Bienvenidos a la blog de la boda de Dave y Amy (Welcome to the blog about Dave and Amy’s wedding)! Dave and I wanted to use it as a way to keep everyone up-to-date with the latest plans and give you some insight into the prep process for a destination wedding. Throughout this season in our lives, we’ll update the blog with posts about the location, ceremony details and the people involved who are making this celebration extra special. We also know that not everyone will be able to be there in person, and we want to keep y’all in the loop.
As engaged couples know too well, the first questions that come from people after they congratulate you is “Ok, so when and where is the wedding?” When we tell people that we’re going to Costa Rica, their eyes get really big and generally respond that, if they were to do their wedding over again, they would do a destination wedding. We’re really excited to do something a bit non-traditional…simply because that is a part of who we are!
Dave can tell you all about our love for Costa Rica in another post. All I will say is that once you experience true relaxation, you never want to leave. I cried when we left Manuel Antonio, the beach and the monkey that we named Manuel (pictured above).
So, again, why Costa Rica for a wedding? There are a few reasons. First, no matter where we have the ceremony, our families would have to travel from across the nation to be there. With Dave’s family primarily on the West Coast and my family spread all over, there is no good central location that was “us.” Sure, it could have been in Washington, DC, but one simple fact deterred us from having our wedding in our city: cost. In Costa Rica, we are able to give our families a valuable gift that we treasure: international travel. And, we’re able to do it reasonably. The third reason is that it can be an event that is truly about us and celebrating the One who brought us together.
As true to our nature, we’re keeping the event small and intimate. While we wish that we could invite everyone, we are excited to have our immediate family and lifelong friends there. Because of the small venue, we’re hoping to set up a webcam and broadcast the ceremony online through this website.
So, as we plan a wedding in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica for August 4, 2012, we are grateful for the excitement, anticipation, well wishes and overall merriment that is taking place. Take a look around the site and keep checking in on the blog!