When I blog about a wedding or event, I usually choose 1 word to define a wedding. And first word is coming in my mind when I’m thinking about this wedding is “WOW!” One of the most beautiful and amazing weddings I ever had the pleasure to photograph. I’m still blown away about memories. I have goosebumps while I am writing this and an amazing feeling. I am soooo happy about everything!
Jessica & Michael… guys, I heart you both! I had many emails with Jess and I get to know what she likes, I loved her personality (very much similar with mine actually) and I loved Michael, also. I was in shock when I heard (days after the wedding) that he actually avoid photos as much as he can… Well, Michael, I was convinced you love doing this… because you, guys, were one of my best models I ever had.
This is also a sample of a COMPLETE Wedding Day. Start with Getting Ready Moments until end of reception… I captured everything. I finally had my NIGHT Bridal Photoshoot… I’m thinking about this from a while now, but by the time when I have to do this, usually everyone is tired. Well, not Jessica & Michael!
I am in love with veils… and Jessica’s veil was her mom’s… WOW! A 40 year old veil an amazing combination with a lace pure white wedding dress. Of course, red bouquet and red shoes. Phenomenal!
When they asked me what place from Cayo I suggest them to get married, somewhere around San Ignacio town… I did not even blink: San Ignacio Hotel Resort! I am hunting a wedding there from years now and finally, I was lucky enough to have the chance doing it here.
2012 Wedding Rings are a must on a Maya Carving Calendar.
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I start with Getting Ready moments, details and of course, family photos:
– The Reveal of Bride was at San Ignacio hotel on an amazing setting (everything is phenomenal there) so they could enjoyed together Walking down the aisle
…walking down the aisle start from the hotel, until the mayan temple and was tons of fun!
the Wedding ceremony was on the top of middle temple so I could have the view of majestic Maya Temple Xunantunich! The bride was announced with a Conch Shell
After the legal ceremony, they were blessed in mayan language and had an authentic maya ceremony. Extremely different than everything I ever saw before (thank you, Iraida! for planning this one)
Than, we start …bridal photoshoot around Xunantunich, at sunset time (OH!!!!)
..the reception was back at San Ignacio Hotel Resort. What an amazing location.. with an amazing Jungle view…
more family photos…
They signed the papers in complete dark as we loved the lights around the resort…
and night bridal photos on my favourites spots from around the hotel (honeymoon appartment, the staircase, the cozy veranda… everything was just PERFECT, waiting for photos…
This is one of the most complete weddings I ever photographed (we start at 11 am and finished almost at 11 pm…). You can definitely tell the difference between few hours photoshoot and a full day. I could never achieved this if I would be hired for few hours only… Keep in mind that our night photoshoot start around 10 pm . I was convinced that they won’t want do it, but… “photos are REALLY important”… and yes, I hope you agree that worth every minute.
Guys, I know that after your wedding you’ll heart Belize and cherish this place forever!
Thank you, Belize Weddings for making this possible. Thank you, San Ignacio Hotel Resort, for all your efforts and amazing hospitality and thank you Jessica & Michael for making me the honour to photograph your wedding!