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Til Death Do Us Part – Cowgirl Glam in the Tropics – Belize Wedding – Trash the Dress

Trash the Dress Belize Wedding PhotographerPublic Health Warning! – This is a Trash the Dress blog like no other we have done.  We highly suggest that you make sure you’re snug in your saddle and ready for a romantic, playful, naughty and wild ride.   And now we shall begin.

Wedding Belize - Photographer Those of you familiar with Conch Creative’s wedding photography know that we specialise in Trash the Dress sessions. This is our chance to work with couples, collaborate and create beautiful pieces that they will treasure for years to come.  This cowgirl themed Trash the Dress started like most others.  Beautiful romantic poses in a tropical setting.

Trash the dress Belize Wedding Photographer - Conch CreativeA little bit of playful fun…

Wedding Photography Belize - Trash the Dress…and of course some sexy romping.

Wedding Photographer BelizeWe should have realised that something was up when we saw our cowgirl’s garter.  But nothing could have prepared us for the story we are about to share with you.

Trash The Dress Wedding Photography BelizeAfter sending the groom off to get some drinks, while we did some beautiful bridal portraits, our cowgirl bride told us in no uncertain terms that it was time for a little refreshment break.

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Always obliging we found a shady spot at the end of a dock.   Our cowgirl had brought along her own bottle and, politely, offered to share.  We explained that it’s important for photographers to stay in focus but that we’d hang around and take a few more photos while she waited for her groom.

Belize Wedding Photography - Belize Wedding Photographer Trash the DressFifteen minutes later, we knew that something memorable was about to happen and we weren’t about to stop shooting (by shooting we mean with a camera!) until the rodeo was over.

Belize Wedding Photographer - Belize Beach WeddingsThe groom returned with a couple of bottles of Belikin Beer and for a moment, we were lulled into a false sense of security, thinking everything had returned to normal.  How could we predict the drama that was to unfold?

Belize Wedding PhotographyAs the groom swept her up in his arms for a kiss, she was already plotting.

Belize Wedding Photographer - Trash the Dress in BelizeWe heard her whisper in his ear (she did whisper loudly) , ‘Now that we’re legal, you’re mine cowboy and don’t you forget it!’ and then she started marching him up the beach.

Trash the dress wedding photographer Belize weddingWe were stunned when she stopped suddenly and said ‘Turn around big boy and strip!’.  Conch Creative have never done a nude cowboy shoot before, but we were game for anything at this stage and of course we must admit that we cheered him on as he started to unbutton his shirt.

But like all good Westerns the stories lead you down long and twisty canyon trails and you never know what’s around the next turn.  Suddenly our groom got a bit feisty.

Trash the Dress - Photographer in BelizeBefore you could say ‘ride ’em cowboy’.  He’d taken the situation in hand and the tables had turned.

Wedding Photographer - Trash the Dress BelizeIt was all we could do not to cover our eyes and blush when the scene in front of us took on a life of its very own.

Trash the Dress Wedding Photographer in BelizeOur final observation is that the old cowboy saying ‘He’s all hat and no cattle.’ Certainly did not apply in this instance.

This will go down in history as one hell of a ‘rootin’ tootin’ Trash the Dress experience for Conch Creative.


Down & Dirty in Belize – Trash the Dress Wedding Photography

Trash the Dress in Belize - Wedding PhotographyThis year Conch Creative had some challenges with the weather.  In fact, all of Belize had some challenges with the weather.  It rained hard and long and everything got extremely wet and mucky.   So, we couldn’t have been more delighted when the bride and groom wanted to trash their dress in the most fun, playful and positively down and dirty manner possible.

Trash the Dress in Belize PhotographyIt all started so innocently, just a little pat on the bum for the bride.

Trash the Dress in Belize - Wedding PhotographyThe groom got pretty cheeky…

Trash the Dress in Belize Photography…but the bride got even cheekier.

Trash the Dress in Belize - Wedding PhotographyPayback time!

Trash the Dress in Belize - Wedding PhotographyUntil the roles reversed!

Trash the Dress in Belize - Wedding PhotographyThe bride looked so lonely in her puddle of mud.

Trash the Dress in Belize - Wedding PhotographyThat didn’t last for long.

Belize Destination Wedding PhotographerWhen we told them it was time to finish, the bride found another puddle to play in.

