Who doesn’t want to look picture perfect on their wedding day? For so many brides and grooms, making that special effort for such a important and memorable event, is part of the ritual. Everyone hopes that the person to whom they are committing to for life will look at them, while they exchange vows, and think ‘Wow! How did I get so lucky?’ And we believe that’s how it should be. It also helps us to create beautiful pictures. As wedding photographers in Belize, that’s our job and we’re so grateful when couples make our job easier.
No matter who you are – even if you’re a wedding photographer, who has worked on hundreds of weddings – you can’t help but feel moved by the emotions and shared love between two people on their wedding day.
This picture perfect wedding was planned and hosted by the wonderful Matachica Resort
Take 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.
This perfect wedding was organised and hosted by the gorgeous Matachica resort.
How many ways can I say I love you? Love sounds good in French & Spanish, so why not mix it up. Love is love and it’s pretty amazing to be able to share our love of Belize with two people who are so in love with each other. So, join us on this tour of l’amour on La Isla Bonita and let us help to define our idea of La Isla L’Amour.
This stunning photography experience around town is just Part 1. of another mind blowingly beautiful wedding in Belize. Look out for Part 2. for some more romantic and breathtakingly beautiful scenery.
We’d like to thank Matachica resort for hosting this gorgeous bride & groom as well as organising their wedding.
We do a lot of wedding photography in Belize, but there is always a first time for everything. This was our first ‘footie’ wedding. For our USA friends, we are talking about ‘soccer’ of course. The game, where a ball is kicked with the foot. As we’re sure you can see, our groom LOVED football. Our very patient bride, not so much. So, sticking to our football theme, let’s see how our teams pan out.
…but at the very last minute, the bride scores a perfect goal right between the posts! What an exciting match. A match made in heaven for sure. We officially call this one a draw. Congratulations to our couple, who were great sports!
This footballtastic wedding was organised and hosted by the high scoring Matachica Resort.
Welcome to part two of our Rain & Shine two part blog series. It’s almost always sunny in Belize and that’s one of the reasons it’s such a happy and romantic place for weddings. In fact, one of the most popular activities involves spending time in one of the many hammocks you’ll find attached to palm trees and cabanas all over the island.“Put your head on my shoulder
Whisper in my ear, baby
Words I want to hear
Tell me, tell me that you love me too. ” Paul Anka
So in this blog, we will be sharing the many ways that this beautiful couple spent their wedding day enjoying the sunshine in Belize.“Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy
Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely
Sunshine almost always makes me high” John Denver
Walking hand and hand along one of the many long docks along the coast is a favourite pastime for those visiting Ambergris Caye. While enjoying the sea breeze and views, if you look down into the clear blue waters of the Caribbean Sea below your feet, you might be lucky enough to spot some of the many tropical fish that inhabit the coral reef nearby.“The spaces between your fingers were meant to be filled with mine.” Unknown Author
We felt obliged to give you a different perspective of walking down the dock so that you can see the reef that we are talking about. The white breakers you see in the background is the sea popping over the Mesoamerican Reef. Not to brag, but it is the largest barrier reef in the Northern Hemisphere and it is a World Heritage site. Whether you love to dive, snorkel or simply dangle your toes into the water, you’ll definitely find Nemo here on a sunny day.“This dame keeps dragging me into the bushes. Keep your eye open, you may have to rescue me.” David O Selznick
You’ll find that on Ambergris Caye, despite being an atoll and almost a part of the Yucatan Peninsula, was once covered in coconut plantations. This means the earth is very fertile and as such not only do the resorts have stunning and maturely planted grounds but we have an extensive rainforest wildlife reserve at the northern tip of the island. Taking a stroll in our island ‘jungles’ in the sunshine can always prove to be an adventure.“She is quick and curious and playful and strong.” Kate Spade
You can’t stop yourself from having a playful and private moment in the warm sun. It brings out the fun and romance in everyone.“Love unlocks doors and opens windows that weren’t even there before.” Mignon McLaughlin.
When the sun gets a little bit too warm, a moment of solitude, with a glass of wine for a companion, knowing the love of your life is waiting for you, is all you need to feel refreshed.
Knowing that your handsome groom is waiting for you can only be one of the best feelings in the world – especially when the sun is shining in paradise.“Marriage is a wonderful invention. Then again so is a bicycle repair kit.” Billy Connolly
Ut oh. He might not wait quite forever. Not when he has a shiny set of wheels. Runaway groom!“I’ve got a bike. You can ride it if you like.
It’s got a basket, a bell that rings and
Things to make it look good.
I’d give it to you if I could, but I borrowed it.
You’re the kind of girl that fits in with my world.” Pink Floyd
Phew, he couldn’t cycle quite so fast in the afternoon heat, not that he’d want to. Riding one bike down the beach is one of the most fun two people can have on Ambergris Caye.“May love and laughter light your days and warm your heart.” Irish Proverb
Taking that leap of faith hand in hand is simply so much easier when the sky is blue, the sea is turquoise and the palms are swaying gently in the breeze.
