Sunset Beach Wedding – Manuel Antonio Costa Rica – January 2018

Love this tropical beach wedding!
The bride and groom both wore white; a stunning contrast the colorful tropical flowers. The wedding party and guests were all staying at the Buena Vista Villas in the heart of Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. The sunset ceremony took place at the private Tulemar Beach, within the grounds. After the ceremony  the wedding party enjoyed cocktails and appetizers on the beach, under the beautifully lit trees. The party then went back to the villa for a the wedding celebration, love the mini gift bottles of the tequila. The reception on the balcony was beautifully decorated with colorful flowers and candles.
A wonderful wedding!
Wedding Planning : Tropical Occasions
Location: Buena Vista Villas, Manuel Antoino, Costa Rica
Photographer: John Williamson Photography

Sunset Wedding at Discovery Beach House – Manuel Antonio Costa Rica Dec 2015

Playa Espadilla in Manuel Antonio is a gorgeous beach for a wedding, a beautiful bay with the majestic backdrop of the Manuel Antonio National Park. This bride and groom choose the Discovery Beach House which is located just steps away from the beach. Randy Gritz from Celebrations Costa Rica created an elegant yet casual event which fitted the wedding couple perfectly. I met the bride at the beach house, surrounded by their children in a happy state of excitement over the wedding. We walked through the garden to the beach where the ceremony took place on the sand strewn with rose petals. After a moving ceremony we watched the sun dip in to the Pacific Ocean, and then the guests returned to the house for a wonderful dinner prepared by Desiree‘s Catering.  This family’s happiness and love flowed through the day, I hope I have captured some of that sparkle in these photos.

Location: Discovery Beach House. Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Wedding Planning: Randy from Celebrations Costa Rica
Catering by Desiree
Hair and Make up by Monica from Costa Rica Hair

Wedding at Flamingo Beach Resort Guanacaste Costa Rica 2015

This beautiful wedding took place at the Flamingo Beach Resort, in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The resort is located directly on the beach surrounded by tropical rainforest. I met the bride and her family and friends in her room for some candid getting-ready photos. I quickly got a few photos of the groom before going to the beach for the ceremony. The ceremony took place on the beach in front of the Pacific Ocean. After the ceremony we took some romantic sunset couple portraits and got some fun pictures too. The wedding party then headed back to the resort for the reception dinner and celebrations. A beautiful day!

Tropical Beach Wedding – Doce Lunas – Jaco Costa Rica 2015

This couple came to Costa Rica with their children for a tropical beach wedding. I met the bride and her gorgeous flower girl daughters at her room, and we took some bridal pictures, first look and family photographs. We then headed to the beautiful Esterillos Beach for the wedding. The beach ceremony  took place under a wooden arch in front of the Pacific Ocean. After the ceremony we took photographs on the beach before returning to the Hotel Doce Lunas for the wedding reception. I love the photo of the kids waiting for cake!

Beach Wedding at RUI Guanacaste Costa Rica 2015

This beautiful wedding took place on the white sand beach in front of the stunning Hotel RUI in Costa Rica. The bride got ready in her suite with family and friends, and then the father of the bride walked her to the beach were the ceremony took place. After a moving ceremony, the bride and groom were toasted with champagne. We headed to the garden to take a few group photos and the heavens opened with a tropical downpour. Luckily the rain was short-lived and we could return to the beach for some magical photographs. We were blessed with an epic rainy season sunset!

Tropical Beach Wedding at Playa Langosta Costa Rica 2015

When this fun-loving couple visited Costa Rica last year they fell in love with their beachfront hotel and decided to get married there!
The Sueño del Mar is a boutique bed and breakfast and their gardens lead directly onto the white sands of Playa Langosta. The wedding ceremony took place on the beach, with the arch and aisle looking towards the Pacific Ocean. After the ceremony we watched the sunset over the ocean. The wedding group then headed to Restaurant El Pescador in Tamarindo for an amazing reception party, with dinner, live music and fire dancers. A wonderfully tropical and fun beach wedding planned by Morgan at Native’s Way

 

Beach Wedding by Horseback – Playa Ventanas Costa Rica 2015

The bride is from Poland, the groom is from New Zealand, they live in Australia – Where are you going to get married? Costa Rica, of course!
Their wedding ceremony took place of the beautiful beach of Playa Ventanas on the Southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The bride and her father arrived by horseback to a tropical arch made of palm fronds and Heliconia, where family and friends were gathered for the relaxed beach wedding. After the ceremony, refreshing pipas were served to the guests. A pipa is a young coconut that has plenty of rehydrating coconut juice inside. The groom’s daughter played guitar and sang, and the guests enjoyed the music and the sunset. The wedding party then went to a fabulous nearby villa in Dominical for the reception dinner and party.

Wedding Officiant: Rodrigo Campos

Tropical Beach Wedding – Jaco Costa Rica 2015

This fun couple chose to get married in Costa Rica surrounded by their closest friends and family.  The whole wedding party were staying at Hotel Doce Lunas, a charming hotel in Jaco surrounded by 5 acres of lush gardens. I met the couple at the hotel, where we got a few pre-wedding photographs. I love the photographs of the bride; her white dress contrasting against the bright colors of her tattoos, her flowers and the jungle. For the Beach ceremony the wedding party went to Esterillos, a short drive away.  After a moving ceremony in front of the Pacific Ocean, we took some fun group photographs and bride and groom portraits. This is where I said goodbye to the wedding group, as then returned to the hotel for the reception dinner and party.

Intimate Wedding at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort- Montezuma Costa Rica 2015

This intimate wedding took place on the beach in front of the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort. Ylang Ylang is situated on the southern most tip of the Nicoya Peninsular, and truly a beautiful setting for weddings The ceremony took place under a driftwood arch decorated with colorful tropical flowers. As the sunset after the ceremony we tools some relaxed photographs on the beach. The wedding party returned to Ylang Ylang for a reception dinner, followed by a fire dancing show and a bonfire on the beach – a magical day! This wedding was planned by Emma, Ylang Ylangs’s wonderful wedding planner.

Manuel Antonio Beach Wedding Costa Rica April 2015

This Bride and Groom chose their 10 year anniversary of dating for their wedding day, what a romantic couple! (I am secretly envious of this lucky groom, he has fewer dates to remember!)
The families were staying at Jungle Creek, in Manuel Antonio. The bride and her sisters had fun getting ready here, before heading down to Playa Espadilla, Manuel Antonio’s famous beach for the ceremony. The wedding took place under the almond and palm trees with the Manuel Antonio National Park as a backdrop. After the ceremony we were blessed to have gorgeous sunset for our beach photo shoot. Later the whole wedding party went to the Costa Verde Hotel for the reception dinner. A gorgeous day!