Belize Weddings in Paradise

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Special Day Splash – Belize Weddings

Choosing a destination wedding in Belize means that you love being by the sea. We just love to encourage our couples to take that one step further and to throw themselves into the Caribbean spirit by enjoying and celebrating in the sea.

Maybe we’re a little bit sneaky, because it all starts so simply. We lull our groom by taking naturally lit, moody photos that show how handsome he is.

Then we help the bride to prepare for her big moment, documenting her most intimate moments.

Weddings on the beach in Belize are always spectacular and the helpful guests keep the bride and groom distracted as we work on our plan.

As our gorgeous couple stroll hand in hand, basking in their love and recent joining, we start to plant ideas in their head. After all, it is starting to get rather warm in the tropical sun now, isn’t it?

We lure them closer to the water gradually, building their confidence.

Before they know it, there’s no turning back!

Once they experience the salty fun, they can’t help themselves and throw themselves into the experience with joy.

It’s sexy, it’s refreshing and the smiles are always genuine.

The nearness of the barrier reef makes water is so still and the mirror like reflections create spectacular and memorable images.

Unique and beautiful moments like this create memories that truly last a lifetime and we consider ourselves privileged to help to make that happen.

The warm sun invites time in a hammock to reconnect before it’s time to get ready for the evening’s activities.

And cake! Cake is a must and along with the rest of the scrumptious food you’ll find on Ambergris Caye, we are very proud of our cakes.

We do always recommend drying off a little bit before joining your family and friends to share and evening of love and laughter.

If you want a unique destination wedding in the Caribbean, where you’re not isolated from the community and culture and you can celebrate with a splash, Belize has got to be the place for you.

Special thanks to Portofino Beach Resort for planning and hosting this fantastic wedding.


That Amazing British Wedding (in Belize) – Belize Wedding Photography

Don’t tell us you haven’t heard about ‘THE’ wedding between a beautiful young woman and a handsome British man in uniform. Of course you have and we are beyond thrilled to tell you that it was in Belize.  Not only that, but you are one of the very lucky people, who will be able to get an insider’s perspective on this fabulous event through the eyes of Conch Creative.

That dress! That dress and a waterfall!

That hat and gloves! And sandals. What? Oh! Wait a minute. This wedding will be on the beach. Just a teaser for some cuteness to come. The groom did not wear sandals. God forbid! But, look out for the ring bearer.

Of course, for a ceremony of this magnitude, special arrangements have to made to ensure that there is nothing unsightly to spoil the beauty of this special day. Thank goodness for these hard working Belizeans who cleared the influx of sea grass from the beach. Gotta love them!


A special courier was employed to carry gifts and messages from the bride to the groom and from the groom to the bride. This special courier was, in fact, the photographer. Multi tasking!

Guess who nearly ruined her makeup?

Guess who’s lucky he wasn’t wearing any makeup.

Guess who got their very own gifts to assist with their own make up. Meet the Mums.

Mums are so important at weddings. They do things like this mother of the bride is doing here – ensuring that absent loved ones still get to participate in some of the festivities. Meet the bride’s dog.

More gifts to go round. Dad and the two best men.

Yes! You heard correctly. TWO best men. We did say that this was an extraordinary event.

Dad ensures that everything is as it should be with our handsome soldier’s dress uniform.

The Mums bond while leaving bridal details to the experts.

A blessing by both parents, while making sure that the surprise isn’t spoiled.

OMG! Hold on to your hats. (We hope you’re wearing a hat while you’re reading this. It’s only fitting.) It’s starting.

Like every wedding of this magnitude. Here come the parade of the real stars.

We’re not sure, but we’re thinking there may have been an imbalance in flowers in those baskets. That’s certainly what it looks like is going through the mind of one of these chiffon wrapped cuties.

Never mind because look who is arriving now. Where’s the Paparazzi when you need them?

This tiny star seemed to have been accompanied by a minder to make sure he fulfilled his duties and delivered the rings perfectly. Way to represent little fella!

And here she comes! We’ve all been waiting. No! Don’t cry yet.

Too late. He’s already there. If you haven’t already fetched your hankies, now would be an appropriate time.

This is how they greeted each other. *sniff* *sniff*

It was a perfect day. Even in tropical Belize, the day was just more perfect than most. It had to be.

And the crowd goes wild!

Now she has a hat. But just for a moment, check out that bouquet. British roses. Could this get any better?

You know it will. We have to admit that even after hundreds of weddings in Belize, the photographer was blown away by this one.

Unfortunately, not everyone was on board though.

Right now, the order of the day is to get legal.

We don’t normally post group shots, but look at them. How could we not share this with you?

A Belizean throne for a little sit down.

Romantic photo time. The secret waterfall of San Pedro. Oh yes.

That secret waterfall is located in the secret jungle.

From beach to mysterious and magical. Absolutely fitting for such a day.

Yes. This really happened. He washed her feet. He did. Hang on while we swoon.

In typical San Pedro style, off they go in their Belizean limo. ‘But why’? We hear you declare. ‘Where are they going? Don’t let this day end!’ you implore.

But there’s cake. They must go to their cake. And so…

…we leave you with this last, photo, just to remind you of this day, this blog, this wedding and this amazing British wedding in Belize. Like you’d even forget.

 

This gorgeous wedding was organised and hosted by Xanadu Island Resort


Find the Caye to Your Heart in Belize – Belize Weddings

 

We’re not sure how many there are. We’re not sure anyone really knows, but there are possibly hundreds of small ‘islands’ off the coast of Belize. The thing is that they are not islands, in the true sense. They are ‘cayes’. Cayes are formed on the top of reefs and are pretty much held together by the forests of the sea, mangroves.

In this photo, not only are you able to see how mangroves grow and help to create cayes, but you can also see how love seems to sprout on the cayes in Belize. And just in case you didn’t know how to pronounce ‘cayes’, it rhymes with Belize. Perfect!


When you get married in the tropics, you tend to avoid dressing until the very last moment. This works well with the laid back way of life on the cayes and contributes to a stress free and relaxed wedding. Everyone has time to finish off those last minute details without feeling rushed. Small things like ummm..writing your vows.

The dress is the last item of clothing donned before a Belize wedding and most brides don’t put it on until 15 minutes before the ceremony.

When there is so little time to get worried, it keeps the nerves at bay .

Destination beach weddings are stunning in their simplicity, allowing Mother Nature to provide the decorations and ambience.

(Had to find an excuse to include this photo of the youngest guest at this wedding)

All guests, young and old, love a beach wedding.

Even when certain things take a little longer than expected. Ahem…

After the wedding is the time for the photographer and the couple to explore the caye together. Couples tell us this is one of the things they enjoy most on their wedding day as it gives them the chance to reconnect and have a breather before joining their guests again.

