Sparks Fly at My Favorite Luxury Villa in Costa Rica

Bride and groom on the beach in front of a line of palms

Costa Rica is a gorgeous country with a seemingly endless supply of romantic and exotic locations. It’s perfect for getting married and vacationing. With my awesome job as a wedding photographer, I’ve been privileged to see a lot of them. To that end, I consider myself somewhat of an expert on the subject.  And if you have a lot of family and friends to stay with you in a Villa, then Punto de Vista is an amazing experience.

Vanessa and Ernesto also thought Punta de Vista would make an amazing spot to say their wedding vows. To make the wedding perfect, they had it planned by Karen at Tropical Occasions, who brought their dream wedding to life.

view of manuel antonio beach from punto de vista
Check out that amazing view!

A Rekindled Flame

Vanessa and Ernesto have a cool love story based on a long-term friendship. They met at the tender age of twelve and dated for 7 years through adolescence. However, when they went off to college, they each went their own way. This was great because they had the opportunity to learn who they each truly are. 

After 3 years of silence, Ernesto reached out to Vanessa once more. They started dating again to see what would happen. Things went pretty well because now they own a house together and ended up here in Costa Rica in front of my camera for an awesome destination wedding. Apparently, the sparks never dwindled as much as they might have thought!

Light falls softy on the wedding dress

Punto de Vista: A Prime Luxury Villa in Costa Rica

When I say that Punto de Vista is one of the best luxury villas in Costa Rica, I’m not exaggerating. And Vanessa and Ernesto agree with me. In fact, the pictures of the villa were what cinched the deal for coming to Costa Rica to get married.

They were interested in a destination wedding and were looking at Costa Rica (and other destinations) because they loved the tropical beauty. However, once they saw this epic villa, they couldn’t imagine getting married anywhere else. This was the spot for them.

Closeup of white orchids in the decorations

Ceremony and Reception Overlooking the Sea

Living here by the beach, I photograph a lot of weddings on the seashore. I also photograph quite a few with spectacular views from high points overlooking the ocean. The 6th (yes 6th) floor rooftop location at Punto de Vista is simply amazing. 

The villa rises up out of the rainforest giving you a bird’s-eye view of the world-famous Manuel Antonio Beach. You can also see the iconic little isles just off the coast. Looking out, the Pacific Ocean unfolds in front of you in an endless sea of blue. Eventually, it drops away over the curve of the Earth. 

It’s a sight you have to see to truly appreciate, and I invite you to come to check it out. You won’t regret it!

Anyway, back to Vanessa and Ernesto, they had a smallish wedding with about 30 people in attendance. It was the perfect size for this rooftop paradise. To keep off the hot Costa Rica sun, there is a little roof. They used this to hang billowy yards of white fabric and flowers to make the space absolutely stunning.

While we were outside for group photos and down at the beach for bridal portraits, the staff at Punta de Vista transformed the ceremony space into an exquisite reception hall. Candles and mood lighting gave the space a romantic glow. Plus, there was plenty of space for everyone to have a spot at the table with enough room in the center for a dance floor.

An amazing time was had by all!

Your Luxury Villa Wedding in Costa Rica

If you’re curious to see more photos from weddings at Punto de Vista, don’t hesitate to check out this blog or this one to see other unique weddings at this awe-inspiring location.

To see my complete guide to weddings at this Villa, just click on the button below!

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