Happy 3 Year Anniversary to my sister and brother-in-law!
February 21, 2008.
My sister And brother-in-law married in Ambergris Caye, Belize. It will forever be one my most special memories. It was a true honor that my sister asked me to be both her wedding coordinator and maid of honor. I want to thank them both of them for giving me this opportunity. The day was perfect! February 21, three years ago today, Shari and John said “I Do” and celebrated their special day with both immediate families.
Three years later they are blessed with their beautiful family and I am thrilled to be now be aunt Keli.
Shari and John, I love you both. Wishing you many healthy and joyous years ahead. Congratulations on your 3 year anniversary!
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!
Feeling extremely lively in nature and full of spirit today (sounds silly as that is my nature the majority of time) I felt featuring one of our recent weddings inspired with liveliness and full of charm, cheer and euphoria was fitting.
Is there such a thing as “Too much fun at a wedding?”
The answer is simple and easy: No! Who says you have to have a traditional wedding with all of the “serious stuff” and stress? It’s your big day so go for everything you imagine! The tropical music came to a stop when everyone was expecting the bride to appear. Heads turned at what first seemed to be inappropriate for a golf cart cruising the beach! Surprise! Instead of walking the bride down the aisle her father drove her on a golf cart… right up to her ceremony on the beach! This was a first for us and the groom and guests got a kick out of it! The party after the ceremony was out of this world! Lisa and Jared along with 40 guests will always remember this wedding as the most incredible, upbeat, and vibrant wedding! Even we at I DO Belize Weddings didn’t feel like we were at work for much of the evening! We were thrilled and honored to be part of this very special couple’s celebration.
Any couple daydreaming of their joyful occasion on the beach will truly appreciate Lisa and Jared’s big day. What an awesome wedding!!
If there was such a thing as too much fun at a wedding and an award given for it this couple just might win…
Blue Dolphin was the perfect venue for Kristin and Mike’s wedding ceremony and reception. The live Caribbean guitar duo walked the bride down her tropical wedding aisle and entertained guests during their splendid cocktail hour. Fourty guests raved over the decadent catered food with top notch service.
The party continued with DJ and dancing under the stars. The gorgeous beachfront setting made this day more than perfect and will be talked about for years and years by their friends and family.
Congratulations and what a spectacular night! Roland and Margo celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a classy island style celebration at the spectacular Blue Dolphin private beach home. Plenty of entertainment filled the night including a live Marimba band , surprise fire show with live clay drums that wow-ed the guests, and an incredible catered dinner. With an incredible island style dinner no one went hungry! For starters guests enjoyed traditional shrimp cocktail, Beef Empanadas, Island Style Fritters with Mango Glaze, Sweet n Spicy Mustard Sauce, or a tangy cream sauce. Guests enjoyed multiple main entrees which included a Rib Eye Roast in a savory wine sauce, Lobster, Crab Claw, and Spanish Chicken with vegetables along with a mixed garden salad in a citrus vinigrette and Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes. The anniversary couple cut the first slice of Deep Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosted Cake again after 50 years of marriage!
Their son and daughter-in-law Jay and Jen married that same night at midnight barefoot on the beach!! The night was full of celebrations. Congratulations to one of the most fun and special family ever. We hope to see you one day in Belize again!
Make your dream wedding come true with a La Perla Del Caribe luxury villa! Perfect for large or small wedding parties these two, three, four and five bedroom beach villas have been referred to as “mini museums.”
For a peak at Shari and John’s luxury wedding villa visit their personal wedding site!
Welcome to Styland Beauty Salon-treat yourself to the latest in today’s hair styles and beauty in a friendly atmosphere and convenient location. Styland offers current hair trends, classic styles, and the most glamorous hair accessories. Located in the heart of town Eli accepts wedding parties in the salon and direct service to your resort or beach villa.
Internationally trained, Eli attended school and training in the United States and Mexico. Especially known throughout the island for her expertise in hair styling and make-up both tourists and residents book well in advance for special events. Styland also offers full hair care, manicure, pedicures, and waxing services.
Whether you have straight hair, curly hair, fine hair, thick hair or even difficult hair … . . Eli knows how to manage every hair type and will make you look elegant!
We suggest you bring styles you are interested in from magazine or photographs to discuss with the stylist.