The couple was looking for a romantic style with a touch of glam for their destination wedding in Manuel Antonio National Park. They wanted something that matched their personalities perfectly and complimented this beautiful country.
The guest list consisted of 42 guests from all over the world who joined Irina and Andriy in the rainforest by the ocean in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. The girls got ready in their suite with a phenomenal view. The bride transformed into a princess with flowers in her hair and sparkles on her feet.
The venues were a big factor in achieving their wedding day vision. Both venues were selected to feature the stunning coastal views of Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. They wanted views of the rainforest and of the ocean. We quickly decided on their dream ceremony location on a patio at Hotel Costa Verde overlooking the stunning rainforest and followed with a celebratory reception on a rooftop patio at La Mansion with coastal views.
The ceremony was on the helipad of the hotel with 360-degree views of the water. We lined the aisle with pink rose petals that led up to the large white arrangements on pedestals with a green jungle backdrop. The wedding party held classic bouquets with white and pink roses which complimented their blush pink bridesmaids gowns. The bride carried a similar cascading bouquet that was filled with greenery and roses. String musicians played to welcome in the bride and start the ceremony.
This couple knew they would love to capture this day to relive it again and again. They hired an amazing video team who really showcased their love story beautifully. Photographer Sylvia Guardia captured the day perfectly, including the award-winning special photo in front of the plane in the jungle of Manuel Antionio.
For the reception, we went with an ultra-glam look! We played with fabric textures and patterns. The couple's sweetheart table really stood out and sparkled in the setting sun. We lit the candles just as the sky started to change which really added those romantic elements that the couple wanted.
As the sky turned bright orange, the couple headed down to the sandy shore to share a few private moments to celebrate their union. They danced and twirled on the beach giggling and soaking in the breeze.
Irina and Andriy’s rainforest by the ocean wedding was featured by Southern Bride magazine in their list of 15 Gorgeous Places to be married in 2019. It was also spotted in Argentina for our award with the Belief Awards and in France, with Le Figaro.
For the dinner, everyone was seated under twinkling string lights which set a really intimate atmosphere. Toasts were made that kicked off the fun reception of dancing and drinking the night away.