At Conch Creative we love meeting couples from all over the world, who come to Ambergris Caye – our jewel in the Caribbean Sea – to pledge their love on tropical beaches. For many couples, this is a once in a lifetime event, for others – well – they might have practised once or twice previously.
One of our couples married, here in Belize, for the second time after being apart for over ten years. The romance of each and every ceremony is always unique and we just feel so honoured to be able to be part of such an important event in people’s lives.
That is why Conch Creative will be sharing some of our favourite moments from weddings with you on this blog, so that you get the chance to share in the magic that we are so lucky to experience as part of our work.
The 10th of October this year was a big day for weddings in San Pedro. We heard of at least 10 weddings that day. At Conch Creative, we have a strict policy of only shooting one wedding per day so that we can devote our attention to our couple, so we were delighted to be part of Peri and Bob’s wedding at Ramon’s Village.
Often we are the only guests at romantic and intimate ceremonies and so our duties can be varied. One of our jobs this time was to keep a very nervous and excited groom busy, while his beautiful bride prepared. We suggested this uniquely tropical way of announcing their special and memorable date.
We left Bob unattended briefly so that we could focus on Peri’s preparations and he managed a sneak peek. Luckily we were right there to catch him being a cheeky groom to be.
Peri & Bob had originally wanted to have sunset photographs, but we explained that the sun sets on the other side of the island. The only solution was to get a golf cart and take them for a spin to the other side before the sun set. The ever helpful crew at Ramon’s Village were kind enough to prepare a golf cart suitably for their journey.
….and off we went. Luckily there are two of us at Conch Creative so one could drive and the other could run behind to take pictures.
We couldn’t think of a more unusual setting for wedding photography. For those of you familiar with San Pedro, you will recognise this as the ‘croc pond’. This is an area where historically there had been illegal feeding of the endangered American Crocodile, but even now there are a lot of crocs just hangin’ around. While we were there, Peri and Bob were lucky enough to see two of these amazing animals. Now that really is a day to remember!
** To find out more about the endangered American Crocodile in Belize, please check out the ACES website