Belize Wedding - Trash the DressLuckily the beach was close to hand for a little bit of cleaning up.

Trash the Dress in Belize - Wedding PhotographyEven though they were getting clean…

Belize Wedding Photography - destination Wedding - Trash the Dress…they were still a little bit dirty.

Wedding Photography in BelizeAnd with one subtle gesture, the groom let the photographers know that it was time to give them a bit of privacy.

This Trash the Dress session was one of our favourites ever.  We’d like to thank the couple for being such great sports. We had so much fun and will never forget our dirtiest Trash the Dress ever!


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!


The Mystery of the Maya Gods and the Missing Dress – Belize Wedding & Trash the Dress

Belize WeddingMangroves are trees that grow in the sea.  They hold our little island together and act as a nursery for the baby fish that will eventually grow up to be the big fish that populate the reef, which happens to be the second largest barrier reef in the Northern Hemisphere (the first being the Great Barrier Reef in Australia).  While many of the mangroves have been destroyed to accommodate the preference for sandy beaches, there are small pockets of them to be found along the Caribbean coast of Ambergris Caye, Belize.  We could get all metaphorical here and wax lyrical about symbolism of the circle of life and love and the earth…but instead we’ll just let you enjoy this dreamy scene.

Belize Wedding PhotographyCarrying on with the theme of the circle of life, love, the earth …. Seriously though, when you dream of a romantic,  intimate beach wedding, this has to be an image that fits the bill.

Wedding in Belize - Belize wedding PhotographyImagine having your first dance alone with your beloved on a quiet beach with only some beautiful Caribbean music being played by local musicians in the background.

Belize Wedding - PhotographyThere is plenty of fun to be had with the Maya Gods. We’re not sure if sitting on Chac, the Rain God’s head, makes it more or less likely to rain but we do appreciate his patience in posing for this shot.

Belize Wedding PhotographerWhile we did certainly appreciate his assistance with the last photo, we wonder why Chac had to photobomb this one too.  As he’s a very powerful God, we weren’t going to argue.

Belize Wedding Photographer - Belize Wedding - Beach Wedding San PedroAside from Maya Gods, you’ll find hammocks everywhere you look in Belize – and what better place to have a rest before a sunrise Trash the Dress Photography Experience with Conch Creative.

Wedding Photographer BelizeWhoops!  On our way to the Trash the Dress shoot, you’d never guess what happened.  Maybe this is what happens when you sit on Chac’s head.  Oh my!  What is a bride to do?

Trash the Dress Photography in Belize It brings us all back to that circle of love and life, the earth and everything.

Congratulations!

This beautiful wedding was hosted by Ramon’s Village Resort.

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The Fairy Princess Barefoot Bride – Belize Wedding

Belize WeddingIf you read our blog regularly, you’ll know that we love shoes. The reason – well, not many people wear them here in Belize, the home of the barefoot bride.  But along comes a dress, every so often, that takes our breath away – and this is one of them.   We’ve never had one quite like it and we loved it!  It flounced, it flew and it was fabulous.  In fact, it made our bride look just like a fairy princess.

Ambergris Caye WeddingTherefore, this blog deserves a proper beginning.  Once upon a time there was a very beautiful bride.

Ambergris Caye WeddingShe also had a naughty side and sometimes she was lonely.

Belize PhotographySo, one day, she looked under her dress and much to her surprise, she found her groom!

Ambergris Caye WeddingAt first she tried to play hard to get, but he soon managed to charm her.

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And so they were wed and all in the world was beautiful, tropical and very Belizean indeed!

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There was much celebration and jubilation at this momentous event.

Ambergris Caye WeddingThey sat side by side and planned their fairy tale future together on a wooden dock, overlooking the deep blue Caribbean Sea.

Ambergris Caye Trash the DressBecause the beautiful princess bride had booked Conch Creative as their wedding photographers, they soon found themselves in the water.

Belize WeddingThen the groom had to tell his princess bride that it was time for him to sail away into the distance, but that should she ever need him, she just needed to look under her dress again – and he’d be there.

Ambergris Caye WeddingSo, our beautiful fairy princess barefoot bride watched wistfully as her groom sailed away into the distance, knowing that he would always be right under her skirts and they lived happily ever after.