This is St. George’s Caye. It has a fascinating history and although there are conflicts over the facts, its place in Belizean history is celebrated annually on ‘The Battle of St. George’s Caye Day’, every 10th of September. This celebration commemorates a battle, which was fought and won in the waters surrounding the caye, that drove the Spanish from the shores of Belize in 1798.

Very few people live on St. George’s Caye full time, which means it is extremely peaceful and rustic.

You can visit the docks on the island and wander around without seeing a soul.

There are many old docks to check out and the natural beauty is serene and stunning.

Unlike some other cayes, the mangroves that provide a nursery for so much sea life are relatively untouched. There is a local saying that ‘fish grow on trees in Belize’ (which also rhymes with cayes!).

The best part is that once you find a dock you like, there’s no one and nothing to stop you from jumping right into the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea.

That’s the way to start a lifetime together with a splash!

Remember that we told you how relaxed and enjoyable weddings on cayes in Belize were? No formalities are necessary. Just love and joy.

The one thing you can never forget though is the breathtaking beauty of the magical country that is Belize. (and its cayes)

 

This beautiful wedding was hosted and organised by St. George’s Caye Resort


Pelicans & Belikins – Belize Weddings

Before we share this simply adorable wedding on the adorable island of Caye Caulker, in the adorable country of Belize, we thought we should explain what a Belikin is. Quite simply, Belikin is the beer of Belize. The fact that it rhymes with pelican means that you’ll see both in this blog.Belize Wedding Photography, Wedding in BelizeThe dress. It’s almost like it decided to visit Belize on its own and hang out on the beach. As dresses don’t drink and we couldn’t risk getting bird poop on it for the sake of a photo, we’re sorry to disappoint you with no birds or beers quite yet. Be patient. We’ll get to them soon enough.

Wedding photography Belize, Belize Wedding PhotographerBut first let’s take a quick look at the bride, getting ready for her big day.  She’s very beautiful, even without a beer in her hand.Belize Wedding Photographer, Belize Wedding PhotographyAnd here’s the groom. Ties are tricky. They are even trickier after a few beers. It’s probably wrong of us to suggest that the groom had beers before getting ready.  He might have had rum. Thank goodness there are older and more experienced hands close by to help.Wedding Photography Belize, Belize Photographer, The dress made it safely from the beach and onto the bride. That smile says it all and there isn’t even a pelican in the room.

Destination Wedding Photographer, Belize Photography, Caye Caulker WeddingLet’s take a break from the beer and pelican references and just enjoy a little overdose of cute for a moment.Photography Belize, Belize Wedding PhotographerThere they are! Oh wait a minute. Those can’t be the groomsmen. Were they even invited?Caye Caulker WeddingNot even an ‘I do’ could be shared without a pelican making sure he got into the photo.

Belikin Wedding, Belize Wedding, Destination Wedding PhotographyAnd there you go. The Belikin makes an appearance. Every couple deserves some ice cold refreshment after a hot tropical wedding.Wedding Photographer in Belize, Caye Caulker PhotographyAfter everyone went to get refreshments (probably Belikins), look who just had to hang around. Honestly!Belize Wedding Photographer, Caye Caulker WeddingLobster doesn’t rhyme with pelican or Belikin but it certainly tastes good. Where do lobsters come from? Well, in Belize, they come from lobster traps, which are hand made by lobster fisherfolk and piled up to create backdrops for wedding photography when lobster is out of season.Belize weddings, Belize photographerIt’s not just pelicans and lobster fisherfolk who live on Caye Caulker. The village is full of life, love and Belizean hospitality.Belize Wedding, Caye Caulker Wedding Photography, Belize PhotographyThere’s another pelican. You can’t blame him really. The scenery is stunning.Wedding Photography in Belize, Belize Wedding PhotographerThe birds all decided to settle down for the evening, leaving our adorable newly married couple to enjoy the true beauty of a Belizean sunset.Belize Wedding, Caye Caulker Wedding, Destination Wedding PhotographyThe sort of sunset that makes everyone smile.Caye Caulker Belize Wedding, Belize Wedding PhotographyOnce the sun goes down on La Isla Carinosa, another name for Caye Caulker, it’s definitely time for more beer, and some serious partying.Destination Wedding photography, Belize WeddingBefore the night was over, the guests celebrated by sending off Chinese lanterns into the night sky. These were environmentally friendly lanterns that biodegrade and cause no harm to any pelicans. They are very pretty indeed.Belize Photography, Caye Caulker WeddingThere’s really nothing quite like a wedding in Belize. Whether you have pelicans or Belikins, you’ll know that the jewel that is Belize promises a unique, wonderous and very special experience.

 


Picture Perfect – Belize Weddings

destination-wedding-at-mata-chica-belize-photographyWho doesn’t want to look picture perfect on their wedding day? For so many brides and grooms, making that special effort for such a important and memorable event, is part of the ritual. Everyone hopes that the person to whom they are committing to for life will look at them, while they exchange vows, and think ‘Wow! How did I get so lucky?’ And we believe that’s how it should be. It also helps us to create beautiful pictures. As wedding photographers in Belize, that’s our job and we’re so grateful when couples make our job easier.

belize-destination-wedding-photographerThe ritual tends to be different for the brides and grooms. Brides usually have a professional to help them.

wedding-in-belize-photographerGrooms, on the other hand, have to make themselves look good all on their own.

wedding-photography-mata-chica-belizeThe bride has an expert to apply the finishing touches and tell her she looks beautiful.

belize-wedding-photographyThe groom has a mirror.

belize-wedding-photography-mata-chicaThe thing is that when they finally see each other and they truly do look picture perfect…

wedding-photographer-in-belize…that’s when the magic begins.

mata-chica-wedding-photographer-belizeNo matter who you are – even if you’re a wedding photographer, who has worked on hundreds of weddings – you can’t help but feel moved by the emotions and shared love between two people on their wedding day.

belizeweddingphotographysan-pedroWhen they are this happy and they are in Belize, one of the most beautiful places on earth, it doesn’t matter whether the picture is …

destination-wedding-photography-in-ambergris-caye-belize…on the dock…

belize-destination-wedding-photograoher…or on the beach…

belize-destination-wedding-photography…in lush tropical gardens…

destination-wedding-photographer-ambergris-caye…or in a quirky window…

wedding-photographer-belize-conch-creative…it’s always going to be picture perfect.

This picture perfect wedding was planned and hosted by the wonderful Matachica Resort


Lovely Love – Belize Weddings

Beach-Wedding-Photographer-in-BelizeThere’s nothing a wedding photographer loves more than when all of the elements conspire to create a perfect day for their couple. This was one of those weddings. Absolutely lovely in every way.

Belize-Wedding-Bride-PhotographerYou will often see us raving about the beautiful dresses that our brides choose. A dress is a true expression of the bride’s personal style. This one struck such a perfect balance, modest yet sexy as well as being light, flowy and perfectly comfortable for a beach wedding.

