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.
Manuel Antonio’s Discovery Beach House was the perfect setting for this vibrant beach wedding. The brides family stayed in the Beach house and the Grooms family rented the lovely Monkey House, right next door.
The wedding ceremony took place under the almond trees looking out on to the Playa Espadilla; Manuel Antonio’s famous beach. The aisle was decorated with petals and the bride and groom stood in a petal heart. After the ceremony, the guests had cocktail and appetizer hour on the beach, many kicking off their shoes to paddle in the warm ocean. A friend of mine was riding on the beach on here beautiful white horse, she kindly offered that we could take some photos with her horse. We got some fun shots, bride was a complete animal lover and was thrilled!
After sunset, the wedding party moved to the deck of the discovery beach house for the reception party, where candles were twinkling and the tables were beautifully decorated in pale green with tropical flowers. The guests enjoyed a delicious wedding dinner and the dances and speeches reflected the couple’s sense of fun!