THE END

While these images are real and so was this beautiful wedding, we’re sure we don’t need to tell you that the story is fictional.  Of course the groom didn’t sail away into the distance.   They both got on a plane and flew home!

If you enjoyed our blog, you’ll enjoy our Facebook page too.  Don’t be shy and don’t look under your dress – just click right here and join our Facebook page.  You’ll be able to see beautiful princess brides, handsome grooms, ancient Maya temples, photos from around the world, endangered species and all sorts of fabulous images by Conch Creative – so go ahead, treat yourself.  Seriously.  Just do it!

This fairy tale wedding was hosted by Casa Buena Vista on beautiful Ambergris Caye


Coco Loco – Belize Weddings

Belize Wedding PhotographerBelize weddings are known for lots of things.  Beautiful resorts, beaches, palm trees and fun fun fun.  As wedding photographers in Belize, Conch Creative prides itself on working with the couples who not only want an amazing photo experience and stunning images, but whose first and absolute priority is to have a great time and as much fun as possible.  So, please join us on this wedding photography journey to see exactly how much fun it is possible to have at a wedding in Belize and how easy it is to go ‘coco loco’.

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One guaranteed way to have fun in Belize is to get to know the locals.  Belizeans love to celebrate and they always get excited when they see other people having fun on the beach. One of our lovely friends (she knows who she is) happened to be heading home after a hard day’s work at a well known local dive shop.  She stopped to congratulate the couple and before we knew it, they were on her motorbike.

Wedding Ambergris CayeRemember how much fun it was to make shadows on the walls when you were a kid.  Well, guess what…you can do that when you are a grown up too!

Wedding Ambergris CayeWe mustn’t forget the ‘OMG We just did it!’ moment.

Ambergris Caye PhotographerGetting mucky in the sand and seaweed is great fun.  Nothing like sandy feet to remind you that you just got hitched in the Caribbean.

Ambergris Caye WeddingOk.  Maybe running hand in hand along the beach and splashing in the turquoise sea would also remind you that you just got married in Belize.

Ambergris Caye WeddingJust because you’re married, doesn’t mean you have to behave like a grown up.

San Pedro PhotographerClimbing on large machinery.  Seriously, what is more fun than that?

Ambergris Caye WeddingThe great thing about growing up is that you can have grown up fun too!

Ambergris Caye PhotographerSo for goodness’ sake, it’s a beach wedding.  Have fun kissing under the swaying palms.

Ambergris Caye Wedding - Coco Beach ResortAnd then, strike a pose.

Ambergris Caye WeddingWhen it’s all over, simply have fun relaxing.

This beautiful wedding was hosted by Coco Beach Resort Resort.

If you had as much fun reading our blog as we had making it, you’ll absolutely love the previews, sneak peeks and cheeky comments on our Facebook page

We’d just like to thank Belize, yet again, for being so beautiful, so friendly and so much fun!


Guess What Cheril and Patrick did in Belize?

Wedding Ambergris CayeWe first heard from this wonderful couple when they told us of their plans to travel from a very cold place to Cancun, Mexico and then on to our beautiful island, Ambergris Caye, for their honeymoon.  They loved our work and decided to bring their wedding clothes with them to work with us on creating some very special memories.  For them and us!  And guess what? Their family and friends don’t know they are married yet…well they will now!

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What a beautiful bride Cheril made!

Ambergris Caye WeddingPatrick would agree it seems.

Ambergris Caye WeddingActually, as professional photographers, Conch Creative would like to thank Cheril and Patrick’s parents for producing such good looking kids.  Makes our job so much easier!

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Cheril and Patrick had asked for a San Pedro experience during their shoot. They wanted to see the town and be able to share their experience with loved ones.

Ambergris Caye WeddingSo what better place to start than on one of our local delivery trucks.  This is beer delivery, Belize style!

Ambergris Caye WeddingThen it was time to meet some of the friendly locals – like this potlicker.   In Belize, the local dogs are known as potlickers.   They love to have their pictures taken and are expert photo bombers.

Ambergris Caye WeddingWe then headed into town to celebrate on the busiest street  – official name, Barrier Reef Drive – known locally as Front Street.  People in San Pedro are super friendly and always excited about weddings, so they don’t mind if we stop a bit of traffic.

