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Costa Rica Destination Wedding in Guanacaste

First kiss ceremony Costa Rica Destination Wedding Guanacaste Dreams Resort

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

Costa Rica Destination Wedding Guanacaste Dreams Resort Terrace
Costa Rica Destination Wedding macro ring detail shot
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Pearl hair clip earrings Costa Rica Destination Wedding Guanacaste Dreams Resort
Classic solitaire diamond ring shot Costa Rica Destination Wedding Guanacaste Dreams Resort
Tropical bridesmaid dresses Costa Rica Destination Wedding Guanacaste Dreams Resort

It’s no secret that I LOVE father-daughter first looks…get your tissues ready…

Seeing her daddy for the first time on wedding day Costa Rica Destination Wedding Guanacaste Dreams Resort
Father daughter first look Costa Rica Destination Wedding Guanacaste Dreams Resort
Father daughter first look Costa Rica Destination Wedding Guanacaste Dreams Resort

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!

Groom prep Costa Rica Destination Wedding Guanacaste Dreams Resort
Powder blue groom details Costa Rica Destination Wedding Guanacaste Dreams Resort
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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.

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The first look Costa Rica Destination Wedding Guanacaste Dreams Resort
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Candid couples portraits Costa Rica Destination Wedding Guanacaste Dreams Resort
Sunny tropical wedding photos Costa Rica Destination Wedding Guanacaste Dreams Resort
Light blue bridesmaid dresses Costa Rica Destination Wedding Guanacaste Dreams Resort
Light blue bridesmaid dresses Costa Rica Destination Wedding Guanacaste Dreams Resort
Bride and group portraits Costa Rica Destination Wedding Guanacaste Dreams Resort
Mother daughter photos Costa Rica Destination Wedding Guanacaste Dreams Resort
Wedding party with palm trees Costa Rica Destination Wedding Guanacaste Dreams Resort
Grandmother family photo Costa Rica Destination Wedding Guanacaste Dreams Resort

“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.

Bringing baby to destination wedding Costa Rica Destination Wedding Guanacaste Dreams Resort

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!

Baby bowtie outfit Costa Rica Destination Wedding Guanacaste Dreams Resort
Tropical family photos Costa Rica Destination Wedding Guanacaste Dreams Resort

When couples plan their ceremony to coincide perfectly with sunset over the mountains…love!

Traditional first look Costa Rica Destination Wedding Guanacaste Dreams Resort
Walking down the aisle Costa Rica Destination Wedding Guanacaste Dreams Resort
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Champagne toast Costa Rica Destination Wedding Guanacaste Dreams Resort
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Costa Rica Destination Wedding Guanacaste Dreams Resort
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Reception Costa Rica Destination Wedding Guanacaste Dreams Resort
Bride and groom dance under string lights Costa Rica Destination Wedding Guanacaste Dreams Resort
Reception romantic dance Costa Rica Destination Wedding Guanacaste Dreams Resort
Dance floor Costa Rica Destination Wedding Guanacaste Dreams Resort

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!

With love.
xo, A.

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 :)


9 Comments

  1. Amy and Shaun, you two are amazing!! We couldn’t have asked for better photographers and now friends to have joined us and helped us celebrate this special day! These pictures are so amazing and you captured all the special moments that we will cherish forever! I am so speechless, all I can say is amazing!

  2. Sally MacMaster Reply

    AMY! These are incredible! So fun being able to spend the week with you and Shaun in Costa Rica!

  3. Outstanding Amy and Shaun! It was an amazing week and an amazing wedding day! The photos are beautiful and they really tell a love story. Thank you. ❤️

  4. Amy, you and Shaun did an amazing job at capturing the beautiful moments from my sister’s wedding! You both were a great addition to our clan for the week and it was awesome getting to know you both. One of your pictures definitely tells more than a thousand words… Thank you again! xx

  5. Kathryn Overall Reply

    The pictures perfectly capture what was a beautiful wedding and a wonderful week In paradise. We will be framing the family photo you took of us at the wedding. Al and Victoria created a beautiful event for all. Thank you!

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