Antigua is dear to most Guatemalans and a lot of people around the world, the international awardnaming it the TOP CITY 2009 proves it!
I can personally name a couple of events we celebrated in Antigua one of them my "Civil Wedding", in Guatemala you usually get married twice, once by the law and once by the church, legally the first one is the only one that counts and a requisite for the latter. We had a small reception at Casa Santo Domingo in Antigua Guatemala the 27th of November 1997. (Then we didn't have a digital camera so I need to scan the pictures...)
Anyways, here are some pictures of Antigua and a link to the award.