intimate costa rica destination wedding

As a super fan of all things tropical I couldn’t be more pleased to share the lovely destination wedding in Costa Rica, photographed beautifully by Jenna McElroy. Simplicity is key with a backdrop this stunning and Amanda and Kyle’s wedding shows off that chic, natural beauty perfectly!

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From the Beautiful Bride Amanda – “The story actually begins about 20 years ago, even 14 years ahead of when we met then and there. We had gone to the preschool ‘Good Shepherd’ together and have pictures of us in the same classes!  We had no opportunity since then, until after attending college. The distance between us for our upbringing in Kingwood was merely only a few blocks.  We had always seemed to just barely miss each other.

We never attended any of the same schools since Good Shepherd, but were part of the same large web of friends. We did all the same things, but never got the chance to be together until March, 2008. That is when our official romance started! In 2014, we then traveled to California where we had a great vacation and got engaged! Soon after, we then decided to have a destination wedding in Costa Rica! We couldn’t be happier with our choice. We had a wonderful beach wedding with many close family and friends and couldn’t have had a better time. PURA VIDA!”

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Photography: Jenna McElroy // Wedding Dress: Essence of Australia from Whittington Bridal // Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Film Scans: PhotoVision // Venue: Westin Resort Playa Conchal in Costa Rica.

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.