Because of their love of travel, real Martina Liana bride, Julie and her husband, Jason decided a destination wedding in Costa Rica would be the perfect option for their special day! From Julie’s breathtaking, strapless Martina Liana gown to the tear-jerking gift she gave her parents, nothing about their day was less than swoon-worthy! Congrats to this sweet couple!
From the bride: Jason and I love to travel so a destination wedding was perfect. Neither of us had ever been to Costa Rica so it seemed like the perfect place. From there, planning was easy and we were so excited to share the weekend with friends and family. The resort did most of the work so we could focus on big things like the perfect dress (Martine was there the day I picked my dress), perfect suit, best photographers and so on. It made things easy to enjoy a vacation with everyone.
We foster for a Baltimore pit bull rescue, so our dogs were in our engagement photos. They couldn’t be with us in Costa Rica, so it was only fitting that one of the strays crashed the entire ceremony and reception. We also have a trash the dress session planned back at the same location as our engagement session to include our dogs in our “wedding photos”. Besides, I need to find reasons to wear my dress over and over again!
I’m adopted and part of my gift to my parents was to change my middle name to their last name. My father in law performed the ceremony and when he announced us as the new Mr and Mrs, he used my new middle name and there was not a dry eye in the group – that was by far the most special moment of the wedding day!
Photography by Richard and Tara Photography