Valentine’s Day. The most romantic day of the year to say “I DO.” Marriage is the union of two lives and two hearts forever in love. What could be more romantic than getting married on Valentine’s Day on a tropical island? Just ask Kim and Eloy. They tied the knot in Ambergris Caye, Belize on Valentine’s day! I call them true romantics.
A very special message from the groom right before the wedding
“I found happiness, laughter, strength, tears, faith in God, and true love! True love was something I could only dream of until I met you. I look forward to continuing our life together as one. Our connection all along was to be here today in beautiful Belize for our wedding day!” (words from Eloy’s vows)
Love was in the air. Hearing Kim’s excitement in her voice early in the day gave me the chills. I can’t express in words how happy and excited I was for Kim and Eloy. I met Kim several years ago through my good friend Shannon who frequents Belize. When Kim and Eloy contacted me to plan their big day with them I was flattered and thrilled that they chose Belize. When Kim was asked why she and Eloy decided to elope Kim told us“We decided to elope together because it seemed the least stressful. We love to travel, and most of our very special and most meaningful moments together have been when we’ve traveled. Plus we prefer to not have a whole lot of distractions, and it seemed ideal for romance for it to be just the two of us.”
“You are the yin to my yang. You are the calm to my storm. You’ve captured my heart and now my heart belongs to you.” Kim expresses her love in her personalized vows to Eloy
The ceremony and wedding location at the incredibly beautiful Captain Morgan’s Retreat was beautiful. Kim is a beautiful woman and truly a stunning bride in her gorgeous gown. Her handsome groom also looked first class. After the ceremony Kim, Eloy, Ari, Dorian (witness #1), photographer Jose Luis and assistant celebrated with Valentines wedding cupcakes as a gift from I DO Belize Weddings, champagne from their friend Shannon, followed by pictures and a romantic dinner for two.
Rain is unusual in February yet Kim and Eloy experienced a light mist of rain after their ceremony. It was towards the end of taking pictures. Did you know that rain happens to be good luck on a wedding day? Rain is said to be a symbol of children in the future just as rain promotes growth in the farmer’s fields. According to an old wives’ tale, the knot in “tying the knot” becomes wet and is harder to break, thus making the marriage stronger.
Kim and Eloy’s special day was filled with romance and beauty. I hope you enjoy the photographs as much as I do! Thank you to Jose Luis Zapata Photography for capturing the newleywed’s beautiful memories. You may read more about Kim & Eloy’s wedding in paradise featured in the Ambergris Today. http://www.ambergristoday.com/content/stories/2011/february/16/saying-i-do-valentine%E2%80%99s-day
Congratulations and much love to Kim & Eloy Alderete!