Belize-Photographer-WeddingsWe also try very hard to encourage grooms to make that extra effort. If the bride is going to take the time to look stunning on this very important day… a day when both partners are committing their hearts to each other forever… then it would certainly seem that the groom should do the same.

Victoria-House-Belize-Wedding-PhotographerWhen it all comes together, it’s just…well…sublime.

Wedding-Belize---PhotographerSo, let’s rewind a little bit so that you can join us for this gorgeous island wedding. May we present the beautiful bride.

Wedding-Photography-Belize-Victoria-House-San-PedroWaiting pensively, is the gorgeous groom.

Wedding-Destination-Belize-PhotographyDon’t forget about the rings, strategically located. We are ‘Conch Creative’, after all.

Destination-Wedding-Photography-Belize Including the people you adore just means even more love to go round.

Sand-Ceremony-Wedding-Photographer-BelizeWhen you get married on an island, having a sand ritual so that you’ll always have a piece of the place you said your vows with you, wherever you go, is something that is so special and unique.

Belize-Destination-Wedding-Photographer-Conch-CreativeThere is probably nothing lovelier than smiles that are brimming over with love.

Belize-Beach-Wedding-PhotographerOK. We have to admit. The view and a couple of bottles of everyone’s favourite local beer can help to make it just a little bit lovelier.

Belize-Wedding-Photographer-San-PedroWe feel it’s important to allow our couples to enjoy this jewel of an island in the Caribbean Sea and so we encourage them to take some time to relax and take in the scenery after the excitement of their wedding.

Belize-Wedding-PhotographerThe many textures of Belize…

Beach-Wedding-Belize-Photography…and the many coconut trees. Hey, coconuts are lovely too.

Wedding-Photographer-BelizeSo, all we can say is that if you are in love and you’re planning your destination wedding…

Wedding-Photographer-in-Belize…Belize is probably the loveliest place in the world.

Special thanks to the incredibly lovely Victoria House Resort which hosted and organised a fabulously lovely wedding for these two very lovely people.


Where Love Sparkles – Belize Weddings

Wedding-in-BelizeIt’s rare that a wedding gives us a blogging dilemma, but this one certainly did. It was just so adorable and every single photo made us smile. Of course, what’s the point of blogging if we can’t share all of those incredible moments with you? So, we were left with two burning questions: 1. How are we going to narrow it down to a reasonable number of photos? and 2. What photo do we start with? Well, jumping photos have always been popular. They are symbolic, fun and, when done in Belize, super duper scenic. But this jumping photo had that ‘x’ factor. Not sure what it is, but they definitely looked like they were about to fly off into the horizon, hand in hand – and so, this is how we’re starting our blog today.

Ambergris-Caye-Wedding-PhotographerThe rest of the blog will be easy as we’re just going to take you through the day so that you can experience it like we did. We know you’ll definitely have as much fun as we did, but possibly not as much as the bride and groom. We’ll start off with some mellow photos of the details first, because they were pretty exceptional.

Wedding-Destination-Belize-PhotographerWhen you ask for a bouquet with tropical colours, this has got to be what you’re thinking of. Simply stunning. What you don’t expect is that they’ll make you insatiably hungry. Yes. You read that correctly. All we can say is to read on and you’ll see what we mean.

Ambergris-Caye-Wedding-Photographer-in-BelizeTechnology is changing so many things and we all remember that awkward moment someone tried to hold up a mirror behind us so that we could see what the back of our head looked like. Well, that doesn’t have to happen anymore. Did we mention the details were fabulous at this wedding and exceptionally sparkly?

Wedding-Photography-in-Belize-by-Conch-CreativeHere’s our gorgeous bride. Just wait til you see that dress properly. Wow!

Wedding-Photographer-San-Pedro-BelizeGrooms don’t look quite as good as brides in silhouette but he certainly looks dapper.

Wedding-BelizeRemember what we were saying about details. Well, our lovely readers, this is Belize. You know, like the shape of the entire country and…we’re not sure exactly what they’ve made it out of. It sort of looks like Licorice Allsorts. Whatever it is, it’s outrageously adorable and they’ve even made the cayes. You can see Ambergris Caye, which is where they got married, and some of the others.  Crazy imaginative details.

San-Pedro-Belize-Wedding-PhotographerOh wow. It’s that time already. Did someone paint this? Could it be more perfect?

Beach-Wedding-Belize-Coco-Beach-San-PedroOh for goodness sake. The bride even had beautiful feet and barefoot sandals. Seriously. It can’t be this lovely and then they have a great time too – or can it?

Ambergris-Caye-Wedding-PhotographyAnd there you have it. Oh yes. As well as being gorgeous, having the most amazing details and a dream beach setting on the Caribbean, they had to just have the best time of their lives doing it. Did we mention this is Belize? Yeah, we must admit…this sort of thing does seem to happen here. Maybe it’s the salty seaside air, the hot sun or possibly the rum.  Hmmm.

Belize-Wedding-Photographer---Conch-CreativeWe promise. These are real people. Not actors. They also happened to be two very lovely people and you’re going to get to share a little of our private time with them. But first we need to get the nuptials over with.

Belize-Photographer-WeddingsHere, we present you with the walk down the aisle, with the waves breaking over the Mesoamerian reef in the background and the little clouds so fluffy they look like cotton.

Wedding-Belize-PhotographyThen it’s the legal stuff. Never has signing a piece of paper looked quite so much fun.

Belize-Beach-Wedding-Destination-PhotographerOf course, before we head off for some photography with just the couple, we have the requisite group shot. This was a very very naughty group.

Belize-Coco-Beach-Wedding-Photography-That’s because they were hungry and thirsty. This is what was awaiting while the couple had their own personal shoot with us.

Coco Beach Belize Wedding PhotographyAnd this!

Wedding-in-Belize---San-Pedro-PhotographerThat dress. OMG. We had to just indulge ourselves with one photo of this amazing bride and one of our favourite dresses ever.

Belize-Wedding-PhotographySo now we’ll show you some of the two of them together. We’d just like to point out that when the groom makes an effort to look as good as the bride (OK, maybe not as good…but hey, she looked really, really good) on their special day, it really shows and we love it.

Belize-WeddingWhether they are walking along the beach, hand in hand – just relaxing…

Ambergris-Caye-Wedding-Photographer-Belize…or when he’s inside the mouth of a whale, while she’s riding on top of it. What!? Yes, you’d be surprised at some of the cute and mysterious things you’ll find in San Pedro.

Destination-Belize-Wedding-PhotographerWhether he’s making her smile in just that way that makes you wonder what he might have just whispered into her ear or…

Destination-Wedding-Belize…maybe he just reminded her about the food waiting back at the reception because she’s looking hungry.

