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Extraordinary Antigua Guatemala Wedding // Tara & Daniel

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Derek & I had one of the best weeks ever in Antigua Guatemala for Tara & Daniel’s epic, spectacular, beautiful, amazing, incredible, full-of-love wedding. When it’s Christmas holidays and you’re able to attract 130 guests from all over the world to attend your wedding in Central America you know you have something special! We started with a welcome lunch hosted by Daniel’s parents. It was so cool when Daniel’s father walked through the room to ask each couple to share their marriage story with the bride and groom. Every speech was full of tears as their relatives and best friends shared why they love this couple so much. We then spent the afternoon at the rehearsal, followed by a blow-your-mind party at the spectacular Capuchinas. It was incredible to photograph her father when he performed with his accordion, and everyone showed off their best dance moves. The next day Tara & Daniel had an emotional first-look and we had the chance to do wedding portraits before the ceremony at Conventos Santa Clara & Arch Street. After the ceremony guests gathered outside to throw rose petals at the couple for a jaw-dropping exit! Tara’s family is from Iran and they incorporated so many awesome Persian details into the mix, especially during the reception which was hosted by the extremely charismatic Iman Huschmand. The dance floor was never empty with Iman and his musicians had people boogie-ing all night long. Speaking of boogie-ing the dance floor, Tara is an acclaimed choreographer and dancer – and her groom was just as incredible. You couldn’t take your eyes off them as they both danced AND entertained everyone!

We once again had the chance to work with the best wedding coordinators on the planet: Saguzo Eventos. Duane Codrington led the video team and he kindly gave us the jaw-dropping drone photos you’ll see below. This wedding involved lots of team work with dozens of vendors. You’ll find information about everyone who worked to put this fantastic wedding together at the end of this post.

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ANTIGUA GUATEMALA WEDDING VENUES AND VENDORS

Rehearsal Luncheon:
Event Planner: Saguzo Eventos by Gladys Santizo and Olga Santizo
Venue: Casa Troccoli https://www.facebook.com/casatroccoli/
Wedding Photographers: Funkytown Photography by Christina Derek Mohninger https://www.funkytownphotography.com/
Florals: Hugo Mejicanos https://www.facebook.com/Hugo-Mejicanos-Decoraciones-Antigua-Guatemala-778658045586163/
Transportation: Antigua Tours by Elizabeth Bell http://antiguatours.net/

Welcome Cocktail Reception
Event Planner: Saguzo Eventos by Gladys Santizo and Olga Santizo
Venue: Capuchinas
Florist: Expressions by Adolfo Cojulun Hass https://www.facebook.com/expressionsartesfloralesadolfocojulun/
Event Stylists: Type A Society by Veronica Rogers http://typeasociety.com/ https://www.instagram.com/veronica_typeasociety/ https://www.facebook.com/typeasociety/, Tara Makarechi https://www.instagram.com/taramakarechi/, and Mrs. Elahe Hessamfar
Food and Drink: Porta Hotel Antigua http://www.portahotelantigua.com/meetings-en.html
Medium Format Film Photography: Amelia Johnson
Event Rentals: Dlux Rentals https://www.facebook.com/Dlux.mobiliario.eventos.decoracion.guatemala/
Entertainment: Buena Vista de Corazón by Ignacio Pérez Borrel and Mr. Makarechi (father of the bride)
Lighting: Luces Arquitectónicas Eventos http://www.lucesarquitectonicaseventos.com/
Votive candles: Romelia Alvarado, Luis Fernando Barrientos and Fabiola Barrientos
Transportation: Antigua Tours by Elizabeth Bell http://antiguatours.net/
Accommodation: Porta Hotel Antigua and Casa Santo Domingo

Engagement Portraits
Venue: Capuchinas, Antigua, Guatemala
Dress & Shoes: #bhldnbride #bhldnwedding @bhldn

