Stephanie was one of my first friends when I moved here to Victoria.
It didn’t take long to build our friendship, instead it formed almost instantly. She was also one of the few photographers in school with me that knew they were going to photograph weddings right from the start. And with Stephanie came Kyle, the most devoted boyfriend of any student at the school. He’d pop by in the middle of class with a bouquet of flowers, and jump under the 4×5 cloth to see what we were learning. Obviously years later we were so happy to photograph their wedding, at the Church and State Vineyard here on the island. The catch is that this time I was a bridesmaid as well! A lot of elements fell into place perfectly for this wedding. Their flowers were done by Verbena Floral Design, our absolute favourite florists in the city, and her dress was made by Alidas Gowns. I knew her dress would be beautiful when she described it.. but I was blown away by the quality and intricate detail of Alida’s work. I shed quite a few tears when Steph put on her dress, not knowing at the time that it was the start to a season full of tears (happy tears I promise).
One of the most attractive qualities of Ambergris Caye, is the lack of beaches saturated with tourists.
Instead of high rises there are vacation homes, one of which belongs to Sophie and Lee. They spend the majority of their time in London England, but the rest in their home on the island making it the perfect location for their wedding. Besides it being a gorgeous setting, the advantage to a wedding in Belize is the relaxed nature of the wedding. When I arrived in the morning the girls were all laughing and carefree, a perfect start for a very beautiful wedding. The ceremony and rooftop cocktail hour were held at the Azul Resort, and the reception at the Rojo Restaurant. Sophie danced (in her gorgeous gorgeous dress) with her guests right until the very last boat took everyone back to their rentals, and the kids danced right along with her. There were so many adorable kids at the wedding, all of which Sophie and Lee were mindful of, whether it was a midnight ice cream truck or a pirate scavenger hunt. Sophie and Lee planned their wedding with their hearts on their sleeves and everyone had a great time as a result.
Tristan and I have been getting a lot of flack recently for not having our new blog up. We have spend a lot of time on it, and now finally it’s ready. We’ve kept our website up to date, and it’s time to show you… Read more