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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.

 


Feel Free Enough to Get Hooked in Belize – Belize Wedding Photography

belize-engagement-photography-1As destination wedding photographers in Belize, we are always eternally grateful that we get to share important moments in people’s lives while they are visiting this stunning country, we call home.

photography-in-belize-engagementThere are many things that are so very special about the beautiful country, commonly referred to as ‘the jewel’. One of the things that people say most often after visiting is that they have never seen water as clear and dazzlingly turquoise as they have in Belize.

engagement-rings-belizephotographerOther people discover Belize and become repeat visitors because of the fishing. Belize is one of the only places, maybe the only place, where it is absolutely possible to get what fisherman call the ‘Grand Slam’, which is so elusive, in one single day. Belize recognises this and protects its fishing grounds fiercely. It’s all catch and release.

belize-engagement-photographerFishing isn’t all there is to do in Belize. With the water sport lifestyle available in a tropical climate, year round, boats are for pleasure as much as they are for sport.

belize-engagement-photographer-san-pedroThe exquisite beauty of Belize never ends, even as the sun sets.

belize-engagement-photographyThose are just some of the reasons we think that Belize is becoming such a popular place for proposals. Thankfully that’s one activity which isn’t catch and release!

belize-engagement-photographer-ambergris-cayeThere’s something that frees the spirit of those who visit Belize. So many people around the world dream about the sort of playful and joyous experiences that can be had in such an amazing place.

engaged-in-belizeMiles from anywhere, wading in 80 degree glass like water on pearly white, soft sand in your bare feet.

belizeengagementphotography-1Celebrating one of the most important and, if you’re the proposer, most nerve wracking days of your life.

belizephotographerIt’s a pretty good recipe to get that ‘YES’, you’re waiting to hear.

engaged-in-belize-photographerThen, it’s time for laughter…

couples-photography-belize…and huge smiles.

belize-engagement-photographer-sandbarAt one point you’re going to remember where you are, catch your breath and take a look around you.

engagementphotographybelizeIt will make you do this, spontaneously. Trust us. It will.

belize-photographer-engagementsThe magic of Belize makes it the best place in the world to plan a life together. Congratulations!


Celebrating the New Year with a Full Moon in Belize – Belize Wedding Photography

trash-the-dress-wedding-photographer-belizeIt’s a new year and we have so many things to celebrate. We had to look up synonyms for the word ‘epic’ just to describe how unbelievable the last year has been for us as wedding photographers in Belize. Not only did we have the most fabulous, fun and fantastic weddings, but we hit over 100,000 views on this blog.  The fact that people love our work and trust us to record some of the most important events in their lives is not something we take lightly. The fact that thousands of people love our work enough to read our blog is not something we take lightly either and so we are going to start off this year as we intend to go on.  So, sit back and get ready for a blog that’s going to make you smile, blush, laugh and possibly become green with envy. Enjoy!

beach-wedding-groom-belize-photographerBelize weddings are different. They can be as fancy or as informal as you want, but Belize is all about being carefree and relaxed. Who cares if there’s only two hours until the ceremony?

wedding-photographer-belize-ambergris-cayeBrides in Belize don’t get zipped into their dress until about 15 minutes before the ceremony.

belize-wedding-beach-photographerThat’s about when the groomsmen think about getting dressed.

destination-wedding-photographer-ambergris-caye-belizeAll the groom requires is a good scrub down.

belize-trash-the-dress-wedding-photographerAnd just in case he misses a spot, the bride will take care of it later anyway.

destination-belize-wedding-photographyShe’s in her dress and va va voom! What a dress!

belize-wedding-photography-1(Gratuitous photo of conch and rings)

wedding-in-belize-photographerFather of the bride is the perfect chauffeur. We loved the little added touch of the curtain on the side of the golf cart (the preferred method of transportation on the island) so that the groom didn’t get a chance to see the bride before the wedding. As mentioned earlier, things are a little bit different in Belize.

belize-wedding-rojo-photographerAnd they did it! You see, having a wedding on the dreamy island of Ambergris Caye, just off the coast of Belize, means that no one has to sit around for 2 hours for a ceremony. It’s all about the glorious beauty of the Caribbean Sea, the experience, the friends and loved ones, the romance and of course, the party.

