Destination Wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica || Claire & Rob


Rental House for Wedding in Playa Grande Costa. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea Rica, Las Velas Blancas
Rental House for Destination Wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Rental House for Wedding in Playa Grande Costa Rica. Las Velas Blancas. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Girls getting ready for destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Brides maids watch as bride gets ready for her destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea
Bridesmaid smiles at a destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Maid of honour watches bride get ready at a destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica.
Getting ready for a destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Bride gets help zipping her dress at destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
guest book for destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Bride gets ready for her destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Guests wait for ceremony to start at a destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Groomsmen at a destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Ceremony at destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Groom walks down aisle with his parents at his destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Bridesmaids walk down aisle at a destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Bride walks down aisle with her parents at a destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Groom gets a first look at his bride at their destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Beach wedding ceremony for a destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Groom hugs father of the bride at a destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Beach wedding ceremony for a destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Bride stands on the beach with the sun in her hair at her destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Couple holds hands during their vows at their destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Groom smiles at bride at destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Destination wedding on the beach in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Happy bride reads her vows at a destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Happy couple holds hands at their destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Groom reads his vows to the bride at their destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Bride laughs during their ceremony at a destination wedding in Playa Grande. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Bride laughs at groom at their destination wedding in Playa Grande. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Little girl gives the bride the wedding rings at Playa Grande destination wedding in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Groom puts wedding ring on brides finger at destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Bride and groom hold each other at their destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Couple shares their first kiss as a married couple at their destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Couple walks down the aisle as a married couple at their destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Couple runs down aisle while friends holler at their destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Groom makes bride laugh at their destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Groom air surfs at his destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
All the girls at a destination wedding on Playa Grande in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Couple jokes around during their destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Bride and groom embrace during their destination wedding on Playa Grande in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Groom hugs the bride happily at their destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Couple walks hand in hand on the beach at sunset at their destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Happy couple at their wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Man kisses his bride at their destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Couple has a cuddle on the beach at their destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Bride and Groom at their destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Playa Grande destination wedding in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Bride hugs groom at their destination beach wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Playa Grande destination wedding in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.
Newly married couple at their destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kaitlyn Shea.

Claire contacted me when she started planning her destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. She and her partner Rob live in Whistler, and she was intrigued that I spend my time and work in both Tofino, as well as in Playa Grande. After visiting Costa Rica several years ago, they decided to get married there as a middle ground for their families who would be traveling from Australia and the UK.

After many months of planning, their big day arrived. Their vacation rental in Palm Beach Estates, Las Velas Blancas was the perfect spot for their wedding group with it's expansive grounds, large house, multiple cabinas and beautiful pool area. Claire and Rob read their own vows, including a vow to let the other one have first tracks on a powder day (true love for sure!) and exchanged rings that Rob had made himself. I teared up a tiny bit behind the lens while shooting their ceremony.

After Claire promised to give Rob first tracks on a powder day, we took some pictures with beautiful Playa Grande as the back drop. Even though I now shoot more weddings in Tofino, there is something special about coming back to Costa Rica where I got my start as a professional photographer and basking in the perfect light right before the sun goes down. Thank for Claire & Rob for letting me capture your destination wedding in Playa Grande, Costa Rica, it was one for the books.

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