Carrie & Matt's bride and groom beach session in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

You are going to love the wedding photos we took at Secrets Papagayo Resort in Costa Rica of Carrie and Matt’s beach elopement. After a quick bridal photo session in a garden area at the resort, they had their wedding on Playa Hermosa, where we also took photos of them cutting their wedding cake, and had a bride and groom couple’s session closer to the shoreline.

We’d like to thank Secrets Papagayo’s Weddings planner and team for making Carrie and Matt’s wedding a day to remember.

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Bride's wedding dress hanging from mirror in bridal suite.
Bride's wedding day shoes next to bouquet.
Closeup of brides's white wedding dress.
His and her wedding rings on plant in tropical garden
His and her wedding rings on plant in tropical garden.
White wedding dress in tropical garden in Costa Rica.
Bride holding bouquet in tropical garden.
Brie in white wedding dress with bouquet on walkway in garden.
Bride looks at her bouquet with orange and red flowers.
Bride looks at camera before walking to altar.
Bride holding bouquet looking at garden.


Bride walking to altar for Costa Rica beach wedding ceremony.
Bride walking on flowers on beach in Costa Rica.
Groom waiting at altar with bride in the background.
Couple about to get married see each other for first time.
Couple getting married seeing each other for first time at altar.
Couple kisses at start of Costa Rica beach wedding.
Couple getting married on beach hold hands.
Bride and groom looking at officiant.
Smiling bride looking at groom during wedding ceremony.
Bride and groom hold hands as officiant marries them.
Wedding officiant at Secrets Papagayo Resort marrying couple on beach.
Smiling groom looks at bride as they get married in Costa Rica.
Smiling bride looking at groom as they tie the knot in Costa Rica.
Beach wedding ceremony at Secrets Papagayo Resort in Costa Rica.
Couple exchange rings as they get married.
Bride and groom kiss after getting married on beach in Guanacaste.
Just married bride looks at wedding ring.
Just married couple walking and holding hands after ceremony.
Wedding cake cutting ceremony on beach at Secrets Papagayo Resort.
Wedding cake on table on beach in Costa Rica.
Bride and groom looking at each other as they cut their wedding cake.
Bride and groom toast after getting married on beach in Costa Rica.


Just married couple on beach with arms around each other.
Groom with arms around bride's waist looks at her.
Couple on beach look at each other after getting married.
Groom standing behind bride on beach before sunset.
Bride holding wedding bouquet looking up at groom.
Closeup of couple after wedding ceremony in Costa Rica.
Recently married couple walking on beach in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
Just married couple holding hands and walking on beach in Costa Rica.
Romantic kiss of couple after getting married on beach in Costa Rica.





Lindsay & I know first-hand how complicated planning your wedding can be.  We also know planning your destination wedding in Costa Rica is even more complicated.  To help you through the process, here are resources and articles we’ve created during our years as wedding professionals that will help you through the process.  Whether you’re looking for advice on how to choose your photographer or wedding planner, a great venue, or tips on wedding-day makeup or timeline, we hope this helps. 

How to Choose a Wedding Photographer

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20 Questions for Your Wedding Photographer

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7 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Wedding Planner

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How to Choose Your Costa Rica Wedding Planner

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How to Calculate Wedding Photography Coverage

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4 Great Wedding Makeup Tips for Brides & Bridesmaids

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The Legal Requirements for Getting Married in Costa Rica

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Our Engagement & Wedding Photography Equipment

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