Villa and Beach Wedding – Casa Fantastica – Manuel Antonio Costa Rica 2015

The wedding party were staying at Casa Fantastica, located in one of Costa Rica’s top vacation destinations, Manuel Antonio. This luxury rental villa has 8 bedrooms and a huge outdoor/ indoor living space perfect for entertaining!
I arrived early at Casa Fantastica to capture some candid “getting ready” and pre-wedding shots; we took some poignant “first look” photos by the Villa’s pool. As many of the wedding guests were staying at the house, we took the chance to get some group photos before heading to the nearby Playa Espadilla for the beach ceremony.
The aisle was decorated with natural grasses and starfish, which looked down to a bamboo arch decorated with tropical flowers and the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop. The wedding was planned by Chelsea from Oasis Weddings and many of the details were brought by the Bride. After the ceremony we spent some time at the beach enjoying the moment and taking some lovely photographs. The wedding party then returned to Casa Fantastica for a wonderful reception dinner.
Another fantastic wedding in Costa Rica!

Wedding Planning : Chelsea Brandau from Oasis Weddings in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.
Location: Casa Fantastica, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, a rental vacation home – contact Escape Villas for bookings.

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!

 

Locations: Jungle Creek, Playa Espadilla, Costa Verde
Wedding Planning and Cake – Chelsea Brandau of Oasis Weddings
Wedding Officiant – Ana Castro
Hair and Makeup – Hair by Monica

Wedding at Discovery Beach House Manuel Antonio Costa Rica 2015

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!

Location- Discovery Beach House
Wedding Planning – Oasis Weddings
Catering – Jimmy T’s
Hair and Makeup – Hair by Monica

Fantastic Wedding at Casa Fantastica – Costa Rica 2014

What a wonderful wedding, it reminded be of something out of the movies! The wedding party and ceremony took place at Casa Fantastica, located in one of Costa Rica’s top vacation destinations, Manuel Antonio. This luxury rental villa has 8 bedrooms and a huge outdoor living space perfect for wedding ceremonies. 

The wedding had a fresh green theme, wedding site and reception area were decorated in green, white and black with the palest pink roses. Even the  bride and groom’s shoes were green.

The bride and groom were a really fun couple, and lots of their friends and family came to celebrate. After the beautiful ocean view ceremony the group had cocktails and then a wonderful dinner at the house prepared by private chefs.  The wedding party then went to the Manuel Antonio Beach for a bonfire party with fire dancers… a spectacular end to a FANTASTIC Day!

 

Wedding Planning : Chelsea Brandau from Oasis Weddings in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.
Location: Casa Fantastica, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, a rental vacation home – contact Escape Villas for bookings

Have a great weekend…I hope you will all be cheering for Costa Rica on Saturday in the Wold Cup!

John

Manuel Antonio Beach Wedding – Costa Rica May 2014

I was recently asked to photograph an intimate beach wedding for a lovely couple, they chose Costa Rica because they could have a great vacation with their families too. The day had been looking a little rainy  in the morning – May is the start of the rainy season in Costa Rica – so I was praying to the sun gods! But we had no rain and a dramatic sky for some great photos – got to be a lucky start for the couple. I love the arbor made of palm fronds and Heliconia – so tropical!

Wedding Planner : Chelsea from Oasis Weddings in Manuel Antonio.

Location: Playa Espadilla, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Have a great week
John

Romantic Beach Wedding – Manuel Antonio – Costa Rica April 2014

How do I describe this beach wedding? ” Fun and romantic with a twist of vintage chique”…sounds about right! This fun-loving couple chose Playa Espadilla, Manuel Antonio’s famous beach for their wedding day; the aisle was decorated with whimsical bunches of soft pink roses. After the ceremony we took some photos on the beach, even climbed some trees and let off a beautiful wish lantern. Then the wedding party returned to their rental home, Casa Las Brisas; for a wonderful dinner on the roof top terrace….a perfect day!

This wedding was organized by wonderful Chelsea from Oasis Weddings in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Chelsea is also one of Costa Rica’s finest cake bakers and made their spectacular wedding cake.

Location: Manuel Antonio Beach and Casa Las Brisas a gorgeous vacation rental by Escape Villas

Happy Cinco de Mayo!
John