A couple elopes at Matachica Resort, Ambergris Caye. Photo courtesy Jose Luis Photography
By definition, eloping translates to slipping away for marriage without the knowledge of others. Bigger isn’t always better. Intrinsically, smaller intimate celebrations will take the lead with the insurgence of more experiential weddings becoming popular. Instead, plan a creative and innovative way of celebrating your love by what makes your relationship unique.
“The first vacation my husband and I took together was a fly-fishing adventure; our shared interest in [the hobby] is how we built a special connection. Over the next three years we fished all over the world and fell in love with it—and each other.”
“We didn’t tell a soul. It felt special and true to who we are as a couple. It felt right. Steve wore a white linen shirt with a permit fish pinned to his pocket, and I had a bouquet that the hotel staff had made from local jungle flowers. The chef made us a gorgeous wedding cake that we shared with some of the other anglers we met on our trip. Our marriage license has toucans on it, and we arrived home on a Saturday with beer koozies made up that read: ‘Belize it or not! On June 19th, 2019, Sarah and Steve became bride and groom!'”