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Belize Weddings – Be Inspired by Paradise – Trash the Dress

Belize weddings are the epitome of  paradise.  Not only is Belize one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in the world, but it has that something special, a certain ‘ je ne sais quoi’.  Couples who  celebrate their nuptials in Belize are looking for something unique.

Known for its eclectic and interesting choice of properties and locations, Ambergris Caye, off the coast of Belize, is a spectacular location for a destination wedding.  An authentic fantasy island.

The coast of Ambergris Caye is lined with docks covered with traditional thatched palapas, providing a rustic tropical setting.

Originally covered with coconut plantations, Ambergris Caye’s beaches are dotted with mature palm trees, which give it that tropical paradise vibe.

For so many couples, the Trash the Dress experience has become part of the wedding ritual.  It is fabulously romantic and can result in true art pieces that will be treasured forever.

Colours, textures, locations and water conspire to create individual and daring images during Belize trash the dress sessions.

Paradise inspires passion.

Paradise inspires drama.

Most of all paradise inspires love.

Conch Creative invites you to Ambergris Caye to experience all of the passion, drama and love that can be found in paradise.

This incredible wedding photography experience was organised by ‘I DO’ Belize Weddings and hosted at the beautiful Casa Tortuga.

If you are interested in photography by Conch Creative, please do check out our Facebook Page . We’d love you to join us on our adventures in paradise.


Cruisin’ for Some Fun in the Sun

Trash the Dress Belize
We are sort of unusual destination wedding photographers in that we are already at the destination.   Because we live and work here, we know how to get the best out of the weather, how to get our couples to look fabulous, even when it’s very hot, and  – we know all of the best locations.  But even more than that, we like to help our wonderful wedding couples to have an amazing experience.  For many of our lovely couples, they are already having a great time here diving, snorkeling, fishing and exploring Maya ruins, but there are some couples who are just passing through – for a fleeting visit – and for them, their wedding and photography experience make up the sum total of their time in Belize.  These are couples who stop to visit Belize, while traveling the Caribbean on  a cruise ship.   The couple above are one of those very special couples.

Belize Trash the DressWhen a bride to be gets in touch and tells us what her fantasy wedding pictures will look like, we do our best to oblige.   When we’re told ‘I want to make the most of the Caribbean and get wet!’, we make sure it happens.

Trash the Dress BelizeThe bride is always the brave one it seems.  She always gets in first and somehow always manages to look just beautiful in the process.

Belize Trash the DressBut eventually the groom may need some encouragement.  This seems to have done the trick.

Trash the Dress BelizeIt didn’t take long for the groom to turn the tables and with blue eyes like that, we can see why the lovely bride looks so happy.  Before they knew it, it was time to go and catch their ship – but now they have the most wonderful photographs to remind them of their romantic escape to a little island in Caribbean, known affectionately as ‘La Isla Bonita’.

Belize weddingJust in case you wondered – we do take pictures of gorgeous brides on dry land too!

Wedding BelizeIt doesn’t matter if you like to keep your toes dry – romance, love and lots of smiles are the order of the day when you get hitched in San Pedro.

Belize WeddingOh and did we mention fun???  With Conch Creative as your wedding photographers, your wedding photography experience will definitely be fun.

Belize FashionWhen our calendar is not full of exciting and fabulous weddings, we still manage to have plenty of fun ourselves.  We love working with talented people and love getting the opportunity to give them our own special ‘Conch Creative’ touch.

Raquel Badillo Fashion in BelizeOur amazing model was Miss San Pedro in 2009/2010 and it seems she just gets more beautiful.

Belize FashionA few days before the shoot, a friend had dropped off some hot chili peppers.  We find beauty in everything around us and we felt that it was about time that our chili peppers were given the glamorous boost they deserved.  Hot! Hot! Hot!

We hope you’ve enjoyed this installment of the Conch Creative Blog.  Don’t stop reading now though because we have to remind you about our entertaining and hugely silly photography competition on Facebook.  There is still time to make your own hilarious entry and of course to vote for your favourite.  To find out more – check out this Conch Creative Facebook Page Link  .  If you look on the left of the page, you’ll see a link to ‘photos’. Click there and then you’ll find the Copy Conchs 2011 – Photo Competition album.  Take the time – it will be worth it …actually it will only be worth it if you have a really good sense of humour.  If you’re boring – don’t bother.