destination-wedding-photographer-belizeSo, now it’s time to get to the important bits.

trash-the-dress-wedding-photographer-belize-2Whoa! Wait a minute – not those important bits…(just in case you enjoyed this romantic full moon, there is more to come later in the blog)

wedding-photographer-belizeFor now, let’s stick with the sweet, sweet romance…

wedding-belize-destination-photography…lovely formal portraits and …

destination-weding-photographer-in-belize…there is always that beautiful scenery. But now, we’re going to change up the blog a little bit because this wedding, like all the weddings we work on, was unique. There is only so much of perfect, traditional, destination wedding portraits we think you need to see. Knowing that we love unconventional wedding photography, the bride brought a second dress so she could be just a little bit more daring and we feel obliged to warn you that she looks as gorgeous in the second dress as she did in the first.

bride-trash-the-dress-wedding-photographer-belizeWe did try to warn you. We can’t even think of adequate descriptive words to describe this bride.

groom-trash-the-dress-wedding-photographer-belizePerhaps the words will come just a little bit easier to describe this groom.

trash-the-dress-wedding-photographer-belize-3We tried really hard to keep them out of trouble.

trash-the-dress-wedding-photography-in-belizeEven when unexpected people turned up to help them celebrate…or recover…we’re not really sure.

trash-the-dress-belize-wedding-photographerFor a minute, we thought we were going to lose her veil.

belize-trash-the-dress-wedding-photographer-belizeFortunately we enlisted some assistance.

belize-photography-in-belizeOnce the Belize Defence Force (the Army of Belize) heard about our antics, they thought we might need some additional protection.

trash-the-dress-wedding-photography-belizeOh my! Maybe they were right.

trash-the-dress-wedding-photographer-ambergris-caye-belizeAfter a scolding, his clothes miraculously found themselves back on again.

wedding-in-belizeBut before we knew it, they started coming off again. I’m sure you can imagine that there were a load of women on the beach telling him to get dressed again immediately. Yes, you’d have to be imagining that because it’s the opposite of what was actually happening.

destination-trash-the-dress-wedding-photographer-belizeBut it was all worth it…

trash-the-dress-wedding-photographer-belize-1…to get a shot like this!

wedding-photographer-san-pedro-belizeWe haven’t even told you about the partying.

belize-wedding-cakeOr the cupcakes. What kind of magic made these?

belize-wedding-photographer-san-pedroThe thing is, with a celebration like this, one day isn’t enough.

san-pedro-photographerWhen you come to the Caribbean with a crew of your favourite people, a party boat is a must do experience.

snorkelling-san-pedro-hol-chan-belizeIt’s such good fun to throw your family into the warm water and watch them enjoying themselves…

hol-chan-sharks-belize…and then to arrange for a bunch of sharks to chase them. Swim! Swim!

belize-wedding-photography-caye-caulkerThe clothes are staying on as two days of partying come to a smile filled end…

post-wedding-photography-caye-caulkerWell, not for everyone, it seems. In Belize, the party never has to end.

destination-wedding-photography-belizeEven when everyone has gone home, the decorations are still shining bright.

This most incredible wedding and celebration was organised by Dulce Belize Weddings and hosted at Rojo Beach Bar & Lounge

All scenery, sharks, Army guys and unending fun were provided by Belize


Love Across Nations – Belize Wedding Photography

trash-the-dress-in-belize-photographer

There’s no doubt that Belize is probably one of the most understandably desirable destination wedding locations in the world. This means that we get couples from across the globe traveling to this jewel of a country to celebrate one of the most special and important days of their lives. In this case, Belize wasn’t just a ‘destination’ for our groom – it was home. For the glamorous bride, all the way from Poland, it was the opportunity to learn more about her gorgeous groom and his heritage. As one of our favourite events this year, filled with love, laughter, spontaneity, beauty and joy, we thought it was a perfect wedding to share with you as we round off 2016.

belize-wedding-at-ramons-photographerThis is when things start to get real. You’re wearing a robe with ‘Bride’ written across the back of it, your Mum looks like she might burst out crying, you have a veil on your head and there is a wedding dress on the back of the door.

