Have you dreamed of being in the rainforest with the love of your life? Us, too! Now take that same idea and upgrade it…with an elopement! Rainforest lodge Amor Arenal is nestled in Costa Rica’s San Carlos Valley. This beautiful venue is the perfect location for a secluded and romantic wedding! One Heart Event Planning imagined the perfect lush escape largely inspired by Thailand and Indonesia’s gorgeous landscape and flora. Photographer Adri Méndez brought each exotic color and texture completely to life in this stunning shoot. Let’s see every colorful detail!
Ruby tones and greenery symbolize the beauty and complexity of the rainforest. These wedding invitations felt romantic, bright, and exuded excitement for an unforgettable elopement to come.
The perfect dress for a rainforest wedding is flowy, free, and unapologetically you. Looking for a hint of sexiness? A lacey v-cut bodice will do just the trick! Zhush up the look with exotic flowers like this bouquet by Diana Palomo.
Why have a wedding in the jungle if it’s not the focal point of your ceremony?! The elopement site was perfectly placed at a scenic overlook. Guests and spouses-to-be alike were able to take in the beauty of the view and the beauty of the vows to be exchanged.
The groom can get in on the colorful action, too! Opting for a bright and daring suit is a surefire way to make your wedding that much more memorable.
Make the ceremony site even more unique with a floral mandala rug. With real blooming flowers, of course! Hanging florals above the couple are an additional delicate and romantic touch that is guaranteed to be cherished in future photos.
There’s no better feeling than your love being celebrated by friends and family!
This perfectly represents that “just married” feeling. Save this photo for your shot list!
A Built-In Honeymoon
In the same region as the beautiful ceremony lies the Arenal Volcano – the most active in all of Costa Rica! Not only can you get married in this dream location, but the adventures only continue from there. La Fortuna waterfalls are only a short bit away and are the perfect flowing location to celebrate post-marital bliss.
Up to this point, your wedding has already been perfectly atypical. Let’s keep it that way with the reception, too! Low tables with a pillow-lined floor means that your guests will feel comfortable and be closer to each other than ever.
To elevate your picnic-esque look, it’s all in the details. String lights, fantastical florals, and a vibrant color palette elevate decor to luxurious, romantic levels.
Did we mention that this reception setup is also absolutely perfect for pictures with your new spouse?!
Being a bride is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and it should be embraced as such. Take your wedding day as a chance to also embrace yourself – and look sexy while doing it!
And have we mentioned just how much we LOVE a bridal cape?!
Want to see even more of this dreamy escape to the Costa Rican jungle? Check out the video below by videographer Lucas Weddings!
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photography: Adri Méndez Photography // venue name: Amor Arenal, La Fortuna, San Carlos, Alajuela, Costa Rica // event design: One Heart Event Planning // planning: One Heart Event Planning // florals: Diana Palomo Floral Design // wedding dress: Concepción Miranda // hairpiece: Madre Perla // bride's ring: Local Eclectic // hair stylist: Claudia Gómez // makeup artist: Claudia Gómez // groom attire: Gerson Andre // groom's shoes: Gerson Andre // videography: Lucas Wedding Videography // paper goods: One Heart Event Planning // calligraphy: One Heart Event Planning // cake: José Pablo Cake Designer // tabletop rentals: Justine // furniture rentals: Leoni y Lolo // models: Moonserrath Alfaro and Ignacio Valladares // lighting: Magic Lights by GDS