Belize-Destination-Wedding-Photographer-San-PedroJust in case she’s getting too weak from the hunger, he happily gives her a piggy back ride.

Belize-Destination-Wedding-Ambergris-Caye-PhotographerBut suddenly, it seems the hunger has overwhelmed him too. This is always when the photographer needs to step in…

Belize-Beach-WeddingThey need some refreshments to help them keep up their strength for that one last shot. You know? The one that every couple dreams of when they get married in the Caribbean.

Belize-Wedding-PhotographerYep. That’s the one alright!

Destination-Belize-Wedding-Photographer-Coco-BeachIt’s time to head back to the party with all their loved ones. And what a party it is! Before the night was out though – they had one very important message they wanted to share.

Destination-Wedding-in-BelizeBecause they truly …

Wedding-Photographer-Belize(how could they not?)

Belize-Destination-Wedding-Photographer-ConchCreative-We think this sums it all up. True love in Belize always sparkles.

Big thanks to the wonderful team at the fabulous Coco Beach Resort for organising and hosting this fun and love filled day


Traditions and Tropical Memories – Belize Weddings

Beach-Wedding-Belize-PhotographerWe remember, many years ago, living in London and seeing billboards for Caribbean destinations wondering if we’d ever be able to have a holiday in such a beautiful place and now, now we live and work here. Not only that but we get to share that with people who have traveled from all over the world to fulfill that very dream. Some come to elope. Some come to party. Quite a few bring their wedding traditions with them. The only difference is that they get to enjoy those traditions in beautiful Belize

Belize-Wedding-Photography---San-PedroGetting ready. That age old bridal ritual, supported by her best friends, to prepare her for her future.

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The rings. Perhaps not quite conventionally presented, but this is the Caribbean and so, traditions come with a twist.

Belize-Wedding-photography---Conch-CreativeOnce the rings are in place, symbolising a lifelong commitment…

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It’s time for group photos. Wait a minute. This isn’t a traditional group photo! As anyone who has been to Belize can tell you – everyone is very friendly – including the cats and dogs. You’ll likely have one or the other turn up at some point to congratulate you. That’s a tradition here.

Wedding-Belize-Photographer---La-TerrazasWe can’t, of course, forget about that first dance. A favourite tradition for the evening.

Belize-Wedding-PhotogrerBut it’s the memories that make the day so special.

Belize-Wedding---Photography-in-BelizeAnd what better memories can you ask for than an azure blue sky…

Belize-Wedding-Photography…a warm, beautiful sea…

Wedding-Photographer-Belize…sunshine and tropical greenery everywhere you turn. Come to Belize, enjoy your own traditions and create new ones that you’ll never forget.

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


20 Photos That Gave Us That Happy Feeling in 2015 – Belize Weddings (and other cute pictures)

We’ve never done this before, but 2015 was such an amazing year for us here in Belize that we wanted to thank our clients and everyone who has supported us and enjoyed our work by sharing our favourite photos of 2015. Yes, we know, this blog is a wedding photography blog, but we also enjoy other types of photography. We chose the photos in this collection because they brought back great memories and made us smile. We’d like to share those memories and hopefully some smiles with you too. So, sit down, relax and enjoy.

We can’t help but start with this one. This would typically be a photographer’s worst nightmare, but this couple were so much fun and we had so many laughs with them during their shoot that this was sort of the icing on the cake (apologies for the really poor metaphor under the circumstances).

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Dog photobombing was obviously trending this year and we don’t mind one bit. We are dog lovers and most of our couples seem to be too!

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Dogs weren’t the only photobombers this year though from the animal world. While we were working on a commercial shoot for a resort here, this little guy popped in to say hello.

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This couple almost got bombed quite literally by the closest thing we have in Belize to an Air Force.

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Speaking of bombing, it wasn’t all being done by animals either. This has got to be one of our favourite memories from the year when this fabulous lady decided that ‘when I’m 64’, I’m going to get photographed jumping into the Caribbean Sea butt naked – and so she did! An inspiration to us all.

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This photo won us a Fearless Award, but really the award should have gone to this brilliant couple for being the best Trash the Dress good sports ever. We remember this shoot vividly, especially the smell of the mud, which we must admit, did not smell of roses. At. All. So much fun and so dirty. We’ll never, ever forget this shoot!

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Fortunately, for this next couple, their Fearless Award winning Trash the Dress photo wasn’t quite so mucky, but we do remember that they weren’t feeling too hot the morning after some very, very hard celebrating. Didn’t stop them looking fabulous though and again, such good sports for going for it even though they would have much rather have been in bed.

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Of course the bridesmaids don’t have any obligation at all to be sober or to participate fully in producing award winning shots – which is why they are so much fun to photograph.

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The next one is from of one of those weddings that we’ll always remember because even now, we get a bit teared up remembering it. It was one of our most popular blogs ever.  A wedding for three, when this little girl participated in such a special day. A beautiful family and such a heartwarming memorable experience for us.

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Of course, if we are going to start talking about little girls, how could we forget this one? It’s hard to imagine getting much cuter.

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We were even lucky enough to photograph one little girl before she was ever born. Her mother was incredibly athletic and quite fearless, so with some imagination and creativity on our part and a lot of bendiness on her part, we created a maternity image that was totally unique.

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We didn’t just get babies before they were born, we got weddings before they were engaged. We’ve worked with a number of grooms on proposals and they are always so much fun. Trying to plot and plan while hoping that she’s going to say ‘yes’ is about as nerve wracking for us as it is for the groom. This one was just perfect and we were absolutely thrilled for the happy couple.

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In some cases, we’re there for a long time.  One of our most unforgettable couples came back a few years after we photographed their wedding so that we could photograph their simply adorable little boy. It’s very special for photographers when they can document lives over the years.

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Ultimately, it all returns to what we do best and that’s to get love to come through a photo. That’s why wedding photography works so well for us.

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When you know the smiles are real, that’s what makes all the difference and makes us remember the moment we took that particular photo.

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People’s personalities are what we remember most of all.  You simply never forget moments like this.

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When people get into our island vibe and want to have fun, anything is possible.

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Wedding photography is a collaborative experience. While we create memories for our couples through photography, they too, create memories for us with their most intimate and joyful moments.

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Maybe sometimes a little bit more intimate than we anticipated.

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And for that we send you all much love and happiness in 2016.

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Special thanks to all the businesses, resorts and individuals who invited Conch Creative into their lives, hearts and properties to make memories in 2015!  Wish wish you all the most wonderful New Year!


All You Need is Love – But a Gorgeous Dress Helps Too – Belize Weddings

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Belize Destination Wedding There was a famous bunch of guys who sang a popular song. It was called ‘All You Need Is Love’. Now if they had mentioned a fabulous dress, as well, the song would have been absolutely perfect for destination weddings in Belize.

