The bride has some tears after listening to some kind words from her best friend and how happy she was to travel to Antigua Guatemala to celebrate her dream wedding.
María José and Carlos dreamed of getting married in a unique location, different from what you usually get in venues around Costa Rica, their hometown.
On a vacation trip to Antigua Guatemala they became totally in love with the city and everything that it has to offer. The colored walls, the impressive national monuments, and its incredible ruins is why they decided to choose this historical city to be the host for their wedding.
The venue they chose, La Casa de la Ruina Santa Rosa, was ideal because it has a private ruin to celebrate the ceremony, and a "hacienda-like" house to accommodate all their 30 guests, all of them family members flying from Costa Rica.
The wedding was a dream come true as it incorporated Costa Rica and Guatemala's customs and rituals. The result was a very colorful wedding with lots of emotions and a thrilled bride and groom that enjoyed every second of their big day.
The impressive ruin inside the property is the perfect spot to celebrate the ceremony in a unique way.
The bride's niece was so happy to introduce her to all the guests.
The ruin has lots of framing opportunities. From the main entrance you can view the ceremony location.
The guests pop out some colorful confetti to celebrate the just married couple.
The bride and groom sit down across from a local couple and have some fun in the nearby Santa Rosa Park which is a few steps outside the wedding venue.
After their portrait session, the couple made an entrance in style holding some smoke bombs with the colors of the Costa Rica flag.
The party starts with the couple, along with their nieces and nephew, surrounded by their family members having fun with them in the middle of the dance floor.
The ruin is so impressive that it really was the perfect background to have a portrait of the couple standing in front of their antique wedding car.