Big props to this groom who took his bride’s vision of her dream wedding, planned every last detail and turned it into a beautiful reality.  A beautiful and romantic reality on a breathtaking beach in Costa Rica no less!  They exchanged their intimate, love-filled, barefoot vows with only the photography dream team of A Brit & A Blonde as witnesses.  The majestic centerpiece of the wedding was the dreamy bed set on a sandy floor with a flowing, white canopy creating a fairytale spot for the two newlyweds.  Take a break and relax in the full gallery to see it all! Come back this afternoon to see their day-after trash the dress session!

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From A Brit & A Blonde… Dustin and Terri may have only met less then a year ago, but to be around them you would swear that two people could not go together any better. They both hail from sunny Florida but chose Santa Teresa, Costa Rica (AKA the best beach in all of Central and South America) as the romantic backdrop for their elopement. Although both Dustin and Terri have kids from previous marriages, and friends and family who undoubtedly wanted to be there – they were focused right from the start to make it about the two of them. They wanted to forego the show, or any obligatory large scale celebration. They wanted to tune out all the distractions of the world and enjoy each other.

Terri came up with the whole vision of what she wanted her big day to be and in a role reversal that I think should become a new trend, it was Dustin’s gift to her that he took the reigns of the planning over to make sure she got exactly what she wanted and brought her ideas to life. One of the big items on Terri’s wish list was a bed brought out onto the beach with beautiful, white fabric flowing in the wind. Dustin pulled out all the stops and truly created a paradise fairytale: tiki torches, gorgeous flowing fabric on the bed posts, a bonfire, a secluded part of the beach. Dustin created sand pails with their names on them – so they could build sand castles together and feel like kids again. Technically, they had gotten married in Florida before arriving in Costa Rica – so that they could simply read out their own vows to each other, under a lovely little canopy overlooking the ocean – without any officiant. Their vows were truly from the heart and had us – the photographers weeping behind our cameras the whole time.

Photography: A Brit & A Blonde / Bride’s Gown: Galina / Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein +  Perry Ellis

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