Beach Elopement in Tulemar | A Picture Perfect Wedding in Costa Rica

Bride and groom share a kiss at the water's edge on the beach

Not everyone dreams of a huge wedding with hundreds of guests.  Sometimes an intimate beach elopement is the perfect way to celebrate.

You get to steal away with your love and focus on just the two of you. No extravagant decorations to worry about, no deciding between fish or steak, and most importantly, no seating charts!

Christine and Mike wanted to declare their love and enjoy some time together in a new environment. So that made a beach elopement at the famed Tulemar Resort in Costa Rica a perfect choice.

Special shot of the bride and groom before the elopement ceremony
Heidi, their German Shepherd, came in spirit!

A Photographer for Photographers

Christine and Mike are avid photographers and had admired one another’s images on a photography website long before they ever met in person.

When they did meet, their love of photography brought them even closer together. For their early dates, they went on photo expeditions in search of the perfect capture and ended up finding love.

As you can imagine, as photographers their wedding photography was very important to them. I feel honored that they chose me to capture their special day. We quickly became friends and they even brought me a gift for my new baby girl who was born just a few weeks before!

The groom before the elopement ceremony

Easy Beach Elopement Plans

Christine had wanted to return to Costa Rica since she spent two-years teaching in nearby Honduras. Getting married seemed like the perfect occasion to come back to the area!

To make things easy they let Tropical Occasions take care of all the wedding planning details. The awesome, local planner Karen made certain that everything turned out just the way they dreamed.

Christine and Mike said their vows in an intimate ceremony on the Tulemar beach in the afternoon. We decided to do the Trash the Dress Session next day so we had lots of time to explore a different beach and get some great shots.

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Heading back and husband and wife
Barefoot and radiant!

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An Elopement in Costa Rica

A beach elopement is a great way to focus on just the two of you without having to worry about everyone else. In fact, the only thing that makes it better is by having it in an exotic and amazing location like Tulemar in Costa Rica!

Want help planning your elopement or micro wedding in Costa Rica? Click on the button below to see my complete guide to micro weddings:

Want to know the Best Places to Elope in Costa Rica?  Click on this guide to see the best venues for elopements.

Find out all about what you need to get married legally in Costa Rica here. Then start planning your magical elopement today!

Lastly, are you thinking of having a Trash the Dress Session at your wedding? Check out my guide below!

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