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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.


Rain or Shine – Part 1. Rain – Belize Weddings

Belize Wedding Photography“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain”  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It was bound to happen.  After over 200 weddings and bragging that it never rains at a Conch Creative wedding in Belize, we were tempting fate.  Our first wedding in the rain.  Want to know the most wonderful thing?  This darling couple didn’t care.  They were so in love and so excited about getting married that they said ‘rain or shine’ and they meant it.Destination Wedding Photography Belize“You astonish and amaze me, the way you can take a rainy day and make it glisten with diamonds”  Author Unknown

The rain didn’t change the rings. They were ready.Wedding Dress - Belize Wedding Photography” With you I’d dance in a storm with my best dress – fearless.”  Taylor Swift

The rain didn’t change the dress either.   It was ready too.Wedding Photographer Belize“Until the sun comes out again for you, my umbrella is big enough for two” Author Unknown

The groom, being ever so chivalrous, did get a little bit wet, but look at the smile on his face.

Belize Beach Wedding Photographer“Rain on the day you get married brings good luck.” – Old proverb

And so it began.  Our first rainy wedding.  Probably one of the most romantic we’ve ever had.Destination wedding in Belize - Photographer Belize“Tears of joy are like the summer raindrops pierced by sunbeams.”  Hosea Ballou

The tears of joy started to flow like raindrops.Wedding Photographer Belize - Belize Wedding“Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water.”  Brian Jacques

But the groom was there to dry those tears.

Wedding Belize Photographer“Hold your sweetheart’s hand and walk in the rains while the clouds play cupid.”  Author Unknown

Rain or shine, they walked back up that aisle, officially married.Wedding in Belize“Kiss me in the rain, love me in the dark, hold me till the end, and never break my heart.”  Author Unknown

And so it was sealed with a kiss.Wedding Photography in Belize“Perhaps love is like a resting place, a shelter from the storm.”  John Denver

After the unique pleasure of a marriage in the tropical rains of Belize, it was time to relax, reconnect and dry out.Destination Belize Wedding Photographer“Every storm runs out of rain. Just like every dark night turns into day.” Gary Allan

As the darkness drew in and island became still, the couple considered venturing back out.Belize Wedding in the rain - Belize Photographer“‘If raindrops were kisses, I’d send you showers. If hugs were seas,I’d send you oceans. And if love was a person I’d send you me!”  Emily Bronte

Just when they thought the clouds had parted, the Maya Rain Gods of Belize decided to bless them just one more time.Destination Wedding Photographer Belize“Sharing one umbrella
We have to hold each other
Round the waist to keep together.
You ask me why I’m smiling –
It’s because I’m thinking
I want it to rain for ever.”  Vicky Feaver

Stay tuned for part two of this Rain & Shine blog.

This beautiful wedding in the rain was hosted by the gorgeous Matachica Resort


The Lure of the Mysterious Maya – Belize Weddings

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerWhen an adventurous couple decide to have a destination wedding in Belize, it is tempting to assume that it will be a barefoot beach wedding.  Belize is well known for it’s beautiful Caribbean sea and sandy, palm dotted islands, but for a few, something else calls them from Belize. Among the waterfalls, the tropical rain forest and jungle setting it is easy to remember that Belize is an ancient land, once inhabited by one of the most advanced civilisations in the world.  Belize was the home of the Maya people.  It is the lure of the mysteries of this ancient civilisation that brings some to create memories of a lifetime in Belize.  This is one of those couples.

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerLike every good wedding story, this one starts with a beautiful bride, contemplating her future.   Miles away from anything she knows as modern civilisation, deep in the forest of the Mountain Pine Ridge of Belize.

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerThis wedding is experiencing a different sort of civilisation and sharing in practices and rites that have been passed down for generations.   Copal, an incense used since ancient times, is being burned in the background by a local shaman for ritual and purification purposes.  Destination Wedding Photographer in Belize - photographyAfter prayers were offered, a traditional joining by a string of beads was made and a Belizean officiant legalised the marriage.

Destination Wedding Photographer in Belize - Photography BelizeSome children from a local village were delighted to help create a colourful aisle for the bride and groom to break through.

