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!
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.
Looking good in Costa Rica! Enjoying the view from the house. The quality of light was breathtaking. Costa Rica: water, sun, and romanceThe beach had these rocks that made for great photo locations. Of course we had to use them! The DIP!The sunset provided a colorful background that we took full advantage of.
Then it was time for the big day!
Gotta have a good lookin' tie knot! Looking good, gents.Suspenders on fleek. The wedding ceremony location.Kinda takes your breath away, right? Here comes the brideArielle's daughters announced her entrance with this cute sign and their adorable matching dresses.
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.
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.
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 www.casaespanola-manuelantonio.com