I started with Alex getting ready with his groomsmen.
Imee and Alex brought their high energy family and friends to have the party of a lifetime in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. They all enjoyed a vacation at the Westin, situated on Playa Conchal, with the highlight being the couples wedding day. This fun loving, California based couple were such a pleasure to work with. They were both easy going and eager to crack a smile or just burst out in laughter.
I started with Alex getting ready with his groomsmen.
The guys were a little put off when they were served, and I quote, "girly pink champagne" but afterwards they all shyly admitted that they really liked the taste of it. I think they made up for it later in the night with the "manly" shots they all took.
Sweet Imee was getting ready with her bridesmaids and her mom. She was gitty and eager to go with the flow.
The ceremony was held on a lawn area just on the edge of the shoreline. Beautiful flowers dripped from the corner of the arch. During the ceremony Imee and Alex honored some Filipino traditions.
The entire wedding group made their way to the beach for a photo before enjoying a sunset cocktail hour.
The reception was held at the Reserva Conchal Beach Club. A beautiful table was set for Imee and Alex's guests, while the couple had a view of everyone from their sweetheart table.
Alex and Imee set the pace for the evening by making a grand entrance and performing a beautifully rehearsed dance together.
This entire group knew how to dance, and knew how to dance well. But I must say that this little guy below really stole the show. He would dance and the crowd would instantly circle around him to cheer him on, he even made a few bucks for his awesome performances.
Drool....that beautiful arch is just to die for. Angie knew what she wanted, she wanted a red and green themed wedding and it wasn't even close to the holiday time. Some might think that red and green wouldn't work, but Angie was able to completely pull it off. It turned out entirely stunning and unique. The wedding colors were seen throughout the entire day and it just all looked stunning.
Angie and Eric chose to marry one another on the white sandy beaches of Playa Conchal, or ¨Shell Beach¨. Situated on the beach is the all inclusive Westin resort, which is where family and friends stayed for the week.
After getting ready I was able to stop by the reception area to get some day time detail photos. I love the look of a romantic candlelit table, but I really prefer the daytime detail shots. This tablescape was just breathtaking. Custom made wooden geometrical shapes dangles from the ceiling accented with flowers. Red and yellow glassware were scattered throughout creating a romantic-sultry feel.
The ceremony space was just as beautiful as the reception. A driftwood arch was dripping with soft greens and red and white flowers. Hand painted maracas were set out for each guest, customized with the name and date of the wedding. A small note asked the guests to shake the maracas at the couples first kiss. Gorgeous over-sized brass lanterns finished off the look. Guests were greeted wit acoustic guitar music and refreshments served in coconuts.
The day was a bit overcast and instead of a vibrant sunset mother nature produced some amazing soft blue hues for our photo session. Towards the end when the sun would typically be setting, it looked truly magical as you could almost not tell the difference between the water, the mountains and the sky. Angie looked so beautiful, she was so easy to photograph, and Eric didn't look too bad either.
The reception took place at Reserva Conchal, a beach club adjacent to the Westin resort.
To kick the party off two friends of the couple gave a speech, but this was not just your typical speech. Angie is a big fan of singing, so in honor of her these two friends rapped their speech to the theme song from The Prince of Bel-Air. Angie, Eric and all of their guests just loved it!
Noelle and Wes traveled from Toronto with friends and family to marry one another and celebrate the night away. They chose the Westin as their venue, a high-end all inclusive resort nestled in the dry forest of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The bride and groom were extremely nice and welcoming (hello, they are from Canada!).
Larissa, from Weddings Costa Rica, was the wedding planner for their wedding. I feel like Larissa always has the most beautiful couples paired with beautiful detailed weddings. It was such an exquisite day from start to finish.
I started the day with Wes and his groomsmen getting ready. They were full of jokes and ready to have a good time.
Noelle was just finishing getting made up when I arrived to her room. Her bridesmaids were all wearing different shades of pink and tan, the different hues looked beautiful altogether.
The ceremony was held at the far end of the Westin on the beautiful Playa Conchal. The soft lighting that comes through the trees is gorgeous.
The newlyweds were congratulated by friends and family and then we were off to take photos for sunset. The sun didn't set over the water, but rather behind the hills of the coast. It created a dreamy warm light that surrounded the couple.
The reception was setup poolside at the Reserva Conchal, just next door to where the ceremony was held. The long rectangular tables were decorated with soft pink hues and photographed beautifully. Twinkle lights hung from the ceiling overhead.
Elise and Chris are just as sweet as can be! They traveled from California to the Westin at Playa Conchal to tie the knot. It was just the two of them and it was perfect.
When I arrived they were both getting ready. They were cool and calm and I loved that Chris helped zip up his wife into her wedding dress.
At the beach a beautiful arch was setup lined with lanterns and drizzled with rose petals.
After the ceremony we took some photos around the hotel grounds and ended back at the beach for sunset.
The newlyweds continued the celebration with a private dinner for two and a sweetheart wedding cake.
Hi Everyone! My name is Madison aka Madi and I am a photographer who LOVES weddings!