Belize Destination  Wedding PhotographerSome of the children were particularly adorable.

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerAfter the spiritual and moving Maya ceremony, the couple explored the grounds and enjoyed their first moments together as newlyweds.

Belize Wedding Photographer - conch creativeFinding some scenic and…

Belize Wedding Photographer - conch creative…very romantic locations along the way.

Wedding in Belize - PhotographerIt was a beautifully intense and wonderful day – only a second to get a little bit of rest before the celebrations continued.

Destination Wedding Photographer in Belize - Photography BelizeThe entertainment was just getting warmed up with a group of incredible marimba players.

Belize Maya Wedding - PhotographyAs the evening and the celebrations continued, traditional Maya dances were performed.   Certainly this was a Maya experience for the couple to remember and treasure forever, but the lure of the mysterious Maya persisted for them and so their adventure continued the following day.

Destination Wedding Photographer in Belize - Photography BelizeIt was now time for the couple to step out of the deep, dark rain forest and out into the Belizean sun…

Belize Destination Wedding Photographer…and encounter the ruins of the ancient Maya people.  These are the ruins of Xunantunich.  Over 2000 years ago,  Xunantunich was a great city with over 200,000 residents.

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerNow they stand as a testament to the great, ancient Maya civilsation and have been preserved and restored remarkably allowing those with an adventurous and curious spirit to discover and learn about this fascinating part of human history.

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerAside from the incredible story of these ancient temples, the scenery is amazing. So, if you’d kindly indulge us, we’d like to just enjoy that for a few photos.

Belize Wedding Photographer - conch creativeThis is the view towards the main temple, El Castillo, looking North.

Destination Wedding Photographer in Belize - Photography BelizeThis is the absolutely stunning view of Belize from El Castillo.

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerThis is El Castillo, where the legend says, a maiden dressed in white would appear. This is where the name Xunantunich, which means ‘stone maiden’, originates.

Belize Wedding PhotographyIt was that legend, which also inspired this image.

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerThe ruins are vast and there is so much to explore and learn about the Maya people, their history, traditions and modern way of life.  If you’re adventurous and you want to step into your future by taking a step into the ancient past, we suggest you consider following the lure of the mysterious Maya … all the way to Belize.

This gorgeous wedding was planned and hosted at Blancaneaux Lodge in the Pine Ridge of  Belize


10 Steps to Having a Fearless and Fabulous Beach Wedding – Belize Weddings

Wedding Photography in Belize - Detination Belize Wedding PhotographerThere must be something about Conch Creative that attracts the most fearless and fabulous weddings and we’re certainly not complaining.   So, what makes a wedding both fearless and fabulous?

San Pedro Wedding Photographer1. Have a great hair dresser, with great hair spray.  Barefoot beach weddings are undoubtedly wonderful things but the salt air, humidity and wind can be the ruination of even the most fabulous hair style.

San Pedro Belize Wedding Photographer2.  Think about details. Details can make or break fabulous events and photographs.

Wedding in Belize -  Belize Destination Wedding Photography by Conch Creative3. Share the excitement.  Whether you are having a family wedding, or a secret elopement, make sure there is someone you can share your excitement with.   Kiss your Mum or call your BFF, either way, sharing is caring.

Wedding in Belize Destination Belize Wedding Photography4. Keep some mystery to the day.  Even if you’ve lived together for 10 years before getting married, this day is ‘special’ and surprises make it even more magical.

Belize Wedding Photographer - Belize Wedding Photography - Award Winning Photographer in Belize5. Bring a pair of heels for fun.  It may be a barefoot wedding, but there are so many other things that a girl can do with a nice pair of heels.  These heels and this photo even won an international photography award from Fearless Photographers.

Wedding Photographer - Belize Wedding6.  Kiss.  Kiss a lot.  Kissing is healthy, good, clean fun and should be encouraged at all times.

Belize Wedding Photographer - Conch Creative7. Enjoy the natural environment and beauty.  If you come all the way to Belize for your wedding, make sure to take time to look around you.

Beliz Wedding - Belize Wedding Photographer8. Bring sunglasses.   You’re in the tropics.  You’ll need them.

