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!
This couple decided to plan their own wedding in Costa Rica, a daunting task some might think. They chose Villa Caletas, a beautiful resort nestled on Costa Rica Pacific Coast to stay, and brought a lot of the details from home. The bride wore a gorgeous backless dress and the bridesmaids all wore shades of pinks and corals. The ceremony took place in Villa Caleta’s private amphitheater, and then the guests had a reception dinner and dancing in the main hotel. I love the place-name seahorse idea…the bride and groom gave me a couple to bring back for my daughter…she loves them too!