Dominical Costa Rica Wedding Couple Portrait before a small elopement in the jungle with just a few attendees
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.
This is the bride, Candy, getting her hair done by her friends.
The bride is now ready to walk out to the ceremony.
The ceremony took place at a private villa in the mountains of Costa Rica.
Candy gives Chuck a look during the ceremony.
Chuck dips Candy for the first kiss during the ceremony.
The newlyweds are congratulated by their guests at their outdoor ceremony.
Candy and Chuck dancing on the lawn.
The couple gaze into each other's eyes during this nighttime portrait session.