Josh & MarisaReserva Conchal ~ Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Wedding Photographer Costa Rica // We never imagined that our job would begin taking us all over Central America to meet amazing people and spend some time in the earth’s most incredible places. We fell so lucky that we got a chance to finally visit Costa Rica, better yet in the amazing Playa Conchal of Guanacaste, for Marisa & Josh’s wedding at Reserva Conchal. It was also this amazing couples’ first time to Costa Rica, so we were all in awe of the incredible landscapes and beaches for the entire week we were there. Wedding Photographer Costa Rica

A few days before the wedding, the four of us ventured out into some of the farmlands of Costa Rica to take some photos and find the greener side of Guanacaste. We chatted about their story and all of their travel adventures from years prior, so it was amazing to get to know them better. For sunset we made our way back to the beach for a sunny, sea-side shoot. Playa Conchal is unique because the grains of sand are much bigger than normal and in certain parts, is completely made out of conch shells (as shown in the double exposure below). Wedding Photographer Costa Rica

Although the actual wedding day began with some rain, Marisa & Josh’s excitement for marriage didn’t change in the slightest. They both eagerly awaited their colorful, tropical wedding in the gardens of Reserva Conchal. Immediately after the ceremony, however, the sky cleared up and we got a chance to photograph during an incredible, golden sunset. We had trouble pausing between photos, as we didn’t want to miss a minute of the incredible light. We finally let them go back to their guests as the sky grew dark and we made our way to their beautifully decorated family-style dinner, right next to the pools (which were utilized later in the evening ;)), lit up by garden lights. Wedding Photographer Costa Rica

Marisa, Josh and their guests then danced the night away and finished their incredible Costa Rican wedding celebration. We love traveling for weddings and are so pleased to have played a small part in “JAM”‘s wedding story. We wish them all the best for the future and cannot wait for their eventual visit to Guatemala 😉 Enjoy the photos of this amazing wedding in Costa Rica.

Wedding Planner(s): Barbara Broutin from Four Nineteen Weddings
Videographer: Jonathan Yonkers
Venue: Reserva Conchal
Make up: Tricia Espinoza from Maravilla Makeup
Hair: Victoria Alfaro from Bridal Services Costa Rica
Dress: Leanne Marshall
Suit: J. Crew
Bride Shoes: Sarah Jessica Parker
Groom Shoes: Cole Haan
Jewelry: Henry Bendel
Flowers: Stylos & Flores
Rentals: Four Nineteen Weddings
Guitar Player for Ceremony: Ricardo Fonseca
DJ: Stephen Denton
Desserts: Victoria Zoch

Hit Play Below. Music: Animal Collective – Loch Raven

 

 Day 1 ~ Engagement Session around Guanacaste & Playa Conchal 


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 Day 2 ~ Wedding at Westin Reserva Conchal