Rain or shine, there is no place quite as special, quite as magical, quite as mysterious, quite as romantic as beautiful Belize. Come and see us sometime.
This wedding in the sun was hosted by the gorgeous Matachica Resort
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.“You astonish and amaze me, the way you can take a rainy day and make it glisten with diamonds” Author Unknown
The groom, being ever so chivalrous, did get a little bit wet, but look at the smile on his face.
But the groom was there to dry those tears.
After the unique pleasure of a marriage in the tropical rains of Belize, it was time to relax, reconnect and dry out.“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.“‘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.“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 beautiful paradise island of Ambergris Caye, Belize is known for a lot of things such as its friendly people, its amazing barrier reef, its beautiful Caribbean views, its great food and its gorgeous weather – but one thing people don’t often notice is the unique and stunning architecture that can be found in some of its private homes, villas and resorts. Belize has amazing hardwoods that have been used in building throughout its history and where you find hardwood, you will find craftsmen and women who know what to do with it.
The natural beauty of Ambergris Caye and the quiet serenity are also things that make this little island so special. Imagine trying to get images like this at any other Caribbean resort island. On Ambergris Caye, it is still possible to have a whole beach to yourselves and to relax in complete privacy – even though all of the beaches are public.
…and her wonderful husband. They had that special southern charm from the USA, which made our job an absolute pleasure. (Hi Ya’all – just practicing) Oooh and just in case you didn’t notice – there’s that hardwood again!
This gorgeous wedding was hosted and organised by the beautiful Matachica Resort.
We hope you enjoyed this blog full of love, laughter, romance and hardwood. These are all things that are authentically Belizean. If you’d like to see some more of our work, we’d love you to check out the previews and sneak peeks we publish on our Facebook page. Just click here. Come and join us in paradise!
You would think that these petals had been laid by hand, but as in all fairy tales, the trees conspired to provide a petal strewn aisle for the Princess Bride. This is where the chandelier enters the story – carried lovingly to Belize by the couple as a centrepiece for their beautiful and unique wedding under a fabulous Flamboyant Tree.
This beautiful fairy tale wedding was hosted by Matachica Resort.
If you’d like to see more fairy tales with happy endings, then you really must tune into our Facebook page, which you can find here. That’s where we post previews, sneak peeks and exchange cheeky banter with our friends.
Small, intimate, barefoot weddings have a special appeal to couples getting married in Belize. There is a certain appeal to sneaking away with the one you love, to a romantic tropical destination. No worries or stress. The day is all about the two of you and your commitment.
Just because a wedding is going to be simple and informal does not mean that there aren’t details that can add a touch of glamour and individuality to a barefoot, beach wedding in paradise. How do those ladies stand on their high heels in the sand?
When there is just two of you, you don’t have to think about group photos, making sure that Auntie’s hair looks OK in her photo, worrying that your cousin’s boyfriend is a bit drunk or fussing about whether the bridesmaid thinks she looks fat. In fact, you can have your photos taken to suit your unique style.
When you have only yourselves to please you can really let down your hair, play, enjoy, be yourselves and totally relax.
Private, intimate, special, unique and relaxing. For many brides, this is what it is all about.
If you’re thinking of eloping or if you just want to share that special day with each other, there aren’t many places in the world that are more perfect than Belize.
This beautiful, intimate wedding was organised and hosted by Matachica Resort & Spa
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If you’ve been following the Conch Creative blog, you’ll know that we love couples with character. Because Belize weddings are so much fun, a great sense of humour combined with lots of love seems to be the recipe for the best wedding experience. It also makes for some great photographs. This beautiful bride looks so innocent and sweet. And truly, she was absolutely lovely….
…she had immaculate taste. Her colour choices resulted in the most stunning bouquet…
Her selection of outfits for her children were beyond adorable….
…though perhaps they weren’t as appreciated as they should have been…
….but they all looked mighty fine dressed up and seriously cute.
In fact, they all scrubbed up rather nicely.
Everything was perfect.
Even the weather was on our side. It rained right up until the ceremony, leaving the sand wet enough that you could see the couple’s footprints as they walked up the dock. You couldn’t fake this…well maybe you could..but we didn’t have to.
They were loving, romantic and did we mention sweet…..
..and everything was going oh, so well…
..until the groom got just a little bit pesky, and so the sweet and innocent looking bride..
..went right ahead and trashed her groom; oh yes she did!
If you don’t believe us, here is the evidence.
Once he was wet, the groom had no intention of being the only one to join in the fun…
As with all fairytales, this one had a happy ending. What a great couple, full of so much love for each other. We were so happy we were there to share it with them.
This fabulous wedding was organised and hosted by the quite beautiful Matachica Resort & Spa.
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