Written by Jessica - Posted July 6th - Photographs by A Brit & A Blonde
Sometimes a wedding leaves me completely speechless, awestruck and wonderstruck – the best kind of strucks really. There was just so much loveliness and pure unadulterated awesomeness that you are left without words just all the feels.
This was the first time we had been to the quite new El Mangroove boutique hotel in Papagayo, Costa Rica. Valerie & Jeremy are from Oklahoma and chose this lil’ slice of paradise for their big day. It was and is stunning and a total treat for us as photographers. We could have happily shot there all the live long day and then some. Besides the incredible backdrop it offers – it is located right on the beach (always rad) and is only 20 mins away from Liberia airport – which makes it double rad to the power of the best thing ever. You see in Costa Rica – the roads are not always the easiest to navigate, so to be sipping a pina colada beachside less than 30 mins after you’ve picked up your suitcases is nothing short of ah-mazing.
The wedding ceremony took place on the beach and Valerie’s brother acted as the officiant – which always gives it that extra something. The reception was in the garden area complete with magically twinkly lights that looked spectacular after the sun had set. Barbara Broutin of FourNineteen Weddings did a truly magnificent job of creating such a gorgeous day for the couple and their guests.
Valerie & Jeremy shall we make a date to see you back at El Mangroove for your 1 year anniversary or perhaps let’s all just meet back there right now – our bags are packed and ready to go!