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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This tropical and elegant decor by Addy Florales perfectly accents this gorgeous destination location.
Did someone say fireworks? Um, yes please! What a fun and memorable way to end the most magical evening with your friends and family.
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Photographer: Daniel Lopez Perez
Decoration: Addy Florales
Planner: Carolina Mendez Events
Hair + Makeup: Katina Pappa
Dress: Modern Trousseau
Grooms Shoes: Paul Smith
Lighting + Entertainment: High Pro Audio
Catering: Banquetes Club Industrial