Erin & Ben

Trash the Dress, Costa Rica Wedding Photography
Two newlyweds walk the Costa Rica beach.

Mermaid Bride Takes the Plunge!

Erin & Ben said “I do,” then said “I do” again to my photography desires!! We were able to enjoy their  Costa Rica wedding, trash the dress, and have a ball where black sands meet the sea!

Fearlessly accepting my invitation to a second session, these two found it romantically fun to risk the longevity of the bride’s once-in-a-lifetime wedding gown and the groom’s beachy linen attire.

What began as a toe tap into the ocean turned into spooning in the sand. Our couple became downright giddy in the caress of warm Central American waves. When Erin & Ben dove in head first, even I was surprised.

Erin said, if she has a daughter who gets married one day, she’ll just have to take her shopping. That’s part of the fun of getting married anyway.

And what were the dry cleaner’s words upon pickup? “I did the best I could.”

 

Interestingly, even after being packed away wet and sitting in Costa Rica’s humidiy for another week, the gown survived! The groom’s linen took the brunt of the rocky sand, and even that wasn’t too bad a turnout. Neither Erin or Ben mind

As a photographer, I couldn’t be happier to deliver such a unique set of images. And one of my most cherished couples can share these photographs far more often than the clothing hanging in their closet. The couple is thrilled to have an amazing story to go with their gorgeous wedding portraits and a fun print to use for their thank you cards. And Erin and Ben’s hypothetical daughter? She may be able to wear her mother’s wedding dress after all.

 

Congratulations, Erin & Ben!

May you dance in each other’s hearts for the rest of your lives.

Two newlyweds walk the beach.
Two newlyweds walk the Costa Rica beach at sunset.
Costa Rica Wedding Photography
Lovers sit on a driftwood log in Costa Rica.
Waves hit the bride and groom.
Costa Rica Wedding: Trash theDress
Bride and groom trash the dress in the Costa Rican sea.
Water hits the newlyweds.
Newlyweds embrace in the Costa Rican sea.
Bride and groom trash the dress in the Costa Rican sea.
Newlyweds embrace in the Costa Rican sea.
Water hits the newlyweds.
Bride and groom trash the dress in the Costa Rican sea.
Newlyweds embrace in the Costa Rican sea.
Water hits the newlyweds.
Bride and groom trash the dress in the Costa Rican sea.
Newlyweds embrace in the Costa Rican sea.
Water hits the newlyweds.

Thanks to all who made this celebration so special…

Lauren, Toby and the entire staff at the  Iguana Lodge