Paola & Zach Wedding : Jacó, Costa Rica

I am so stoked that these two were featured on Destination Wedding Details. If every wedding I could have was in a country filled with wild animals and alligators; I would be down every single time.

Paola & Zach dreamed of a destination wedding in Costa Rica where Paola was raised, and their dreams came incredibly true surrounded by their closest friends and family. What made the day extra special, was the random tropical storm that rolled in as quickly as it rolled out. Drenching everyone to the bone, it cleared up just in time for their ceremony to be had in front of their beach location.

”Something that happened right before the ceremony was that it started pouring down rain! I was so bummed, even though I know it means good luck, I couldn’t help but feel disappointed.  But the moment I decided to walk down the aisle, the sky cleared up and it became the most beautiful sunset. It was truly magical. " - Paola

tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
We asked Peter to be our officiant since he can speak both English and Spanish, because all our guests speak both or only one of the languages. Therefore, it was very important for us to have everyone understand the ceremony. Having the ocean behind us made me feel very connected to my home country and to my family.

Zach and I wrote and said our own vows, which made everyone cry. The funny part is that we both said that we wouldn’t say our own vows in front of everyone, but it meant a lot. At that moment it really felt like it was just the two of us right there alone in the universe in our little bubble.
— Paola
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
We didn’t pick a theme per say. Since Costa Rica is naturally beautiful we let the background do all the work. We went with tropical flowers, and bamboo chairs for everything to look a little rustic but simple and elegant.
— Paola
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
I’d also suggest taking lessons for your first dance! Zach and I had a ton of fun learning the steps with a private instructor for our first dance. It was fun and challenging, because we CAN’T dance! So we laughed a lot. It made us feel closer leading up to the wedding because it was our activity. Also, our dance looked bomb in front of everyone…well, at least I’d like to believe that.
— Paola
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie
tropical destination wedding Jacó, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer | Jennifer Lourie

Vendors //
Reception Venue : Costa Rica Luxury LifeStyle
Stationery : Jo. M Design & Prints
Wedding Cake : Shea’s Cakes
Hair & Makeup : Makeup Art & Beauty
Wedding Dress & Veil : David’s Bridal
Groom’s Attire : Jos A Bank
Bride’s Shoes : Betsey Johnson
Photography : Jennifer Lourie Photography

xx,

Jennifer Lourie