Belize-Wedding-BeachWe agree that it’s all about love,

Belize-Beach-Wedding-Photographerlove,

Wedding-Photography-in-Belizelove.

Destination-Wedding-Photographer-BelizeBut c’mon, a fabulous dress helps, along with…

Destination-Wedding-Belize-Photography…some serious ‘bling’,

Belize-Wedding-Photographer-Conch-Creativebrilliant bridesmaids and…

Wedding-in-Belize-Photographya bunch of adorable groom’s guys too.

Belize-Wedding-PhotographyA dramatic veil,

Wedding-in-Belize-Photographera few stolen kisses…

Wedding-photographer-Belize…and picture perfect scenery could only be topped by one thing.

Belize-Wedding-PhotographerA party on the Caribbean Sea with the people you love.

This gorgeous wedding was organised and hosted by the beautiful Coco Beach Resort


Princess in Paradise – Belize Destination Wedding

Destination Belize Wedding PhotographyBeing a princess is all about the attitude. A destination wedding in Belize is not something you see in most fairy princess stories and that’s why our brides like to create their own stories. Sometimes that means that princesses have to wear sunglasses.

Wedding BelizeOf course the first thing a princess must do is adjust her crown.

Wedding-in-Belize-PhotographerTa Da! Once the crown was in place and she’d had a bit of Belize’s special magic princess potion (ingredients normally include pineapple and rum), she appeared in her full princess regalia.

Wedding-Photographer-BelizeHer handsome prince could not resist her princessy powers and arrived to claim her as his own.

Destination-Wedding-Photography-BelizeThey held hands, and shared sweet nothings as they walked down the beach. It didn’t appear he was going to turn into a frog anytime soon.

Belize-Wedding-Photographer-in-BelizeShe took him closer to the water, just to test that theory.

Belize-Wedding-PhotographyAnd when it seemed absolutely certain that he wasn’t going to hop off into the distance, they sat down – we think, to discuss their palace.

Wedding-Photographer-in-BelizeThey even found a local tower to celebrate in true royal style.

Destination-Belize-Wedding-PhotographyBut finally, it doesn’t matter whether you are royalty or not, beautiful and magical Belize will always be where princesses find true paradise.

This paradise princess wedding was hosted by the beautiful Athens Gate Resort


A Wedding For Three! – Belize Destination Wedding

Destination-Belize-Wedding-Photographer---BelizeLike so many stories of destination weddings in Belize that we share with you, this one is a love story. Of course there is a bride and a groom, both very much in love. But sometimes a wedding isn’t just about two people. Sometimes there’s a little bit extra love and in this case, the bride was not just marrying one person but two.

Belize-Destination-Wedding-PhotographyThis is the third, and so very important person, in this love story and she was so much a part of the ceremony it even brought a tear to the eye of this tough old wedding photographer.

Wedding-Photographer-in-BelizeShe was involved with every aspect of the preparations. It was such an exciting and emotional day for her.

Wedding-Photography-in-Belize-Whenever it got a little bit too crazy, she could sneak outside and observe the goings on.

Belize-Wedding---Destination-PhotographerShe was so loved and so included. Just the way it should be when a wedding is truly the bonding of a family unit.

Belize-Wedding-PhotographerWhile she watched the ceremony with such intensity, she unconsciously touched the beautiful necklace she had just been gifted.

Belize-Wedding-Photographer-conch-creativeShe didn’t remain seated for long because she was an integral part of this joining.

Ambergris-Caye-Wedding-PhotographerOK, well maybe some bits were just for the grown ups, but she didn’t seem to mind one bit.

Belize-Destination-WeddingThis was a much more fun way for her to celebrate.

Wedding-Photography-BelizeThere were so many wonderful and special moments.

Photographer-in-Belize-Beach-Destination-WeddingThe family that celebrates together certainly stays together we think.

Belize-Wedding-Photographer---Belize-WeddingIt was nearly time for the party to start.

Belize-Beach-Wedding-PhotographerEven though everyone was having way too much fun already.

Beach-Wedding-Photography-We transported the happy couple away for a little romance on their own – Belize style!

Wedding-Photography-San-Pedro-BelizeStill managing to have way too much fun…

Belize-Wedding-Photographer---Las-Terrazas…they finally found a spot to share some tender moments together.

Belize-Wedding-PhotographyThe sun set quickly.

Wedding-Photographer-in-Belize---Las-TerrazasBefore they knew it, it was time to return to reality…

Belize-Destination-Wedding-Photographers…if you can call a setting like this ‘reality’.

San-Pedro-Belize-Wedding-PhotographerAs the night drew to close, it ended like it all began – as a wedding for three.

Wedding-in-Belize---Belizean-PhotographerAnd that is truly something worth getting excited about!

This absolutely love filled and beautiful wedding for three was organised and hosted by the fabulous Las Terrazas Resort


La Isla L’Amour Part 2 – Belize Wedding Photography

Destination Wedding Photography BelizeWarning – This blog contains images that may make you wishful, envious, joyful and really, really, really want to get married in Belize. This is probably as perfect as it gets.

Belize Wedding PhotographyThat last, final touch up, when your heart is beating like crazy and you’re worried you might cry.  Taking deep breaths and keeping it together.  You don’t want to ruin your makeup.

Wedding in Belize - PhotographerThose last minute thoughts.  Wondering how you got so lucky and how you could be so nervous.

Destination Belize Wedding PhotographyStanding on the Caribbean beach, staring at the turquoise waters and being grateful that you are so lucky to be in such a beautiful place with the one you love most in the world.  Waiting.

Destination Wewdding Photographer in BelizeIt’s time.  Small, intimate, perfect.  You speak the words that mean forever.

Belize WeddingThose words are sealed in writing confirming your commitment.

Belize Wedding Photography - Conch CreativeSuddenly you realise that the nerves have washed away and you’re filled with happiness.

Mata Chica Wedding Photography BelizeFirst things first – capture the memory of the people who helped you to have such a special occasion.

Mata Chica Belize WeddingThen make a toast to each other and to your future together.

Belize Wedding PhotographerDance like no one is watching – though someone is.

Belize Wedding Photographer - Belize Wedding PhotographyTake some time to reconnect and decompress after all the excitement by standing on the end of a dock surrounded by endless blue, moody clouds above and the waves crashing over the reef in the distance.

Belize Wedding Photographer Conch CreativeYou never seem to tire of gazing into each other’s eyes and you hold hands as you walk slowly down the beach back to the comfort of your resort.

Belize Wedding phtographer Ambergris Caye - Mata Chica WeddingBy the time you return, the sun is setting and it’s time for a quick refreshment to take back to your room.

Belize Wedding Mata Chica PhotographyThis is where your day ends and your wedding night begins.  We think it’s time for the photographer to go home.

