House of the Ruins - Santa Rosa, Antigua Guatemala Elopement Photo Story Award

Ruins Wedding Venue Ceremony Photo of bride with some tears during service

Ruins Wedding Venue Ceremony Photography | The bride has some tears during service

The bride has some tears after listening to some kind words from her best friend and how happy she was to travel to Antigua Guatemala to celebrate her dream wedding.

María José and Carlos dreamed of getting married in a unique location, different from what you usually get in venues around Costa Rica, their hometown. 

On a vacation trip to Antigua Guatemala they became totally in love with the city and everything that it has to offer. The colored walls, the impressive national monuments, and its incredible ruins is why they decided to choose this historical city to be the host for their wedding. 

The venue they chose, La Casa de la Ruina Santa Rosa, was ideal because it has a private ruin to celebrate the ceremony, and a "hacienda-like" house to accommodate all their 30 guests, all of them family members flying from Costa Rica. 

The wedding was a dream come true as it incorporated Costa Rica and Guatemala's customs and rituals. The result was a very colorful wedding with lots of emotions and a thrilled bride and groom that enjoyed every second of their big day. 

Antigua Guatemala Santa Rosa Wedding Location pic of impressive ruins inside the property

Antigua Guatemala Santa Rosa Ruins Wedding Location | The impressive ruin inside the property

The impressive ruin inside the property is the perfect spot to celebrate the ceremony in a unique way.

House of Ruins Wedding Ceremony Picture in Santa Rosa of brides niece walking aisle with sign

House of the Ruin Wedding Ceremony Picture, Santa Rosa | The bride's niece walks down the aisle with a sign

The bride's niece was so happy to introduce her to all the guests.

Guatemala Elopement Venue pic from Antigua of main entrance showing ceremony setup

Garden Location Weddings - Antigua Santa Rosa Ruin Photo | The building ruin has lots of framing opportunities

The ruin has lots of framing opportunities.  From the main entrance you can view the ceremony location.

Guatemala Wedding pic by Antigua Photographer of guests popping out confetti

Antigua Guatemala Weddings - Antigua Photographer | guests pop out confetti

The guests pop out some colorful confetti to celebrate the just married couple.

Santa Rosa Park Wedding Photo in Antigua Guatemala of bride and groom sitting down on bench

Park of Santa Rosa Wedding Photo - Antigua/Guatemala | The bride and groom sit down at the park

The bride and groom sit down across from a local couple and have some fun in the nearby Santa Rosa Park which is a few steps outside the wedding venue.

A Luxury House Garden Ruins Wedding Venue Pic of bride and groom entering with smoke bombs

Luxury House and Garden of the Ruins Wedding Venue Pic | smoke grenade entrance

After their portrait session, the couple made an entrance in style holding some smoke bombs with the colors of the Costa Rica flag.

A Huge Garden Wedding Reception Venue pic from Santa Rosa Ruins after party

Huge Garden Wedding Reception Venue - Santa Rosa Ruin Image |

The party starts with the couple, along with their nieces and nephew, surrounded by their family members having fun with them in the middle of the dance floor.

Antigua Guatemala Wedding Couple Portrait at ruins with bride and groom and antique vehicle

Antigua Guatemala BW Wedding Couple Portrait | ruins is impressive, had to create bride and groom portrait with their vehicle

The ruin is so impressive that it really was the perfect background to have a portrait of the couple standing in front of their antique wedding car.