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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Villa Mayana in Dominical, Costa Rica Outdoor Elopement Photo Story Award

Villa Mayana, Dominical, Costa Rica Wedding Portrait of The couple walking poolside with the backdrop of the jungles

Villa Mayana, Dominical, Costa Rica Wedding Portrait | The couple walk hand-in-hand against the backdrop of the Costa Rican jungles

Sigal and Vova walk hand-in-hand against the backdrop of the Costa Rican jungles, as their reflection in the pool highlights the strength of their love and the possibilities that lie ahead.

Sigal and Vova's relationship began after a first date at the Tel Aviv Art Museum in Israel. Within a week, they had been on four dates together and knew that they were meant to be. With Sigal being from Israel and Vova hailing from Russia, it made sense to take their love abroad and head to Costa Rica in order to meet Sigal's family at their holiday home. It was there that their whirlwind romance culminated with an idyllic wedding at the Villa Mayana in Dominical.

Sigal and Vova had no idea that this first trip together would be their last adventure before the global pandemic began, but they are looking forward to many more travel opportunities throughout the rest of their marriage.

Costa Rica Wedding Photo from Dominical of The bride reaching for her gown, which she purchased in Israel

Costa Rica Wedding Photography in Dominical | The bride reaches for her gown, which she purchased in Israel

The bride reaches for her gown, which she purchased in Israel and brought to Costa Rica for her wedding. 

Destination Beach Wedding Photo from Dominical, CR of A panoramic view of the rainforests

Wedding Photographers for Dominical, CR | A panoramic view of the rainforests

Sigal and Vova hosted their wedding at Villa Mayana in Dominical, Costa Rica.  The panoramic view of the rainforests and ocean made it the perfect place to say their vows.

Dominical, Costa Rica Wedding image showing brides friend peeking around the corner to check in on her

Dominical, Costa Rica Wedding Pic Gallery | The bride's friend peeks around the corner to check in on her

The bride's friend peeks around the corner to check in on her. Sigal's reflection boasts a carefree smile, showing that she is at ease and looking forward to marrying the love of her life.

Costa Rica Destination Wedding Photo of groom walking down steps past the local flora and fauna at the outside ceremony

Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | The groom walks down the steps past the local flora and fauna at the outside ceremony

Vova walks down the steps past the local flora and fauna in order to get to the outdoor ceremony location.

Wedding Ceremony Pic from Dominical Costa Rica showing a bright smile and adoring eyes of the groom

Wedding Ceremony Pic in Dominical - Costa Rica | a bright smile and adoring eyes

With a bright smile and adoring eyes, Vova looks toward his bride as their ceremony begins in the hills of Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Outdoor Wedding picture of The groom using a small book as a reference

Costa Rica Outdoor Wedding Photography | The groom is using a small book as a reference

Using a small book as a reference, Vova keeps his gaze on Sigal as he recites his wedding vows.

Hanukkah Wedding Reception Image with candle lighting from After the ceremony

Costa Rica Hanukkah Wedding Image | After the wedding ceremony was complete

After the wedding ceremony was complete, Sigal, Vova and their families celebrated Hanukkah together.