{Real Wedding} Caroline and Ben

Caroline and Ben (Benoline for short) are both talented photographers based in Austin, TX. Although they have an extensive network of wedding vendors in the Austin area, Benoline were looking for a fun and exotic adventure for their family and close friends (also mostly photographers) in a faraway land. They decided to host their nuptials at the foot of the Arenal Volcano. For those not familiar with Arenal, it is one of the top ten most active volcanos on the planet. Although in recent years it has gone rather dormant, the volcano can regularly be seen spouting smoke and ash. As a result of the geothermal activity, the area is blessed with some of the most amazing hot springs in the world. One of Benoline's goals for their wedding was to show their group a good time throughout the wedding week. Well, they definitely delivered on their promise. Their group activities included a high tension zip-lining adventure, a trip to nearby hot springs, hiking in Rio Celeste, horseback riding and general shenanigans throughout the La Fortuna area. Being photographers themselves, documenting this adventure was a high priority for the two of them. They hired award-winning photographers Davina + Daniel to capture moments throughout the entire trip. Here are a few breathtaking shots of their hot spring adventure.

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Volcano Arenal Wedding
Volcano Arenal Wedding
Volcano Arenal Wedding

The wedding day was so relaxed and natural. Caroline and Ben got ready in their own rooms surrounded by friends and family and prepared for their first look near the volcano. Throughout their trip the volcano had been blanketed in clouds, but just as the prepared to see each other for the first time, the clouds parted and the magnificent Arenal Volcano emerged in dramatic fashion.

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Volcano Arenal Wedding

There was so much raw emotion and genuine excitement that emanated from the entire group prior to the ceremony. Benoline had friends of theirs, who were professional singers, perform acapella as they walked down the aisle.

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Volcano Arenal Wedding

The following day, the couple headed to some beautiful, nearby spots for a few creative portraits.

Volcano Arenal Wedding
Volcano Arenal Wedding
Volcano Arenal Wedding
Volcano Arenal Wedding
Volcano Arenal Wedding
Volcano Arenal Wedding
Volcano Arenal Wedding
Volcano Arenal Wedding

Photography: Davina + Daniel

Event Planning + Floral Design: Four Winds Weddings

Event Rental and Lighting: Eventos Artesanos

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