Costa Rica Weddings / Hae Soo & Fredrik at El Mangroove

So this post is of a much more recent wedding than out latest posts. Hess & Fredrik got married last April at El Mangroove, and their intimate wedding, surrounded by family, was a fabulous day. Hae Soo's family is originally from Korea and Fredrik from Sweden, and they wedding was a mix of both heritages that could not have been better. Their day started off with a more traditional wedding ceremony, and after photos and cocktails were done, all guests participated in a traditional Korean wedding ceremony, which was a gorgeous color filled traditional treat for all there. Hae Soo and Fredrik donned traditional attire and proceeded to honor their parents and elders, as well as their siblings, in the paebaek (or korean wedding bowing ceremony).

Following the paebaek, all guests went out to the lovely Matiss at El Mangroove, an oceanfront palapa, which was set up with Guanacaste wood tables and lovely driftwood and floral table runners. As is traditional in Sweden, speeches were given through most of the dinner (along with a couple of fun games surrounding the newlyweds) and at the end of dinner, the Bride and Groom were surprised by all their guests with a perfectly coordinated flash mob. 

I am so in love with the gorgeous couple portraits.... I just have to say the love between Hae Soo and Frederik just shines right through the images. I love the love!!!!

{photo} Madison Baltodano Photography {video} Jonathan Yonkers {venue} El Mangroove {rentals} Eventos Artesanos / Oceano Rentals / Cabo Luna {floral} Artflower {officiant} Marcelo Galli {ceremony music} Ricardo Fonseca  {planning] Four Nineteen Weddings