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Welcome Party on the Beach

A lot of details have to come together in order to make a great destination wedding in Belize.  One of the most important considerations is making sure your guests feel included and welcome.  Often, couples like to have a simple gathering so the various friends and families can meet and mingle before the week’s festivities.  It’s not unusual for a parent or other family member to volunteer to host a small event like a Welcome Party.   This was the case for with my groom Paul’s parents.  They wanted to welcome the guests to San Pedro, Ambergis Caye in Style with #romantictravelbelize

Welcome Party on the Beach

Dance Party on the Beach

Dance Party on the Beach

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I used a pipe and tarp type tent for this installation. I used the pipes and connection pieces to reconfigure and make me this welcome buffet shape. Big hit!

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Posted on April 22, 2017

Designer Belize Wedding in Less Than a Week

The week before American Thanksgiving I received a call from a friend on the island.  A local bar owner had asked her to help with a “simple” wedding for his friends.  She began to try to piece the wedding together and quickly realized there’s a whole lot more to this than meets the eye,  and called me.

I had a brief call with Ryan and Angela, and it was clear that they were so in love and just wanted a designer Belize Wedding and a lovely evening to celebrate with a few close friends.

Olivera Rusu Photography not only captured the gorgeous details of this custom designed wedding, she also made dancing in the rain supremely sexy.

The Stunning Bride

The Stunning Bride

Local icon, Coconut Leo's presence was a special request from the groom.

Local icon, Coconut Leo’s presence was a special request from the groom.

Since Coconut Leo walked the bride down the aisle, a bunch of baby coconuts seemed the perfect tie back to their chandeliered arch

Since Coconut Leo walked the bride down the aisle, a bunch of baby coconuts seemed the perfect tie back to their chandeliered arch

The couple were blending two families, with loads of kids! The kids couldn't come to the wedding, so I surprised the couple with their presence this way

The couple were blending two families, with loads of kids! The kids couldn’t come to the wedding, so I surprised the couple with their presence this way

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Handpainted coconuts continue our theme

Special ordered for my couple. Check out the rainbow

Special ordered for my couple. Check out the rainbow

The guests sat at 2 top tables, and each table was marked with the guests initials on a coconut. Hand painted by Lara, Romantic Travel Belize

The guests sat at 2 top tables, and each table was marked with the guests initials on a coconut. Hand painted by Lara, Romantic Travel Belize

Coconut Leo hanging around after the wedding ceremony

Coconut Leo hanging around after the wedding ceremony

 

This space was brand new and it's first day was this wedding. In a crunch, I designed this ceiling fixture. The owner liked it so much he wanted to keep it.

This space was brand new and it’s first day was this wedding. In a crunch, I designed this ceiling fixture. The owner liked it so much he wanted to keep it.

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Dancin' in the rain. #onlyoli

Dancin’ in the rain. #onlyoli

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Posted on April 2, 2016

Last Minute Elopement in Belize- Tres Romantique!

I received a last minute panicked email from Denise.  She and Angel, her boyfriend, were coming to Belize in a couple of days, and they wanted to elope in Belize.  They were staying at a remote resort North of San Pedro, but didn’t want to get married at that property.  With only a week to get things together, I arranged for a private cabana, private boat, private dinner, and of course,  my “go to” photog, Olivera Rusu Photography.   I picked her brain for some great locations for a simple 2 person ceremony, lined up the officiant, and we were off to the races for this lovely and simple destination wedding for 2.

All You Need Is Love

All You Need Is Love

Denise was stunning in her lace 2 piece gown and Angel was dapper in his leather suspenders.  The simple ceremony was filled with love and great vibes.

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Wedding of 2 at Portofino

Private Romantic Dinner for 2 on the end of the dock

Wedding of 2 at Portofino

Snuggling into the Sunset

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Signing the official paperwork. I love that I’m a part of each couple’s story for the rest of their lives… <3

 

Here’s to a lifetime of happiness, Angel and Denise!

 

Posted on March 28, 2016

Serving Now: Belize Style Wedding Cakes!

Weddings are Beautiful, especially if there held in a stunning place, like Belize.

I think we all secretly “Heart” the moment of when the Wedding Cake is served!  Yes, we smile and love all the bits before and then The CAKE gets cut!!!   Serving Now: Belize Style Wedding Cakes!

There are all kinds of Wedding Cake trends for the 2015-2016 season… And then there are the Belize Style Wedding Cakes!

Lara’s Insider Tip: No Fondant.  It melts here…waaay too humid.  Our bakers, however, are very talented with the buttercream so they can still make all those fancy designs you see on TV.

At Romantic Travel Belize,  our Wedding Designer, Lara Goldman is “focused” on getting the most delicious, fresh, trending and specially designed Wedding Cake for your day. Belize style wedding cakes that can only be made by our Belizean Artisan Bakers.

