We love filming destination weddings, as it is always inspiring to discover new amazing places, meet new people and their stories and create a film unique for them.
So when May and Santiago reached out to us to film their wedding in Costa Rica we couldn’t be more excited!
After a long flight from Greece, we arrived in San Jose and the next day we did a nice road trip to Tamarindo, to join May and Santiago and their closest family and friends for their wedding celebration.
Between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica is truly a wonder of nature. The “Rich Coast” is filled with golden tropical beaches, lush rainforests, misty volcanoes and is no surprise that it is considered the “happiest place on earth”.
May and Santi are two of the sweetest, kind hearted, fun people, with a deep love for each other. They welcomed us in their wedding party from the first day and gave to us and all their guests a taste of the beauty of Costa Rica.
Together we hiked through a forest, got soaked in a waterfall, sailed at sunset with all their friends, snorkelling and having fun at sea, enjoyed beautiful tasty dinners, but mostly they shared with all of us their happiness, good energy, their true love, which was highlighted with their intimate, emotional wedding day.
The preparations took place in two different villas and their wedding ceremony was right at the beach, surrounded by the gold of the sun and the sand and the happy, emotional faces of all their loved ones.
The night found everyone having a blast between the sounds of traditional musicians, a spectacular fire show and the tunes of the DJ.
The whole experience was only made better working along Rob & Lori aka RAW Shoots, as the photographers that we can’t thank enough for all their help there and for the fun we had together! Kudos also to Barbara from Four Nineteen Weddings, that planned and styled everything perfectly!
Between our beautiful adventures in the wild, great dinners and discussions, a few drinks and capturing all the unique moments of their love, they now have a special place in our heart, with memories we’ll never forget.
When in Costa Rica, you frequently hear the expression “pure vida”, pure life. An expression that can be a simple “Hi” to a sincere wish for your stay there. But it also embodies all what makes Costa Rica special. It’s about the awesomeness of nature and our place in it, it’s an emotion, an attitude, it’s happiness and it’s a way of life, being thankful for what they have and not dwelling on the negative. So, Pura Vida. Relax and enjoy!