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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


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


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 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.


Doing Tea and Traditions Belize Style! – Belize Weddings

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We are always thrilled when our brides bring amazing props, personalised details,  fabulous veils, stunning traditions and a great sense of humour and this couple ticked every box for us as wedding photgraphers.

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerThis was the first dress of the day.  The bride wore this in preparation for a traditional tea ceremony.

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerDuring this ceremony the couple kneel in front of both sets of parents and serve them tea.

Belize WeddingIn return, the couple receive envelopes filled with money.  It’s a touching and classy way for gifts to be exchanged and we very much enjoyed being able to be there.

Wedding Photographer BelizeThis couple thought of everything, from beautiful little party favours…

Belize Wedding…to choosing a resort with fabulous architecture to provide drama and an amazing setting.

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerUltimately, this resulted in a perfect beach ceremony.

Belize WeddingAs always, we took the couple away from the party so that they could reconnect and enjoy the romance of Belize.

Belize WeddingThey knew how to make the most of this special time and…

Belize Destination Wedding Photographer…the bride’s most spectacular veil.

Belize Destination  Wedding PhotographerIn the end, nothing was going to stop them from having their own little party…..Gangnam Style!

We thank Las Terrazas Resort for hosting this wonderful wedding.

If you like our wedding photos,  you may just love  some of our other work, so please do check out our Facebook page, where we post sneak peeks of all of our different styles of photography.


Love, Laughter, Tears and Moonshine – Belize Wedding

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Sometimes a wedding is so full of emotion, even as wedding photographers, who work with hundreds of couples, it can be hard to hold it together. This is one of those weddings.

Belize PhotographerAs always, we start with a beautiful bride.

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerBrides are lucky.  They always have help at hand to make sure that everything looks and fits perfectly.

Belize-Wedding-Photography-in-BelizeGuys generally manage to get dressed on their own.

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But when you have a garment like this, with all it’s buttons and ties and you want  to make it look like

Destination Wedding Photographer in Belize - photography..this.  Well then it’s fair that a little bit of assistance is provided.

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerDuring the ceremony, as promised, there was plenty of laughter.

Belize PhotographerThere were also heartfelt tears.

Photography in BelizeThen there was more laughter.

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerWhile the sun still shone, the couple took a stroll on the dock.

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerThey hung out.

Belize Destination  Wedding PhotographerThey relaxed and enjoyed the view.

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerThey lounged around in each other’s arms.

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerAs the moon rose, they knew it was time to head off to party with their loved ones.

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerTheir limousine was awaiting.

Belize Destination  Wedding PhotographerThey’ll never forget the moonshine in San Pedro.

This gorgeous wedding was hosted and organised by Grand Caribe Belize.


The Mystery of the Maya Gods and the Missing Dress – Belize Wedding & Trash the Dress

Belize WeddingMangroves are trees that grow in the sea.  They hold our little island together and act as a nursery for the baby fish that will eventually grow up to be the big fish that populate the reef, which happens to be the second largest barrier reef in the Northern Hemisphere (the first being the Great Barrier Reef in Australia).  While many of the mangroves have been destroyed to accommodate the preference for sandy beaches, there are small pockets of them to be found along the Caribbean coast of Ambergris Caye, Belize.  We could get all metaphorical here and wax lyrical about symbolism of the circle of life and love and the earth…but instead we’ll just let you enjoy this dreamy scene.

Belize Wedding PhotographyCarrying on with the theme of the circle of life, love, the earth …. Seriously though, when you dream of a romantic,  intimate beach wedding, this has to be an image that fits the bill.

Wedding in Belize - Belize wedding PhotographyImagine having your first dance alone with your beloved on a quiet beach with only some beautiful Caribbean music being played by local musicians in the background.

Belize Wedding - PhotographyThere is plenty of fun to be had with the Maya Gods. We’re not sure if sitting on Chac, the Rain God’s head, makes it more or less likely to rain but we do appreciate his patience in posing for this shot.

Belize Wedding PhotographerWhile we did certainly appreciate his assistance with the last photo, we wonder why Chac had to photobomb this one too.  As he’s a very powerful God, we weren’t going to argue.

Belize Wedding Photographer - Belize Wedding - Beach Wedding San PedroAside from Maya Gods, you’ll find hammocks everywhere you look in Belize – and what better place to have a rest before a sunrise Trash the Dress Photography Experience with Conch Creative.

Wedding Photographer BelizeWhoops!  On our way to the Trash the Dress shoot, you’d never guess what happened.  Maybe this is what happens when you sit on Chac’s head.  Oh my!  What is a bride to do?

Trash the Dress Photography in Belize It brings us all back to that circle of love and life, the earth and everything.

Congratulations!

This beautiful wedding was hosted by Ramon’s Village Resort.