As always we have to offer special thanks to the businesses and individuals who made this blog possible.

Firstly – thanks to ‘I DO’ Belize Weddings, the wonderful wedding coordinators for the cruise ship wedding.

Thanks to the beautiful Las Terrazas Resort for organising and hosting the drier, but still very beautiful, wedding.

And finally, thanks to you for reading our blog.  We hope you liked it. If you did, please do share it!


Hula in Belize

Belize Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer Belize, San Pedro Wedding, Ambergris Caye WeddingAs destination wedding photographers in Belize, we have the privilege of working with people from many different places and cultures.   Belize is rapidly becoming ‘the’ place to hold the perfect, romantic, barefoot beach wedding.   So, we’ve seen Mexican style wedding traditions, Native American wedding traditions – but this was the first time we’d seen Hawaiian traditions and we were very excited to learn that our bride would be dancing the Hula for her new husband.

Belize Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer Belize, San Pedro Wedding, Ambergris Caye WeddingThere was so much love at this wedding, we have decided to share it with you – before we get to the hula bit – right from the beginning.  Many people dream of a tropical wedding in paradise.  Jennifer and Aaron’s wedding at Las Terrazas certainly filled the bill.  As we photographed the dress against the Caribbean backdrop, we knew that it was going to be a beautiful day.

Belize Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer Belize, San Pedro Wedding, Ambergris Caye WeddingIt almost seemed that mother nature had conspired with La Isla Bonita, our beautiful Belizean island, to create a perfect day.  Even the shells and sailboats were cooperative.

Belize Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer Belize, San Pedro Wedding, Ambergris Caye WeddingThe preparations are often nerve wracking, especially when the bride and groom get ready in different locations.  Our lovely bride was getting lovelier by the minute.  Meanwhile….Belize Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer Belize, San Pedro Wedding, Ambergris Caye Wedding

…our handsome groom knotted his tie in contemplation.

Belize Wedding Photography, Las Terrazas WeddingBut rarely is anyone usually more nervous than the Mother of the Bride.

Belize Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer Belize, San Pedro Wedding, Ambergris Caye WeddingWith all the planning and build up it seems so sudden when it’s finally time to ‘kiss the bride’.

Belize Wedding Photography, Las Terrazas WeddingThis couple did just a bit more than kiss though.  They had their own secret handshake and they made sure to bind their marriage vows by performing it in front of their loved ones.  That’s one way to seal the deal!

Belize Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer Belize, San Pedro Wedding, Ambergris Caye WeddingWhile the guests enjoyed the adorable party favours, we wandered off with the bride and groom to enjoy the scenery and some fun wedding photography – just the sort of thing that Conch Creative loves.

Belize Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer Belize, San Pedro Wedding, Ambergris Caye WeddingFirst there was some ‘Caye’ Kung Fu.

 Belize Wedding Photography, Las Terrazas Wedding Followed by some serious smooching.

Belize Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer Belize, San Pedro Wedding, Ambergris Caye WeddingThen they did some rather impressive leaps of love.

Belize Wedding Photography, Las Terrazas WeddingOur stunning bride had no hesitation in telling her gorgeous groom exactly where she wanted him to be….Belize Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer Belize, San Pedro Wedding, Ambergris Caye Wedding

…and that was snuggled up with his arms wrapped around her.

Belize Wedding Photography, Las Terrazas WeddingBy now, you’re saying ‘ Where is that danged Hula they promised?’.  We had to share the ever so sweet first dance, accompanied by solo saxophone as the sun was close to setting over the west side of Ambergris Caye.

Belize Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer Belize, San Pedro Wedding, Ambergris Caye WeddingHere it is!  Last but not least and definitely worth waiting for – the Hula in Belize.  It was a touching dance, accompanied by a traditional Hawaiian  song played beautifully on mandolin and sung with such feeling that everyone shed a tear and smiled – all at the same time.

Weddings in Belize are never boring and we can’t wait to share the next one with you.  Thank you so much for following our blog.

Conch Creative is running a photo competition.  Copy Conchs 2011.  If you’d like to enter, please check out our Facebook page – here.  You could win your own afternoon of pampering in paradise at the stunning Caye Winds Resort with us, Conch Creative, as your own personal photographer.  The best thing about this photo competition is that you don’t have to be a photographer to enter – or win.  You just have to be a bit silly and have lots of friends willing to vote.  Even if you don’t choose to enter, you will definitely enjoy the entries.