What makes our cakes so beautiful…? Personalised designs, an abundance of natural elements that add to the Belizean specialness and very unique flavors like:

 “Coconut Pecan, Tropical Carrot, Roasted Banana (sweet, roasted bananas blended with walnuts) and of course the traditional Double Chocolate, (deep dark and delicious) and more… but wait, you must hear about the fresh local fillings: fruit curds (lime, orange, pineapple), custard creams (mocha, coconut, banana and vanilla), butter creams (rum, lime, almond and chocolate fudge) and more… Now don’t forget the frostings to top it off: Swiss Meringue Buttercream and Chocolate Fudge Buttercream! and more…

Oh my!

See for yourself… and do pay attention to the accessories created by our in-house Designer,  extras that make Belize style Wedding cakes, a trend to be found only in Belize.

Elegant Beauty in a wedding cake organized by Belize wedding planner romantictravelbelize.com

Elegant Beauty

Of course, the proper way to serve cake is with glasses of Chilled Champagne!

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Our wedding designers use the bounty of Natural Resources found in Belize to create your Belize Style Wedding Cake. Such as our gardens of Tropical Flora and Shells of the sea.

Tropical Sweetness

Tropical Sweetness

More Delicious Flora Gorgeousness!

Having specialised handmade designer pieces to carry your personal theme, is a must for your Belize Style Wedding Cakes!

Sugar and Shells

Towers of Cake and Deliciousness

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Under the sea, there’s cake!

We believe your Cake should have accessories too!  My favorite is a Hand Made Bridal Bouquet.

 

Belize is so vibrant in color, bringing that into your Cake design guarantees Fun!

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Cake and Accessories

Just to let you know… Planning your Wedding with Romantic Travel Belize is  about more than the amazing Belize Style Wedding Cakes!  It’s about you and your dreams.  We pride ourselves in bringing them to life, to the best of our ability. And can I say: “our ability is amazing”.  Never before will you experience the ease of luxury and fun of the tropics all wrapped elegantly into a spectacular package.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you soon.  In the meantime, dream of cake, champagne,white sand, balmy breezes and the best time of your life.

That’s how we do it over here at Romantic Travel Belize.

The Team and Lara

Posted on September 24, 2015

Romantic Travel Belize, we deliver “Nothing Short of Bliss”.

Romantic Travel Belize, we deliver "Nothing Short of Bliss".

Romantic Travel Belize, we deliver “Nothing Short of Bliss”. Enjoy the beautiful testimonial and stunning photographs by Olivera Rusu, of Jayme and Alan’s Wedding.

At Romantic Travel Belize, we are excited to create the magic you dream of for your Destination Wedding, Belize. Romantic Travel Belize, we deliver “nothing short of bliss”, when you choose us.

“Jayme and I had long considered a destination wedding in Belize, but we had some very big concerns. Chief among these was finding a trust worthy wedding planner who was both a consummate professional and who could bring our dream wedding to life. Thissort of individual is hard enough to find in the U.S., but luckily, we came across Lara and fell in love after our first consultation.

Working with Lara Goldman and her team at Romantic Travel Belize has been “nothing short of bliss”.

In a place where everyone else is on island time and budget’s are way too flexible, Romantic Travel Belize gets things done in a way others can’t. Lara was able to deliver a level of service that was worth every dollar – all within budget andwithin our timeframe. Her eye for design and detail is uncanny and we looked to her for inspiration and creative ideas to make the impossible possible.
Lara and Romantic Travel Belize helped make our wedding fantasy a reality and we would strongly recommend utilising her expertise for your Belizean dream wedding.”

Wedding of Wedding of Jayme & Alan - full day

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Jayme and Alan
Jayme and Alan
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Romantic Travel Belize, we deliver "Nothing Short of Bliss".

Jayme and Alan

Jayme and Alan
Wedding of Jayme & Alan
“Her eye for design and detail is uncanny and we looked to her for inspiration and creative ideas to make the impossible possible”.   
Romantic Travel Belize, brings the natural beauty of Belize into the realm of Luxurious…
Lara Goldman brings the inspiration of Luxury into each and every detail of your vision.
Jayme and Alan
Romantic Travel Belize, we deliver "Nothing Short of Bliss".
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 jayme and alan Romantic Travel Belize, we deliver "Nothing Short of Bliss".
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 Wedding of Jayme & Alan

Wedding of Jayme & Alan

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Jayme and Alan
Romantic Travel Belize, we deliver “Nothing Short of Bliss”.  Expect esteem service, bespoke details and “on point service” for your Wedding Dreams.  Dreams do come True.
Lara

Posted on September 9, 2015