Gretchen & Jonathan: Elegant Beach Wedding


We have recently fallen in love with a village in Southern Belize, and are now head over heels with this location! Located 2 hours South of Belize City, Hopkins is a less known destination for tourists visiting. We like to describe it as a quiet fishing village with lots of local charm and culture. A red dirt road is the main street that takes you from one side of the town to the next, and at the end of town sits the most romantic beachside mansion you have ever seen. 

The entrance is lined with bright pink bougainvilleas (flowers), and the Spanish style architecture is so detailed you can’t stop admiring it’s beauty. Inside is beyond amazing, with personal touches and upscale elegance throughout the entire abode. Villa Verano sits right on the beach, with a pool and deck overlooking the sand and waves. 

Now on to the beautiful bride! Gretchen was one of those brides that was so beautiful inside and out you wanted to make her entire day perfect. The love shared by friends and family was contagious, and made our job as planners so easy!

The couple opted for no decor for the ceremony, and instead embraced the view of the Caribbean Sea…they even had their feet in the water! 

After the ceremony, guests enjoyed Signature Drinks at the custom beachside bar, and were then seated at one long table along the pool overlooking the sea. Simple modern, minimalist decor lined the tables, and our favorite chef, Sean Kuylen, started serving. 

With a menu consisting of local fusion, including ginger pumpkin soup, and fresh grilled fish…guests were not disappointed! After dinner, Chef Sean presented a stunning naked cake…and guests enjoyed dancing the night away to the great tunes from our favorite DJ DZL poolside!

If you are looking for an amazing venue, we have your answer! Villa Verano is everything a wedding planner looks for in a perfect venue, and we can’t wait for our next event at this stunning local.