Wedding Waves: Getting Washed Away During a Beach Wedding

Last month I shot a beautiful wedding on Playitas beach for a great couple, Marcele and John.  Marcele is from Brazil and John is from the States and they decided to have a wedding ceremony here in Costa Rica with just the two of them.

It happened to be the day with one of the highest tides I’ve ever seen in Manuel Antonio.  Most of the beach was underwater, and the waves were epic.  We did our best to find some dry sand for the ceremony, but by the time they were taking their vows several rogue waves had come in and we were in the water up to our ankles. Nothing like some wedding waves to spice things up!

John and Marcele were cool about it, and afterward we got some great photos of them braving the tides.

Afterward, we went up to La Mansion Inn for a quick Champagne toast to end the ceremony.  We were on the Sky Deck that has a great 180-degree view of the area.  The cake and details were incredible as always, done by local Pastry Chef Chelsea who hails from Boston.  We had perfect skies and got some excellent shots to finish the day.

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Your Beach Wedding

Would you love to be washed away by wedding waves during your ceremony? Or perhaps you would love to do a trash the dress in the water the day afterward. Regardless, the beach is Costa Rica will not disappoint!

Check out these other gorgeous, less wet wedding I photographed on the same beach.

Want to learn more about Trash the Dress Sessions in Costa Rica? Check out my complete guide below!

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