Lally & Ryan’s Enchanting Wedding at the Ancient Ruins of Santa Clara, Antigua
Daniel Lopez Perez Photography shares Lally & Ryan’s incredible wedding in Antigua set in the most beautiful ruins of Santa Clara, a magical open air church – and then on to the ruins of San Jose El Viejo, a hidden chapel for their beautiful wedding reception! “Ryan & Lally visited Guatemala many years ago travelling with family, they always love the town of Antigua. Antigua is a quaint, colourful town that rests just below the gaze of a beautiful volcano. It’s famous for its colourful streets and ancient structures. A year before the wedding, on a trip to Antigua, Ryan got down on one knee and asked Lally to marry him, so they decided that this beautiful city couldn’t be a better location for their big day.
The couple hosted their romantic wedding ceremony in the ancient ruins of Santa Clara in Antigua, Guatemala. This ancient convent was originally built in the 1700’s, which was a beautiful, rustic backdrop for a wedding. These ruins are famous for their stunning arched walkways, open gardens and chapel with an open roof.
Lally looked amazing with her gorgeous red locks and her satin Karen Willis Holmes wedding gown. The bride opted for a long detachable cape instead of a veil, which went perfectly with the epic setting. She also designed the invitations for the wedding, with colours matching the wedding party, who wore colours of navy blue and turquoise.
The decor design was imagined by the bride herself, brought to life by Adolfo Cojolun Hass, an amazing Guatemalan decorator. Using long eucalyptus leaves as the base, a wide array of white, pink and purple flowers covered every aspect of the decor, with gold accented table settings and candles to pull together a dramatic setting for the wedding ceremony and reception. The reception location was another set of ruins called San Jose El Viejo, a small chapel that is hidden among green trees close to the centre of Antigua. As a wonderful finish to an already stunning wedding day, the bride and groom provided their guests with a show of fireworks and the ever-popular sparkler tunnel.”