A big thanks to Jess from a Brit & a Blonde photography who sent over these beautiful pictures of her latest wedding shoot in Costa Rica. I am always partial to some original wedding pics and I think you’ll agree that these are really sweet – I love the bicycle and those bright reds against the tropical green setting.
Read on for more pictures, the story behind the big day and how the happy couple met…
Courtney & Adam exchanged “I do’s” on the sunny beaches of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica at the wonderful Playa Cielo hotel on Dec 30, 2011. They actually met 8 years ago in Costa Rica while both on a study abroad program so it was the perfect place to share their big with all their family and friends. Santa Teresa is renowned surf town, very much off the beaten path and full of character. They rented an absolutely amazing vintage surf board and a great bike with “Just Married” on the back for their couples portraits. Bicycles played a major part in their lives when they first met in Costa Rica – see the history below.
The story of the bicycle in the groom’s own words:
“One common theme that runs through many of our stories about the time we spent in Costa Rica includes bicycles. We can’t look through our old photos without almost every third one including a bike. Courtney first told her friends that she was interested in the “cute blonde hair, blue-eyed, boy with a Texas drawl” when I rode by the group of them lying on the beach. I first expressed my attraction to Courtney when she rode by me and my friend staring down at her from a balcony while she zoomed past on her bike carrying a pineapple in her basket. One story that Courtney recalls is when I was riding my bike through the Puntarenas’ neighborhood balancing an ice cream cake in 90-degree weather that I had made for her birthday. Our bikes became a representation of a transition that she and I made while we were living abroad. While riding a bike in the heat may not be as ideal as driving an air conditioned car it helped us slow down and enjoy the more important things such as each other. ”
Photography: A Brit & A Blonde
Event Planning: Malpais Green Weddings
Venue: Playa Cielo hotel
Dress: Custom design by Jeanine Hines from Pure Bliss- Newburyport, Massachusetts
Groom’s outfit: Pants & Vest – J.Crew, shirt & tie – Billy Reid
Thanks for sharing this beautiful wedding with us Jess!