Not everyone’s love story is the same. Some are long, some short. Some are simple, and some epic. And sometimes love blooms slowly, beautifully, when the time is just right.
That’s how it was for Bree and Aaron. Their relationship traveled a winding path that began as platonic friends helping each other with their love lives. Eventually, as best friends they fell in love with each other.
Love Blooms in Costa Rica
Costa Rica holds an incredibly special place in the hearts of this couple. They came to visit last year and fell in love with the country and its warm-hearted people. Both of them love the outdoors and the ocean, which Costa Rica’s beach towns offer plenty of both!
But something even more special happened while they were here. During their trip, Aaron decided that he wanted to take the next step with their relationship and propose to Bree. Aaron popped the question while they were at a concert for one of their favorite bands- Thievery Corporation (so we know they have good taste). Bree called it one of the most magical nights of her life! Love blooms in magical places like this!
A Costa Rican Wedding
Since Costa Rica had so inspired them, it seemed only fitting to have their nuptials in this delightful country.
They had a pre-wedding portrait session with me the day before, which turned out to be a serendipitous because it rained a bit on the day of the wedding.
Because of the rain, they opted to have the ceremony in the Event Center at Costa Verde. The walls are all open so the fresh green jungle made a lovely backdrop. Afterward, we were able to slip down to the beach between raindrops and capture some amazing photos with one of Costa Rica’s epic rainy season sunsets. The colors were stunning!
A great big thanks to my second shooter, John Williamson, who helped me get some of the awesome images we shot for this amazing couple.
Costa Verde’s 727
If it looks a bit like Bree and her girls are getting ready in an airplane. That’s because they are!
Costa Verde’s claim to fame is a renovated Boeing 727 from 1965. The interior has been turned into a luxurious two bedroom suite. In place of wings, there are decks where you can step out and enjoy the canopy of the rainforest. The nose of the plane pokes out of the rainforest and offers an unparalleled view of the Pacific Ocean. Just imagine settling in at sunset with your sweetie and a tropical cocktail for your own personal show.
As far as epic, unforgettable places to stay go, this is one of the most awesome.
Your Costa Rican Wedding
Wherever your love blooms, Costa Rica is a gorgeous place to make the vows that will change your life forever. Do you dream of an epic, exotic location to tie the knot? There’s no better spot than on the peaceful shores of the Pacific Ocean where monkeys play in the rainforest.
Wedding Planner: Perennial Weddings
DJ: Ciro Briceno
Rentals: Los Primos
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