Belize Wedding Photographer9. Smile.  There is nothing more fabulous than smiling.

Belize Wedding - Trash the Dress Wedding Photographer10.  Let your hair down, don’t be precious about your dress and get wet!

This about sums it up folks.  If you’re going to come to Belize to get married, be Fearless and be Fabulous and definitely, definitely, get wet!

Destination Wedding Belize PhotographerBecause if you don’t get wet, you’ll never get photos like this…

Trash the Dress in Belize - Wedding photography…this….

Trash The Dress Wedding Photography in Belize…or this and when you look back through your photos in 20 years, think about the ones that will still take your breath away.

This gorgeous wedding was hosted by stunning Belizean Cove Estates

The Trash the Dress shoot was at the beautiful Victoria House

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You are My Sunshine – Weddings in Belize

Wedding Photographer BelizeBelize is an amazing country for destination weddings and we love being able to photograph ceremonies all over the country.  For example, this blog is coming to you from Hopkins, a beautiful fishing village on the southern coast of Belize and a perfect location for a barefoot beach wedding.  Of course everyone wants sunshine on their wedding.

Wedding Photographer - Destination BelizeHere we find our groom, deep in thought, wondering where he might find the sunshine of his life.  There’s definitely something missing in this picture.

Photographer in Belize WeddingsCould this be her?

Wedding in BelizeShe seems to be having fun with the girls.

Wedding Belize Hopkins PhotographyNow all the guys are wondering – ‘Where is his sunshine?’

Beach Wedding Belize Photography

This must be her. After all, she’s dressed in white and carrying a bouquet.

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerLuckily they had plenty of help to find her.  Phew!

Belize wedding CupcakeAnd their reward for finding her – Cake!

Wedding Belize CakeJust in case some of the men weren’t comfortable eating pink cupcakes, there was of course the very manly groom’s cake.

Destination Photographer BelizeWhile the guests were distracted with cake, the groom took his new bride to explore beautiful Hopkins.

Belize Wedding Photography - Conch Creative

He told her about his lonely picture and how there was no sunshine without her there.

Wedding Photographer in BelizeSo now, that the image was complete and before returning to the party…

Belize Wedding Photographer…they stole a magical moment (and a bottle of champagne) and toasted to many days filled with love and sunshine for the future.

This beautiful wedding was hosted at Villa Verano in Hopkins, Belize.

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Part 2 The Happily Trashy Ending – Belize Wedding – Trash the Dress

Trash the Dress in BelizeWelcome to the ‘Part 2’ or ‘To Be Continued’ from our Isla Bonita Love Story.  Our two stars, continue with their adventures on beautiful Ambergris Caye.Belize Wedding - Wedding Photographer in BelizeThe beautiful bride enjoying the low tide landscape, with the Caribbean disappearing into the barrier reef in the distance.  Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerFinding peace and beauty in the most unlikely places, resting…

Belize Wedding - Wedding Photographer in Belize…and wondering where her handsome groom might be.Belize Wedding - Wedding Photographer in BelizeShe finds him and promises to never, ever let him go.Trash the Dress in BelizeWith his charming smile, he rakishly teases her, but alas she knows…Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerTheir love is unfaltering and always meant to be.Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerOn land or…Trash the Dress in Belizeon sea (OK, not really on sea, but on a boat near the sea)…Trash the Dress in BelizeTheir laughter together will be the bond they will always share.

Now we are truly at The End of this island love story, but just at the beginning of their new lives together. Congratulations!


La Isla Bonita Love Story – Belize Wedding

Destination Wedding Photographer in Belize - Photography BelizePlease allow us to introduce you to the headlining stars of this love story.  Ambergris Caye Wedding - Photographer BelizeAnd here are their chairs.

Wedding Photography in BelizeThey spent a lot of time thinking about important details.  Props such as sensational shoes…

Belize Destination Wedding Photographer…party favours…

Belize Wedding - Wedding Photographer in Belize…and  an enthusiastic and entertaining cast of extras.

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerSo, let’s introduce you to ‘supporting’ cast.

