Pete and Kim’s Destination Wedding – Robert’s Grove – Belize

Sorry for being such a terrible blogger as I’ve never posted Pete and Kim’s Destination Wedding in Belize. It happened on May last year. Over 60 family and friends flying in from all over the US to attend the lovely couple’s wedding. In case you don’t know where Belize is, it is located South of Mexico and next to Guatemala. You can fly in from Miami and get there in 2 hours. One thing about Belize that really impressed me was their hospitality. Everyone was so friendly and speak very fluent English. There are no policeman in the area, and the population was made up of 6 different ethnic groups. Some countries in this world need to take serious notes from these guys. Pete and Kim chose Robert’s Grove as their Wedding location. A pretty secluded area where the airport is smaller than US Shopping Mall’s parking lot. We stayed at the Robert’s Grove, and we had our own swimming pool and bar stocked with everything we need. Well, you can figure how the trip went by looking at the pictures below.

The festivities started with the Welcoming of the Guests followed by the slideshow prepared by Pete’s friends.

Then the next day, we embarked on to a privately owned island about 2 hours away for Scuba, Snorkel and “A Day in the Sun”. Please check out the clear blue water around the island. Totally breathtaking.

The souvenir from the Deep Sea.

You can actually see the fish swimming under water. Very very cool.

Well, 3 people were missing since they went for another Scuba trip.

The next morning, Pete & Kim’s Friend from Seattle, taught a Yoga class at the pier. What a perfect way to start the Big Day.

This is our private pool where the reception took place.

Of course, it only took 1 person to initiate the next activity …..

and then……this happened. In fact, everyone jumped in and they forgot to do the cake cutting and the first dance. 🙂

The morning after, we headed out to a nearby bar which is conveniently built above the water. Apparently this place is jumpin’ at nightime. To get there, we need to catch the boatride from the only gas station in Placencia. Placensia is a nearby town, where most of the tourists go when they visit southern Belize. Like other parts of Belize, you can only find mom and pop’s restaurants in the city and none of the US chain’s fast food stores or Starbucks in sight. What a relief.

Most of the houses in Placencia are built on a platform. In early 2002, the hurricane Iris wiped out most part of Placencia and the town had to be rebuilt from scratch. According to the residents, the town was even more beautiful that it is now. I can only imagine.

Very friendly mayan kids.

Downtown Placencia,

The tiny airport……

Sadly, it is time to say goodbye to Belize. I will be back soon.

Martin Roe, Lenzflair weddings, ukMarch 17, 2010 - 10:54 pm

wow, a fabulous group of photographs, what a venue and location. Love the shrunken head shot!.

adminMarch 18, 2010 - 4:12 am

Martin, thank you for the comment. Have a nice day.

bärbelMarch 19, 2010 - 9:42 pm

i had to keep looking. Fun pics, and there still is that great timing for just the right moment.

Kim Chinn CaropeloMarch 20, 2010 - 7:30 am

Harry, you are an amazing photographer and wonderful to work with. Thank you so much for the breathtaking pictures and scene by scene memories that I will cherish forever.

I loved your style of how you shoot, the ‘Eye’ that you have and the feeling you evoke from the depth of field and angles of where you were at when you shot the picture. I think Travis and Maria will be more than happy with their photos from Greece!

Belize was the best days of my life surrounded by all my closest friends and family. I am so happy you could be there with us and would do it again with you as our photographer in a heartbeat! Thanks again! XOXO ~ Kim

Nikki KraftschikMarch 22, 2010 - 11:49 am

Harry, I enjoyed getting to know you in Belize and love all the wonderful pictures and memories on display! You are one of a kind, thanks for keeping us current on all you do. I WISH we could go back to Belize! ~ Hugs, Nikki

EricMarch 27, 2010 - 9:49 am

Wow, what a beautiful place. You did a great job capturing the whole experience, I felt like I was right there with them.

Juli FellerMay 12, 2010 - 3:41 pm

What a perfect place for a wedding! Super series of images! Love the fun your brought out in the wedding group as well as the storytelling images of the location!

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