Destined for a Destination Wedding at Gaia Hotel Manuel Antonio

Groom hugging bride in destination Wedding at Gaia Hotel Manuel Antonio

Stephanie and Mike’s destination wedding at Gaia Hotel in Manuel Antonio was something out of a dream. Located at the 5-star luxury boutique hotel in the coastal forests of Manuel Antonio, this destination wedding was the perfect location. These two were absolutely in love with one another, filling their wedding day with magic.

Once Stephanie and Mike were done getting ready in their suites at the Gaia Hotel, we headed to the beach for the ceremony. Stephanie and Mike married under the palms next to the ocean with their loving parents, family, and friends as witnesses. It was extremely touching.

After the ceremony had concluded and we had taken family and guest photos, my second shooter, Joseph, and I took Stephanie and Mike north along the beach for a private portrait session. We had an incredible sunset that day with brilliant oranges in the sky. I had my second shooter set up the flashes and snapped a few shots of them just as the sun was dipping behind the mountains into the ocean.

Back at the Gaia Hotel, Stephanie and Mike danced the night away with so many friends and family who had made this incredible journey with them. There was plenty of good music and smiles to go around.

Before the night was over, I took Stephanie and Mike to the roof of the Gaia to get some shots of them dancing under the stars. It was incredibly dark. But, I used the light available to capture this intimate moment that Stephanie and Mike were sharing together. It was just Stephanie, Mike, and the stars dancing on a rooftop in the jungle overlooking the ocean. The perfect way to end their destination wedding at Gaia Hotel Manuel Antonio.

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bride and groom after the wedding

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List of Vendors—

Venue: Gaia Hotel & Reserve Manuel Antonio

Music: Carlos Monge

Coordinator: Sandy K. Schmidt

Can you imagine getting married in such a lovely place? Check out this other gorgeous wedding that I shot at Gaia Hotel for more inspiration!

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