We’re back with day two of Laura Grier’s colorful adventure to Antigua, Guatemala. The destination wedding photographer from Beautiful Day Photography and Wanderlust by Laura Grier packed up and headed to Central America to discover this stunning city and embark on an adventure with one lucky bride and groom.
Laura shared with us a bit about her experience. “If you are looking for an original opportunity to immerse yourself into another culture, Antigua is it. Not only can the city boast about its landmark churches and cathedrals, such as the Cathedral de Santiago, La Merced, Arco de Santa Catalina, or the Church de San Francisco (which have all been rebuilt over 17 times due to earthquakes since the sixteenth century), but it is also home to the beautiful Plaza (Parque Central) which holds outdoor markets and is famous for the processionals that pass through the Plaza during Easter.”
“It was here that I found the old fashioned horse and buggy that I used in my bridal shoot with Diego and Maria. You can pay just a few dollars to ride around the Central Park and most famous landmarks of the city. Once you’ve satisfied your historical itch, the Acatenango Volcano can supply you with some of the best hiking in all of Central America. You will definitely work up an appetite after this excursion, so make sure to visit the Choco Museo afterwards (a museum devoted entirely to chocolate).”
“Also, make your time in Antigua even more enjoyable by booking a room in one of the many breath-taking hotels that artfully weave the wonder of the city’s history with modern day luxury—such as Hotel Cirilo, Quinta de Las Flores, Posada del Angel, or Casa Santo Domingo. Make this gem-like city your next travel destination and you won’t be disappointed!”
All Photos by Laura Grier / Beautiful Day Photography.