One question I always love to ask wedding photographers is, if they were getting married, who would they have shoot their special day? They are the ones in the know, after all. Today I’m delighted to bring you a photographic treat – the wedding of two photographers which took place in exotic Guatemala and features some of the richest photography I’ve seen in a while. Each photograph is a piece of art in itself. Well what more would you expect?
If you’re more interested in details than photographic mise-en-scene, there is plenty of inspiration for you in Kristiaan and Lionel’s wedding – Kristiaan wore a fabulously intricately detailed floor-length gown by Amsale New York and the finer details were looked after by I Do, Guatemala.
Bride Kristiaan explains the approach they took to planning their DIY-infused destination wedding, and choosing Davina + Daniel to photograph the whole thing:
“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, remarkable ruins, and surrounded by volcanoes. 41 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!
“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.”
With thanks to Two Bright Lights.
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