This is my first Hindu wedding I photographed and the excitement for this wedding was there days before the event.
I will start with a quick description of the place, Las Terrazas resort, north Ambergris Caye, Belize.
I said it before and with the risk to repeat myself I’ll have to say it again. Las Terrazas is the perfection of a resort, the perfect escape from an ordinary life, the place where you live a dream. Having your wedding here is giving you the experience of a fairytale. The green of the palm trees and the white of the buildings, the quiet of the place… everything around you at Las Terrazas make you dream with your eyes open. This is making me proud to be part of their team.
Usually, my pre-wedding meeting with bride&groom are in San Pedro town, but this time, I wanted to be involved in this wedding from the very beginning. Being a long ceremony, we needed to make sure we’ll have time for everything.
So, few days before wedding, I went at Las Terrazas and we (the entire team) chat about all the wedding details. I felt part of the “family” while we were synchronizing the Wedding Timeline. I absolutely love that moment because then is when I have a full vision of the wedding day and the excitement of bride&groom is visible. :)
The Ceremony is much longer than our regular beach ceremonies (2-3 hours) and extremely elaborated. Details from a regular hindu wedding were replaced to fit their location, luxurious beach resort Las Terrazas (Belize) and the results were “low stress & family fun” dream wedding. The Wedding dress was completely different than everything I saw or photographed and their happiness & love, was something that everyone must have in their wedding day.
The Wedding Ceremony was traditional Hindu in a beautiful decorated tent with a lot of white and pink orchids. They brought a Hindu Priest from the US to perform the Ceremony.
I just have to say few more words about Hindu ceremony. Is very different and interesting. First, is longer, much longer than our Caribbean beach ceremony (2 hours vs 15 minutes) and very sophisticated. I did not understand 1 word from everything the priest said, but I kind of figure it out. Something different is happening every other minute… I really enjoyed the taste of another culture. My favourite part was the blessing. At the end of the ceremony, everyone present at the ceremony blessed the new husband and wife… they had flowers used in the ritual and place the petals over the head of the bride and groom… I really liked the happiness of the guests and the emotions of bride & groom.
The bride had amazing traditional outfit and was beyond my words can describe! “Just” gorgeous! Every little detail from this wedding give a romance feel to this special day.
After ceremony we went, of course, for a bridal photoshoot around the resort.
The reception, this time, was on the Restaurant Roof. I absolutely loved the setting and view is taking your breath away!
At Las Terrazas, all weddings are detailed directly personally by the Director of Sales, Carolyn, directly from her office in the US. She have an amazing team and everyone is extremely coordinated (literally by the minute). I am working with Las Terrazas from a good while now and I always had an amazing experience in working with them. I’m never worried about the team. Actually, I love them all and I love going back to this place! :)
Here are few pages from how I saw their album while I was photographing them:
Another phenomenal wedding at Las Terrazas and an amazing experience! Thank you!