Costa Rica Wedding at La Mariposa Hotel by Amanda Megan Miller Photography
July 17, 2012
CasualBeach Weddings
Picture this.  A glorious Costa Rica setting, a breathtaking barefoot ceremony and an amazing First Dance in the sand.  Sounds romantic, no?  Well, prepare yourselves, SMPers, because that's just the beginning of the lovely coming to us straight from this gorgeous Manuel Antonio soiree.  I'm talking an adorable Mr. and Mrs., a lovely chiffon gown and the fab stylings of Supreme Weddings - all wrapped up in ah.mazing images captured by Amanda Megan Miller Photography.  Elegant, intimate and downright dreamy - the perfect destination day.  See it all here.
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From Amanda Megan Miller Photography... Jamie and Kevin's destination wedding in Costa Rica was such a magical occasion. From their Manuel Antonio beach ceremony to a barefoot first dance in the sand and the beautiful lanterns they sent off into the night sky at the end of their wedding, everything was so special and so very them. With 30 of their closest family and friends by their sides, Jamie and Kevin were married under a gorgeous canopy of white tulle, right on the beach. The invitations stated it was a barefoot wedding, and that it was! With their toes in the sand, a cool breeze blowing and the waves softly crashing on the sand, Jamie and Kevin promised to love each other forever. Before being pronounced as husband and wife, they invited all of their guests up to partake in a special ritual of putting a scoop of pretty, colored glass into a vase, that would be later made into a beautiful, hand blown-vase to remind them of all the love and support in their lives. Guests threw flower petals in celebration as they walked down the aisle. After a champagne toast, they made their way to the water's edge as Dave Matthews' "You and Me" began to play. A first dance on the beach, with the water gently lapping at their feet. It couldn't possibly have been any more beautiful or touching!

Following their first dance on the beach, everyone headed back to La Mariposa for the reception. Guests watched the gorgeous sunset during cocktail hour before heading to the large table for dinner. (The staff had created a large square of the tables so all the guests could face each other and talk over dinner. And that they did, regaling stories of Jamie and Kevin and reminiscing.) After dinner, Jamie and Kevin treated their guests to music by a local Costa Rican band and dancing by some local dancers! Everyone got in on the fun and you could tell this was a night that none of their guests would ever forget! Finally, to cap off their magical wedding, Jamie and Kevin sent off illuminated sky lanterns into the night! Holding onto them together until they were ready to go up in the sky, their faces glowing by the light of the lantern, they were so blissfully and completely happy. Each married to their best friend, surrounded by all their favorite people in one of the most beautiful places in the world, creating once-in-a-lifetime moments! And this was just the beginning!

Wedding Photography: Amanda Megan Miller Photography / Ceremony: Manuel Antonio Beach in Costa Rica / Reception: La Mariposa Hotel in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica / Event Design + Planning: Supreme Weddings / Wedding Invitations: J.O. Design / Wedding Dress: Unknown Designer