Wedding Ambergris CayeAfter all the jumping and leaping, it was time to find some shade, re group and plan the rest of the shoot.  What could be more fun than walking around San Pedro, meeting locals and taking pictures?????

ambergris caye weddingGetting wet!

Wedding Ambergris CayeAnd getting romantic!

Ambergris Caye weddingAt the end of the shoot, it is time to find a quiet, tranquil location and to reflect (quite literally in this case).

Congratulations Cheril & Patrick.  Stop sending pictures of snow and come back to Belize soon!


Paradise Continues – Belize Trash the Dress

Belize WeddingAs wedding photographers in Belize, we love helping our brides to Trash the Dress.  Up until recently, almost every ‘trashed’ dress has been able to be worn again.  This couple told us they really wanted to Trash the Dress and of course, we obliged.  Collaborating with couples on these shoots is not only great fun for all of us, but results in some memorable and very unique images.

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Trash The Dress Photography Experiences with Conch Creative can take place in a variety of extraordinary locations.  For example, there is a saying here that ‘In Belize our Fish Really Do Grow on Trees’ and that is because our beautiful island has fabulous mangroves, which serve as the nurseries for the beautiful fish that populate our Barrier Reef.  Not only are mangroves essential to our island environment but they provide naturally distinctive back drops.  Add a beautiful bride to the picture and the results can be magical.

Belize Trash the DressThe unbelievably clear Caribbean Sea water creates pools and dappled light around the mangroves as they grow, providing shade and a place to cool off.  A peaceful place to contemplate or…

Belize Wedding Photography…to share with the one you love.

Belize Trash the DressThat beautiful, cool water is often just too tantalising in the hot sun and is the perfect place to cool down….

Trash the DressThen again, cooling down may not be exactly what is on your mind.

Belize WeddingYou might just want to play in the sand,

Belize Weddingand share sandy, salty kisses.

Belize WeddingIf a frolic in the cool blue sea takes your fancy, go for it!

Ambergris Caye Trash the DressA Trash the Dress Photography Experience is a great way to enjoy each other, relax and turn the whole wedding photography concept into an adventure.

Belize WeddingWhen it is all over, you will have memories and images that you will treasure forever.

Conch Creative are incredibly proud to tell you that our wonderful photographer, Maya Papovic, has been made a member of the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP).  This is no mean feat as Maya’s work was judged by a panel of her peers before she was granted membership.

According to the ISPWP “The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers is an organization of the best wedding photographers in the world. It was created by professional photographers to raise the standards of the wedding photography profession.”  To read more, please do check out their website ISPWP

Even though Maya is a fantastic wedding photographer, Conch Creative does not just shoot weddings.  If you’d like to see sneak peeks and samples of some of our other work, please check out our Facebook Page and let us know which images and styles you love.


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.

We hope you enjoyed our most recent blog as much as we enjoyed making it.  Of course, you can always join in the fun by becoming part of our Conch Creative community on Facebook.  It’s easy – just click this Link.

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?


Wet Weddings

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As you can probably see from recent blogs, Conch Creative works with a lot of couples who like unique and different wedding photography.  Maybe it’s something to do with Belize – after all, couples are planning to travel thousands of miles to marry in this beautiful country.  Whatever the reason, we’re grateful because we get the opportunity to work with people who are often creative, always great fun and who have chosen us because they know that Conch Creative is one hundred percent committed to providing not just an enjoyable and entertaining wedding photography experience but also because they know that they’ll never look better than they do through Conch Creative’s lenses.

wedding belizeThis adorable couple were serious divers and had come to Ambergris Caye with a diving group to get married at Xanadu Island Resort.  They wanted to get wet and of course, Conch Creative obliged.

Belize Wedding photographyWe managed to keep them out of the water just long enough for them to get legal and have one or two snaps taken.

Belize photographerIt seems that the romance just becomes even more intense once the couples get into the water…..

belize trash the dress…and so do the giggles.

belize wedding photographySometimes giggling is the only option..but there really is no better way to spend a wedding day full of fun, love, laughs and plenty of memories.

Portraits BelizeAfter all water, romance and giggling – we thought it was time to share something a little bit different.  Those who know Conch Creative, also know that we don’t just do weddings.

