Imagine your wedding ceremony held amidst exotic flowers and birdcalls in the tropical rainforest of Belize, or next to an ancient Maya temple rising out of lush jungle as you stand on worn stones trod centuries ago by high priests and royalty. Or perhaps you prefer having huge, iridescent blue butterflies released into the forest as you exchange vows and savour that very special kiss.
Last year a couple friends of mine took my advice to get married in Belize and absolutely positively loved it, as you do. OK, I’m somewhat partial, having been married there myself, and now with other people asking, I thought I’d put down ten reasons why a Belize Wedding is my idea of nuptial nirvana.
Chaa Creek Maya weddings can be held at one of several beautiful Maya temple or ceremonial sites, each having its own distinct feel and providing incredible backdrops for photographs and videos. Xunantunich, known locally as the Temple of the Stone Maiden, is a beautiful pyramid temple with rare frescos in a park like setting surrounded by lush rainforest and offering stunning views from the summit. Cahal Pech, on the outskirts of San Ignacio town features a royal palace and tranquil grounds with a variety of structures and settings.