Wedding Day
Wedding Planners: Saguzo Eventos by Gladys Santizo and Olga Santizo
Venue: San José El Viejo and Casa Santo Domingo
Florist: Expressions by Adolfo Cojulun Hass
Event Stylists: Type A Society by Veronica Rogers https://www.instagram.com/veronica_typeasociety/ https://www.facebook.com/typeasociety/, Tara Makarechi https://www.instagram.com/taramakarechi/, and Mrs. Elahe Hessamfar
Officiant: Pastor Dhati Lewis
Ceremony Music: Mini Orchestra by Alex Salazar
Singers: Jonathan Shelton and Candi Shelton http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JonathanCandiShelton
Food and Drink: Casa Santo Domingo
Photographers: Funkytown Photography by Christina Craft and Derek Mohninger https://www.funkytownphotography.com/
Medium Format Film Photography: Amelia Johnson
Cinematographers: Duane Codrington and Evolución Cinema Weddings by Edgar Pinzón and Axel Torres
Wedding Cake and Groom’s Cake: Sofía Cobián
Event Rentals: Dlux Rentals https://www.facebook.com/Dlux.mobiliario.eventos.decoracion.guatemala/, Alfa y Omega http://www.alfayomegaeventos.com/, and Eventos de Diseño
Entertainment: Exclusively Entertainment by Iman Huschmand
Production and Backline: Karibbean http://www.karibbeanband.com/, Blessure http://www.blessure.com.gt/new/index.php, Luces Arquitectónicas Eventos http://www.lucesarquitectonicaseventos.com/
Transportation: Antigua Tours by Elizabeth Bell http://antiguatours.net/
Accommodation: Porta Hotel Antigua http://www.portahotelantigua.com/rooms-en.html and Casa Santo Domingo http://www.casasantodomingo.com.gt
Details: www.writtenwordcalligraphy.com
Beauty: Expert Wedding by Vilma Coy
Shoes: Rachel Simpson Shoes
Party Hats and supplies: Cuenteretes http://www.cuenteretes.com/ and Mónica López Diseños
lace front wigs: addwigs
Antique Car: Carruajes JP
Security team: Sycesa (Seguridad de Eventos)

Wedding Dress, Tux and Accessories
Bridal Accessories: http://www.bhldn.com/
Wedding Dress Designer Lian Carlo
From Lunss Bridal
Amazing wedding veil: bestweddingveil
Daniel’s Tuxedo: Calvin Klein

Farewell Brunch
Event Planner: Saguzo Eventos by Gladys Santizo and Olga Santizo http://www.saguzo-eventos.com/
Venue: Porta Hotel Antigua
Florist: Expressions by Adolfo Cojulun Hass https://www.facebook.com/expressionsartesfloralesadolfocojulun/
Event Stylists: Type A Society by Veronica Rogers http://typeasociety.com/ https://www.instagram.com/veronica_typeasociety/ https://www.facebook.com/typeasociety/, Tara Makarechi https://www.instagram.com/taramakarechi/, and Mrs. Elahe Hessamfar
Event Rentals: Dlux Rentals https://www.facebook.com/Dlux.mobiliario.eventos.decoracion.guatemala/
Transportation: Antigua Tours by Elizabeth Bell http://antiguatours.net/

Accessories: BHLDN
Paper: Written Word Calligraphy
Rehearsal Venue: Capuchinas

Cardinals Groom Cake (Busch Stadium): Sophia Cobian

Shoes: Nicole Simpson

Wedding Venue: San Jose el Viejo, Antigua, Guatemala

Wedding Reception: Casa Santo Domingo

If you’ve read this far you probably want to know who put this wedding together, right?
The answer: Saguzo Eventos http://www.saguzo-eventos.com/
You can trust us when we say they are an incredible team! 

“Saguzo Eventos organizes for you all types of social, managerial commercial and institutional events (wedding planner, advising, planning, organization, development and supervision).” 

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