Couple on beach at sunset after wedding in Costa Rica at Occidental Papagayo Resort.

We hope you enjoy the photos from this intimate, and fun wedding at Occidental Grand Papagayo Resort in Costa Rica, featuring Kim and Richard.  At first, it was going to be just them.  When the flight crew on their flight from the UK heard they were getting married, they all decided to attend their wedding.  Instead, Kim and Richard got married on the gorgeous overlook at the resort surrounded by new friends.

After the ceremony, we took some wedding photos of Kim and Richard on the overlook where they tied the know and then below on the little sliver of beach that was left after the tide came in.  They ended up with some great photos that captured the beauty the surroundings and amazing and romantic sunsets Costa Rica is known for.  On the way to The Italian Restaurant – where they cut their wedding cake, shared a toast, and enjoyed their wedding dinner – we took a few more bride and groom photos on the picturesque white stairs at the resort.

We’d like to thank Katherine Hernandez at Occidental Grand Papagayo Weddings for organizing Kim and Richard’s great wedding.

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Wedding arch decorated with white cloth and tropical flowers.
Groom in white linen shirt at altar waiting for bride.
Bride escorted to altar during wedding processional in Costa Rica.
Officiant pronouncing couple husband and wife.
Couple kiss in front of decorative arch after saying "I do".
Just married couple looking at each other romantically after ceremony.
Ecstatic bride during wedding ceremony in Costa Rica.


Bride, groom, and bridal party toast to the newlyweds.
Bride holding bouquet with groom behind her.
Just married couple holding each other with bridal party behind the .
Bridal party in Costa Rica watches as just married couple are about to kiss.
Couple leaning against rocks during bride and groom couple's session.


  • Cake & Catering: Resort
  • Flowers & Decor: Hotel




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. 

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