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Shabby Chic House - San Isidro, Heredia, Costa Rica Elopement Photo Story Award

Shabby Chic House, Cafeteria and Restaurant Boutique Wedding Venue image of The groom really feeling what he was singing to the bride

The Shabby Chic House, Cafeteria & Restaurant Boutique Wedding Venue | The groom really feels what he was singing to the bride

Patricio really feels what he was singing to Alejandra. Haury, which is Patricio's close friend, was playing the guitar during the song. During the ceremony, Patricio surprised his bride with the news that he was going to sing her his vows.

Alejandra and Patricio’s wedding took place in a very intimate venue called The Shabby Chic House which is located in San Isidro de Heredia, Costa Rica. It is a place surrounded by mountains and that evokes a very warm environmental feeling inside the home thanks to its chimney, the perfect background for their ceremony.

Their original wedding was supposed to have guests from all over the world since they live in Costa Rica but Alejandra is from El Salvador and Patricio is from Chile. For the ceremony,  only a very few members of their family like Alejandra’s Father and Patricio’s parents, and one of his brothers were able to attend. Alejandra’s mother for example was in the United States and sadly she couldn’t attend the wedding because of the lockdown and flight cancellations, but that didn’t stop her from being present. She was able to be with Alejandra at all times even during her getting ready. Other guests were able to be at the wedding via Zoom.

Alejandra and Patricio have a very close relationship with God and their love for each other is huge. That’s why they really had a lot of special moments during their celebration. For example, before the ceremony they got a moment to pray together without seeing each other touching their hands. The most special moment was when it was Patricio’s turn to say to Alejandra his vows. He surprised her with an incredible song he personally wrote for her and decided to sing it to her live, thanks to his blind friend and musician Haury.

I really was very lucky to be present at this very intimate and special celebration.  You can see that Alejandra and Patricio’s wedding was special by even seeing family members at other places in the world having their special moment through the phone zoom call.

Costa Rica Elopement Photo of The couple having a prayer without seeing each other

Shabby Chic House in San Isidro, Heredia, Costa Rica Wedding Pics | a moment to pray before the ceremony

Alejandra and Patricio had a moment to pray before the ceremony without seeing each other.

San Isidro de Heredia, Costa Rica Wedding Photo of bride in her bridal dress for the first time

San Isidro de Heredia, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Seeing bride in her bridal dress for the first time

The precise moment Patricio saw Alejandra in her bridal dress for the first time. Her father is waiting to grab her hand and take it to Patricio's hand.

Wedding Photography in San Isidro as The bride takes a breath before she was able to start saying her vows

Wedding Photography in San Isidro | The bride takes a breath before she was able to start saying her vows

Alejandra takes a breath before she was able to start saying Patricio her vows, looking at him in a very tender way.

Costa Rica Wedding Photo of The moment in which the wedding officiant prays

Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | The moment in which the wedding officiant prays a

The moment in which the wedding officiant prays and gives Alejandra and Patricio a blessing for their marriage.

Wedding Event Venue Pics in San Isidro Costa Rica of a very special song for bride and groom while guests saw them via a Zoom call

Wedding Event Venue Pics in San Isidro - Costa Rica |  a very special song for them while guests saw them via a Zoom call

Haury is a Christian musician very close to Patricio and Alejandra so he wanted to play a very special song for them while guests saw them via a Zoom call from many parts of the world.

Costa Rica Elopement Photography of The couple finally getting the opportunity to be married at wedding

The Shabby Chic House - San Isidro Wedding Images | The newlyweds laugh together at the end of the ceremony

The newlyweds laugh together at the end of the ceremony, as they were so happy to finally get the opportunity to be married with all the restrictions that were established by the Costa Rica government at the time of their wedding.

Costa Rica Elopement Portraits in an open field next to the wedding venue

Shabby Chic House Wedding Couple Portraits | a very happy moment during their portrait session

Patricio grabs Alejandra and both had a very happy moment during their portrait session in an open field next to the wedding venue.

Costa Rica Wedding Photography of bride and groom talking to family members that where in other countries through a video call

Costa Rica Wedding Photography | talking to family members that where in other countries through a video call

Alejandra and Patricio were talking to family members that where in other countries through a video call. In the upper left corner is Patricio's older sister having some tears.