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Costa Verde Costa Rica Wedding

Bride and groom jumping from rock.

Costa Verde Costa Rica Wedding

This was the most rain I had ever seen at a wedding.  Fortunately, Lyndsey and Dan had a great attitude and we were able to be creative and get some great photos.  The rain turned out to be an interesting challenge, and because of it we were forced to try a lot of new things and I love how the images came out.

The wedding ceremony was held on the beach in front of Manuel Antonio National Park.  Luckily we had a covered tent to keep us all dry.  For the portrait session, Lyndsey, Dan and I ventured out in the rain to see what kind of photos we could come up with.  I had my assistant holding two umbrellas over me to keep my gear dry as we got some cool pictures with the mist on the beach.  I’m glad Lyndsey convinced her friends and family to come out in the rain for the portraits as it made for some fun photos.

Afterwards, the reception was held at La Cantina restaurant at Hotel Costa Verde here in Manuel Antonio.  I felt like we needed to do something more since the rain made the afternoon real dark really early so I took Lyndsey and Dan away from the party for a few minutes to continue with the portraits.  Between the two bathrooms in the restaurant there happens to be a tiny spot with a wall made out of wine bottles.  So we tried lighting it a bit differently to see what would happen and we were able to get some real dramatic portraits in front of these wine bottles.

The following morning we had scheduled a Trash the Dress session at Playitas beach.  After all the rain the day before, the next morning turned out to be just perfect – blue skies with just a few clouds.  As they promised the night before, Lyndsey and Dan weren’t shy about getting in the water.

Detail of rings in Costa Rica.View of Manuel Antonio National Park.Costa Verde Wedding Photo

Bride and friend dance before the wedding.

The girls get down before the wedding.

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Rain at wedding in Costa Rica.Bride on beach in Costa RicaBride and groom in the rain.Destination wedding detailParty in Manuel Antonio

Photo of bride in wine cellar in Costa Rica

Bride in front of a wall of wine bottles we found in La Cantina restaurant.

Bride and groom in wine room.

Bride and groom on beach

Arriving at the beach in the early morning with a fresh cup of Costa Rican coffee.

Fun photo session at wedding in Costa RicaBride laying on beach in Manuel AntonioCosta Verde Beach Wedding

Costa Rica Wedding Photography

The coordinator of this beautiful wedding was Isabel  from Hotel Costa Verde.

Joshua Stewart was the awesome Costa Rica Wedding DJ.

To learn more about having your destination wedding at Costa Verde Hotel and see more photos of this amazing hotel please check out my wedding venue info page: Costa Verde Costa Rica Wedding Planning

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