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
There are so many places to have a perfect destination wedding in Belize and Placencia is one of those places. A peninsula towards the south of Belize, it is known for it’s wide sandy beaches, which are perfect for a barefoot beach wedding.
The girls are ready to get started.
Because the wedding party is on a lovely part of the peninsula known as Maya Beach, the couple take in the sights of Placencia Village while waiting for their school bus. Did we just say school ‘bus’? We meant limousine.
We’ve decided not to use metaphors of reflections, views to the future or the groom being unable to take his eye off of his beautiful bride because it’s time for everyone to climb aboard.
And the winner is!!!!! We hope she knows that if you catch a bouquet in Belize, you have to come back to Belize to get married. It’s a tradition. OK, maybe a tradition that we’ve made up, but we think it’s a good one.
…and hats. Everyone in Belize wears hats, just like these.
So remember the 5 rules for your perfect destination wedding as written by Conch Creative.
1. Have a dream.
2. Come to Belize and make that dream come true
3. Whoever catches the bouquet has to come back to Belize to get married.
4. Cakes should be cut with machetes while in Belize.
5. Your celebration should be full of love, fun, rum and ….um….hats!
We wish this couple all the very best for the future.
This beautiful wedding in Placencia, Belize was organised by Lee Nyhus.
The fantastic reception was hosted by Singing Sands Resort, Belize.
Special thanks to Anna Williams.