Black and white photo of bride and groom kissing on the beach in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

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Playa Langosta Costa Rica Wedding: Keeley + Steve –

North Carolina girl meets Southern California boy. A couple of years ago Keeley and Steve met through work. Last week, the laws of attraction brought these two forces of nature together to say their “forevers” at their Playa Langosta Costa Rica wedding. Family and friends flew from near and far to help celebrate this amazing couple during the week long festivities at Casa Cristal.  The rain clouds held off for their sunset beach ceremony, and as Keeley and Steve were exchanging their vows the sun peeked through the clouds. So very fitting for this couple – Keeley, the calm and eye of the storm, and Steve, the hurricane.

Black and white photos of bride and groom on the beach after wedding in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

From the moment I arrived at Casa Cristal to photograph the ever-so-stunning Keeley getting ready, I received such warm welcomes from this couple’s family and friends. Keeley had an awesome team of friends helping her get ready, from hair & makeup, painting her nails, to putting on her beautiful wedding dress.  Keeley’s mom and soon to be mother-in-law teamed up to help put on a stunning gold and diamond heart necklace passed down from Keeley’s grandmother, her something borrowed. Ironically enough, Keeley’s wedding date was also her grandmother’s birthday. How special is that?

Wedding jewelry details at Casa Cristal at Playa Langosta, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Mother of bride putting on "something borrowed" gold and diamond necklace on bride. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Friend painting brides nails at Casa Cristal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Black and white photo of bride putting on wedding dress at Casa Cristal in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Bride putting on garter before wedding in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Bridesmaids putting on orchid flower crown on bride at Casa Cristal in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

In true forces of nature fashion, Keeley and Steve decided to plan their Costa Rica destination wedding themselves. They utilized Señor Google and the Tamarindo local phonebook to find local vendors, including yours truly, as well as utilized Keeley’s creativity for all the small details, like hand stamped “Pura Vida” keychain wedding favors and custom necklaces for her bridesmaids. (Be sure to check out Keeley’s yoga and ocean inspired jewelry business, Indo Love).

Bride looking out into the Pacific Ocean before wedding on Playa Langosta, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Love note to bride from groom before wedding on Playa Langosta, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Bride reading card from groom at Casa Cristal in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Ever-so-perfect, Keeley walked down the sandy aisle to “Here Comes the Sun”. And to top it all off, their good friend Sean officiated the ceremony. He added the perfect touch of humor, personalization, sincerity, and calm to guide Keeley and Steve to their I-Dos. As Keeley and Steve kissed for the first time as husband and wife, their friends and family cheered, accompanying the song of “Better Together”. Swoon… .

Bride and bridesmaids heading to the beach for wedding in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Father of the bride and bride walking down the aisle at Playa Langosta, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Groom seeing his bride for the first time at wedding ing Playa Langosta, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Father of bride hugging his daughter as he gives her away at wedding in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Bride tearing up as groom says his vows at wedding in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Bride and groom holding hands during beach wedding on Playa Langosta, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Emotional moment for groom as bride says her vows at beach wedding on Playa Langosta, Costa Rica Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Black and white photo of beach wedding on Playa Langosta, Costa Rica.

Bride putting on groom's wedding ring at beach wedding on Playa Langosta, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

After the beautiful ceremony on Playa Langosta, the wedding party enjoyed an amazing dinner prepared by Shlomy, a Cordon Bleu trained chef,  at his restaurant Season’s. To top it all off, after dinner the crew headed back to Casa Cristal in Playa Langosta to party the night away, DJed by DJ Guana, mi amigo Zach Schmidt.

Bride and groom after first kiss at wedding in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Playa Langosta Costa Rica Wedding

Bride smiling at groom after wedding in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Bridal portrait on the beach in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.
Black and white photo of groom on the low tide rocks in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Bride smiling on the beach in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Bride and groom smiling after beach wedding in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Groom kissing bride on the cheek in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Congratulations you two!

XOXO,
Kristen

P.S. Check out the Sneak Peek photos for more of Keeley + Steve!

P.P.S. Love this wedding location? Be sure to check out more of my work on Playa Langosta, Costa Rica.

Keeley + Steve’s Wedding Photo Slideshow

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