Katie & Jared’s Dream Destination Wedding in Costa Rica

June 24, 2024

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In February, I had the incredible honor of flying out to Costa Rica with my husband and our one-year-old to document Katie and Jared’s stunning wedding at Dreams Las Mareas in northern Costa Rica. This destination wedding was nothing short of a dream, set against the backdrop of Costa Rica’s breathtaking natural beauty. Costa Rica marks the 29th country I’ve visited and I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect occasion to explore this beautiful country.

The Enchantment of Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. Known for its lush rainforests, pristine beaches, and vibrant wildlife, it offers a captivating setting for any wedding. Dreams Las Mareas, located on the northern coast of Guanacaste, epitomizes the country’s charm with its picturesque beachfront and luxurious amenities. The warm, inviting atmosphere of Costa Rica, combined with the stunning venue, made Katie and Jared’s wedding truly magical.

Why Costa Rica is a Perfect Wedding Destination

Costa Rica’s diverse landscapes provide endless opportunities for unique and memorable wedding experiences. Whether you dream of a beachfront ceremony, a celebration in the midst of a tropical rainforest, or a wedding overlooking majestic volcanoes, Costa Rica has it all. The country’s friendly and welcoming culture ensures that your guests will feel right at home, enjoying everything from zip-lining adventures to relaxing spa days. Plus, the destination offers excellent value for money, with a range of options to suit various budgets.

The Wedding Weekend

Katie and Jared’s wedding weekend was filled with love, joy, and intentional touches that made the celebration uniquely theirs. Surrounded by their closest family and friends, every moment was infused with thoughtful details. Katie’s creativity shone through in every aspect of the day, incorporating elements from their trip to Thailand the previous year. Her wedding dress and the gifts she gave her bridesmaids were just a few of the special touches that made the day unforgettable.

The weather on the wedding day was perfect, with just the right amount of cloud coverage to keep everyone cool while providing ideal lighting for photographs. From the getting-ready moments to the heartfelt ceremony and the joyous dancing, the entire day was a beautiful blend of fun, emotion, and lightheartedness.

Wild Love and Wanderlust: Capturing Love Stories Everywhere

Photographing Katie and Jared’s wedding in Costa Rica was an incredible experience, and it reinforced my passion for capturing love stories wherever they unfold. At Wild Love and Wanderlust, no destination is too close or too far. We’re dedicated to documenting your unique love story, whether it takes us across the globe or just around the corner. Our 2025 bucket list includes Italy, France, Thailand, Greece and Croatia—all places we’ve visited before but are eager to explore again through the lens of a wedding.

Your Dream Destination Wedding Awaits

If you’re dreaming of a destination wedding in Costa Rica, or any other beautiful location around the world, we would love to be a part of your journey. Costa Rica offers an unparalleled blend of natural beauty, adventure, and romance, making it a perfect choice for your special day.

Contact Wild Love & Wanderlust today to book your destination wedding photography package. Let us help you create and capture memories that will last a lifetime, no matter where your love story takes you.

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My heart and passion for this work is summed up by the act of service. From the first wedding I ever photographed to ones years later—I’ve yet to come down from the high of being part of a couple’s best day and putting it in digital form to look back on for a lifetime. I take my craft seriously, and that means serving you in all aspects on your wedding day, and the days leading up to it.

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