Tropical Beach Elopement: Michael & Rudy

Couple: Michael & Rudy

Rudy and Michael share a mutual love of travel and surprisingly, neither of them had visited Costa Rica before. They originally were just planning a vacation in Costa Rica, but the vacation quickly evolved into an elopement as well.

As Rudy said, “Originally we were only planning a trip, but figured, what the heck – – let’s get married!” Combining their trip with an elopement and a honeymoon in Costa Rica,  Michael and Rudy spent three weeks exploring paradise. The couple started in Manuel Antonio and made their way to La Fortuna before heading to the beaches in Guanacaste. They paddle boarded beautiful Playa Danta and explored the surf town of Tamarindo. And on a beautiful afternoon in Pura Vidadise, Michael and Rudy tied the knot on the the beach in Playa Langosta as the sun began to set. Rudy glowed with happiness and rocked a purple wedding dress — and Michael simply radiated every time he looked at his bride and new wife.



Photography: Samba to the Sea Photography // Planner: Mil Besos Costa Rica – Our Costa Rica Wedding // Flowers: Colette’s Flowers // Officiant: Einar Villavicencio