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Spend 4 days in the awe-inspiring island of Ambergris Caye and 3 days in the scenic tropical rainforest of Mother Nature’s best kept secret. Enjoy the excitement and relaxation during this transformative vacation in magical Belize while we celebrate the beginning of a new cycle. Reflect, restore and renew as you nurture positive change. De-stress, detoxify, and nourish the mind, body and spirit in paradise. Belize It is a world class destination for the naturalist and adventurer. Our final day will celebrate the beginning of a new calendar cycle as we prepare to enter a fresh new year in the center of the Mayan Empire. Our last yoga session will take place atop the ancient Mayan Pyramids of Belize.
3 and 4 day packages also available.
please email for packages and rates; packages also available for those who live in Belize. For more information and trip details visit Yoga Peach
Congratulations to Melissa and Gwaeron! The beautiful couple married this March in Belize at the famous ancient Maya Ruins of Xunantunich. 2012 is a significant year in the 6000 year old Maya Calendar which was once predicted to come to an end on December 21, 2012. This year as a new calendar cycle begins, we celebrate turning the page and fresh beginnings at one of the most historic locations in the world.
Ka’ana Belize Boutique Resort provided the ultimate luxury experience for the couple. It was over the top spectacular. This intimate boutique style resort built in the center of the Mayan Empire focuses on world class amenities, gourmet cuisine and the landscape is gorgeous. The location is perfect for relaxation and adventure.
After a scenic 15 minute ride from the resort the couple reached Xunantunich Mayan Ruins…
Upon reaching the ruins lies a hand-cranked ferry which took the couple across the Mopan River. From there, it’s an exhilarating and beautiful mile ride uphill to Xunantunich.
Congratulations to a lovely couple. It was truly a pleasure working with you for your big day in Belize Melissa and Gwaeron! Wishing you much love always.
Special thanks to the talented Leonardo Melendez Photography for capturing this beautiful couple’s moments in their special day.
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!
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!
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Thank you MagneticPix and thanks again to Conch Creative Photography!
The morning after…
The Trash the Dress experience is a very special way for a bride to express herself and revel in the emotions that have led up to the big event. Trash the Dress is not about destroying something beautiful but about creating fantastic imagery allowing the bride (and groom) to live in the moment, feeling like superstars with their own personal photographer encouraging them to liberate themselves and truly expose their inner beauty and even their wild side.
Imagine the possibilities!
It is entirely up to the bride to decide how far she wants to go – some just want to enjoy the excitement of the occasion and are thrilled to utterly destroy their wedding clothes, while many have been able to return home, with their dress, dry clean it and wear it again. Some bring a second dress.
Thank you so very much for everything!!! It was so much fun! I feel like everyone is family from there! We couldn’t have asked for anything more perfect. It was a truly special and memorable day and because of your hard work, we were able to have a relaxing, enjoyable time. We are truly thankful to have had you as our. You rock!”
“Insight from the bride ~ my daughter will never wear this dress, styles change and her’s is far from mine. I now have some amazing shots that most women will never have and it was an amazing experience to do this photo shoot with just my husband and no one else around. a great memory for the two of us.
CONCH CREATIVE IS AMAZING! THANK YOU AGAIN FOR CAPTURING OUR SPECIAL MEMORIES THE WAY YOU DID! LOVE YOU!!!” Sandra Matthews
Special thanks to our fantastic photographer, Conch Creative Photography, and many thanks to our cheerful and vivacious couple Sandra and Corky. What a blast! We are honored to be part of your special day in Belize.
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…
Congratulations to a very wonderful couple!
All photographs by Brian Fox Reflections of Life
Photographs by Kay Scott Photography
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!
Trash the dress is about capturing amazing photos without the fears you have of ruining your dress on the big day. After the wedding day a professional photographer will follow the bride and groom on an amazing photo shoot where the bride in her wedding dress can take a dip in the ocean, roll in the sand, play in the mud or climb tree’s! There really is no limit!
I can hear some of you say “that is insane! who would want to do that?”. Before you write it off completely think about the incredible and unique images you will create and the wonderful memories you will have of such a fun day. Most wedding dresses will only be worn once, boxed, dry cleaned and kept in the hope that one day your daughter will want to wear it. In all reality, how many actually wear their mothers dresses? Fashion will change so much over the next 20 years, also your daughter might be the wrong size for the dress. Rather than having the dress only have one day to shine, why not create even more memories by doing a Trash The Dress session?
The great thing is you can go as far as you like when trashing the dress. Some brides choose to only get the dress a little wet or have a few photos taken against graffiti walls, others will decide to swin in the ocean, roll in the mud or even set the dress on fire! For those who truly can’t imagine trashing your wedding day gown, some brides bring a second and sometimes more casual dress.
Here are some of the amazing photos of Leah and Eric October 24, 2009.
Belicolor Photography Services
More Trash the Dress fun here
WEDDING DAY trash the dress. Jill and Dave married on November 30, 2009 at the beautiful private beach house “18 degrees” on North Ambergris Caye. After their intimate ceremony with just the two of them Jill and Dave celebrated their island wedding jumping into the ocean! The water was refreshing and they had a blast “Trashing the Dress”