Real Weddings / Sonia & Nick in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

I think there is nothing better than a lovely Costa Rica wedding in the jungle, right next to the ocean, with fabulous views... and horses. Normally I am not the biggest fan of incorporating large animals into a wedding ceremony (as I once had a client who insisted on riding a horse into his ceremony... despite never in his life having sat on a horse), but I knew Sonia grew up around horses and had ridden all her life, and it really meant a lot to her to be able to ride into her beach wedding ceremony astride a lovely horse, with her brother riding next to her.  So that was what we did!

Manuel Antonio is always spectacular, with the jungle and the ocean and the lovely beaches (I think it is exactly what people imagine when they imagine a beach vacation in Costa Rica). Throw the amazing views at Casa Fantastica in, and you have the perfect recipe for an intimate and fun wedding. After the beach ceremony, guest went up to the house for cocktails, while Nick and Sonia had a lovely sunset photo session (horse and all). A fabulous dinner was cooked by Casa Fantastica's in-house chef, and guests went form eating some yummy fare and toasting the new couple to dancing the night away!

{photo and video} Jonathan Yonkers {venue} Casa Fantastica, Manuel Antonio {rentals} Costa Mesa {floral} Costa Brava Weddings & Events {cake} Mariposa Bakery {hair and makeup} Monica Mosapor {planning & styling} Four Nineteen Weddings {transportation & horse hire} Iguana Tours