Riu Palace Costa Rica weddings – Costa Rica wedding photography

Riu Palace Costa Rica weddings – Costa Rica wedding photography of Ayla and Mark’s destination wedding

Since Mark brought Ayla on her very first vacation to Costa Rica it was only fitting that their wedding should take place at Riu Palace Costa Rica. He was intending to propose at the volcanic hot springs but the Rain and Water washed out the roads to the location so the couple was turned back.  Mark made arrangements for the next day to spend a nice romantic day at the beach without Ayla knowing anything.  Even though it was raining all day Mark took Ayla to a nice secluded spot.  He then blindfolded her and got her to sit and wait while he set up candles in a circle around her. During these moments the rain gracefully disapeared and the sun began to shine. While Mark was setting up the candles Ayla was extremely anxious, impatient and was trying to hurry him up, not knowing what was in store. Mark then took the blindfold off, stood Ayla up and got down on one knee. Both Ayla and Mark’s eyes were filled with tears of joy and happiness.  After making Mark wait for her to stop crying , she finally said Yes.

I have to say that we’ve never had to shoot so quickly as the events were unfolding throughout the day with a very limited time line.  After realizing that things were running a little late with make up and hair I have decided to order room service for the bride’s room and headed there to await for her arrival to get ready.  I got to witness some emotional moments between mother and daughter as they were getting ready for another big day.  The outdoor ceremony of their Costa Rica destination wedding took place on the roof top of Riu Palace Costa Rica.  It was so heartfelt and the emotion between the couple and the family was so evident even though they just got married back home in Toronto in their Hindu Ceremony.  The weather and the setting couldn’t be any more perfect.  I loved witnessing this couple’s intimate and tender moments full of love and affection for each other.  Mark and Ayla thank you for being so sweet.  Seeing your beautiful smiles on your face made the whole day so enjoyable for me.  Please feel free to share and comment below to let the couple know your thoughts.  To view the photos from their engagement session please visit our blog.

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Photography: Paul & Sylvia | Photography & Design

Ceremony and Reception: Riu Palace, Costa Rica

Wedding Gown and Veil:    David’s Bridal

Tuxedo and Shoes: Tuxedo Royal

Event Coordinator:  Jasprit Kaul  – L’escape Destination