Written by Jessica - Posted January 13th - Photographs by A Brit & A Blonde

Many of you are likely reading this while bundled up in a sweater, wrapped in a scarf, wrapped in a snowsuit, wrapped in total contempt for winter. I know that Chris & Toby’s super sunshiney destination wedding in the warmth of Costa Rica will thaw out even the coldest of you out there. I won’t tell you that there were parts of the day – where we were all so hot that we couldn’t even imagine what it felt like to be cold – because that would be cruel to our friends in sub zero temperatures. So take off your Sorel boots and kick back with a glass of vino and let the sunny sweetness of this Manuel Antonio destination wedding defrost you.

Chris & Toby primped and prepped at the lovely Costa Verde hotel in Manuel Antonio. And said their I do’s with sand beneath their toes on the gorgeous beach a short hop from Costa Verde. One of their friends acted as the officiant and it was a very moving and tear-enducing ceremony. Their sun kissed day was planned by the fantastic Silvia Chaves of Costa Rica Paradise Weddings. For dins the couple opted for a Make Your Own Taco bar which was such a perfect and fun idea. Fueled with taco deliciousness – everyone hit the dance floor at El Avion to dance up a storm.

It is scientifically proven that if you stare at these photos for long enough, the DNA of the warmth gets transferred to you and you don’t feel like a human icicle any more. That may or may not be true but it can’t hurt to test out the theory.