Some weddings we just feel should come with a warning. This is one of them. Words like lavish, whirlwind and resplendent are going to start tripping around in your mind as you take in this Old World luxury wedding in Antigua. We have been riveted to FunkyTown Photography's gallery for a few days. Basically, hording Tara and Daniel's impressive affair held amongst the ruins of this Guatemala town - or maybe savoring it for the right moment to share with you, lovelies. We honestly don't know where to begin as every moment Gladys Santizo of Saguzo Eventos pulled together is jaw dropping. From the Persian details and Expressions by Adolfo Cojulun Hass extraordinary floral (note the floral chandelier installation) to the, not one, but TWO amazing cake masterpieces created by Sophia Cobian. But it's the two locations the bride and groom scoped out for their ceremony and reception that really give this Old World luxury wedding in Antigua the destination wanderlust that we can't shake.

Old World Luxury Wedding in Antigua

Tara discovered the charm of Guatemala years ago on a mission she experienced there and has since traveled to more than 15 times doing volunteer work with a local organization that drills water wells in remote towns that are otherwise without clean water. It captivated her and marked her soul. Her sentimental memories led her to knowing that she would one day marry the man of her dreams in this special place. Once she met Daniel their love has been a whirlwind. Not only did he propose four months after dating, but they married four months after she said yes. Together they decided to share with their family and friends in a week-long experience where they could connect. They wanted people to feel a sense of constant connectedness for family and friends who didn't know each other well to feel like they had many opportunities to foster friendships. Even more, they wanted it to be a place that had meaning. With a background in production, Tara has a lot of vision for high production and took the opportunity to transform rooms. Black and gold became the base beginning with a romantic paper suite by Written Word Calligraphy. Her main color palette went beyond the paper designs including golds, creams, blushes, mauves, champagnes and grays. Intentionally selected to fit perfectly into the backdrop of the ruins in Antigua. The overall wedding week style was intended to be glamorous and elegant, but not gaudy. The floral and decor created a gorgeous, formal and glamorous backdrop, but kept in mind the greenery and foliage maintaining the organic vibe. Even the Spanish lace she found in her stunning Lian Carlo gown was ideal for Guatemala with all its layers, shape and texture for an overly romantic look.

Photographer: FunkyTown Photography Planner: Saguzo Eventos Dress Store: BHLDN Dress Designer: Carine's Bridal Atelier DJ: Exclusively Entertainment Makeup: Expert Wedding by Vilma Coy Floral Designer: Expressions by Adolfo Cojulun Hass Reception Venue: Hotel Casa Santo Domingo Band: Karibbean Band Bridal Designer: Lian Carlo Veil Designer: Peter Langner Ceremony Location: San José El Viejo Event Designer: Type A Society Calligrapher: Written Word Calligraphy