San Jose Costa Rica Wedding
Diego & Michele’s wedding was one we will never forget. It’s embedded in our memories because it was a whirlwind of emotions. Diego & Michele shared a wonderful celebration with their closest family and friends in San Jose, Costa Rica. We traveled up from the busy streets to the mountain terrain where their venue was located. At the top of a mountain, surrounded by the colorful jungle, we found ourselves in awe of this magical place. We loved all the natural elements of this outdoor venue, from tons of trees, woods, and wildlife. We were immediately in love with the architecture of this home.. it was placed up high among the tree tops with the perfect view of San Jose down below. The balcony was where Diego proposed to Michele and we love that they came back here for their special day.
Watching Michele excitedly approach Diego for their first look, and seeing him nervously wait with anticipation had our hearts racing. When they finally saw each other, they were instantly put at ease. We continued photographing as the two bowed their heads for a moment of prayer before their walk down the aisle, and we tried our best to hold back tears from behind our cameras. It was the loveliest moment to be a part of and we felt so grateful to be there capturing it.
Their outdoor ceremony was translated in both English & Spanish and was one of the most beautiful weddings we’ve ever witnessed. Our hearts continued to burst as Diego & Michele washed each other’s feet to represent loving one another how Jesus first did. These two were simply made for one another and seeing them join together as one, had everyone in attendance beaming with joy.
This wedding, as perfect as it was, ended with a tragic event. Sadly, Michele’s father past away shortly after they danced together at the reception. Tim (Michele’s father), was present throughout his daughter’s wedding day and was blessed to give her away and to celebrate Diego & Michele become one. Coming to Costa Rica and entering into this family’s life for this day was a wonderful gift for us. We are so happy to have documented these moments for them to treasure, not only as their wedding day, but as the last day spent with a loved one. Tim was a wonderful man and will be missed by everyone who was blessed to know him. He and his wife Jeni had a storybook love and that will forever be their legacy.
Diego & Michele – You know how much we love you both and appreciate every moment you allowed us to witness. We will never be able to mend the grief of your loss but we do hope that when you look back on your day, you see the joy that we captured and you feel the love that is so obviously present in both of your lives. You have an amazing family and an amazing, loving God. We know your lives will continue to be blessed and we look forward to seeing your marriage and your love grow.
Mark & Kelly