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If You Want to Have a Gorgeous Wedding in Antigua, Book the Local Ruins
Jake Kilroy
byJake Kilroy



There’s a good chance ruins aren’t on your list of dream venues—they’re certainly unconventional—but this wedding will absolutely change your mind. A spirit of class and romance still bounces through these well-kept Antiguan ruins, and lovebirds Adriana and Cesar made sure to fill them with their most fun loved ones for such a joyous celebration. Architecture like this—a stunning masterwork of stone, iron, wood, and brick—holds a timeless beauty for events. Each courtyard and corridor, surrounded by plants or water, presents a remarkable palette of rich, dark colors. Thus, between the oil paintings and full-body statues draped over rock walls, the wedding begins to take on a fable-like quality.

The ceremony itself took place in a hall that looked like a movie set cathedral for a period epic, and the reception seems to have been the party of the year. The wedding’s photo album probably looks like half history book and half fairy tale when put together. To find out more details about such a magical affair, we had a little Q&A with the wedding’s photographer, A Fist Full of Bolts.

Words and Photography by A Fist Full of Bolts

 








 

Can you tell us a little about your experience in Antiqua? 

The city felt really authentic -- nothing is comercialized. It's surrounded by mountains, so it's really beautiful.

 








 

Are there any standout features of the property that are can't miss photo ops?

  • The second level balcony where the ceremony is. 
  • The front facad of the church.
  • One of my favorite shots from the wedding is from when our bride, Adriana, and her father are entering the church.


 









Is there anything special you incorporated from the surrounding area into the day/weekend?

No, we stayed at the venue.

 








 

Did you eat/drink anything in the area that was especially memorable?

There are great restaurants all over the city. The food in Antigua is amazing. 

 







 

Any fun stories or moments that stand out from the day?

Their reception was a masquerade theme and that was really awesome and fun to photograph. Of course a masquerade party reception followed! How else do you cap the perfect day in such a spectacular relic of the old world?

 








 

 

Credits

Photographer: A Fist Full of Bolts

 

 

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