Ambergris Caye Wedding - Photographer BelizeMeet the guys.

Belize Wedding at Las Terrazas Ambergris CayeMeet the girls.Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerMeet the guys again.Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerFinally, the co stars – the cherubs.Ambergris Caye Wedding - Photographer Belize - Las TerrazasBefore the opening scene, the groom had no idea how the script would play out.

Belize Wedding - Wedding Photographer in BelizeAnd then the co-stars made their grand entrance.

Ambergris Caye Wedding - Photographer BelizeThe rings were exchanged.Ambergris Caye Wedding - Photographer Belize - Las TerrazasThe bride was kissed.Ambergris Caye Wedding - Photographer Belize - Las TerrazasThe cherub’s halo fell off.Belize Destination  Wedding PhotographerThe contract was signed..er..umm..the marriage license.Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerIt was time to celebrate.Belize Wedding - Wedding Photographer in BelizeNo…REALLY celebrate!

Wedding Photography in BelizeBut first some traditional romantic interludes for the two stars of this love story.Belize Wedding - Wedding Photographer in BelizeA little kiss…Belize Destination Wedding Photographer…a little grope…Belize Destination Wedding Photographer…a little nuzzle…Belize Destination Wedding Photographer…and one hell of a sunset.Ambergris Caye Wedding - Photographer Belize - Las TerrazasTime for the curtains to close and the cast party to begin.

The End….no..it’s not the end…truly it’s not….keep your eye on this blog because this story is TO BE CONTINUED!

This fabulous wedding was organised and hosted by Las Terrazas Resort


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.

Wedding Belize

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.


A Gal & a Guitar – Gettin’ Hitched in Belize

Wedding BelizeConch Creative loves destination weddings in Belize.  People who choose to marry in Belize tend to be people who like to step outside of ‘the box’ and like to do things just a little bit differently – and definitely their own way.  This makes every wedding unique and often very entertaining for us.  We’re going to share one of our recent favourites with you so that you can experience a true intimate and fun, barefoot wedding in Belize.

Wedding Ambergris CayeAs we’re sure you’ve figured – both the ‘gal’ and the guitar feature heavily in this blog.  Before the ceremony, our lovely and very romantic groom serenaded his bride to be.  It was beyond sweet and you could tell how much she adored him.

Wedding San Pedro BelizeMany couples choose Belize because they don’t want all of the fuss and stress associated with a traditional wedding.  This is a perfect example of how simplicity can be so special.  Marrying in a heart made from flowers and conch shells on a tranquil beach, overlooking the Caribbean Sea is perfectly divine.

Beach wedding BelizeHaving your new husband and the man you love sing romantic love songs to you in the heart of flowers, overlooking the Caribbean Sea as you delicately drink wine is beyond divine – it’s sublime.

Wedding Ambergris CayeWhoops…scratch the bit about ‘delicately drinking wine’…..woohoo – now things are going to get lively it seems.  Let’s see how this blog turns out, shall we?

Beach Wedding BelizeWe thought it was time for a quiet walk down the beach.  Honestly, how many places are there in the world where you can have beaches like this virtually all to yourselves?

Ambergris Caye PhotographyTime to catch a quick breath before the fun begins.

Trash the Dress Photography BelizeDid we mention it was hot that day?

Ambergris Caye Photography..and it seemed to just get a bit warmer by the minute.

wedding BelizeYou really have to wonder just how much fun two adults can have with a bit of water…

Belize photographer..it seems that the possibilities of having fun in water, following a wedding, fully clothed are quite limitless.  There’s no point in coming to Belize to have a fabulous wedding on a stunning beach in a tropical setting and not making the absolute most of it.  As well as producing beautiful photographs, Conch Creative aims to help all of our wedding couples have fun.

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There comes a time (usually sunset), when wedding photographers quietly fade into the darkness and leave the couple to enjoy their time together.  We have no doubt that the assistance of Conch Creative was not required for the continuing fun.

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If you’re wondering where that fantastic wedding was held, well as always we’re proud to have worked with the quite fantabulous Coco Beach Resort.

We’ll be blogging again soon and would love to hear from you.  Would you rather see brides or bikinis?