After a whirlwind weekend of sun, fun, and wedding festivities in Costa Rica…the big day was finally here! Jamie and Kevin were getting married! La Mariposa hotel buzzed with excitement all morning long, with guests running to and fro, while the staff was working hard to make sure everything would be just perfect for the special day! Flowers were brought in from San Jose. As was the hair and makeup artist! Kevin and the amazing wedding planner, Mae of Supreme Weddings, made an early trip to the ceremony site to set up the chairs, while Jamie picked fresh flowers off a tree near the hotel to put in her hair. The rain had come and gone, leaving a cool breeze in the air. The sun was shining. And it was time…
Click through for Jamie and Kevin’s Costa Rica wedding!!! You might want to grab some coffee, this one is a doozy..an absolutely breathtaking doozy!
Jamie getting all pretty and bridal!
“Today, I get to marry my best friend…”
Jamie’s friend Kathy helping her review her vows…
Fresh Costa Rica flowers for her hair…
The bling, of course!
Taking a moment before getting into her dress, when it all becomes very real!
Heading to the beach to marry the love of her life…
Can you think of a more gorgeous spot for a ceremony?!
Their ceremony started out so serene and sweet, with both Jamie and Kevin a bit nervous but ever-excited to marry their better halves.
And then, almost immediately, this happened! Naked beach baby made a bee-line for the ceremony spot! I almost died laughing, as did everyone else! In some easy going beach wedding way, it couldn’t have been more perfect! Luckily, naked-beach-baby’s dad caught up with him and Kevin waved at the little guy before the ceremony resumed. I think everyone’s nerves were definitely gone now, thanks for the ice breaker, kid!
Some passer-bys during the ceremony…
And then a four wheel passer-by got a great view of thier kiss! Love it!
I can’t get enough of how happy these two are together! The love is written all over their faces!
And a barefoot recessional, I love it!
What is even better than a beach ceremony? A first dance, barefoot, in the sand! I can’t even imagine anything more beautiful!
That right there…is one very happy man! I live for catching these moments, these looks of more love than words can say!
After a touching first dance on the beach, Jamie and Kevin took off running down the beach…
But just for a moment!
The sunset, the water, the views….it was all just so unbelievably perfect!
And that there…is one very happy woman! Love!
After enjoying sunset on the beach for photos after their ceremony, it was back to La Mariposa for a delicious dinner, wonderful conversation, and a whole lot of dancing!
And let’s not forget the cake! Though I was way more interested in the whiskey-fresh fruit ice cream…yum!!!
The crazy humidity didn’t stop this crowd from dancing the night away!
The after-party included a performance by local Costa Rica dancers, so colorful and fun!
And after having a blast at their after party, nearly closing out the place, Jamie & Kevin finally called it a night and headed back to their room…in the rain! But this bride wasn’t worried about an umbrella, no sir! They walked right out into the wet night. And it was the perfect end to their Costa Rica wedding day…walking, hand in hand, in the rain. Loving every minute of it. They were married! And life was so very good! Even completely drenched…
Congratulations Jamie & Kevin! I am so very honored to have been a part of the wonderful union of two of the sweetest people I have ever met! Your love is so beautiful, truly gracious, and kind. An amazing reminder of why I do what I do: Love! The big, meant to be, love of your life kind. And having a job where I get to be a part of and document epic love stories like yours is the ultimate blessing. So, thank you for letting me be a small part of your epic love story, Jamie and Kevin!