Wedding at Nauyaca Waterfalls
Nauyaca Waterfalls is considered one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Costa Rica, which is why my friends Sarah and Todd knew it would be the perfect place to have their wedding ceremony. This was not an easy feat, as we had to travel by horse for 45 minutes through hilly terrain to get to the waterfall. This meant that after a long horse ride, Sarah would have to get ready in the middle of the rainforest. But Sarah and Todd are troopers, and fully enjoyed the experience of getting married in such a magical and unique place. Because of the trek, it was just a 12 of us for the ceremony, which added to the intimacy of the setting. We came ready for rain, but it turned out to be a gorgeous, sunny day, and made for some great light on the mist coming from the falls.
After the ceremony we went to the Makanda Hotel for the reception with a larger group of friends. After a little sprinkling in the afternoon, there was an incredible sunset over the Pacific Ocean. As the waterfall was frighteningly slippery we were very limited to the kinds of photos we could take, that is to say, absolutely no moving around. So we decided to have a day after session the following morning at Playitas beach in Manuel Antonio. Again, Sarah and Todd were awesome, and were enthusiastic about climbing up the big rocks in Playitas so we could get some unique photos, looking out over the beach and forest.