There was a moment at Josie and Ian’s wedding where I felt like I was standing in a movie. It was in the early evening, as portraits were finished and everyone was starting to mingle around the dinner table and put on their cardigans for the cooler night. It really hit me just how much love was packed into this small island wedding, and how lovely it felt to watch it unfold. This wedding was like a pinterest board come to life only with kisses, laughter and tears. A whole lot of tears. Such a group of friends these two pulled together. I am fairly certain every guest cried at one point over the course of the day, most during their personally created forest ceremony. It’s not every day you are able to be around such an open minded group of people, ALL expressing how much they love the couple. If I could wish something for anyone, it would be that they felt as loved as i’m sure Josie and Ian did on their wedding day.
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.