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Hacienda Sitio de Mata, Turrialba, Cartago, Costa Rica Elopement Photo Story Award

Wedding Venue Image showing The couple exiting the church with joy and flower petals

A Wedding Venue Image showing The bride and groom exiting the church with joy and flower petals

The couple exits the church with joy and surrounded by excitement from the guests while throwing them some petals.

Laura and Andrés have known each other since 4 years ago, they met for the first time because of their jobs. After a long and special relationship, they engaged on the Atlantic coast in Costa Rica on a beach called Manzanillo. While having a romantic dinner near the beach, Andres decided to get involved with his love. 

After that night, their wedding plans started. Still, since the beginning, they thought about having a very intimate wedding in a unique place. Since they love quiet and rural locations, they selected the spectacular Hacienda Sitio de Mata as their wedding venue. Located in the mountains of Turrialba in the Cartago Province of Costa Rica, it has one of the best and amazing landscape views. 

They choose to have only 30 guests with the closest family members and a few special friends for their wedding. They all enjoy all the romantic and charming feeling that Haciendo Sitio de Mata inspires for their visitors and couples that used to get married there. 

Cartago Costa Rica Wedding Drone Picture w Aerial view of unique charming venue

Turrialba, Cartago, Costa Rica Wedding Drone Picture | Aerial view of this unique and charming venue

Aerial view of this unique and charming venue located in the beautiful mountains of Turrialba, Cartago in Costa Rica.

Cartago, Costa Rica Wedding picture of Brides mother helping with shoes

Cartago, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Brides mother helps her with her shoe

Laura's mother helps her with her shoe moments before leaving the room for the ceremony.

Costa Rica Wedding Ceremony Photography of Brides mother w special words for groom

Costa Rica Wedding Photography | Brides mother has some special words

Laura's mother has some special words to Andrés moments before giving him her most special treasure, her daughter.

Turrialba Wedding Photo in Costa Rica During ceremony w guests and bride and groom wearing face masks

Turrialba Wedding Photographer of Costa Rica | During the ceremony, all guests and even the bride and groom were forced to wear face masks

During the ceremony, all guests and even the bride and groom were forced to wear face masks inside the small church which has a very unique architecture and was the perfect fit for their intimate ceremony. 

Costa Rica Destination Wedding Ceremony Pic of bride and groom interchange their wedding rings

Costa Rica Destination Wedding Ceremony Pic | bride and groom interchange their wedding rings

Laura and Andrés interchange their wedding rings during the intimate wedding ceremony.

Costa Rica Elopement Wedding pic of couple wearing face masks during ceremony

Hacienda Sitio de Mata, Cartago, CR Wedding Photos | The bride and groom exchange glances

The bride and groom exchange glances while wearing their face masks, this was the only way to capture their expressions during the ceremony.

Costa Rica Mountains Wedding couple portrait at venue with most amazing views

Costa Rica Mountains Wedding Photography | A venue with one of the most amazing views

Hacienda Sitio de Mata has one of the most amazing views in Costa Rica, it was the perfect backdrop for a portrait of the couple.

Hacienda Sitio de Mata, Turrialba, Cartago Wedding Venue Image from reception of gifting bouquet to mom

Hacienda Sitio de Mata, Turrialba, Cartago Wedding Venue Image | At the end of their reception

At the end of their reception Laura decided to gift her mother the wedding bouquet, it was the perfect ending for this story.