This perfect wedding was organised and hosted by the gorgeous Matachica resort.


La Isla L’Amour Part 1 – Belize Wedding Photography

Belize Wedding Photographer -San Pedro - Ambergris CayeHow many ways can I say I love you?  Love sounds good in French & Spanish, so why not mix it up.  Love is love and it’s pretty amazing to be able to share our love of Belize with two people who are so in love with each other.  So, join us on this tour of l’amour on La Isla Bonita and let us help to define our idea of La Isla L’Amour.

Wedding Photography in BelizeSharing island delicacies (Belikin Beer) on a hammock on the beach while gazing into each other’s eyes.  That’s La Isla L’Amour.

Destination Wedding in Belize - Photographer Belize WeddingsShopping at the craft stands in downtown San Pedro and having to make tough decisions.  That’s La Isla L’Amour.

Trash the Dress in Belize - Wedding PhotographyContemplating sneaking away on a boat called Cecilia.  That’s La Isla L’Amour.

Belize Wedding PhotographerSnuggling up on a dock under a sign that says ‘spear fishing’.  That’s La Isla L’Amour.

Wedding Photography Belize -3Playing piggy back rides among the mangroves.  That’s La Isla L’Amour.

Trash the dress-san pedro photographerKissing each other inside the mouth of a giant jaguar mouth outside of a nightclub – that happens to be an ice cream stand during daylight hours.  That’s La Isla L’Amour.

Destination Wedding Photographer in Belize - Photography BelizeStanding on a bridge to watch the sailboats go by.  That’s La Isla L’Amour.

Belize Wedding PhotographerAs the day comes to an end, finding one of those secret spots at the back of town, where the sky turns lavender as it sets.  That most definitely is La Isla L’Amour.

This stunning photography experience around town is just Part 1. of another mind blowingly beautiful wedding in Belize.  Look out for Part 2. for some more romantic and breathtakingly beautiful scenery.

We’d like to thank Matachica resort for hosting this gorgeous bride & groom as well as organising their wedding.


La Isla bon Epic – An epic Belize Wedding – Part 2.

Wedding Photograohy Belize by Conch CreativeIf you saw part 1 of this blog, then you’ll know how much fun we had with this couple all around San Pedro Town. It was one of most popular blogs ever.  We promised you a part 2 and here it is. This is the wedding – and of course, all beach weddings in Belize are pretty spectacular, so please join us while we share this couple’s special day in paradise.

Wedding Photography Belize - Destination BelizeWe’re sure you can guess from this photo that there are going to be a couple of cuties involved.

Belize Wedding Photography - Destination Belize wedding PhotographerHere’s one of them having some appetisers and building up her strength for the excitement ahead.

Wedding photography BelizeAnd here is the other one making sure she looks perfect.

Belize Wedding Photography - Xanadu ResortNow that the cuties are fed and polished, it’s time for the bride to start thinking about her own primping and prepping.

Destination Belize Wedding PhotographerFinish the hair.

Wedding Photographer Destination BelizeTie up that dress.

Wedding Photographer BelizeLet’s not forget the fellows. If the bride can make the effort, so should the groom and this one truly did – he looked so dapper.

Wedding Photographer in BelizeMore appetisers?

Wedding Photographer Belize - Xanadu Island ResortSeriously, could this wedding be any cuter, more colourful or prettier?

Wedding Photographer Belize - XanaduMaybe not, but it could get a lot more fun from the looks of it.

Belize Wedding - Wedding Photographer BelizeGirl bonding time is always important when your family and friends come all this way.

Wedding Belize PhotographyEspecially when the groom is happy to hold the bouquet.

Belize Wedding Photographer- Belize Wedding PhotograohyBut as always, there comes a time when we have to drag the happy couple away for some romantic photos.

Belize Wedding Photographer - Conch CreativeOh my! They are a great looking couple.

Destination Wedding Photography BelizeAnd they are perfectly matched.

Belize Beach Wedding photographerSo, when they had a quiet time together as the sun started to go down, we suddenly realised that they were very like their two little cuties because what they really wanted to do was get back for some very epic……

Wedding Belize Destination Wedding Photographer….appetisers!

This epic wedding was organised and hosted by Xanadu Island Resort.


La Isla Bon-epic! An Epic Belize Wedding – Part 1


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You are having a destination wedding.  You’ve picked the magical, tropical, paradise of Belize.  You are going to have your wedding on the famous island Ambergris Caye, more commonly known by the name of its only town, San Pedro – or even more famously known as ‘La Isla Bonita’ (oh yes, Madonna dreamt of us last night!).  You know you want the whole getting married on the beach experience, with the turquoise Caribbean Sea twinkling in the background and palm trees. But then you say to yourself ‘Wait a minute! I’m going all the way to this interesting and beautiful country and I’m just going to get photos on the beach.  That’s simply not good enough!  I want more!’  And more you shall get – because Conch Creative loves to show our couples the real Belize.   Oh yeah, we take photos too and here are some from one of our most epic wedding adventures.

Trash the Dress Belize Wedding PhotographerThere are a number of luxury vehicles available to transport our lucky couples around the island.

Destination Wedding Photographer BelizeGolf carts are the most common form of transportation.

Belize Wedding Photographer Trash the DressOnce you get into the quaint, colourful and quirky town of San Pedro, there are all sorts of fun things to do but first you want to make sure you look your very best.  So getting a pair of new shoes is a good place to start.

Trash the dress Belize - Wedding Photographer BelizeFollowed by a smart haircut – or polish, whichever the case may be.

Trash the dress - Belize Wedding PhotographerIf you’re lucky, some of the friendly islanders might even lend you a clean pair of underpants.

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerAnd then it’s just a matter to find somewhere private to change into them.

Belize Wedding PhotographerOnce you’re all dressed and ready to go, it’s time to take a stroll to the park.

Wedding Photography Belize - 1Climb up high to take in the view. (just a note here – not many places in the world where the children’s public playground overlooks a barrier reef.  Just sayin!)

Belize Wedding - Photographer Weddings BelizeHang around and enjoy some fun activities.

Trash the DRess - Wedding Photography in BelizeFamiliarise yourselves with the local animal life.

Wedding Photography in BelizeOK. Maybe not THAT familiar!

Trash the Dress Wedding Photgraphy BelizeTake in some of the local art.

Belize Wedding Photography - Conch CreativeAnd contemplate its deeper meaning.

Belize Wedding Photography -Don’t forget about the unique architecture.  Seriously though, Belize is so much more than it’s beaches and jungle. It’s about the people and, of course, the Isla Bonita life.

