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