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 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!
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.
A blessing by both parents, while making sure that the surprise isn’t spoiled.
This gorgeous wedding was organised and hosted by Xanadu Island Resort
Two questions that we encounter frequently as destination wedding photographers in Belize – 1. Why do people have destination weddings? and 2. Why do people come to Belize for destination weddings? Even if those questions have never occurred to you before, we bet they are now stuck in your mind. Thank goodness Conch Creative is here to answer those very important questions.
People have destination weddings for all sorts of reasons, but in our experience, the most common is so that they and their loved ones can truly relax and let their hair down..or in this case, maybe relaxing a little bit too much, while the bride watches one of her bridesmaids having her hair put up. Sorry to be confusing. But the point is that destination wedding couples do not want the stress and drama that can come with a traditional wedding at home.
Now for question number 2. Why Belize? Well first of all, you can’t get Belizean Belikin beer anywhere else. Even if you could, we believe that it couldn’t possibly taste the same drunk anywhere but Belize.
While we wouldn’t want to be accused of misleading anyone, we are also of the understanding (as reported to us by our couples) that cake also tastes better in Belize. Yes, we realise this may be quite unbelievable, but apparently it’s true.
Truly though, what other things make Belize such a perfect place for a destination wedding? What many people don’t know is that Belize, unlike many other destinations, has kept all of its beaches public. So, you have access to miles and miles of beautiful, natural and untouched Caribbean coastline.
People in Belize are friendly and welcoming to visitors. You can find yourself a sunny spot and just relax and no one will bother you – except that pesky photographer, who keeps following you everywhere.
Conch Creative would like to thank the magic of Belize for making this wedding super special.
This beautiful and fun wedding in Placencia was organised by Lee Nyhus of Placencia Weddings and hosted by Coco Plum Villas
PSA- If you want a stressful wedding and no fun at all, do not come to Belize
When we take candid photos of our couples, enjoying the breathtaking scenery of Belize, we often wonder to ourselves ‘what are they talking about?’ In this case we think we can guess because it certainly was an eventful day for them and for us and it all started in a the tiny little Catholic church in San Pedro Town, the only town on our beautiful island of Ambergris Caye.
This was a first for us. We’ve done hundreds of weddings in Belize, but because most destination weddings are on the beach, we had never had the experience of a church wedding. So we were intrigued and excited. We also learned a lot about traditions. For example, we had no idea that the priest would require private time with the bride and groom before the ceremony to counsel them. I don’t think they had any idea either, but rules are rules and if you want to get married in the church, you have to follow them.
This is what every couple dreams of doing on the evening of their destination wedding in Belize. What a day! What a party! What a location! And to think it all started that morning in a little chapel of love.
This wonderful wedding that started in the Church but ended on the beach was organised by the gorgeous X’ Tan Ha Resort
There are some places in the world that are simply unique. They have a sort of magic and mystery to them, where sometimes, time seems to stand still and for that moment, everything is simply perfect. Belize is one of those places and that’s why it is so popular as a place for small intimate destination weddings. Join us as we share some of that magic with you.
And floating rings…….Whoa! Wait a minute! Floating rings? Is this real magic or is it Photoshop? It’s neither. This certainly was created with some good old fashioned trickery but we can assure you that the rings were most definitely in the sea and those are real fish and they were all really there together. No Photoshop or any sort of digital photographic manipulation required. But like all good magicians, our secrets must remain secret.
This magical wedding was hosted upon a beautiful private island at Cayo Espanto
Every couple does it differently and this is one of the things that makes our work as wedding photographers in Belize so interesting and fun. Some couples come to Belize to elope, to get away from it all and enjoy a small and intimate wedding on the beach. Other couples plan a big party and think out all the details. This wedding was thoroughly planned, with much excitement, good taste and love and we are so pleased that we are able to share it with you.
…and even the Thank You card for afterwards. Everything was meticulously organised. Now some of you may think this would all be a lot of work, but what we’ve found is that the brides who plan and organise in advance, particularly if they have guests, have the most stress free wedding. This is because once it’s done, they don’t have to think about another thing. They can just go with the flow on the day and enjoy the party. Let us show you exactly how that went.