When all is said and done you may just feel like this bride did –

“I can’t speak highly enough for the amazing experience you have given us.  From day 1, your email communications were prompt, detailed & polite.  The actual photography experience was a joy & you were both so carefree and easy to work with.  We will never forget the fun we had with you during our Isla Bonita experience.  To be honest, it was quite possibly one of our favorite moments while in Belize…. having no kids was a huge relief, but also laughing until we cried & having the opportunity to see the most interesting sites on the island was much appreciated.  I’ve been to Belize 100 times and have never experienced San Pedro in that way.  Im glad to hear you had fun too 🙂  I am speechless at how well the pictures have turned out & we will cherish these for the rest of our lives.  Words cannot describe how thankful we are. “

Look out for Part 2 of this blog featuring the actual gorgeous wedding at Xanadu Island Resort.

Coming soon.


How to Keep Cool and Still Have a Hot Wedding – Belize Wedding Photography

Destination Wedding Photographer in Belize - Photography BelizePeople come to beautiful Belize to get married because it’s sunny. It’s warm.  And of course it’s just gorgeous.  But hot and sunny weddings aren’t always what Mother Nature plans and if you follow our little blog here about weddings in Belize, you’ll know that we encourage all of our couples to get in the water, take a little dip and cool off in the hot Caribbean sun.  This wedding is a perfect example of how to be super hot, keep cool and have the best time of your life

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A popular option for keeping cool in Belize is the famous local beer, Belikin.  It’s also great for those pre wedding nerves…

Wedding Belize Photographer…but too many can lead to an urgent need to cool down even more.   You have been warned and don’t think we don’t encourage this sort of behaviour – because we do.

Wedding photographer Belize - Coco BeachThe wedding started perfectly with hot young women staying cool in the air conditioning but getting hot by jumping on the bed but staying cool by not getting dressed and well…..we could go on..but you get the hot/cool references we think

Destination Wedding Photographer in Belize - Photography BelizeBring on the hot young men stepping outside onto their balcony to look cool, while the young women below just keep looking hot, except they are not dressed, so they are sort of cool…

Wedding in Belize - Destination wedding photographyThis couple brought along some super cool gifts for their guests because, of course, wait for it…..it’s hot (and sunny) in Belize.

Belize Wedding PhotographerAnd it was…right until they were about to say their vows.  At this point, any plan B goes by the wayside.  The good news is that in Belize it is believed that if it rains on your wedding day, it is a blessing.  Good thing really….

Destination Wedding Photographer in Belize - Photography Belize…because in Belize, Mother Nature never does anything by halves. When she wants to bless your wedding, you know it’s going to get really blessed.

Belize Wedding PhotographerThe wonderful thing about this very hot couple getting cooled down by the rain….they didn’t miss a beat.

Belize WeddingNothing could stop these two. It was all about the moment, their love, being with their friends and family….and so why not make the best of it.

Belize Wedding Photographer - 2Everyone at the wedding was super cool and just went with the flow.

Destination Belize Wedding - Belize PhotographerThe beautiful bride’s cool blue eyes never stopped sparkling.

Destination Wedding Photographer in Belize - Photography BelizeThe cool colour combination ensured that the bridesmaids popped against the moody sky.

Belize PhotographerMeanwhile, the guys snuck off, we’re guessing that the bar wasn’t far from here, they were feeling hot and needed a cool refreshing beer.

Destination Belize Wedding PhotographyBefore the drinking could commence though, it was time for guests to participate in another cool idea from the wedding couple.

Wedding Photographer Belize - Wedding PhotographyOne must never forget that the sun is never far away in Belize.

Belize Wedding PhotographerCreating beautiful shadows.

Wedding Photographer BelizeAnd incredible colours in the sky when it sets.

Belize Wedding Photographer - conch creativeWow!  What a cool indoor venue.  Not many people know about some of the gorgeous locations Belize has for the hottest weddings.

Destination Wedding Photographer in Belize - Photography BelizeTime to reconnect for some quiet time before things really do hot up.

Wedding Photography in BelizeBecause it looks like this super cool wedding crew know how to keep hot even when things get cooler in sunny and sometimes rainy Belize.

Belize Wedding PhotographerWe so enjoyed taking part in this really cool wedding with this really hot couple. We hope you enjoyed it too!

This wedding was hosted and planned by the hot, beautiful and very cool Coco Beach Resort


The Thing About Paradise…. – Belize Wedding

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There is something about paradise.  Maybe we’re biased.  We work in a place we believe is paradise. We live in a place we believe is paradise.  We spend the happiest days of people’s lives with them in a place we believe is paradise.  The thing about paradise is that it is beautiful in so many ways.  Probably a bit like love.  We guess this is why paradise + love is such a great match and why people choose to get married in Belize.

Belize Wedding PhotographerDresses seem, somehow, much dressier in paradise

Belize Wedding PhotographerEven bling has a way of being even blingier in paradise.

Belize Wedding PhotographerLove from your family is even lovelier in paradise.

Belize WeddingYour groom’s cheeky smile looks even cheekier in paradise.

Belize Wedding PhotographerAn aisle lined with tropical flowers certainly seems more tropical in paradise. Oh and no one has to buy new shoes for the wedding!

Destination Wedding Photographer in Belize - Photography BelizeSmiles are smilier in paradise.

Destination Wedding Photographer in Belize - Photography BelizeThe palm trees…well, the palm trees are ridiculously palmy in paradise.

Destination Wedding Photographer in Belize - Photography BelizeEven the seaweed manages to be extraordinarily seaweedy and even quite beautiful in paradise.

Belize PhotographerAnd you know what’s even crazier about paradise?  The fish are not fishier and they are always biting.  So, even if you’ve already got the best fish in the sea – paradise in Belize is waiting for you.

This wedding in paradise was organised by the stunningly Victoriany Victoria House


Fifty Shades of Pink – Belize Wedding

Destination Wedding Photographer in Belize - Photography BelizeWe think there is nothing sexier than the sky, reflecting over the Caribbean Sea, just before sunset in Belize.  You would’t need whips or chains to get this couple to spend time together.  So let’s start this love story, which includes nothing but a little bit of light veil bondage, from the beginning.

Belize Wedding Photographer - conch creativeThe beautiful bride arrives in her sparkling limousine down the tree lined avenue.  She trembles slightly as she anticipates the moment when she will set eyes on her handsome groom.

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She exits the shiny limousine with thoughts of love and passion running wildly through her mind.

Wedding Photography in BelizeShe sees her groom and immediately presses herself against him.

Belize Wedding PhotographerHe teasingly toys with her veil.

Belize Wedding Photographer(here comes the promised veil bondage)

He wraps the veil around them, binding them together as he nuzzles her neck.

Destination Wedding Photographer in Belize - Photography BelizeAnd then a cute dog appears.  Hey, c’mon.  You all know us well enough to know that we couldn’t continue the steamy story and keep a straight face.  The dog is cute though.

Belize PhotographerThey were such a gorgeous couple and really didn’t even need a bit of veil bondage to make them seem sexy.

