Victoria and Alex were married on a sunset terrace of Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica, in a tropical Costa Rica Destination Wedding!
The first time I met Victoria and Alex was at Jared and Amanda’s Winter Wedding at Le Belvedere. I remembered Victoria for her smile and warmth, and they both caught my eye on the dance floor as a couple who knew how to have fun together!
So when I got an email from Victoria a few months later asking me to photograph their engagement photos in Navan, I knew we’d have a good time! Especially as they were bringing their golden doodle, Charlie along! We hit it off right away, and it wasn’t long before we were making plans for me to join them for their destination wedding in Costa Rica!
It was the kind of trip you dream of taking in the middle of a Canadian winter. Temperatures ranged from 25-35°C and – as it’s still technically the dry season in Guanacaste, Costa Rica – skies were clear and blue for every day of our visit.
Victoria and Alex, this was a week we’ll never forget. We’re forever grateful to you and your families for making this the trip of a lifetime, but it’s the newfound friendships that mean the most to us. Thank you both, and I hope you love this sneak peek from your day!! Much love! x
It’s no secret that I LOVE father-daughter first looks…get your tissues ready…
Meanwhile, across the resort Al and the guys relaxed in air conditioned rooms (this was key at +34 degrees!!) until it was time to get ready. Victoria had no idea that Al would be wearing a full suit (with jacket!), in a modern heather grey; looking sharp, Al!
When it was finally time for these two to see each other, we found a private corner of the resort for Al and Victoria’s first look.
“Hola, baby Ryan!” became the catch phrase of the week!!…these babies were SO good all trip, and the sweet staff at the resort praised them for it with this catchy quote all week long.
Seriously tho, the babies (and their parents!) were incredible! Baby Murphy is now a seasoned traveller at – get this!! – only 6 weeks old! Sarah, Harley; you are all-star parents!
When couples plan their ceremony to coincide perfectly with sunset over the mountains…love!
Ohh, Costa Rica! What I’ll remember most from this trip isn’t the mountain views, the pool-side drinks, or the infinity pools (though those were obviously great!), it’s those people who travelled with us who made this trip so unforgettable. You know who you are: the 30 people who joined us in Costa Rica for Al and Victoria’s destination wedding, and who made me and Shaun feel so welcomed amongst the group. THANK YOU to those people, and to the staff at Dreams who made our trip so wonderful! Together we celebrated the love of one of the most thoughtful, caring and deserving couples, who I’m beyond blessed to now call friends. Thank you Victoria; thank you Alex! And congratulations to you both!
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING VENDORS!:
VENUE: DREAMS LAS MAREAS, GUANACASTE COSTA RICA
WEDDING DRESS: ALL THAT GLITTERS
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: DAVID’S BRIDAL + ALL THAT GLITTERS
SUIT RENTAL: MORRIS FORMALWEAR
PHOTOGRAPHY: AMY PINDER PHOTOGRAPHY
PS. I love hearing your thoughts, love and kind words for my couples! If this post gets 5 or more comments, I’ll gift Victoria and Alex a FREE 8×10 print of their choosing! Comment below :)