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

Day of the Dead Wedding – Manuel Antonio Costa Rica 2016

Love this wedding! This couple from England love all and everything about Mexico and Day of the Dead, so they brought just that to Costa Rica for their wedding! Day of the Dead or Dia de Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, where family and friends gather together to remember loved ones who have died, and help them in their spiritual journey. It also has a big following internationally for it’s colorful art!
The wedding party were staying at a villa in Tulemar, in the heart of Manuel Antonio. The ceremony took place on Tulemar’s secluded beach, the aisle decorated with colorful flowers.  The group stayed on the beach to enjoy music, drinks and the sunset, and later returned their villa for a “Dia de Muertos” reception dinner. The villa’s terrace was spectacularly decorated with twinkling lights and colorful Mexican paper flags, the table adorned with Day of the Dead skull place cards, flowers, candles and personal bottles of Patron tequila.
Tropical Occasions created and planned this unique wedding with the bride and groom, it was just perfect!

 

Sunset Beach Wedding – Manuel Antonio Costa Rica November 2014

It was a real pleasure to be part of Jenna and Scott’s intimate Wedding.  The wedding party were staying at a rental villa in Tulemar Gardens and the ceremony took place on the Tulemar’s beach.  The group stayed on the beach to enjoy hors d’oeuvres, music, drinks and the sunset, and later returned their villa for a reception dinner. The private beach and secluded houses and villas that adorn this beautiful tropical property make Tulemar a premier setting for weddings.  As always, Tropical Occasions did a masterful job organizing the details, arrangements and timings allowing everyone to relax and enjoy the excitement and beauty of the day.

The vibrant landscape and changing colors of this sunset created a beautiful canvas and the opportunity for me to intertwine Scott and Jenna into that changing light.  It is a pleasure to see a couple bask in their happiness and be in an area that matches that moment. That combination gives us a great recipe for meaning and insight into their portraits.

Villa Kiskadee was the perfect place to have their reception dinner which was privately catered by a great team from Desiree’s in-house catering.  Bubbles and laughter abound as they enjoyed the oceans breeze, sounds of the rainforest and light of the moon during their evening.  There is something special about having a small group of friends and family together in celebration of such a momentous union of souls.  The gathering of friends and family during this celebration had an infectious energy that reminded me how fortunate that I am able to capture that sparkle for them to cherish and share.  Can you tell I enjoy what I do?!

Wedding Planning: Tropical Occasions
Location: Tulemar Beach and Villa Kiskadee
Catering: Desiree’s In-House Catering

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

Surprise Beach Wedding – Manuel Antonio Costa Rica February 2014

February is the month for romance! We’ve had the fabulously romantic sailboat engagement and now a surprise wedding!
When my good friend called me, telling me that her cousin wanted to surprise her boyfriend with a wedding, I thought..this is going to be FUN!
The couple were engaged but had just not got round to tying the knot, so this was a great relaxed way to it do it. To entice the unsuspecting groom the Tulemar Beach in Manuel Antonio we made up a story about my friend needing some photos done. And when they arrived at the beach there was an officiant and flowers…the fiancee was over joyed and it was a lovely simply beach ceremony….ahh vive la romance!


Have a wonderful weekend!

John