They say a picture tells a thousand words. Well, the pictures of this destination wedding at the Las Terrazas Resort in Belize speaks volumes. It was simply stunning.You expect picturesque scenery when you think of a wedding on the beach of Belize but you are totally blown away as you watch Meredith and Nicholas take their vows, walk on the beach and dance for the first time as man and wife. The water, the pier, the palm trees and let's now forget the sand combine to make it a perfect setting. But of course it is not not just nature's beauty that make this wedding so special. It is also the details of the wedding decor, the flowers as well as the attire of the entire bridal party that takes this over the top. If you closed your eyes, you could envision that you were in a magnificent cathedral watching these nuptials instead of on a beach. They did a great job of blending sophistication and casual. Meredith and Nicholas showed that you can be elegant yet still be relaxed.
Let's first look at the bride. Her gown is just spectacular. It is a strapless lace dress that flows so easily even though it has a train. Her accessories are wonderful. She had her hair in a bun to the side accented with a flower. The flower had jewels in it. What a great touch! Her veil was hanging over her hair which was definitely more casual than you would expect for such an incredible gown. But it fit perfectly with their theme. The bride's jewelry of course was pearls.
The bridesmaids were in short blue dresses. In more traditional weddings, they would all wear identical dresses. But not with this event. They wore similar yet different styles and shades which blended in simply beautifully with the bouquet that had flowers of the same shades of blue. The boutonnieres for the guys had the same arrangement.
Next, let's look at the groom and groomsmen. They wore white shirts with tan slacks. Only the groom had a jacket and tie. Their attire blended in well with the sand. This was perfect for the setting. They were nicely dressed but still looked casual.
Even though they were on the beach, they paid attention to detail. Many times with beach weddings, the most important elements are the sand and the water. Many couples just put up some white chairs for their guests to sit and allow nature to provide the rest. Well, this couple went a step further. They laid out a runner for the bridal party to walk down the aisle, they had sea shells at the end of each row and they used the same flowers in the bouquets as accent.
What kind of shoes can you wear in the sand? You get it in your shoes or it is difficult to walk. Well, they did not wear any at all. This once again just made this elegant wedding more casual.
When planning your wedding, don't be limited by the setting. Meredith and Nicholas showed that you have can have an elegant affair even on the beach. Remember this is your day and each detail makes it even more special and helps create memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.
Credits: Photography: Jonathan Ivy Lifestyle PhotographyÂ / Location: Las Terrazas Resort in Belize