Destination Wedding Photographer in Belize - Photography BelizeWe were sad to see them go when the day ended and they drove off into the distance on the …ok we admit it..it’s not a limousine it’s a golf cart – but this is Belize and here, one man or woman’s golf cart is definitely as good as a limousine. Why?

Destination Wedding Photographer in Belize - Photography BelizeBecause this!  Fifty shades of pink is simply priceless.

This lovely wedding was held on the beach in the beautiful Boca del Rio area of Ambergris Caye

and was organised by the couples’ good friend Libby Vidrine


Angels of Belize – Belize Weddings

Wedding Photographer in Belize - Destination Wedding Photography BelizeAs we’re coming to the end of an amazing 2014 and about to start an even more fabulous 2015, we felt that this wedding was a perfect fit to review all of the things that make Ambergris Caye so special, not only to us as wedding photographers in Belize, but also to the sweet, kind, fun, beautiful and loved up clients we’ve been lucky enough to work with.  So, we’ll start with an easy one.  Belize is, of course, known for it’s beautiful scenery, tropical beaches and Caribbean waters.

Ambergris Caye Wedding Photographer - Belize WeddingBelize is known as a place to be barefoot.

Wedding Photography in Belize - Belize Wedding PhotographerBut, if you know Conch Creative, you’ll know we love shoes.  So, we think that there is always room for shoes, even in Belize.

Belize Wedding Photographer - Ambergris Caye Destination WeddingAs a world famous dive destination, Belize is known as a perfect place to ‘take the plunge’.

Belize Wedding Photographer - 1Belize is also a place to feel a little bit sexy.

Destination Belize Wedding PhotographerBelize is a place for musica muy romantica.

Wedding Photography in BelizeBelize is a place to say ‘I Do’.

Wedding Photography Belize - San Pedro BelizeBelize is a place to find gorgeous beach resorts.

Wedding Photography Belize - Coco Beach Wedding PhotographyBelize is a place to lounge around by a pool.

Wedding Belize - Belize Wedding PhotographyBelize is a place to discover quirky little places that are simply stunning.

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Belize is a place to find all sorts of architecture.

Belize Wedding Photography  - Conch CreativeBelize is a place where there is really good cake.  No, seriously, the cake in Belize is delicious.

Belize Wedding photographer - Belize Wedding PhotographyBut oddly, it may surprise you to know, that Belize is a place where you can find angels watching you from above.

We wish all of our clients, friends, family, supporters, business partners and pretty much everyone in the world a very Happy New Year!

This beautiful wedding, all about Belize, was hosted by the wonderful Coco Beach Resort


My Secret Promise – Destination Belize Weddings

Ambergris Caye Wedding - Photographer BelizeIf you’re familiar with our blog, you’ll know that we love telling cute and fun stories with our destination wedding photography from beautiful Belize.  We thought we’d try something different with this one and look forward to hearing what you think.   We love the arts and we love supporting other artists.  If there are any artists that can vividly capture ‘love’ with their work, it is poets and something about this couple made us feel very poetic.  So, this is the first romantic poet we’d like to feature, Viyanga Gunasekera and his poem, My Secret Promise.

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I ran in blessed drizzle,
I walked across the silver deserts.
I dived under golden sun gleams, and
I passed thousand of seas;
To get to the Seven Gates.

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Sometimes I was lost in a crowd
But I felt your love’s power
Pulling me towards you all the time.
Will we be able to survive together?

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For this world is a flaring place
But I’ll gladly take the chance, for
You are the only one I love till eternity.
I stopped, and saw the empty skies above,
A graveyard with a newly buried couple,
A dark cloud wandering lonely.

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But the silver line in it,
Manifested the diamond necklace I gave you.
Then came a fresh breeze
I felt your sweet voice and divine aroma in it.
So I saw you in a sea of roses,
In a blossoming bud,
In a luminous sunbeam,
In a fragrant wind,
And then everywhere.

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Suddenly there were colors and songs in the atmosphere.
An angel was sprinkling magical dust
A cupid was shooting arrows of flowers.
My heart leaped out
For I saw my Cinderella…………
She’s a divine Goddess, I was feared to touch.

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She had lit a lamp for me
But I was the one who burnt all the time.
She does not know…………………………
Her voice filled my vacant ears,
Her magical eyes stung in my heart,
Her glittering smile made haloes in me.

Belize Wedding Photography - Belize WeddingShe was my secret promise…………..
The flames that burned in my heart,
Now have become caressing petals.
I removed my heart and gave to her,
She wore it on her wedding finger.

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This gorgeous wedding was organised and hosted by the beautiful Victoria House


The Perfect Match – Destination Belize Wedding

Wedding Photography in BelizeWe do a lot of wedding photography in Belize, but there is always a first time for everything.  This was our first ‘footie’ wedding.  For our USA friends, we are talking about ‘soccer’ of course.  The game, where a ball is kicked with the foot.  As we’re sure you can see, our groom LOVED football.  Our very patient bride, not so much.  So, sticking to our football theme, let’s see how our teams pan out.

Belize Destination Wedding Photographer - Ambergris CayeThe bride was well prepared with her best kit for the wedding.   Were Manolo Blahnik sponsoring her team?  This isn’t fantasy football, but that ups the ante to a dream team for the bride.

San pedro Belize Wedding PhotographerShe made sure to have her best game face on for the day.

San pedro Belize Photographer WeddingShe seemed to be planning tactics well in advance.

Wedding Photography Ambergris Caye BelizeThe groom, not about to let his side down, worked on setting up distractions.

Destination Belize Wedding PhotographyIt didn’t take long before he scores!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wedding Photographer BelizeThe players get to relax a little at half time.

Belize wedding - Belize wedding PhotographerThen they grab a little refreshment before getting back into the game.

Belize Wedding Photography - San Pedro BelizeThe bride lines up nicely…

Ambergris Caye Wedding Photography…and it’s a perfect goal.  Right down the centre.  The groom didn’t stand a chance.  That Manolo Blahnik sponsorship truly paid off.

Wedding Photographer in Belize - San PedroIt’s not long though before the groom recovers with a great score.  Two-one to the groom at this stage.  They are both such strong teams, who knows how this will end.

Belize Wedding Photography - Ambergris CayeThe groom noses in for another sneaky shot.

Wedding Photography Belize Ambergris CayeBut he appears to have gone offside.

Belize Wedding Photographer San PedroThe groom is relentless. He tries again, coming up behind while her defenses are low…

Wedding Photography Belize…but at the very last minute, the bride scores a perfect goal right between the posts!  What an exciting match.  A match made in heaven for sure.  We officially call this one a draw.  Congratulations to our couple, who were great sports!

This footballtastic wedding was organised and hosted by the high scoring Matachica Resort.


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.