If you’d like to find out more about Conch Creative, please check out our Facebook page where we can chat to you, you can leave us your comments and you get sneak peaks of all of our newest work.  Conch Creative Facebook Page Link

Mucho thanks to the beautiful Xanadu Island Resort for hosting the wonderful wedding featured in this blog.

Look out for more from Conch Creative soon!  Thanks so much for reading our blog.


Crazy in Love

Belize Wedding, Belize Trash the DressIf you follow our blog, you’ll know that we love fun and unconventional weddings.   We have been very much looking forward to blogging this particular wedding as we laughed so hard throughout the day that we came back with our cheeks aching.  This was a couple who were crazy in love and that craziness was definitely a feature of their romantic beach wedding on Ambergris Caye.  So, please join us for Sean and Denise’s destination wedding in beautiful Belize.

Belikin Beer BelizeAs is often the case, it all starts with booze!  The groom, featured here with our local Belizean Belikin Beer, hung out with the guys at Crazy Canuck’s bar, while the bride….

Tequila Bride Belize…required something a tad stronger resulting, of course, in the classic Tequila face.

Wedding Belize Sand CeremonyAs part of their nuptials, Denise and Sean included a Sand Ceremony.  Normally at weddings, there isn’t a dry eye in the house.  During this one, there wasn’t a straight face on the beach.

Wedding BelizeThen it was time for group pictures.  We work really hard to help our couples to have fun group shots as they can be so boring sometimes.  In this instance no encouragement was necessary.  We all know that after the group shots come the family shots and here’s one that we will never forget.

Mother of the Groom Wedding BelizeWe’d like to introduce you to the Mother of the Groom.

Ambergris Caye WeddingSo we thought that once we got the lovely couple away from the group, things would calm down a bit.  For a moment, they were as cute as buttons snuggled up on their golf cart.  But that didn’t last for long.

Wedding BelizeWhat could we do but take a picture?  But now we were on a mission.  We always want to give our bride romantic photos, no matter how ‘crazy in love’ she really is.  So we waved our magic ‘Conch’ and got them in the mood.

Wedding BelizeTurns out that when we got her to sit still for a minute, Denise was absolutely a very gorgeous bride.

Wedding BelizeAlong came the groom.

Trash the Dress BelizeBut he couldn’t resist his gorgeous bride and settled down for a beautiful moment with her…until…….

Belize Wedding Sea Cucumber….he found a Sea Cucumber.  Oh yes he did.  You can imagine the comparisons that were made and the giggling that ensued.

Belize Trash the DressAs usual, the bride had the last laugh and gave us this wonderful photo, which we just adore.  Thank you Denise.

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Special thanks to Exotic Caye Beach Resort for hosting this beautiful wedding.

Even specialer thanks to Crazy Canucks Bar for lending us the stools for the group shot.

And specialerer thanks to Victoria House for allowing us to use their beautiful beach for the after ceremony shoot.

If we’ve forgotten even more specialererer thanks, please let us know.  Conch Creative wants everyone to feel loved and appreciated – even if a Sea Cucumber makes you feel small.


Why Would You Want to Do That? – Trash the Dress

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‘Why would you want to do that?’, we often hear when we tell people that our couple have booked us for a Trash the Dress session.  We try to explain that it really is not about trashing anything, but actually about creating something beautiful.  Trash the Dress has become an art form – and yes, some brides really do go for it and trash their dress completely.  Why not?  Very few brides in this day in age plan to wrap their dress in mothballs hoping that a future daughter might choose to wear it again.  But good photographs are definitely something that will be saved for future generations.

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Trash the Dress sessions allow us, as a creative team, to add an element of fantasy.  We love to take our subjects out of context and find beauty in the most unusual places.

Belize Wedding PhotographerTrash the Dress sessions can be incredibly fun and romantic for the bride and groom.  Where else are they going to find a team like Conch Creative encouraging them to express their naughty side and to play in the water in their wedding gear?Belize Wedding

When we start a Trash the Dress session we usually spend some time with the bride, working on portraits.  The groom will stand and watch and we can always see the pride growing in his eyes.  That’s when we know it’s a good time to invite the groom to join in.

Belize Trash the DressHow could a groom not be filled with pride and love when he gets to see his new bride looking like an angel during a photo shoot at sunrise on the Caribbean Sea?

