Crista & Alvaro
Antigua Guatemala is an exceptionally unique destination for weddings. I have photographed incredible weddings in the beaches of Costa Rica and intimate gatherings in churches across America, but nothing quite compares to the feeling of watching a couple say "We do," amongst friends and family sitting in ancient ruins surrounded by active volcanoes. So, when Crista, the owner of BOHO Guatemala, asked me to photograph her intimate ceremony in Conceptió, I couldn't say no.
Crista and Alvaro's ceremony took place in Conceptió, a property just a few minutes south of Antigua. The property is incredibly modern with views of colonial era structures and the ancient volcano, Auga. In addition to having a slightly more modern feel than some of the other venues, Conceptió offers a quieter atmosphere than some of the other venues located in the center of Antigua. Conceptió is a great Antigua Guatemala wedding venue for small weddings. Crista and Alvaro's wedding was no exception.
The two met in early 2011 at a mutual friend's house in Guatemala City, but waited three years to make things official. Crista had fallen for Alvaro's charming demeanor. She loved his smile and the way that he was always brightening rooms with his ability to keep people laughing with his own contagious smile. Alvaro couldn't help but be drawn to Crista's beautiful complexion and kind heart. After a few years of being a couple, they decided that they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together an the wedding planning commenced.
I enjoyed every minute I spent photographing this couple. They were both incredibly kind and made photographing them and their families on their wedding day incredibly easy and enjoyable. Crista and Alvaro seemed to always be smiling and I could tell that they truly loved one another. Their passion and humility brought a sense of intimacy to their wedding day. Furthermore, their wedding coordinators, Ana and Paola, made navigating the day's schedule a breeze. I truly enjoyed my time photographing this wedding at Conceptió in Antigua Guatemala.
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