Nallayer Studios | Gorgeous Destination Wedding | Arielle + Nate | Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Gorgeous Destination Wedding | Arielle + Nate | Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

March 13, 2016  •  1 Comment

What an adventure! I spent a week in Costa Rica with Nate, Arielle, and their closest family and friends. They hired me to capture photos of their entire trip, including excursions and portraits, the wedding itself and to create a video that would help them remember the trip and share it with everyone. We cruised with the dolphins and went ziplining in the jungle. Then we had a beautiful ceremony on the beach. First, here's the video of the trip. It was crazy fun!

I was amazed at the wildlife, like these monkeys who lived nearby and liked to visit our balcony. The baby monkey was so adorable!

White-headed capuchin monkey and babyMomma monkey and baby came for a visit! Capuchin monkey, mother and babyCapuchin monkeys screaming capuchin monkeyThis fierce guy really had some volume!

Since we had a lot of time to spend in such a visually inspiring location, I took them out for some photos close to Casa Española, their rented villa, before their wedding day.

A kiss on the beach Walking on a cobblestone street.Taking a walkThe little town near the beach was super cute!

Looking good in Costa Rica! A kiss on the balcony in black and white.Enjoying the view from the house. The quality of light was breathtaking. Kissing couple on a rock formation at the beach.Costa Rica: water, sun, and romanceThe beach had these rocks that made for great photo locations. Of course we had to use them! Couple kissing on the beach as he leans her into a dip.The DIP!The sunset provided a colorful background that we took full advantage of.

Then it was time for the big day!

marriage ringsRing shot! Love the reflection. Wedding dress hanging in the window. bridal bouquets

bride and bridesmaids jumping on the bedGirls just wanna have fun!We couldn't miss the opportunity for this fun shot!

Father helps groom tie his tie.Gotta have a good lookin' tie knot! Looking good, gents.Suspenders on fleek. The wedding ceremony location.Kinda takes your breath away, right? flower girls on the beachHere comes the brideArielle's daughters announced her entrance with this cute sign and their adorable matching dresses.

The kissThe deal is sealed! A family portrait The intimate wedding location.

The small, intimate wedding location on the beach was the perfect setting for Nate and Arielle to marry. As the sun was getting closer to setting, we took portraits on the beach that just became more and more stunning as the sun sank slowly behind the horizon, painting the sky in blues and pinks.

Now they're officially Mr. & Mrs.! Arielle at sunset

Arielle and Nate make marriage look good! A kiss at sunset on the beach AwwwwA fantastic end to the ceremony portion of the day--a kiss near their wedding ceremony location.

Then, of course, it was time for dinner and dancing! The venue was the main balcony of the villa, impeccably set up with invisible ghost chairs, a table runner with vines and candles, and classic tableware. And the string lights above added a romantic twinkle to the atmosphere.

The setting for dinner, all ready for guests! The bride and groom address their guests.

These ladies know how to groove! Ending the night on a high note.

Congratulations to Arielle and Nate! Thank you for including me in your fabulous destination wedding in Costa Rica.

Venue: Casa Española, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica


Father of the groom(non-registered)
This was an awesome time. Photographer was unreal. So many photos besides these that are crazy good. I have never been around a photographer with the passion Rey has and the creativity is off the charts. I would HIGHLY recommend Nallayer studios for you needs!!!
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