Scenic Guatemalan Wedding at Lake Atitlán by Daniel Lopez Perez
We’re in a beautiful spot today, and one that we’re showcasing for the very first time on BWB. We’ve featured Antigua a couple of times on the blog, but never Guatemala’s equally popular drawcard, Lake Atitlán. Famous for its vivid blue lake, its immense volcanoes and the surrounding authentic Myan villages, the lake has been describes as everything from “the most magnificent spectacle ever”, “too much of a good thing”, and even “the most beautiful lake in the world”. Today’s couple Lucia and Diego are lucky enough to call this little piece of paradise home, and when you have all of this right in your own backyard, who wants to get married somewhere else?? Instead, Lucia’s family and friends flew in from Holland to join the pair as they exchanged their vows in a beautiful garden ceremony surrounded by THAT view. A very big thank you to photographer Daniel Lopez Perez for introducing us to this incredible part of the world. You just gave me a second reason to add Guatemala to my bucket list.
From the Photographer: The location was the incredible Lake Atitlan, known for it´s blue waters and three majestic volcanoes that watch over it´s shores. An unforgettable location to celebrate a wedding! The bride hired Karen Vasquez to ensure that the decor was local but still stylish. There were old wooden frames painted in silver, as well as jewelry boxes, and even older furniture that gave the wedding a beautiful rustic, romantic look. The flowers and food were all local and even Lucia´s dress was second-hand! Their teary-eyed, Valentine´s Day ceremony took place outside in the flower-filled garden of a beautiful, Norwegian styled home. Diego played the entrance music as Lucia walked down the aisle and then finished the ceremony with a special song that he wrote specifically for her. This emotional moment was so beautiful it was even hard for us to remain dry-eyed! We think that this wedding was so amazing and that Lucia & Diego deserve credit for having such a beautiful, conscious and unforgettable event.
Wedding Photographer: Daniel Lopez Perez
Wedding Ceremony & Reception Venue: Casa Valdres – Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala
Wedding Planner: Karen Vasquez