Gena and Sam had a beautiful Costa Rica destination wedding at the Casa Conde Beach-Front Hotel with the help from their Event planner, Jose Miguel Molina Mora at the Casa Conde. The Casa Conde beachfront hotel is an awesome wedding venue located on 22 acres of tropical dry forest and steps away from Playa Panama located within Culebra or Snake Bay in the scenic Gulf of Papagayo in Guanacaste. A five-minute drive from the fabulous beaches of Playa Hermosa and Playas del Coco, Playa Panama offers stunning ocean views and laidback beaches that are within close range of some of the country’s best national parks, such as the Refugio Costa Esmeralda and the Marino las Baulas de Guanacaste.

Gena and Sam met during their first year of law school in Minnesota and then studied abroad in London the following summer. They started dating after they backpacked together through Italy or as Sam says “Gena took me on an extended first date through Italy”. They both love to travel and have traveled through Europe, Central America, and South America together, which is why they chose to have their destination wedding in Costa Rica. They wanted a wedding that reflected their adventurous spirits and relationship, and Costa Rica offered the perfect setting with all of the outdoor adventures it has to offer, yet laid back “pura vida” lifestyle.