Marisa McBride | Shannon & Willie | Destination Wedding | Reserva Conchal, Costa Rica
Carlsbad, California Photographer | Wedding & Lifestyle Photography
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Shannon & Willie | Destination Wedding | Reserva Conchal, Costa Rica

My  2016 started out with a trip down to the Nicoya Pennisula of Costa Rica to a place called, Reserva Conchal. I hadn’t been down there in 20 years and was so excited to not only be able to bring my family down for a vacation, but to photograph my friends, Shannon & Willie’s wedding. Costa Rica holds a special place in their hearts as Willie’s family has been coming down for years and it was easy for Shannon to fall in love with the country as well. This week was packed full of fun adventures, lots of family and friends, and beautiful weather. Destination weddings for me are extra special because I really get to enjoy my couples and their families for more than just the day.     They were so generous and invited us to welcome parties, catamaran cruises, and just beach days.    It was incredible!

This wedding held true to all of their passions. From Willie’s special song that he wrote and played for Shannon, the handmade Costa Rican pottery as gifts, Shannon’s vintage family sapphire ring, to the delicious cuisine and cocktails. All in the backdrop of beautiful beaches and scenery. It couldn’t have been more perfect.

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Venue/Catering:      Reserva Conchal Beach Resort, Golf & Spa, Costa Rica

Event Planning:    Four Winds Weddings and Events ~ Kirsten Juntunen

Cake:   Victoria Zoch

Makeup:  Maravilla Makeup ~ Tricia Espinoza

Hair:   David Miles

  • Melissa M
    Posted at 18:02h, 30 March Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous! The beaches there look immaculate! Love the feet in the water too 🙂

  • Gabrielle
    Posted at 18:47h, 30 March Reply

    I love Costa Rica! You really captured the carefree feel of this wedding.

  • Lauren Nygard
    Posted at 23:48h, 30 March Reply

    This wedding looks so gorgeous through your lens! Beautifully done!

  • Sophie
    Posted at 01:23h, 31 March Reply

    So good! I love how well you documented this gorgeous and fun wedding! Love it!

  • hillary
    Posted at 04:11h, 31 March Reply

    This wedding is STUNNING! You did such a beautiful job capturing it. I can’t decide if I love the one of them walking on the water more or the family portraits with the beautiful greenery more… love it!

  • KristenV.
    Posted at 13:53h, 31 March Reply

    What a gorgeous and fun location! You did an amazing job with that beautiful evening sun too

  • Amy Gray
    Posted at 14:51h, 31 March Reply

    First of all, I ADORE the ring shot! And the details are to die for! Love the beach series with the coconuts, too. Such beautiful images of a day that must have made all their dreams come true. Such a wonderful job!

  • Jasmine
    Posted at 20:23h, 04 May Reply

    Seriously SO much fun, and a total dream setting. magic.

  • Ashley D
    Posted at 21:46h, 05 May Reply

    Oh my, what a beautiful day! Lovely details and beautiful people.

  • Ashley D
    Posted at 17:49h, 23 March Reply

    So lucky! What a special place for their wedding. Pretty!!

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