Destination Wedding in Costa Rica

by Kaila Cales
bride and groom photos in costa rica destination wedding

Trisha and Cary have known each other for over 10 years. They finally began dating 5 years ago and now here they are - ready to say ‘I do’! 

They had been to Costa Rica a couple years ago and absolutely loved their visit. After working with Susan La Reau the fabulous wedding planner and visiting Arenas del Mar, they knew this would be the perfect place to start their new adventure together.

wedding dress hanging on door
purple orchid flowers in vase
bride's custom blue accessories
bridesmaids in custom robes
groom's reaction to first look at wedding
bride and groom photos in destination wedding in costa rica

To make their wedding even more memorable, Trisha and Cary had several special wedding details including beautiful agate stones with the names of their guests inscribed on them.

The written word was also an important element of their wedding. Not only did they have a special little wedding vow book, but also Trisha’s gift to Cary was a touching, handwritten book of all the reasons why she loves him. They also had their beautifully designed invitations on display.

For getting ready, the bridesmaids all had lovely, embroidered robes for before they donned their dresses and each bridesmaid wore a turquoise necklace. 

mom and dad walking bride down the aisle
bride looking at groom during ceremony
bride and groom pouring sand during ceremony
bride and grooming cheering after the ceremony

I suppose that all brides love their dresses and accessories but Trisha was especially in love with her dress, tiara, and veil and wanted good photos to remember them by. So the photographer said they had fun playing with her veil and getting some creative shots.

bride and groom photos in costa rica destination wedding
bride and groom photos in costa rica destination wedding
bride and groom photos in costa rica destination wedding
bride and groom photos in costa rica destination wedding
large group shot on the beach at destination wedding in costa rica

During the ceremony, the couple opted for a sand ceremony, representing their two lives becoming one.

At the reception, you can see the fun they had with their huge, wedding cake shaped piñata! For this part, Trisha donned her traditional Vietnamese dress. This was more comfortable for dancing, whacking at that piñata, and all around enjoying herself.

We loved this fun, colorful wedding full of culture!

colorful wedding reception details in costa rica
colorful wedding reception details in costa rica
bride and groom's first dance
bride and groom hitting pinata at their reception

TRISHA AND CARY'S ROCKSTAR VENDORS

Photographer: Kevin Heslin Photography

Venue: Arenas del Mar

Planner: Susan La Reau

Rentals: Eventos Boadicea

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