Romantic kiss on the beach at Playa Conchal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

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The Westin Playa Conchal Costa Rica  – Trash the Dress Honeymoon Photos: Brittany + Kyle –

There is just something special about Jersey girls. OK, I may be slightly biased here because I was born and raised in New Jersey, but seriously, Jersey girls are pretty awesome. Especially Brittany, a Jersey girl from Sea Girt, who took a leap of faith and moved to Spartanburg, South Carolina last year to start a new job at Michelin. Little did she know that shortly after her move down South, her stars were going to align and she was going to meet the love of her life, Kyle, a true Southern farmboy. And little did Kyle know that seven months later after meeting Brittany he was going to get married to this Yankee!!!! Or as Brittany likes to say, “He never wanted to get married until he met this Yankee!” It only seems more perfect that Brittany’s maiden name is North, because Kyle #FowlerWentForANorth !!! And let me tell you, this couple was a blast to photograph during their honeymoon at The Westin Playa Conchal Costa Rica.

Romantic kiss at The Westin at Playa Conchal, Costa Rica.Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Bridal portrait wearing a dress from BHLDN. Playa Conchal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Groom portrait on the beach at Playa Conchal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Ring black and white photo detail. Playa Conchal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Almost a week after their small ceremony under the only remaining covered bridge in South Carolina, Campbell’s Covered Bridge (I am swooning right now!), Brittany and Kyle got all dressed up again for some beautiful honeymoon photos on the beach in Playa Conchal. Brittany and Kyle were glowing newlyweds, exchanging intimate kisses and countless laughs. The couple decided to forgo professional wedding photos during their intimate ceremony in the United States, so I was truly honored to capture their love story here in Costa Rica.

Bridge and groom sitting on the beach in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.
Groom hugging bride on Playa Conchal Wedding. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Black and white photo of bride and groom on Playa Conchal Costa Rica Wedding. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

 

Bride and groom looking into each others eyes on the beach in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Groom twirling bride wearing BHLDN Penelope dress on the beach in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

To top off their session, Brittany and I had been planning for several months to “trash the dress” at the end of their photo session. So off we ALL went, hopping into the Pacific Ocean at Playa Conchal to “trash” Brittany’s gorgeous wedding dress.

Bride and groom kissing on the shoreline at Playa Conchal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Trash the dress photos in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. BHLDN Penelope Dress

Bride and groom in ocean during Trash the dress photos in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. BHLDN Penelope Gown.

Bride and groom laughing in the ocean during trash the dress photos in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Bride and Groom about to kiss during Trash the dress photos in Costa Rica.Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Bride and groom romantically kissing ton the beach at Playa Conchal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Bride and groom on their Honeymoon at The Westin in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Congratulations you two!

XOXO,
Kristen

Location: The Westin at Playa Conchal, Costa Rica

Dress: BHLDNPenelope” Gown

P.S. Love this location? Check out my other work at Playa Conchal with my awesome clients!

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