Bride and groom embracing in a plam tree grove after their elopement in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

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Elope in Tamarindo Costa Rica – Devan + Jim:

As a single mom with two sons, Devan was very busy and involved in her boys’ school and their activities. But between their activities and her work, she just wasn’t meeting her ‘Mr. Right’ , so she decided to give Math.com a try. It only took two-and-a-half weeks for Devan to cancel her year membership to Match.com. In those quick two-and-a-half weeks, Devan was already smitten with another Match.com member, Jim. From their very first conversation, they just clicked. Jim even has two boys as well – – making for a total of four boys! Fast forward almost two years later that fateful Math.com ‘match’, Devan and Jim decided to elope in Tamarindo Costa Rica to intimately start their next love chapter as husband and wife.

Couple kissing under a beautiful driftwood tree during their elopement in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Couple romantically kissing under palm trees in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Bride smiling on the beach while surfer passes behind her. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Even though Devan and Jim’s Costa Rica elopement was in the heart of rainy season, the rain paused for just enough time time last week for this couple to exchange their vows on the beach in Tamarindo. Wearing sandals that Devan’s mom helped to bedazzle for her walk down the aisle, Devan radiated with pure joy.

DIY bridal sandals for elopement on the beach in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Bridal portrait on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica with a surfer. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

During the ceremony Jim frequently glanced at his beautiful bride, his smile telling it all, his love for Devan.  As soon as they took their first kiss as husband and wife, the rain started up again; the light drizzle turned into heavy rain drops as things started to heat up between this beautiful couple.

First look photos for Devan and Jim's elopement at Langosta Beach Club in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Elope in Tamarindo Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Couple exchanging vows during their elopement at Langosta Beach Club in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Groom placing ring on his bride during their elopement in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Elopement at Langosta Beach Club in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Langosta Beach Club elopement in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Devan and Jim eloping on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

First kiss during Costa Rica elopement. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

But Devan and Jim just took what Mother Nature was giving them – – nothing, not even a Costa Rican thunderstorm, could put a damper on their elopement. I seriously couldn’t have asked for a better couple to brave the rain. The harder it rained, the more they smiled and snuggled up to one another! To say the least, Devan and Jim were naturals in front of the camera – – my photographer heart started swooning as they naturally nuzzled their foreheads together, their smiles lighting up the grey afternoon.

Couple walking on the beach in the rain after their elopement in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

DIY bridal sandals. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Couple kissing under an umbrella after their elopement in Tamarindo, Costa RIca. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Bride and groom embracing the rain during their elopement in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Beautiful photo of groom kissing his bride on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Black and white photos of an elopement in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Devan + Jim, the love that surrounds you two radiates and was so beautiful to photograph! From the bottom of my heart, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for lighting up the world around you!

XOXO,
Kristen

Wedding Planner: Maruja at Lat 10
Venue: Langosta Beach Club
Photography: Samba to the Sea Photography (me!)

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Bride and groom kissing under an umbrella in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Elopement photos in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Couple holding an umbrella during a rain storm after their elopement in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Bride and groom nuzzling their foreheads in the rain. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Couple smiling despite the rain on their elopement in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Bride and groom laughing on the beach after their Tamarindo elopement. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Couple embracing during their Costa Rican elopement. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Bride and groom walking on the beach during a Costa Rican downpour. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

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