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Terry & Justin's Beach Wedding!

March 2, 2019

Ceremony and reception on the Manuel Antonio beach, in front of the Beach House, Costa Rica style.   Bride wearing Vera Wang
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Fun Wedding at Casa Fantastica

November 2, 2011

Hi Everyone,
Check out this link from Lifetime Digital Imaging of Laura & Billy's wedding, done at Casa Fantastica in Manuel Antonio,  http://www.weddings.co.cr/albums/laura-billy/. Thank you Mr. Fernando Carcamo for so beautifully capturing the moments & being the professional that you are!  What fun...I look forward to the next one.  I just love these pictures so, thank you, again!

Abby & Rob's Wedding at Casa Maravilla in Manuel Antonio

March 2, 2019

This wedding took place at  one of my new favorite spots for small wedding groups looking for an ultra private luxurious location with stunning views, in Manuel Antonio.  Casa Maravilla has some of the best views in the area and you truly feel like the entire jungle is all yours when you are here.   The house can sleep up to 18 and host parties for groups of upto 25 people, and you are just minutes away from the world class beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park.   The gardens are perfect for a romantic photo shoot of the bride and groom, as you can see so beautifully captured below by A Brit & A Blonde Photography (also one of my new favorites!!!).  Thank you to Jason & Jessica Hill for the truly gorgeous photographs.   And also a huge thank you to Abby & Rob for allowing me to help with your desitination wedding.  I hope you two are having a blast traveling the world for the next three months!  
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                                                 Wedding reception in Cosa Rica by Oasis Destination Wedding planner Erin Little

Meyako & DeMon, Married at Villa Caletas

March 2, 2019

I just received these pictures of Meyako & DeMon's wedding which took place at Villa Caletas this past April.  What a kind, sweet, and (as you can see) good looking couple!   These two were married at sunset in the Villa Caletas amphitheather with 30 of their close friends & family.  The reception then took place in the air-conditioned(!) dining room, with the outdoor balcony providing space for the dance party afterwards.  Meyako worked so hard, bringing down tons of beautifully framed photos of the couples present as well as some of  their loved ones that were not able to make it.   The ceremony was very emotional.  DeMon actually sang to bride during the cermemony, and of course, all the ladies were crying.  Please enjoy the photos provided by Pamela Fuster & Carlos Charpentier of Costa Rica Wedding Photography.  Thank you all!
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Kristina & Derek

March 2, 2019

Just got these in!  What a young fun couple!  Kristina & Derek and their closest family and friends stayed at Casa Fantastica and were married on Manuel Antonio Beach.   The young volunteers deciding they wanted to tie the knot and so with not too much notice, we made it happen!  So fun, full of life, ...and love.  Here are some of the moments captured by Miss Sarah Yunker, local to Manuel Antonio. 
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Michelle & Dan, Manuel Antonio, May 29th

March 2, 2019

Michelle didn't tell me she was a skydiver instructor on the weekends... explains her laid back fun attitude.  She was not sure in the beginning she could actually get away with doing her wedding in Costa Rica with such short notice.  She told me how many people she had in her group and what she had in mind and I instantly new the location for her...Casa Brisas in Manuel Antonio...small, intimate, luxurious, yet affordable.  We only had 6 weeks to plan the wedding, but we kept it simple and it all worked out wonderfully.  It was moving ceremony, lots of tears, and we lucked out with great weather that day in Manuel Antonio.  There had been lots of rain so we had tents in place just in case.  But, it was all blue skies that day in Manuel Antonio.   Following the ceremony,  was a casual rooftop wedding reception, with their music played off thier Ipod, and dinner catered by the house chef.   Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening and raved about  how beautiful and specialit all was, and how everything exceeded their expectations.  I could not have been more pleased to help make it happen.  I hope you enjoy the photos...shot by the talented Beau Maisel that day.  Congratulations Michelle & Dan...lots of happiness to you both
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Laura & Billy, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

March 2, 2019

This was a fun wedding!  I met Laura the year before and we settled on the incredible Casa Fantastica for their Valentine's Day wedding.  Laura is half Tica (or Costa Rican) herself and was expecting around 60 people, including here family and friends in Costa Rica.   She had a sexy tropical vibe and we showcased that with colors of lime green, turquoise, & silver.  Her dress was great- very Latina and dramatic (just like Laura herself, lol).   She wore it so well!  We had a simple beach ceremony followed by a fun filled reception back at the casa.  At the end of the night, Laura's Costa Rican grandmother insisted each guest pin dollar bills to the bride, before she was allowed to go for the night!  It is a Costa Rican tradition and one I think most brides would not mind incorporating into their Costa Rica wedding :) So cute.  Please enjoy the photos shot by Lifetime Digital Imaging.   Thank you!
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Tania & Shane Pittman Wedding, Casa Fantastica

March 2, 2019

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Another fabulous & romantic wedding at the best house in town for wedding- Casa Fantastica.  Tania & Shane and 30 of their closest friends and family gathered at 4pm on the poolside patio for the ceremony, with the islands of Manuel Antonio and the Pacific ocean as their backdrop.  The reception was held on the otherside of the house, again with magnificent ocean and jungle views from all angles.   We used pineapples and local tropical flowers in colors or purple, white, reds, and oranges through out the decor and incorporated professional lighting and draping to create a very intimate and warm ambiance.   Local chefs catered the event, providing super fresh and delicious dishes with local fish, shrimp, fruits & vegetables- delicious!  Photography was done by the very talented Eduardo Lopez, a native to Costa Rica.   He really know what his is doing as you can see from a few of his shots.  Thanks to everyone who helped make the event a success!  And, thank you Tania for trusting me to make it happen! 
Update- few months later, Tania let me know Shane and her wereexpecting twins!   

Casa Fantastica, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

March 2, 2019

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2010 Weddings

September 26, 2011

Atalie & Delano, Villla Akira, Manuel Antonio

I was very excited to do this wedding at Villa Akira.  The house is nestled on a reserve in Manuel Antonio, with a long serene walkway through the jungle that throws you out on the beach, at a the perfect spot for a small intimate wedding!  The house, formely known as the Bali House, was constructed in Bali, then taken apart, shipped to Costa Rica, and reassembled.  It is a gorgous and private choice location in Manuel Antonio.  Atalie & Delano stayed with some of the guests at Villa Akira and married at sunset on February 13th.  We kept it very simple....colors being ivory, green, & yellow.   Atalie looked stunning in her Jcrew dress, as the photographer Eduardo Lopez captured so beautifully.  The afternoon was gorgeous with a few uncharacteristic raindrops falling at dusk, but nothing we could not work around.  The dinner was catered by a private chef and was, of course, delicious!  The group of 30 then partied the night away, underneath chinese lanterns, to music arranged by them on their Ipod.  Delano kindly told me that if he could have described his vision for a perfect wedding, what we did blew it out of the water.  How I love comments like those Delano- thank you!  Hope you two enjoyed traveling around for the next month spending quite a bit time in the Manuel Antonio area.  I am sure I will run into them again on the beach here someday.  UPDATE- ran into them walking on the beach at sunset a year later on their anniversary!   Got to love that.  Cheers

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