Rainforest and Beach Elopement – Costa Rica December 2017

This amazing couple love beaches, waterfalls and the rainforest, so they came to Costa Rica for an amazing adventure and a unique elopement..

I met the bride and groom at their hotel in Manuel Antonio, Hotel Costa Verde; as the bride was just finishing her makeup. We started the afternoon at Rainmaker and got some wonderful photos in the lush green rainforest. We then headed to Playa Palo Seco, a beautiful long desert beach just north of Manuel Antonio, as we arrived the sun was just setting. We were blessed with an incredible sunset, and took advantage of the light for some sunset portraits. As the sun went down, my wife, Katharine; conducted the ceremony under a super full moon, with the waves lapping at their feet…sheer beauty!
Best of luck Angela and Byron, you were amazing to photograph, thanks for letting us to be part of your epic day!

Locations: Rainmaker and Playa Palo Seco
Hair and Makeup – Mademoiselle Salon

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Flamingo Beach Elopement Costa Rica 2015

This lovely couple chose a beach elopement for their wedding. They were staying at the Flamingo Beach Resort which is located right on the beautiful Flamingo Bay in Northern Guanacaste. The intimate ceremony took place on the resort’s beach overlooking the bay, with only the bride’s parent’s as witnesses. After a moving ceremony by Marcello Galli, we took some gorgeous photographs on the beach with reflections in tide pools with the gorgeous light. I particularly like the after-dark photos with the lit palm trees.

 

“Sunshine after the Rain” – A Beach Elopement – Manuel Antonio Costa Rica 2014

The sky looked decidedly grey when I picked up this lovely bride and groom and drove them to the beach for their elopement. But even a light sprinkling of rain during their wedding ceremony could not dampen their spirits! After the ceremony we stayed on the beach to get some portraits and sun started to play it’s magic with the clouds as it only can in rainy season. We got the most magnificent photos…so you see, rain on your wedding day IS lucky!

Intimate Beach Elopement – Manuel Antonio Costa Rica 2014

This intimate beach elopement ceremony took place on the Tulemar Beach in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. The bride and groom were staying in the Buena Vista Villas, my wife and I met them at their villa before going down to the beach. The afternoon was absolutely perfect, the weather the ceremony and the sunset could not have been better. My wife, Katharine, conducted the ceremony, (as the couple had been legally married in the US, she was able to be a non-legal officiate). After the ceremony we took a few aerial photos and then got some portraits using various backdrops. The bride was particularly keen to get in the water for some “Trash the Dress” photos. As the sun went down I surprised them with a wish lantern, it was such a special moment, my wife and I both felt moved just watching them…an amazing couple, best of luck!

Location: Buena Vista Villas
Hair: Monica Mosapor
Officiate: Katharine Evans
Photography: John Williamson

Elopement Wedding at Hermosa Beach Costa Rica 2014

Elopement weddings are becoming more and more popular in Costa Rica…just a quiet beach with the sound of the waves and your loved one. This young couple chose to elope at Playa Hermosa last month. Marcelo Galli conducted the ceremony in the gardens of the Back Yard Hotel and then we went to the beach for some photos. Not long after we started our photo session the heavens opened and with had a torrential tropical downpour. It certainly didn’t dampen this bride and groom’s spirits!

Wedding Officiant: Marcelo Galli