Samantha and Patrick married on Ambergris Caye Island, Belize and celebrated exploring the colorful local neighborhoods of San Pedro town! The couple spent time getting to know the local San Pedranos and especially had fun chatting with the children. During their week in Belize they even volunteered with the San PedroSAGA Humane Society!Samantha and Patrick are an incredibly special and loving couple.
Samantha and Patrick stop at one of the local fresh fruit stands picking up a variety of exotic fruits
Samantha and Patrick exploring the Back Street of San Pedro Town
Samantha sharing her bouquet with the children on the beach
Samantha and Patrick enjoying Belikin at Wayo’s Beachside Bar after an exciting afternoon through San Pedro Town
Special thanks to the very talented Kay Scott of Kay Scott Photography for capturing these colorful and spectacular moments of Samantha and Patrick’s local San Pedro celebration.
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.
We arrived Meson Panza Verde mid day and Gabi kindly showed us the property. It’s truly something special and not to be missed if you are headed to Antigua for a romantic occasion. They offer an intimate and romantic boutique style accommodations and each room is beautifully decorated. Check out each room on their website for details. We returned later that evening for dinner which was absolutely amazing! Eating at the Panza Verde Restaurant for dinner is a must!
Photo by Melinda Belleville
Follow a winding stone staircase laced in ivy in the front courtyard and you’ll find a charming terrace with hammocks and an art gallery featuring rotating exhibits from the best local artists. Panza Verde also offers a yoga studio where classes are offered daily. As we continued up an iron staircase to another terrace we overlooked the rooftops with gorgeous green plants and bright colorful flowers. Next we walked over a mini bridge where you can sit on one of several stone benches, carved with detailed decoration, overlooking the magical views.
Photo by Meson Panza Verde
Grand Suite Above
Suite Photos by Kiwi Collection
Many of the suites feature a fireplace and offer a terrace or balcony.
Head to the exquisite, romantic Meson Panza Verde, built in impressive and graceful colonial architecture. At night the entrance is nothing short from romantic with candle-lit walkways, garden courtyards with fountains, and an ambiance perfect for weddings and honeymooners.
Entrance to Meson Panza Verde at night
Choose your romantic seating
Choose to be served on the corridor surrounding the beautiful garden, on the terrace in romantic candle filled setting for two in the Cupula or in “La Cueva” where live music is performed on certain nights of the week.
Photo by Indie Pepe
The Meson Panza Verde Restaurant is stunning! The restaurant features brick, stone, wood , art, and is covered in beautiful plants and flowers in the corridor, on the walls, ledges, and multiple courtyards. Provoking art is scattered everywhere. At night the entire restaurant is softly glowing with candlelight.
We ate in the courtyard garden area surrounded with greenery and candles. Our waiter Carlos provided wonderful friendly service.
The restaurant offers a large menu and scrumptious dishes. It was hard to make up my mind so Carlos suggested I try one of their delicious steaks. I enjoyed one of the most amazing steaks dinners of my life slathered in mushrooms and escargot! Truly amazing.
Macadamia Parfait simply divine!I’ve never had anything like it!
Please visit Meson Panza Verde online to view pictures of their hotel suites and more of the restaurant. I highly recommend the luxury boutique hotel for honeymoons and romantic getaways. Panza Verde offers Colonial style, local flavor, and modern convenience with warm and personal service. If you visit Antigua at the very least you must visit the award winning restaurant receiving The Coveted Award “Tenedor de Oro” as best in the country.http://www.panzaverde.com/en/index.html
We are so excited to have our first MagneticPix custom personalized photo board! These beautiful photo boards are both magnetic and dry-erase!! How cool is that? They can even be used outside because they are UVA/UVB resistant. An engagement picture or vacation memory board is perfect for your wedding week in Belize. Post your group activities for the week and hang it outside by the pool, bar, or in the lobby! Your guests will appreciate it and since it’s dry erase it’s easy to update and change.
After your wedding take MagneticPix home and use for grocery lists, reminders, schedules, and we love it in our office! They’re also perfect for kids to use in their bedrooms for school reminders. These make great gifts too for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, Valentine’s Day, and holidays.
MagneticPix is offering a 10% discount through October 31 (code IDOBelize1015), so visit them today for more information!
This is truly the ultimate island wedding experience. Set sail at sunset after you say “I DO” on your chartered catamaran for a spectacular two hour cruise on the Caribbean Sea. You will depart between 4:00 PM and 5:00PM, depending on the time of year. Or, hold your ceremony barefoot right on the catamaran while sailing the sea!
Say “I DO” above the ocean overlooking the world’s second largest barrier reef! This truly tropical ceremony included Caribbean guitarists walking the bride down her wedding aisle pier, saying “I DO” under the pier palapa, and a refreshing “Belize Rum Punch” toast on the beach! Congratulations Magdalene and Guiseppe! We look forward to seeing you when you return to Belize!
Wedding Aisle Pier
Rum Punch Toast
Hand Painted Coconut
Ceremonies on the pier are ideal for parties under 15.
Walk down your wedding aisle to the sounds of a live Caribbean guitar duo, live steel drums, recorded beach or classical wedding music, or simply the natural sounds of the island.
Live Caribbean Band
Dance the night away under the stars with a delicious frozen drink in hand while listening to lively Caribbean and Calypso rhythms of San Pedro along with a varitey of latin hits. This fun and upbeat Caribbean crew have been a true hit for a number of social events and wedding receptions in paradise.
Get down dancing and singing to the world’s most best known Reggae music at your Ambergris Caye wedding! A top performing Reggae band is perfect for your beach reception entertainment. They’ll even walk you down your aisle Reggae style if you’d like! Known throughout the entire country this five piece band is always a huge hit at each celebration! They are sure to know your special requests!
Contact us for music samples!
Live Rock Band
Incredible variety! Everything from Al Green to Santana to Sublime!
Contact us for music samples and most requested song list!
Live Marimba Music
The Marimba is an instrument in the percussion family. ‘Marimba’ literally means ‘voice of wood’. Marimbas -in the xylophone family- have wooden keys mounted above resonators to amplify the sound. The exciting fast driven music inspires dance and joy! We recommend live Marimba music for a cocktail hour and/or dinner.
Live Mariachi Band
Mariachi music thrived amongst Latin countries in the 19th century and enjoyed today throughout the world. Mariachis are a common at Latin American important celebrations. One famous song you might recognize is “La Cucaracha.”
Live Steel Drums
Live steel pan drums add a tropical touch to every island style ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception!
Contact us for music samples!
Professional DJ Service
With over 100,000 songs to select from you’ll have plenty of selection hiring one of our professional DJs. Our DJs allow you to send a “Must Play” song list with as many songs as you’d like. Any selection not already in their library they’ll get especially for you.
60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and Today!
Current Billboard Maint Stream Radio Hits
Local Island Music (Punta & Soca Hits)
Caribbean Steel Drum Music
Techno & Trance
Other Genres on request…
We will also work with your personal cd’s
Email your song list to be assured that your personal favorites are on file.
Make your Belize wedding ceremony the most memorable you and your guests have ever experienced! Before you release your live butterflies you or your officiant will read the Butterfly Indian Legend or write your own dedication! Release your butterflies from a beautifully wrapped wooden butterfly box or have each of your guests release one butterfly from an personalized envelope of your choice.
Be sure to capture this awesome video and photo opportunity!
Click here to view close up shots from another butterfly release