Belize PhotographerConch Creative just never gets tired of the romance…

Belize Trash the Dressand heroes..did we happen to mention that we especially love romantic heroes?

Belize Wedding Trash the DressIf you’ve ever wondered why someone would want to ‘Trash the Dress’, now you know.  These beautiful images will bring back memories of a magical and enchanting wedding in Belize and they’ll never go out of style.

This wedding and Trash the Dress session was held at the gorgeous Las Terrazas Resort.


Cruisin’ for Some Fun in the Sun

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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!


Doing San Pedro – A Unique Trash the Dress Experience in Belize

Wedding photographers love the opportunity to do something different, something unique and something out of the ordinary.  Many would say that Conch Creative gets to do that every day as we are ‘in situ’ destination wedding photographers in Belize, one of the most beautiful countries in the world – and you certainly won’t hear us complaining.  But we must admit that our heart skips a beat and we get giddy with excitement when a bride contacts us and says she wants to do a Trash the Dress session.  We know that this is a bride we’re going to have fun with…but not all Trash the Dress sessions involve just trashing the dress.  Let us share a Trash the Dress experience with you – Conch Creative style.

Even before we met this couple, we knew they were special and wonderful.  Once we met them and their beautiful families, we were absolutely convinced.  This is Ryan with their gorgeous son, who was a handsome if somewhat reluctant ring bearer.  They are waiting for the ceremony to start.

Tropical Wedding in BelizeThe wedding, of course was beautiful. All weddings in San Pedro are beautiful – but this blog is not about the wedding, which was held at the gorgeous Xanadu Island Resort.   But we just couldn’t help but include a romantic photograph from after the ceremony, just to remind our readers how amazing Ambergris Caye truly is.  We don’t think there could be another image that could conjure up the fantasy of a ‘tropical wedding’ quite so well as this one does.

Golf Cart Wedding BelizeThe day after the wedding, Carrie & Ryan’s friends and family decorated a golf cart.  When Carrie booked her Trash the Dress, she said she wanted a flavour of San Pedro – she wanted images that were taken in and around town so that she’d have memories to treasure.  Of course, Conch Creative felt obliged to be the ultimate tour guides. So we all piled into the golf cart and headed into the wilds of San Pedro Town.

Trash the Dress Belize styleThey wanted to experience the wild and wonderful side of San Pedro, Belize and so a pit stop at the new Blackbeard’s Hideout seemed to fit the bill perfectly.

San Pedro WeddingsAnyone who has spent any time on Ambergris Caye will know that Maria’s fruit and vegetable stand is a landmark and Miss Maria is an icon with (we’re losing count now) well over 50 grandchildren.   She’s everyone’s grandma really and couldn’t wait to congratulate the bride and groom in her typically, warm and affectionate manner.

Trash the Dress - BelizeThen on to the next landmark.  Estel’s is famous for it’s seafront ambiance, colourful characters and delicious food.

belize trash the dressAlong the way Carrie & Ryan had to stop to see some local hand crafts made from gorgeous Belizean hardwoods.

Manatee cowboy groom in BelizeThen it was time for some fun and games in San Pedro’s Central Park.  Ryan sure got into the spirit of things with this Manatee (otherwise known as a Sea Cow).  Ride ’em cowboy!

Trash the Dress - Swinging in San PedroEver the gentleman, he made sure that the lovely Carrie got to enjoy the playground too.

Wedding - Belizean houseAfter finally getting Carrie & Ryan familiar with the ‘real’ San Pedro, it was time for them to get wet and so we headed for the sea…

Weddings BelizeThey tested the water and knew it was time.

Trash the Dress Belize

In minutes, Carrie was a Caribbean princess of the sea.  But it wasn’t long before….Trash the Dress Belize

Ryan had to join her and so he, being a total Prince Charming, made his way through the warm waters to join Carrie.

Trash the Dress BelizeShe was so beautiful and the moment was so perfect, he just couldn’t resist.Belize Wedding Ambergris Caye, San Pedro

And so ends our tale of a unique Trash the Dress experience with two very wonderful and beautiful people, who wanted the real San Pedro experience.  We know that their wedding images will give them joy and memories of beautiful Belize for many years to come.  Congratulations Carrie & Ryan and thank you for letting us share our gorgeous island with you.

Conch Creative would like to make it clear that no Manatees were hurt in the making of this blog.

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