Kristy & Steve’s Beach Wedding at Dreams Las Mareas
Guanacaste, Costa Rica
In from snowy Canada, Steve and Kristy got married on a warm and sunny Monday January afternoon on a gorgeous beach in Costa Rica just before sunset as their family and friends watched.
We started in the Kristy’s suite where she and her various bridesmaids and some wedding guests were getting ready. Her gorgeous bouquet caught our eye so we took it outside on the balcony along with their wedding bands and her wedding dress to take a few photos. Afterwards, Lindsay stayed in the room while they got dressed to take photos of them afterwards, and I went to the suite where the groom and groomsmen where preparing of the wedding. I found a group of relaxed guys having a beer on the back and thought it was a great moment to capture.
Once we finished photographing the bride and groom’s preparation, we headed to the beach where their family and friends had started gathering. We wanted to get their early because photographing weddings at Dreams Las Mareas can be quite challenging given all the people at the resort and on the beach, so we wanted to get into a good position for when Kristy walked down the “aisle”.
The moment arrived. As the groom and groomsmen waited and watched with anticipation, the bridesmaids began walking to the altar in pairs, followed by the bride who effused happiness. The ceremony was quick and full of happiness. Several time as Kristy and Steve exchanged vows and wedding rings, Kristy broke out in big smiles and tears, which was matched by her family and friends.
After the wedding, we took some bride and groom portraits of Kristy and Steve near the shore as the gorgeous warm rays of the setting sun fell on them. We then took groups and family photos and then of the bridal party, after which we headed to the restaurant where we took photos of Kristy and Steve cutting their wedding cake, their family and friends, and then a few more bride and groom photos.
Steve and Kristy’s wedding was a wonderful moment in their lives and we are honored to have taken the photos by which they will remember their wedding day. We wish you both the best!!