belize-photographer-weddings-brideLast minute decisions? Hat or veil? When a bride looks like a movie star, anything can happen.

destination-belize-wedding-photographySo, it looks like she went with the veil. We approve. What a perfect setting though. Seriously? Does it get any more perfect?

wedding-photography-in-belizeWhen there is true love, there is always laughter.

destination-beach-wedding-in-belizeAnd silliness.

wedding-in-belize-beach-photographyAnd tons and tons of joy!

belize-wedding-photographerDid we mention the perfect setting already? Well, it’s worthy of emphasising that point. The thing is, there are beautiful skies in many places and even beautiful beaches, but Belize is unique and with the help of this couple, who found love across nations, we’re going to show you why.

wedding-belize-photographerHave you ever spent the night under a real thatched roof? No? Well, you can do that in Belize.

wedding-photography-belizeYou can also find yourself a handsome and romantic Belizean guy. Though this one is most definitely off the market.

belize-destination-wedding-photographerHe’s going to want to show you around town though.

belize-wedding-san-pedro-photographerSo, he’ll introduce you to some of the local wildlife.

destination-wedding-photography-ambergris-cayeHe’ll take you for a spin in his fancy car.

wedding-photographer-beach-wedding-belizeHe’ll show you off to some of the other guys in town.

wedding-photographer-in-belizeAnd take you for some of the best shopping.

ambergris-caye-wedding-photographerHe’ll look for some prime real estate with you.

beach-wedding-belize-photographerAnd when you laugh at his antics…

trash-the-dress-in-belize-photographer-san-pedro…he’ll sweep you off your feet…

belize-destination-wedding-photographer-san-pedro…and he’ll make sure that you fall in love Belize just as much as you fell in love with him.

This gorgeous wedding was hosted and organised by Ramon’s Village Resort


Kids Bring a Little Magic – Belize Weddings

wedding-in-belize-beach-photographerAs wedding photographers in Belize, we are beyond lucky to be able to photograph weddings in the most spectacular scenery. We get to work at people’s dream destination weddings. You think that would be enough and most of the time it is, but we have to share a little secret. When couples let us know that they have kids in attendance, we look forward to the wedding even more because kids bring just a little bit of their own special magic to every wedding and they are just so freakin’ cute. Their charm, innocence, curiosity and sense of fun make for truly memorable and magical moments. This wedding is perfect example.

destination-wedding-photographer-san-pedro-belizeAlthough every bride and groom are unique, there are certain things that are pretty much guaranteed to happen at most weddings. First, the bride gets a little help so that she can feel her most beautiful.

belize-wedding-photographer-ambergris-cayeThe groom, too, usually needs a little bit of help with his boutonniere. There is a very specific skill that you must have to be able to put one of these on properly. We’ve tried and failed many times. The last thing you want to happen is for the bride and groom to have their first kiss and the bride gets stabbed with the pin.

beach-wedding-coco-beachEnter – the love of a child. Children understand celebrations better than anyone and they wear their hearts on their sleeve more openly than any adult.

belize-wedding-coco-beach-san-pedro-photographyIt’s a long day for young children so it’s important to make sure that they have a little help to get them to the ceremony on time.

destination-wedding-photographer-in-belizeWhen it’s all over, it’s time for the guests to go and relax and for the couple to get a little alone time.

destination-belize-wedding-photographerThis is a time, away from friends, family and, of course, the children.

belize-destination-wedding-photographerMany couples tell us that this private photo session after the ceremony is one of their favourite parts of the day.

wedding-photographer-in-belizeAfter all the craziness of the day, the preparations and then the ceremony goes by in a flash. It’s a pleasure to escape and reconnect again. And, no matter how much you love the children, it’s nice to get a break from them too.

wedding-photographer-san-pedro-belizeOh well! Spoke too soon there. Belizean children LOVE weddings. They adore seeing the beautiful brides dressed up like princesses and so if they hear there is a wedding nearby, they’ll find you.

belize-wedding-photographerAs in most marriages though, the children aren’t the only ‘kids’ in the family.

wedding-photography-in-belizeAs weddings in Belize tend to be late in the afternoon to benefit from the most flattering natural light and the most comfortable time of the day, it also means you get to end the experience against a sky with colours like a painting, over the Caribbean Sea.

wedding-photographer-belize-coco-beachYou also get to enjoy a little ‘grown up’ time with your guests at a private party on the beach.

san-pedro-destination-wedding-photographer-belizeBut when all is said and done, if you have children at your wedding, it will be those magical moments that only they can create that will live on in your memories to be shared time and time again.

