Sail the Caribbean Sea During Your Sailboat Wedding in Belize

Imagine the calm and relaxation of sailing the Caribbean Sea with your closest friends and family: azure, blue waters so clear you can see sea life swimming next to the boat, a slight saltwater breeze rustling your clothes and hair (just enough so you’re not overly hot), reggae background music, a local crew of Belizeans who grew up on the water and steer the boat with the biggest smiles, and a couple Belikins or local rum drinks to sip on.

Now, imagine that’s the setting for your wedding instead of a massive group of 200 people to talk to and entertain, running around making sure all the details are perfect, and feeling like you barely had time to eat or talk to the people you love most.

When you choose Belize as your destination wedding, we prefer the slow life and an easy breezy wedding day on a sailboat. And, that’s exactly what Bradley and Destinie got when they planned a sailboat wedding in Belize.

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*All images courtesy of Belize wedding photographer, Jose Luis Zapata.

Destinie and Bradley chose to come to Belize and share their special day with their closest family members: only Destinie’s son (who was the ring bear) and their parents were invited to embark on their sailboat wedding day.

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Dulce Belize Weddings helped Destinie and Bradley with their special sailboat wedding by chartering the 40-foot Sirena Azul sailboat owned by Blue Tang Inn on Ambergris Caye, Belize. The Sirena Azul is not just any sailboat: it’s a very special boat that was handcrafted in the fishing village of Sarteneja, Belize by well-known father and son boat builders, Leonardo and Beto Munos. It’s made out of hardwoods found in Belize, including Santa Maria, Bullet and Mahogany. The boat was built to keep the traditional style of Belizean fishing boats but includes a diesel inboard engine, bathroom and plumbing fixtures, and modern window hardware and lighting.

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The wedding ceremony was held just in time for sunset, and the pictures show just how stunning and relaxing this setting can be for an intimate wedding. We were thrilled to be part of Destinie and Bradley’s special day with their closest loved ones… and Dulce Belize Weddings took part in the festivities by toasting champagne, sharing rum punches, and dancing to music as the sailboat cruised back to port on Ambergris Caye. Congratulations Destinie and Bradley! Thanks for letting us be a part of your sailboat wedding in Belize.

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If you’re interested in booking a sailboat wedding in Belize, send us a message!

Magical Belize Sandbar Wedding

It all started when my phone rang. I answered and said “Hi this is Melody” Jason’s reply was “Are you The Melody” I said “well last I checked I was” he said “ Perfect just the person I was trying to reach my sources tell me you are the best person to talk to” He then jumped into, “I’m going to be staying at The Phoenix Resort in two weeks, and I want to marry the love of my life. I want everything last detail planned out and I don’t want her to worry about anything. Everything needs to be over-the-top perfect. What is most important to me is that she feels extremely special. Can you make that happen?“

“Yes, NO problema Senor! Making things extra special is my specialty ”

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Two weeks fly by quick and before I know it Jason and Tiffany are here. I go to meet them at the Phoenix Resort to go over the plan with Jason.  Tiffany still has not one clue what we have planned all she knows is that they are getting married. She doesn’t know where or how we are getting there. I tell Jason the details and let him know that I will be going ahead to a secluded beach so my assistant Aylin will stay behind to keep Tiffany company while she is getting ready and make sure Tiffany has everything she needs.

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It’s wedding day: Tiffany is in her master suite at the Phoenix Resort getting her makeup done. Jason is chilling on the deck overlooking the blue waters of Belize getting fresh air before he starts to get ready and I am off to a secluded beach on the West side of the Ambergris Caye Belize to set up a deluxe wedding picnic with the whole works: chocolates and cake from the Belize Chocolate Company, wine and a beautiful cheese platter from Wine De Vine and to top it all off we will have local musician Dennis Wolfe Jr. there to serenade them.Jason_Tiffany_-_Sandbar_Wedding_Ambergris_Caye_Belize_SS_-6

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I get the call from captain Johnny that they are leaving The Phoenix and heading our way. They arrive and you can see that Tiffany is so excited. Dennis is playing one of their favorite tunes. Photographer Jose Luis Zapata snaps a few pictures. Then the wedding day team and I take a half hour boat ride in order to give them some privacy. We return to pick them up and Tiffany is so happy with everything so far – she loved all the custom love messages and special touches. She says “its so perfect here do we have to go somewhere else to get married?’ I respond “Yes your husband asked for magical and magical is what you will get”

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We arrive at the Sandbar and it’s just that “magical” the sun is starting to set and the sandbar looks like it is floating on rays of sunlight reflecting on the water. Jason and our officiant Mrs. Iraida Gonzales stand on the very tip of the sandbar with the waves gently touching their feet. The floating sandbar works magnificently for a wedding aisle and as music fills the air Tiffany walks towards Jason. As they proclaim their love for one another and exchange vows there is just no way to hold back the happy tears.  Jason looks at Tiffany like she is the most beautiful woman on the planet and Tiffany gazes into his eyes like she never wants to look away. (Oh by the way to clue you guys in Jason and Tiffany have been together for over 10 years and have three kids…. The magic is still there!) It was so amazing to see two people still so in love with each other after all their years together. Their love for each other is unquestionable.

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The beautiful couple are officially married in Belize on a magical sandbar. We pop open a bottle of champagne on the boat to celebrate. To end their special day I shuttle them to the  Victoria  House for dinner and say goodbye. They enjoy a dinner on a private dock where they can look out onto the caribbean sea by candle light. It couldn’t have gone more perfect if I planned it myself. Another Dulce Belize Destination Wedding Success!

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Getting to Ambergris Caye

Getting to Ambergris Caye

Once you have landed at Philip Goldson International Airport You have a few options if you want to get to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.  They are:

  1.   Flights to the Island
  • At the International airport, you can take one of the hourly flights to Ambergris Caye.   You can take either Maya Island Airor Tropic Air.  They leave every hour, the flight takes about 20 minutes and costs about $125USD round trip.
  • Once on the island, you need to get to your hotel.  Depending on where you are staying, it could be a short walk across the street or a $5-10 USD taxi ride a few miles south or north or, if you are staying far north of the bridge, you often need to take a taxi cab to a water taxi to bring you to your destination (some resorts have shuttles that pick you up) This adds another 20-30minutes to your travel day.
  1.  The Water Taxi from Belize City to the Island
  • This is your cheapest option.  And can make sense if you have the time and if you are part of a larger group.
  • Leave the International Airport and take a taxi cab to Belize City proper and to one of the water taxi terminals depending on your schedule.   This should cost about $25 USD.   A boat leaves every hour to hour and a half so you might have to wait.
  • Take the water taxi to San Pedro.  This costs about $55bzd round trip (or $27USD) and takes an hour and 15 minutes.  For the schedules see:  Caye Caulker Water Taxiand San Pedro Belize Express.
  • Once on the island, you need to get to your hotel (same process as above).
  1.  The Tropic Ferry
  • When you arrive at the International Airport, you will be met by someone with a sign with your name on it.  You will take a short 3-5 minute shuttle ride to a restaurant called The Oar House in Ladyville where you will board the boat on the river.  The boats are 40 person water taxi type boats.
  • On the trip, you enjoy free refreshments and rum punch and a little music.
  • An hour and 15 minutes – 45 minutes later (depending on your location) you are dropped off on your dock.
  • The price is $75USD one way or $125USD round trip.

We are more than happy to help you make your travel arrangements before you land in Belize. Send us a e-mail with your arrival time in Belize City and what route you would like to take and we will set it up.

Contact info:

dulcebelizeweddings@gmail.com

Melody Sanchez: +501-631-7481