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Luxury Wedding in Costa Rica at Villa Caletas

The happy couple in beautiful Villa Caletas for their luxury wedding

Villa Caletas is one of those venues that makes every wedding feel like a luxury wedding. The decor is stunning, the rooms are luxurious and comfortable, the staff is attentive and friendly, and the view is to die for.

As you’ll see in the ceremony photos, the venue boasts a large area complete with Greco-Roman columns and an infinity pool. If that weren’t amazing enough, it’s all set against a spectacular backdrop impossible to create with human hands, the Pacific Ocean.

It was the perfect setting for Jordan and Richard’s elegant, luxury wedding.

The radiant bride!

The Couple: Jordan and Richard

Richard grew up in Costa Rica and as a result, Jordan and Richard travel here often. They love visiting friends as well as it’s such a great place to relax and unwind. Thus, it seemed a natural choice to have their wedding in this beautiful country.

Destination weddings tend to be on the smaller side. Of course, that doesn’t always hold true, there’s no rule about how big they can be. But that’s simply the nature of these types of weddings. Fewer folks can come and help wish the couple well on their new journey.

In Jordan and Richard’s case, however, they already had lots of friends and loved ones here in Costa Rica. Their wedding was a little on the larger side with around 100 guests and a sizeable wedding party.

For that reason, I was psyched to have my good friend Joseph Nance with me as second shooter. With two photographers we could be super sure that nothing was missed and we got great shots of all their guests, especially candids during the reception.  Joseph Nance is an excellent wedding photographer and I recommend checking out his amazing work in Guatemala here

Getting ready with the girls

The Unexpected Little Moments

As a photographer, I love capturing real moments. Genuine emotion–whether it be smiles, laughter, surprise, or tears–is my absolute favorite. That’s what I love about weddings. People often let down their guard on these special days. I get a glimpse of them without their “camera ready” face and that’s the shot I go for.

Jordan and Richard were definitely on the same page with what they wanted from their photography coverage. Before the big day, Jordan communicated that the shots she wanted most were the ones she didn’t know to ask for. The special moments that really make the day. Like Richard’s face when he saw her in her dress for the first time, or the poignant moment with her dad as he walked her down the aisle.

Of course, we got all the traditional shots as well–those are what make a gorgeous, luxury wedding album to show the kids and grandkids. But we focused on getting plenty of real, raw moments. The kind of priceless moments that the family can treasure for a lifetime.

The bride framed by a frame within a frame

Picture perfect!

The groom before the ceremonyThe happy couple having a momentThe happy couple before their beautiful luxury wedding ceremony begins.

The spectacular view from the ceremony spot at Villa Caletas.

Epic spot for a luxury wedding ceremony!

The bride tears up a little during a special moment of the ceremony.

The bride tears up a little during a special moment.

The couple during their luxury wedding ceremonyFamily and friends looking on during the ceremony

A special moment of laughter when going in for the kiss!

A moment of laughter!

The moment of victory!The happy couple with the bridal party.A beautiful moment of just the couple with the infinity pool and the skyPortraits of the Bride and Groom

Portraits of the bride and groom with the spectacular sunset!

Check out that epic sunset!

More luxury wedding portraits!

The bride and groom dancing during the reception.

Time to party!

And he goes in for a kiss!Special moments during the father/daughter danceThe groom and his mom enjoying their dance together.Joyful moments during the receptionTender and joyful moments during the reception.The bride enjoying the luxury wedding partyBridesmaids taking selfies!Enjoying the party!Enjoying the party!Enjoying the party!

Your Luxury Wedding in Costa Rica

Jordan and Richard had the type of luxury wedding that many people only dream about. But more importantly than that, they got to spend a fantastic day with the people they care about most in the world.

You can have that too! A destination wedding in Costa Rica is a fabulous way to have a special day not only with the love of your life but your closest friends and family as well. And with the wedding planning services provided by many of the impressive venues here in Costa Rica, it’s a lot less stressful way to get married!

For more great reasons to get married in Costa Rica, be sure to check out this post!

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Kevin Heslin
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