An Adventurous Elopement in Costa Rica

A story of love, patience, and hope. Sarah & Rick had planned for their symbolic adventurous elopement in Costa Rica for April of 2020. Like many other couples, their plans changed. When it was clear that travel to Costa Rica would not be possible, their plans were postponed until August of 2020. August was quickly approaching, and their home state of Kentucky was not on the list of states that could visit Costa Rica when traveling resumed. Once again, they had to postpone their plans and were hopeful that their wedding would take place in April of 2021.

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Love At Sunset ©Wedding Day Story

I am happy to report that they celebrated their symbolic wedding this past April. Their intimate elopement took place in Guanacaste, at the Riu Palace Costa Rica. Their ceremony was on the beautiful resort beach of Matapalo. This fun and adventurous couple personalized their wedding with a sand ceremony. Their wedding day photography was provided by the resort’s preferred photography service, Wedding Day Story. Their photographer Brian Palacio, captured beautiful photos of the happy couple.

Sand Ceremony ©Wedding Day Story

Sarah had found her wedding dress in 2019. It fit her perfectly, and she knew she had found the one. Sarah remarked after their elopement that she got to wear her wedding dress more than many other brides. She surprised Rick with a professional photo session at home, in 2019. They had a reception with their family and friends in April of 2021 prior to leaving for Costa Rica, and of course, she wore her beautiful dress again for their adventurous elopement in Costa Rica.

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Rugged & Wild Costa Rica ©Wedding Day Story

The resort is in the perfect location for an adventurous elopement. Sarah & Rick, along with Sarah’s parents enjoyed a day of adventure to the Arenal rainforest & hot springs. Sarah & Rick had some private adventures on their own. A zip line exploration and a tour to the Arenal Volcano. Following their ceremony, Sarah remarked, “We had a private dinner with a cake that was so good I almost passed out eating it.”

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