Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Destination weddings in magnificent places fascinate me.  Kristaan and Lionel's Antigua wedding really hit home thanks to the way photographers Davina and Daniel captured the rustic facades of this antiquated town.   Add some really great fashion to the mix with a dress by Amsale and you have one beautiful expose.  Here are some words from the bride: "Lionel and I are wedding photographers, so naturally, an incredibly picturesque location was a high priority. We found our “holy grail” in Antigua, Guatemala – a Spanish colonial town filled with brightly painted buildings, cobblestone streets, and remarkable ruins  surrounded by volcanoes. Forty-one guests joined us for the charm, beauty, adventure, love and laughter that was our wedding week. Our wedding ceremony, set in the garden of an old ruined convent, was both breathtaking and meaningful. Afterwards, guests rode a chicken bus (brightly painted school bus) to the ruins of an old church where we celebrated the night away. I 'm a DIY girl, but I had to settle on just a few items to bring and a limited number of craft projects. It was difficult to hand over the reins to a local, but with a destination wedding, I knew I had to. I sent the decorator screenshots to give him a sense of what I wanted — neutral colors (peach, gray, cream, tans, and browns), lots of wood, burlap, rustic elements, vintage items, a hand-crafted look that wasn’t too perfect or matchy. He was brilliant — I was blown away by the results! Everything was even better than I had imagined. One of our most frequently asked questions was, “Who is going to photograph your wedding?!” We found Davina + Daniel, and we are over the moon about our choice. Not only did they rock our portraits – extraordinary pieces of art! – but they also captured the most precious and outrageous moments in a way that brought us to tears and then had us laughing out loud. They managed to create the perfect blend of arty and meaningful imagery that takes us right back to our beautiful day and beyond. To top it off, our families adopted them, they provided invaluable advice and support, and they even completed one of my craft projects for me! Truly outstanding human beings. We could not have imagined or asked for more".


Photography by Davina and Daniel
Flowers by Escencia
Catering by Hotel El Convento
Event Planning by I Do Guatemala
Gown by Amsale
Tux and Men's Attire by Indochino


Submitted via Two Bright Lights


Unknown said...

BEAUTIFUL photos and wedding!
LOVE her dress!

Unknown said...

LOVE her dress- the textured skirt is just fabulous!

MOSAMUSE said...

congrats to her! love the detail at the bottom of her dress!

Test said...

Such a beautiful bride!

Rachel S said...

Lovely wedding! Love her shoes!!!

Brandon Burk Photography said...

One of the neatest wedding dresses I have ever seen!