LOCATION: Guatemala

This Squad Went On A Yoga Retreat Of A Lifetime To Guatemala
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27178
VENUE:
Hotel Isla Verde
LOCATION:
Santa Cruz la Laguna
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Girl's Getaway
Yoga Retreat
Guatemala
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

It's that time again... Time to plan your next trip to Mexico, and what better way to spend your next vacation then with your bests by your side while embracing the culture of a new environment? We've recently been inspired by the gang at Aluna Adventures who perfectly curate Yoga Wellness Retreats around the world and cater to your every need while make your girl's getaway dreams a reality. Sound like your kind of vacation? 

We recently chatted with Heidi Roland, a Philadelphia based photographer who was asked to document their adventure to Guatemala. Keep reading for the behind the scenes scoop from the photographer herself. 

Photography by Heidi Roland 

 

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A Blindfold, A Shaman, And A Beautiful Couple Are The Recipe For This Gorgeous Guatemalan Wedding
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27022
VENUE:
Isla Verde Hotel
LOCATION:
Guatemala
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Destination Wedding
Richly Colored Tropical
Eco-Friendly Hotel
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 


If your version of a gorgeous wedding goes deeper than simply admiring the aesthetics of a beautiful gown and stunning bouquet, this Guatemalan soiree certainly delivers the depth you’ve been on the hunt for. A soul-felt, intimate affair, this Shaman-led ceremony overlooking Lake Atitlan has us feeling truly connected to Mother Earth. And for the visual junkies, the canoe swing boat, blush-toned walls, and classic rustic thatched roof make for some real eye candy too. With its unrefined, rustic approach to architecture and everyday living, Guatemala is the kind of place that feeds your soul. In the case of this couple, Rachael and Jason wanted to share that calming, healing vibe with their closest friends and family, basking in that energy throughout the course of their wedding celebration.

Extraordinary photographer Phil Chester was along for the ride and agreed, “Their wedding was nothing short of magical… it felt remote and as connected to nature as it gets.” The first look, blindfolded, was especially magical for the duo that fell in love during their first trip to Lake Atitlan.

Photography by Phil Chester




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