As always, we invite you sincerely to visit our Facebook page to see our sneak peeks and lots more than just weddings.   Go on, have a look – you never know what you’ll find.  Just click here


Paradise Continues – Belize Trash the Dress

Belize WeddingAs wedding photographers in Belize, we love helping our brides to Trash the Dress.  Up until recently, almost every ‘trashed’ dress has been able to be worn again.  This couple told us they really wanted to Trash the Dress and of course, we obliged.  Collaborating with couples on these shoots is not only great fun for all of us, but results in some memorable and very unique images.

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Trash The Dress Photography Experiences with Conch Creative can take place in a variety of extraordinary locations.  For example, there is a saying here that ‘In Belize our Fish Really Do Grow on Trees’ and that is because our beautiful island has fabulous mangroves, which serve as the nurseries for the beautiful fish that populate our Barrier Reef.  Not only are mangroves essential to our island environment but they provide naturally distinctive back drops.  Add a beautiful bride to the picture and the results can be magical.

Belize Trash the DressThe unbelievably clear Caribbean Sea water creates pools and dappled light around the mangroves as they grow, providing shade and a place to cool off.  A peaceful place to contemplate or…

Belize Wedding Photography…to share with the one you love.

Belize Trash the DressThat beautiful, cool water is often just too tantalising in the hot sun and is the perfect place to cool down….

Trash the DressThen again, cooling down may not be exactly what is on your mind.

Belize WeddingYou might just want to play in the sand,

Belize Weddingand share sandy, salty kisses.

Belize WeddingIf a frolic in the cool blue sea takes your fancy, go for it!

Ambergris Caye Trash the DressA Trash the Dress Photography Experience is a great way to enjoy each other, relax and turn the whole wedding photography concept into an adventure.

Belize WeddingWhen it is all over, you will have memories and images that you will treasure forever.

Conch Creative are incredibly proud to tell you that our wonderful photographer, Maya Papovic, has been made a member of the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP).  This is no mean feat as Maya’s work was judged by a panel of her peers before she was granted membership.

According to the ISPWP “The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers is an organization of the best wedding photographers in the world. It was created by professional photographers to raise the standards of the wedding photography profession.”  To read more, please do check out their website ISPWP

Even though Maya is a fantastic wedding photographer, Conch Creative does not just shoot weddings.  If you’d like to see sneak peeks and samples of some of our other work, please check out our Facebook Page and let us know which images and styles you love.


Boots & Brides in Belize

Where has the time gone?  Have you missed us?  Well don’t worry, we’re back and we’ve got lots of gorgeous, cute, adorable, funny and fabulous weddings to share with you.  Sometimes we just get so busy, we can’t find the time to blog.  So, get comfortable as this is the first in a series of blogs we’ll be doing leading up to 2012!

Cowboys!  You have got to love them.  Even in Belize, they keep their boots on.

….and they are so darned romantic.

Did you know that all of the docks and beaches are public in Belize?  This means you can just kick back and relax wherever you fancy, especially in your high heels.  We’re used to barefoot weddings, so we very much appreciated having some different footwear to photograph.

In Belize, there is a reason for having a rest on the docks…it gives you the energy to play!

Then you can get a bit frisky.  Cowboys are apparently notorious for being frisky.

As wedding photographers in Belize, we’ve seen a lot of couples and one thing we’ve learned is that laughter is the secret to true love.

Being adorable helps too!  So smile, love, laugh, be happy….and if you’re a cowboy, bring your boots!

We’d like to thank ‘I DO’ Belize Weddings for hosting this beautiful wedding with this wonderful couple at Las Terrazas Resort on Ambergris Caye.


Love Lives in Belize ❤

“Love recognises no barriers.  It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”  – Maya Angelou

In this case the destination is ‘La Isla Bonita’, otherwise known as Ambergris Caye, a small but perfectly formed island off the coast of Belize.

Belize WeddingAs destination wedding photographers in the beautiful country of Belize, Conch Creative knows exactly why people who fall in love want to come to Belize and why they fall in love with Belize while they are here.  It’s hard to imagine a more beautiful setting for an intimate Caribbean beach wedding.

Wedding Coco Beach BelizeWhether you want to be pampered at a luxurious resort or…

Wedding Ambergris Caye…you’re looking for the quiet tropical island experience,  Ambergris Caye (sometimes also known by San Pedro, the name of the only town on the island) has it all.

Photography BelizeThere are natural beaches where you’ll hardly see anyone except for the sea birds, sting rays, crabs, fish and the occasional dolphin.

Belize WeddingPalm trees – so many palm trees. Even palm trees that grow horizontally.

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You’ll find long docks that you can explore reaching right out over the Caribbean Sea towards our barrier reef.  Did you know that in Belize the beaches and docks are all public?  There aren’t many places left in the world like that, where you can explore and enjoy the scenery to your heart’s content.

Belize photographyAnd finally, we mustn’t forget lions.  Lions?  Ok, we have to admit – Belize does not have lions.  Not real ones.

So, remember!  Belize has everything you could possibly want for a destination wedding ……except lions.

Now is the time for our thank yous.  A big thank you to the beautiful Belizean Shores Resort for hosting this wonderful wedding.