Exotic Costa Rica Elopement at Gaia Hotel

Groom swinging the bride around on the beach

For some couples, the whole rigmarole of a big wedding with all the perfect decorations and fancy cake just isn’t their thing. Maybe they don’t like planning, don’t want to spend their life savings on one day, or just don’t want to deal with who sits where. That makes a courthouse wedding an appealing option.

But wait a second, if you’re going to do something simple, just the two of you, why not do it somewhere far more exotic than the courthouse? After all, you’re probably planning to take a romantic honeymoon anyway, why not tie the knot while you’re there?

With a Costa Rica elopement package, it’s even easier to plan than going to the courthouse. Or you can customize it a little to add your own personal touch.

That’s what Alexandra and Parker decided to do and the result was absolutely amazing. Let’s take a look!

The groom ready for his Costa Rica elopement

Courthouse Wedding vs Costa Rica Elopement

So what about a courthouse wedding vs a Costa Rica elopement? Just looking at that in print is a pretty easy choice. Why stand in line at the courthouse when you can stand together in nature in Costa Rica!

That was the deciding factor for Alexandra and Parker. They had already been living together for some time but wanted to make things official. To go the easy route they were looking into a courthouse wedding.

But then they realized, why miss out on the chance to have monkeys and macaws in their wedding photos? They’ve always loved hiking, nature, and yoga, so Costa Rica was a natural choice for their elopement. Thus, they ended up in front of my camera having the no-fuss wedding of their dreams!

Sassy bride ready for her Costa Rica elopement

Gaia Hotel

Choosing to have a Costa Rica elopement was an easy decision, so that fell right in with their no-fuss wedding plans. To make the ceremony itself simple, they opted for an elopement package at the Gaia Hotel.

Weddings at Gaia Hotel include everything you need to get married. Plus, there are a few fun extras like a couples massage at the spa and a romantic setup for the room that includes a bottle of sparkling wine. It was easy as pie and Alexandra and Parker got to focus on enjoying each other and celebrating their special bond without the headaches and stress of a wedding.

Gaia Hotel also runs a project that involves raising and releasing Scarlet Macaws into the wild. When you stay at the hotel you get a chance to tour the project and learn all about these gorgeous tropical birds!

The bride making her entrance
Here comes the bride!

A fun moment right before the ceremony begins

Rooftop Costa Rica elopement ceremony at Gaia Hotel
Costa Rica elopement ceremony. Check out that view!

Rooftop Costa Rica elopement ceremony at Gaia HotelA poignant moment registers on the bride's face during the costa rica elopement ceremony

The happy couple right after their Costa Rica elopement ceremony
The happy couple!

The bride and groom on the beach after their Costa Rica elopement!

Bridal portraits on the beach after Costa Rica elopement
Pure happiness!

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Bridal portraits on the beach after Costa Rica elopement
Scaling the heights together!

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Eloping in Costa Rica

What do you think? A Costa Rica elopement sounds like a pretty exotic, stress-free way to enjoy your own wedding, doesn’t it?

A trip to Costa Rica is pretty much a good idea anytime you need a chance to get away and relax. Check out these fabulous travel tips so you can know what to expect when you come to visit!

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