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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


Surf & Turf Destination Weddings in Belize

With 2012 nearly upon us, wedding couples are getting very adventurous with their destination weddings.   The idea of a barefoot, romantic, tropical beach wedding is a dream for many, but because Belize offers such a rich and diverse culture, we also have the option of the ancient Maya ruins.  Many couples have decided that they want to do both.

You can get married on one of our many spectacular Maya ruins, surrounded by the tropical rain forest and listening to the rare Black Howler Monkeys and their eerie calls in the distance.  (ok we must admit that sometimes they do throw poop!)

..and then you can be swinging on a hammock overlooking the stunning Caribbean Sea, all on the same day.

This particular Maya ruin is known as Xunantunich (The Stone Maiden).  It is the home to El Castillo, a pyramid that is 130′ tall and the second largest man made structure in Belize.

While you will feel the spirit of the past in this ancient Maya ruins of a palatial home, your marriage ceremony will help you take a leap into the future – along with a little encouragement from Conch Creative!

And with a lot of ‘Love’ and a little magic from Maya (where else can you find a photographer called Maya to take your photos on a Maya ruin?), anything is possible.  Of course no ruins were hurt in the making of this photograph!

You’ll never forget Belize.  A place where your dreams will surely come true.

Special thanks to the folks at ‘I DO’ Belize Weddings for organising this fabulous photography experience for their lovely wedding couple, who stayed at Victoria House on Ambergris Caye and Chaa Creek in Cayo.