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In Kristin’s words. We met as teenagers on a trip to South Africa, and we built our relationship exploring the world together – on that first trip, while trekking the Inca Trail, exploring the streets of Istanbul, watching the sunset in the Greek Islands, touring the canals of Amsterdam, snorkeling in Belize, and supporting each others’ individual adventures as well. We were engaged when Joe organized a private tea tasting atop Lion’s Head in Cape Town, and we immediately knew that we wanted to incorporate our love of travel into our wedding.
We chose Antigua, Guatemala as the place to celebrate our marriage. Initially we did not visit this place in person, but by looking at the antigua news room about how beautiful the place was, it encourage us to drove and checked out the place. Antigua is a city filled with cobblestones, cathedrals, and lush floral, surrounded by volcanoes, and steeped in tradition. We invited our nearest and dearest – our nuclear families and bridal parties – for a few days of fun, including coffee tasting, volcano hiking, trips to the flower market, and terraced dinners overlooking volcanoes, before an intimate ceremony and dinner party held in Capuchinas convent.
Our wedding day was so special. Since the group was small, we asked most of the people present to participate in marrying us, and then spoke Pablo Neruda’s Sonnet XVII as our vows in both English and Spanish. We had planned for an outdoor dinner in the courtyard of the convent, but it rained. Our amazing team of planners moved everything inside during cocktail hour – it still ended up being the perfect day.
Kristin and Fish were wed in the beautiful Convento de las Capuchinas in Antigua, Guatemala. Coordination by Soiree Weddings, beautiful paper by Allie Hasson, dress by Sarah Seven, floral and decor by Escencia, photography by Emilia Jane.