Playa Langosta Elopement

Addi & Steve traveled from Michigan to be married in an intimate ceremony in Costa Rica, with the goal of focusing on each other, their love and commitment, and avoiding a big stressful day.

In chatting with Meghan, they zoomed in on Tamarindo as the right destination, allowing them to fit in surf lessons and plenty of beach time, while they relaxed in the days leading up to their wedding ceremony.

With a ceremony in May comes the risk of showers, but the benefit of more privacy on the beach. Addi & Steve lucked out in both departments, with having clear skies and a secluded beach.

One thing that our coordinator Sol and photographer Adri noticed right away was how at ease Addi and Steve were, how relaxed and comfortable with each other, and so completely in love!

Addi certainly was a gorgeous bride with a non-tradional color for her dress, some bling in her earrings, and a gorgeous bouquet.  We hope you enjoy a glimpse of their day below.

Congrats Addi & Steve!!

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Tonya & Josh

Tonya & Josh were married at a beautiful waterfall in La Fortuna.  They had a few friends that joined them on this adventure, and one even served as their Officiant for a very personal ceremony.  Great friends, a beautiful setting, sweet vows... well, you'd be smiling as much as they are in these pics! Tonya wanted vibrant colors that would pop from the green background, so her bouquet was done with bright pinks, yellows, and oranges. She and her girlfriends even rocked hot pink shoes! The last photo is a personal favorite. The waterfall involves a bit of a walk and we suggest brides rock sneakers on the way and change shoes at the base of the waterfall.  The texture of the walkway, the shoes, the tattoo, the dress... this photo completely captures the attitude of this off-the-beaten-path bride! Bride Elopment photos Elopement photos IMG_1426

Real Wedding – Tatiana & Patrick – Waterfall Ceremony

Tatiana & Patrick were married at the base of a beautiful tropical waterfall, deep in the rainforest of Costa Rica. This couple was focused on the experience and immediately drawn to a destination wedding in Costa Rica.  They worked with Meghan in making this an unforgettable day. When you are in a location as pretty as this, it is hard to believe it can adequately be captured on film but Toh Gouttenoire was up to the challenge.  We love the results and we are happy to say Love + Wander agrees as they have featured this waterfall ceremony in their blog.  Love + Wander's focus is to "live an inspired life" ... wouldn't you agree that being married in Costa Rica is doing just that?  
Love+Wander Costa Rica Wedding

Love+Wander Costa Rica Wedding

Real Wedding – Paul & Belen – Manuel Antonio

Traveling from Switzerland and Scotland, Paul and Belen were looking for a luxurious elopement ceremony in Costa Rica. They enjoyed the simple sophistication of Arenal Nayara with stunning views of the Arenal Volcano, the cozy cloud forest mountain lodge El Establo, and the beautiful 5 Star Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort in Manuel Antonio. It was during their stay at Arenas del Mar that Paul and Belen exchanged vows on the beach. I love Paul's kilt and socks, along with Belen's classic look. The white phalaenopsis orchids were in keeping with the earthy tones that were captured in the photos... the white, brown, green, and blue/gray of the sky and water. There are many reasons Arenas del Mar makes for a great wedding site for a wedding in Costa Rica but one I love for elopements is that they will prepare an intimate dinner for two in a location of your choosing - in your suite, on the beach, or in their oceanside restaurant. What a sweet way to celebrate your marriage! Congratulations Paul and Belen! And thank you Kevin Heslin for the lovely photos of this Costa Rica Wedding! I am particularly smitten with the photo of Paul & Belen sitting on the rocks. Manuel Antonio Elopement Photos

Real Wedding – Marjean & Dave – Manuel Antonio

Traveling from Salt Lake City, Marjean and Dave were looking to experience Costa Rica to its fullest and planned their time accordingly. With two weeks to explore Costa Rica these adventure-seekers filled their days with whitewater rafting, horseback riding, snorkeling, kayaking, and guided tours near Arenal Volcano and through the Cloud Forest in Monteverde.  With a very full wish-list in hand, we're glad to say they also fit in some time to relax, with an evening at the Tabacon Hot Springs and of course sunny days lounging on the beach in Manuel Antonio. Towards the end of their getaway, Marjean & Dave were married on the private beach at Tulemar Reserve while enjoying their stay at Buena Vista Luxury Villas. Wedding photographer, Kevin Heslin, was able to capture the couple’s sweet and personal elopement ceremony thanks to fantastic weather and one beautiful couple. One of the best parts about these two is their spontaneity as Marjean called us around a month prior to their travel dates.  There's a lot to be said for being able to start packing as soon as you finish your planning! Congratulations you two! Marjean & David Manuel Antonio Elopement, Costa Rica Photographer – Kevin Heslin  

Jennifer & Francois

What a beautiful weekend to be married! Congratulations Jennifer & Francois!   Jennifer and Francois Costa Rica Beach Wedding

Manuel Antonio Elopement

I love when a groom contacts us to plan a wedding getaway, it's just the sweetest thing in the world to hear a guy take such care with the plans to make his future wife feel special. Recently Daniel did just that and swept his bride-to-be Jessica off for an exotic getaway through Costa Rica. 10 days filled with adventure, relaxation, and of course - romance! This could traveled from Arenal Volcano to Manuel Antonio where they were married in Buena Vista & Tulemar's private beach at sunset.After Sunset Couple