Today you are in for a treat with this beautiful Guatemala wedding at an old convent ruins captured by Daniel Lopez Perez Photography. The venue is out of this world breath-taking and made this couple’s intimate destination wedding magical! The night ended in fireworks over the open domes of the ruins, it just doesn’t get any more romantic!
We wanted our wedding to be a very intimate event with immediate family and close friends. I am Guatemalan so for me this meant 85 people in my list! We ended up having around 120 guests from Guatemala, New York and Europe. We always knew we wanted it to be in Guatemala and in a special place. When we saw the ruins we just knew that it was magical and it was exactly what we wanted.
I designed the invitation myself. James has an 8 year old from a previous relationship and it was very important that he was a central part of our wedding. He drew a picture of us and the invitations were designed around that. James has a wood flooring company so we incorporated a wood element to them as well. We really wanted every part of our wedding to tell something about ourselves, where we come from and our relationship. We didn’t want to be the cookie cutter wedding, we wanted it to feel more personal.
We had a Mayan Ceremony, Marimba playing during the cocktail hour, Guatemalan food. We wanted everyone that was there to enjoy themselves and share such a special moment with us!
The venue was so stunning that we only wanted to add small things to it, tons of candles and tall white flowers! Our style was cool, sophisticated and laid back. we wanted everyone that came, either from close or far away, to remember this day and get to see different parts of Guatemala during the wedding.
Thelma, our wedding planner, was amazing! She was actually a gift from God! James and I went to Guatemala to look at venues in April and in our 4 day trip, we chose a venue, caterer, and were pretty clear on what we wanted, being in the same page as him was super helpful as well! But when we met Thelma and told her what we wanted she just made it happen! She didn’t try to deviate out vision or convince us that other way was better, she just took what we wanted, ran with it and produced an amazing event!
I just loved being able to share that day with my family and friends. We had everyone that was important to us there and they were all there celebrating us, cheering us and wishing us well. That is what made it magical!
Photography | Daniel Lopez Perez Photography | Venue | Ruins of the Santa Clara Convent | Planning | Sparks Events | Catering | Hacienda Real | Desserts | American Donoughts | Entertainment | Tijuana Love | Dress | Vintage | Alterations | Williamsburg Seamster | Jewelry | Dannijo | Hair & Makeup | Paola Alvarado | Groomswear | J.Crew
This sweet and intimate fall lodge wedding by Jay & Jess Photography has so much heart! It doesn’t get more charming than a lakeside ceremony and one big long table for your reception! I love all the greenery and touches of blush and gold to add a bit of romantic flair. The hanging craft paper seating chart is perfection!
The style of our wedding was rustic chic. Our decorating really centered around what was already there and focused on complimenting all the surrounding vegetation and vineyards.
We picked to have our wedding at the DA Ranch because we wanted our wedding to feel like a destination wedding without all the travel. We are both from the desert so we really loved how green everything was, from the vineyards to the lake it was our oasis in the middle of a desert.
The best part of our day was after the ceremony while everyone was enjoying cocktail hour my new husband and I got to sneak away. We stood under this weeping willow by the lake and soaked it all in.
What was most important was that we had fun! We have been to so many weddings that follow the rules on what a wedding is “supposed” to be that sometimes it can get a little stuffy. It was really important to us that we as well as our guests had fun and got to relax and feel like one big family for the day.
Photography | Jay & Jess Photography | Venue | The Lodge | Planning | In Awe Weddings & Events | Florals | Celebrations Floral | Cake | Sedona Cake Couture | Catering | Heidi’s Events & Catering | Rentals | Verve Events & Tents | Invitations | Minted | Dress | Brides by Demetrios | Makeup | Karla Bowers | Bridesmaid Dress | Strut Bridal Salon | Groomswear | Suit Supply | Entertainment | Rich Mancini
A sweet bridal brunch with your besties is a must! Perfect for springtime, this colorful garden themed shower captured by Eric & Jamie Photography is just the inspiration you need! With cute custom paper doll cut outs and floral robes for each of the girls, this is one special event!
The event started off with peach bellinis to welcome the guests. For the bride and her I do crew, each of the were welcomed to the table with custom paper dolls. Bride Melanie’s doll even wore a replica of her wedding dress (a keepsake for sure). The floral work down the center of the table was gorgeous and so full of elements and textures. The meal was comprised of yogurt parfaits with fresh peaches and berries, veggie and cheese omelets, and The Club’s signature orange rolls and biscuits. For dessert, the ladies were treated with a lovely strawberry charm cake (a southern tradition) where the bride and bridesmaids each pull an envelope attached to a charm within the cake. The charms all had special meanings written on the cards along with additional heartfelt scripture wishes from the bride.
Photography | Eric & Jamie Photography | Venue | The Club | Planning | Two Hearts Weddings and Events | Cake | Magic Muffins | Paper Goods | Simply Stated Paperie and Liz Lane Art | Rentals | Event Rentals Unlimited and HotHouse Design Studio/PropHouse Birmingham | Linens | BBJ Linens | Cake Topper | Cuts of Confetti | Calligraphy | Julie Sumerel