I really loved the description that an article in Bride's Magazine wrote on Lake Atitlán:
"Make your way ( from Antigua) to Lake Atitlán, a mountain-ringed majestic freshwater basin in the volcanic caldera that has played a starring role in many a Mayan folktale. From the lofty village of Sololá, motorists are challenged by a nearly vertical descent to the lake, but camera-ready views that pop up around every turn compensate for the white-knuckle curves. "
For those of you who are interested in getting married in (Antigua) Guatemala, here is a list of the requirements.
Marriage Requirements for foreigners:
- Birth Certificate (each).
- Certificate stating that you are single (each).
- These two certificates must be signed by :
a. The Ambassador of Guatemala in the country of each of the spouses
b. Minister of External Affairs in Guatemala.
(Legal Translation of each of the documents is required should they not be in Spanish)
Antigua Guatemala is probably the most visited city in Guatemala. Hundreds of foreign weddings take place in this majestic city every year.
- Hold your Catholic ceremony in one of the many Antigua churches; La Catedral offers a beautiful backdrop for great pictures. If you want a nondenominational wedding plan on holding the ceremony in one of the many ruins of ancient Colonial churches. San José el Viejo is a beautiful choice.
- Look for open air courtyards as your venues.... find one with a fountain, ironwork, or cobble stones as part of the decor and really blow your guests away! The Ruins of Capuchina, San Jose El Viejo, Santa Clara, San Jerónimo, La Recolección are all wonderful choices.