• CostaRica •PhotographyKevin heslinEST.D 2006

Costa Verde: Wedding Venues with a View

Costa Verde Costa Rica Wedding Photography

Costa Verde: Wedding Venues with a View

A couple months ago I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Karina and Greg’s wedding at the Costa Verde Hotel in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Karina and Greg are genuinely some of the nicest people I have ever met. It was such an interesting coincidence that Karina and Greg now live in the Boston area where I am from, and Karina and her family are originally from Costa Rica, where I live now.

Moreover, Karina and Greg and their family and friends were super welcoming to me. The whole celebration felt like a really close-knit group, even though the two sides of the families live in different countries.

Terrace-Top Wedding

We started the day with photos of Karina getting ready with her friends.  It was a great room choice, as they could see all the preparations for the ceremony below from their balcony.  The ceremony area itself was on Costa Verde’s terrace that looks out over the National Park in Manuel Antonio.

From there, you can see the islands and the waves crashing into the Coastline. After the ceremony, we got a few photos of bigger groups at the hotel, and then a smaller group of us headed down to the beach for portraits.  It was a gorgeous day, with a stunning sunset, and Karina and Greg were super relaxed completely enjoying the moment and it shows in the photos.

We then headed up to the hotel for the reception in the event center at Costa Verde.  We had the huge space to ourselves. After really funny and emotional speeches by Karina’s brother and father, everyone let loose on the dance floor.

Wedding dress at Costa Verde

Bride and bridesmaids in Costa Rica

The girls watching the guests arriving to the ceremony area below.

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Groom with mother on beach in Costa Rica.

A quick portrait of Greg and his mom on the beach.

Costa Verde Wedding reception.

Did I mention Greg has a twin brother?

Wedding Reception in Costa Rica.Dancing at weddingWedding reception in Manuel AntonioSunset at wedding in Manuel AntonioCan you see yourself loving a destination wedding in Costa Rica? If you’re dreaming of wedding venues with a view, there is certainly no shortage of them in this gorgeous country. Find out more about where to get married in Costa Rica here!


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Kevin Heslin