress just hung around waiting for the bride…

Destination Wedding Photography in Belize…as did the groom.
Beach Wedding Belize PhotographerEverything came together as planned and you could see the bride’s absolute delight as her loving family guided her down a sandy, palm lined aisle towards her future.Wedding Photography BelizeWow! Does their future look bright!  We’re guessing it will be full of love, kisses, cuddles, adoration, fun and cake. Never forget the cake.  Let’s follow them for a while in only the way photographers can (otherwise you’d be stalkers) and find out.Wedding Photography Belize - Beach WeddingLooks like we were on the money with love.Belize Wedding Photography - Wedding in BelizeCertainly is plenty of kissing going on too.Beach Wedding Belize PhotographyOooh. There you go!  We weren’t wrong about the cuddles either.Belize Wedding Photographer - Wedding BelizeOK.  We admit it. We didn’t predict the workers on bicycles, so let’s get back to the love and adoration bit.Belize Wedding PhotographerThere’s certainly some love happening here.Belize Wedding Photography - Belize Wedding Photographer Conch CreativeYou can’t hide that adoration from us either.Wedding Photographer in BelizeJust in time for the requisite artistic pose before….Belize Wedding Destination Photographer..the fun starts for the groom…Destination Belize Wedding Photography…and the bride.Belize Wedding Cake - Belize Wedding PhotographyBut finally, not metaphorically at all, the icing on the cake.

This super fun and love filled wedding was hosted by the beautiful Coco Beach Resort

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