Yolanda and Chad’s Sunset Costa Rica Wedding
Occidental Papagayo Resort, Costa Rica
Yolanda and Chad got married on a warm and sunny Saturday afternoon as their family and friends watched just before sunset on a gorgeous overlook at Occidental Papagayo Resort in Costa Rica that had fabulous views of the Pacific Ocean.
Taking photos of Yolanda and her family was a memorable experience. There was so much love and energy in the room. Her sister styled her hair and put on her wedding-day makeup. Her other family members watched and discussed the wedding and their time in Costa Rica. We started by photographing their wedding rings, bridal bouquet and wedding dress, and then Yolanda when her sister was about done with her makeup and after putting on her wedding dress.
As Yolanda was tending to the finishing touches, we went to the suite where Chad and the guys were getting ready. They too were having a good time. Everyone was simply happy for Yolanda and Chad and for being their on their big day. We had to work quick as there was little time, so we got some group shots, photos of Chad’s father pinning the boutonniere to Chad’s shirt, and some individual photos of his other family and friends before heading to the ceremony site.
We got there before the bridal party and wedding guests to take photos of the gorgeous floral arrangement on the arc at the altar and the entire scene on the hill overlooking the ocean. After the bridal party arrived, we got some great photos of Chad waiting anxiously at the altar and their family and friends smiling, talking, and enjoying the fantastic views and weather until Yolanda arrived. As her father walked her to the altar everyone watched with anticipation.
The ceremony was filled with love, laughs, smiles, and tears as Yolanda and Chad’s fathers told stories about them, as they said their vows, exchanged wedding rings, and made it oficial with a romantic kiss. After they celebrated with their family and friends and made a toast to the newlyweds, we went to the beach below to take photos of the newlyweds strolling along the shore and taking in the scene.
On the way to the location of the reception, we took fotos of the just-married-couple on a flattering staircase at sunset with rainforest in the background. Once there, we took some photos of their family and friends seated and their table and then of Yolanda and Chad cut their wedding cake, which was a fun and memorable moment for them while their family and friends watched.
We wish you a long, happy, and fruitful life Yolanda and Chad!