This wonderful wedding was hosted by the beautiful Coco Beach Resort and organised by their brilliant Sandy Points team.


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


A Tale of Two Dresses and One Temple – Belize Wedding

Mayan-Ruins-Wedding-BelizeBelize used to be hailed as ‘Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret’ and in some ways it still is, but it’s becoming one of those uniquely desirable destinations for weddings. That’s because you can do things in Belize that you simply can’t do anywhere else. Belize is still mostly covered by jungle, a young country with a wild heart. There truly is no place like Belize and for that we are grateful. This begs the question from some, who contact us about having an adventure, a once in a lifetime experience of a wedding in Belize – is it safe?

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Well, see that ledge right there? The one with no railing?  Yep, that’s the one. It’s 130′ straight down from there. And if that doesn’t get your blood pumping, then we’ll just make sure you feel absolutely reassured.

Wedding-Photography-in-Belize-XunantunichYou’ll have these handsome fellows right there to make sure nothing happens.  Our clients get the very best Belize has to offer.

Maya-Ruins-Wedding-Photographer-in-BelizeSo, to help you decide if you have a true desire for something different, a taste for something ancient and exotic and a spirit for an audacious wedding that will span centuries, cultures and countries, we’re going to invite you to join us as a our guest for one of these special celebrations.

Wedding-XunantunichThe couple were lucky enough to have family members to help. When we say this is an adventure, we’re not kidding. See that sign – Xunantunich 1 mile? That’s where we are heading. You may notice something else. There is a white bundle and a red bundle. Well, this couple knew that this was a once in a lifetime opportunity and they were going to make the most of it. That’s why this is a tale of two dresses. Get ready for the romantic adventure to commence.

Belize-Cayo-Xunantunich-WeddingThis is how you get to the site. This is a hand cranked ferry. By ‘hand cranked’ we mean that a man actually cranks the wheel that pulls the ferry across the river. All aboard!

Belize-Wedding-CayoFortunately, there are some very spacious changing facilities at Xunantunich, which we should mention is a 1400 year old Maya archaeological site. The changing rooms are not quite that old.

Destination-Mayan-Ruins-Wedding-PhotographyThe spectacular white dress is topped with a stunning necklace. Everything looks so traditional…

Wedding-Xunxntunich-Belize-Maya-Ruins-Photographer…until you see where the bride and groom are about to be joined in marriage.

Belize-Wedding-PhotographerUnconventional? Perhaps. Stunning, glorious, awe inspiring and unforgettable? Without a doubt.

Wedding-Photographer-BelizeAnd while exchanging rings is something we’re used to seeing at most weddings…

Mayan-Ruins-Wedding-Photographer-Belize…this is not your typical wedding portrait.

Belize-Wedding-at-XunantunichEnter, the red dress. Now it’s time for the drama to commence and there can be no more dramatic background.

Mayan-Ruins-Belize-Wedding-PhotographerWhere Belize and Guatemala meet, somewhere in the rain forest and mountains.

Mayan-Ruins-Wedding-Photography-BelizeWhere you can climb an ancient temple, decorated with ancient tales about the birth of gods and the ‘tree of life’.

Wedding-Belize-Mayan-RuinsWhere you can explore entrances to what was once a ceremonial centre for around 200,000 Maya people.

Maya-Ruins-Photography-Wedding-Cayo-BelizeWhere you can look down upon a ball court where those who lost the ritual game, also lost their lives.

Belize-Wedding-Photographer-Mayan-Ruins-XunantunichWhere you’ll look at each other at the end of one of the most breathtakingly, mind-blowing days of your lives and know that you shared this experience that will bind you together forever.

Special thanks to Chaa Creek for organising this magnificent marriage