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Must-See Guatemala Destination Wedding at an 18th Century Convent

Must-See Guatemala Destination Wedding at an 18th Century Convent

Antigua wedding ceremony

This elegant wedding is what destination wedding dreams are made of! Gladys and Juan got married in beautiful ancient ruins in Antigua, Guatemala, and were popping bottles with their family and closest friends. Beautifully planned with Carolina Mendez Events this wedding effortlessly incorporated the glam of contemporary blacks and golds to the historical location now Guatemala wedding venue called Convento Santa Clara. These 18th Century ruins and grounds rich in history made for the most gorgeous stage for Gladys and Juan’s wedding shot by Daniel Lopez Perez.

bride and groom gleefully exit Antigua wedding ceremony

From the photographer, Daniel Lopez Perez: Gladys & Juan decided to have their wedding in the beautiful colonial town of Antigua, Guatemala, since Juan’s mother is originally from Guatemala. Antigua is a quiet colonial town, famous for its colorful walls and cobblestone streets. It also rests in the highlands of Guatemala and is surrounded by three volcanoes.

bridal shoes in unique Antigua knook

white bridal bouquet

bridal portrait in front of large blue door with 2 large trees

From the photographer, Daniel Lopez Perez: Hidden among the streets of Antigua are the ruins of an 18th Century convent called Santa Clara. These ruins are a sprawling compound of rustic walkways and a gorgeous, open-roofed temple, where the couple decided to have their wedding ceremony. The bride donned a simple fitted dress from Modern Trousseau and the groomed complimented her with a custom-made burgundy suit by InStitchU. The bridesmaids and groomsmen wore all black, with each bridesmaid carrying a simple white calla lily instead of a bouquet.

wedding ceremony in Antigua

close up photo of groom's boutonniere

Antigua wedding ceremony

bridesmaids in floor length black gowns cheerfully react to brides dress

Look at these sweet bridesmaids react when seeing the bride in her dress for the first time! We love the raw emotion in this moment beautifully captured by Daniel Lopez Perez.

Antigua wedding ceremony

groom dips his bride during first kiss

wedding portrait in Antigua convent

From the photographer, Daniel Lopez Perez: The design and décor of the wedding was based with modern gold candle-holders and table settings, set off by the black candles that matched perfectly with the attire of the bridal party. All florals were green and white, a subtle detail that didn’t take away from the gorgeous wedding location.

wedding reception seating chart

Antigua 18th Century convent for wedding reception

This tropical and elegant decor by Addy Florales perfectly accents this gorgeous destination location.

tropical greens and crisp white wedding reception table decor

wedding reception bar menu with tropical green accents

bride and groom portrait in Antigua convent

tropical green, gold and black wedding reception table

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bride and groom wedding portrait in Antigua

Now that you’re filled with inspiration for your wedding, let’s get started with these 5 steps to kick off your wedding planning!

Wedding Vendors:
Photographer: Daniel Lopez Perez
Decoration: Addy Florales
Planner: Carolina Mendez Events
Hair + Makeup: Katina Pappa
Dress: Modern Trousseau
Tux: InStitchU
Grooms Shoes: Paul Smith
Lighting + Entertainment: High Pro Audio
Catering: Banquetes Club Industrial

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