Does running away to Costa Rica with your closest family and friends sound like a great idea? Well then today’s lovely feature is definitely going to pique your interest! This sweet couple decided to throw their destination wedding on a stunning beach right next to the Manuel Antonio National Park, and wow were the photographs by Kevin Heslin Photography simply angelic.  

Keep scrolling for more destination wedding love all the way from Costa Rica! 


Beach weddings are where it’s at! The splash of the surf, the feel of sand between your toes, and the gentle breeze tousling your hair add magic to the wedding ceremony.

Moreover, this beach in Costa Rica is right next to the award winning Manuel Antonio National Park. Erica and Eddie’s lovely wedding is just one example of how gorgeous a beach wedding ceremony can be. Let’s take a look!

Erica and Eddie decided to make that dream a reality for them and brought along all their favorite people to help them celebrate their beach wedding.

As you’ll see from the ceremony photos, the backdrop was exquisite. There’s a reason that Manuel Antonio is famous for its beaches! Erica and Eddie decided to have their ceremony on the beach near the entrance to the National Park.

Standing in a ring of flowers, surrounded by their loved ones, these two were delighted to make their pledges to one another.

They decided to stay at La Mariposa Hotel, which is an experience in and of itself. The views offered by this hilltop hotel of the ocean and the jungle are absolutely stunning. Plus, every evening you can enjoy nature’s spectacular display as the sun dips down into the ocean.

La Mariposa is a long-standing hotel that offers simple wedding packages and boasts having helped over 1500 couples. The stellar staff took care of all the details so all that Erica and Eddie had to do was enjoy their day!

After the beach ceremony, everyone went back to the hotel to enjoy an evening filled with fun and dancing. Le Papillon Restaurant at La Mariposa offers a spectacular view of the sunset, along with delicious dishes prepared by an internationally recognized chef.

Erica, Eddie and their guests took full advantage of the delicious food and toe-tapping music at their reception. They also had the great idea to have a bunch of disposable cameras so the guests could take photos and post their favorites on a photo wall. This is the way weddings are supposed to be, fun and full of laughter.

I don’t know about you, but I love beach weddings. They’re so simple yet so incredibly elegant. Can you imagine yourself pledging to stand by the one you love in such an exotic setting? There really isn’t anything else quite like it.

The Ceremony...

The Reception...

Many thanks to Erica, Eddie & Kevin Heslin Photography – Costa Rica Destination Wedding Photography for sharing this sweet album with us!

Get Your FREE Guide to Budgeting For Your Wedding
Enter your email address and download your FREE 10-page guide!
I agree to have my personal information transfered to MailChimp ( more information )
We respect your privacy