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Dominical Costa Rica Wedding Couple Portrait before a small elopement in the jungle with just a few attendees

Dominical Costa Rica Wedding Couple Portrait | a small wedding in the jungle with just a few attendees was just the right fit
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Dominical Costa Rica.

Chuck and Candy’s adventuresome spirits already made them the perfect candidates for a destination wedding. Plus, with all the craziness going on these days, a small wedding in the jungle with just a few attendees was just the right fit.

They also decided they didn't want to miss any time with their few guests during the wedding day, so they decided to have an "engagement" session, just a couple of days before the actual elopement.  That is the only chance we had to do portraits of just the two of them.

To keep things low-key, they rented a beautiful villa on Airbnb called Casa Brisas de la Montaña. The 5,500 square foot house was large enough to accommodate them and the handful of guests that attended. Located on 60 acres with lush tropical fruits growing right on the property, powered 100% by renewable energy, and offering panoramic ocean and jungle views, it was the perfect type of place for a micro wedding. 

Plus, everything could be done in one convenient location. They got ready at the villa and held the ceremony right on the grounds. Each of them wrote special letters to one another which the officiant read during the ceremony. Their reactions were wonderful! 

Afterward, they enjoyed a lovely dinner and reception, dancing the night away under the stars.