Hello amigos and amigas. Planning a destination wedding is no easy feat. First off where on earth (quite literally) will you choose to say those all important I do’s. Choosing your location for your destination wedding is a big decision. Perhaps you have narrowed it down to your top choices already. If you are still humming and hawing whether Costa Rica is the right place for your destination wedding perhaps the feature our friend and wedding planner Jamie from Mango Muse Events may help tip the scales.

From the legal requirements for your Costa Rica wedding to the various microclimates available for your backdrop to little known facts about the country – it is a great article to get a sense of whether Costa Rica is the place for your big day.

Plus Jamie interviewed me, yours truly to get the inside scoop from the point of view of a Costa Rica wedding photographer. Plus she included some our photos from destination weddings we have shot all over Costa Rica: from Tamarindo to Santa Teresa to Arenal to Manuel Antonio and everywhere else in between!

For us, Costa Rica is the perfect antidote for those brides and grooms wanting to avoid all-inclusive resorts. It is off the beaten path but still very accessible. There is nothing cookie cutter about it. Plus there are some absolutely positively stunning private villas that you can rent out to house your guests and also have the wedding at the same place. These villas are drop dead gorgeous. You will feel like a queen and may never want to leave! Your very own piece of paradise. The villas are an amazing option for those who can’t stand all-inclusive resorts but want their guests to be taken care of. The villas can arrange all your tours, adventures and even bring in fantastic chefs to cook for you and your guests! How amazing. Just imagine, swimming in your infinity pool overlooking an amazing rain forest back drop, listening to howler monkeys, sipping a margarita while your private chef cooks your custom menu. Divine!

So what are you waiting for, book that plane ticket, send out those save-the-dates and let’s have a wedding to remember in sunny Costa Rica!

Read the feature to find out whether Costa Rica is the perfect choice for your destination wedding.