This fabulous wedding was hosted by the beautiful Ramon’s Village Resort
If you know Conch Creative, you know that we specialise in beautiful, barefoot, beach weddings in Belize. We work with a lot of amazing couples and in the most fabulous locations, but every so often a couple comes along who are just so sweet with the way they express their love for each other and their sheer delight about their wedding that we end up saying ‘Awwww. Aren’t they adorable?’ when we look through their photos. This is one of those couples.
While the groom was being well looked after by his groomsmen…
..the bride, surrounded by sentimental and fabulous items, was being similarly well attended to
…as did the groom.
Everything came together as planned and you could see the bride’s absolute delight as her loving family guided her down a sandy, palm lined aisle towards her future.Wow! Does their future look bright! We’re guessing it will be full of love, kisses, cuddles, adoration, fun and cake. Never forget the cake. Let’s follow them for a while in only the way photographers can (otherwise you’d be stalkers) and find out.Looks like we were on the money with love.Certainly is plenty of kissing going on too.Oooh. There you go! We weren’t wrong about the cuddles either.OK. We admit it. We didn’t predict the workers on bicycles, so let’s get back to the love and adoration bit.There’s certainly some love happening here.You can’t hide that adoration from us either.Just in time for the requisite artistic pose before…...the fun starts for the groom……and the bride.But finally, not metaphorically at all, the icing on the cake.
This super fun and love filled wedding was hosted by the beautiful Coco Beach Resort
…working on this. A handmade creation, but ‘what is it?’ we hear you say.
There’s no doubt that the beautifying worked its magic.
Ta Da! After months of painstaking work by the groom, hand making every piece of this creation, we hereby award him with the official Conch Creative ‘The Groom Takes the Cake Award’. Oh what a grand cake stand it was.
This beautiful wedding was held at the gorgeous Casa Redonda, Ambergris Caye, Belize.
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People who get married in Belize are often of an adventurous spirit. They want to do something amazing, beautiful and exotic. While we love our conventional couples, we truly love working with those who do something different and personal. This couple did just that. They completely personalised their Belize wedding experience by doing it a little bit local, bringing a bit of their own style with them and then just throwing caution to the wind and being themselves. Sand ceremonies are something that allows the couple to take home a bit of Belize with them and allow all of their loved ones to participate.
Combining some tropical, exotic flowers with glamorous silverware can truly turn an event into something unique.
Oh my! That’s right. It’s time to throw off the formalities and get a bit sexy – because now it’s the honeymoon.
We see no complaints from this one.
OK we did have to include just one last completely gratuitous photo of this quite stunning bride in her bikini. We wish this extremely happy couple all the very best for the future. They were so very much in love.
This beautiful wedding was hosted by the gorgeous Las Terrazas Resort.
The couple went on to have their honeymoon and honeymoon shoot at the fabulous Victoria House.
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We do have some amazing cakes here in Belize, but this one was made even more special by one incredibly creative bride, who hand made these seashells, all of which were deliciously edible. It appears that her adorable bridesmaid and ring bearer were jumping for joy at the thought of their upcoming sugar high.
They were captivated by the beautiful and romantic beach ceremony.
Of course we don’t blog every single Belize wedding that we photograph. If only we had the time, but sometimes we do a very small intimate session with a couple and feel compelled to share some of our favourite images. So, in this blog, you’ll be getting a bit extra on top. Luckily for this very pretty bride, we have our own ‘props’ department. This bouquet came from flowers from our very own garden. We must say that she was a very pretty bride.
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The first wedding on this page was hosted by the beautiful Captain Morgan’s Retreat.
The second wedding was held at The Villas at Banyan Bay, who kindly allowed the couple to use their gorgeous dock for the ceremony even though they weren’t guests at the resort, which in our opinion rocks!
Maya Papovic, Conch Creative photographer, is a member of the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers. http://www.ispwp.com/
Weddings in Belize come in all shapes and sizes. Some are on Maya ruins, some in the jungle and many on the beaches. This wedding was held on Caye Caulker, the smaller, but beautiful sister island to Ambergris Caye.
The location was spectacular.
Stay tuned for part 2 of this fabulous wedding adventure in Belize.
This beautiful Caye Caulker wedding was hosted by Seaside Cabanas.
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