Bride and groom walking on the low tide rocks in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica

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Playa Langosta Costa Rica Elopement: Mia + Barry –

All Mia wanted for Christmas was a proposal from the love of her live, Barry. She woke up Christmas morning and at first was disappointed. She couldn’t see the small box that she had been hoping to find under the Christmas tree. So Mia, Barry, and their one year son Easton started opening their gifts. Mia soon came across one large box for her. She opened it, only to find another small box inside, then another, and another, until finally there was a small box with a gorgeous engagement ring inside. Forgoing a ceremony back home in Spokane, Washington, the couple decided to combine their honeymoon with an elopement in Costa Rica by exchanging their vows on the beach in Playa Langosta Costa Rica.

Wedding Dress at the Barcelo in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica

Bride getting ready at the Barcelo in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica

Bride putting on capelet at the Barcelo in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica

Bridesmaid buttoning bride's wedding dress at the Barcelo in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica

Well, Mia’s two older sisters, Macey and Jenny, AND her sorority sister, Stephanie, were not going to just let Mia get married without her sisters by her side. Macey, Jenny, and Stephanie decided to fly down to Costa Rica to help Mia get ready for her big day, because after all who was going to do all those beautiful buttons on the back of Mia’s gorgeous wedding dress? (Don’t worry Mia, if your awesome sisters had not been there, I would have had your back!) Macey and Jenny helped Mia get into her dress and put on her “something borrowed,” their mother’s bracelet. Stephanie pinned their sorority’s crest, Alpha Phi, right above Mia’s heart.

Alpha Phi sorority sister about to get married holding sorority pin

Alpha Phi sorority sisters at wedding

Bride putting on earrings at the Barcelo in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica

Bride's sister putting bracelet on bride at the Barcelo in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica

Rings and bouquet by Colette's in Tamarindo, Costa RIca


Bride and bouquet getting ready at the Barcelo in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica

With the finishing touches done, Mia was ready to walk down the beach aisle covered with yellow rose petals to say her “I Dos” on a gorgeous (and tad bit hot) afternoon in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica. In addition to Mia’s sisters, nephew, and brother-in-law, Barry’s brother and sister-in-law were able to join via photo cutouts mounted on a hardware paint mixer sticks. Quite creative!

Bride walking down the aisle in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica

Small Wedding in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica

Bride and Groom holding hands at Wedding in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica

Bride putting ring on groom during Elopement in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica

First kiss during Elopement in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica

Playa Langosta Costa Rica

After Mia and Barry’s intimate ceremony, I whisked the newlyweds away to take advantage of the oh-so-magical and golden sunset light. ¬†We explored the low tide rocks on Playa Langosta, Mia and Barry brimming with love and exchanging intimate kisses. And when a sunset horseback ride tour just so happened to pass us, the caballeros were ever so kind to lend us two of their horses for some impromptu photos.

Bride and groom kissing on the low tide rocks in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica

Bride kissing groom in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica


Groom dipping bride for a kiss in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica

Portrait of Bride in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica

Portrait if Groom in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica

Bride and groom smiling at the camera during Elopement in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica

Bride and groom kissing reflection in a low tide pool in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica

Bride and groom smiling in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica

Bride and groom holding horse leads during Wedding in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica

Bride smiling at horse in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica

Groom getting on horse during Wedding in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica

Bride and groom smiling with horse during Wedding in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica

Groom twirling bride during Wedding in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica

Congratulations Mia and Barry!

XOXO,
Kristen

Wedding Location: Playa Langosta Costa Rica
Wedding Coordinator: Misty at Pura Vida Weddings
Flowers: Colette’s
Makeup: Tricia at Maravilla Makeup
Hair: Nick
Dinner: Dragonfly
Hotel: Barcelo

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