La Costanera Wedding
I know I say every wedding is the best, but I honestly think Teresa and Mike’s Portuguese La Costanera wedding in Half Moon Bay was one of my all time favorites. Was it the gorgeous color scheme and beautiful (stunning!!) flowers?? There were some incredible flowers, pinks and greens, pretty succulents, too. Was it the incredible first look in one of the prettiest places ever? I absolutely love this forest and the curvy trees that dip over the pathway. It’s a romantic spot to first see the person you’re marrying on your wedding day.
Or was it the ceremony on one of my favorite beaches of all time? The cliffs decorate the beach, the red dirt a stark and beautiful backdrop to the big sandy beach and blue grey ocean. Maybe it was the tears going down both of the newlywed’s faces or the sunlight that came out right during their first kiss or the butterfly release at the end of the ceremony (which resulted in Teresa walking back down the aisle with her husband AND a butterfly on her fingers).
Maybe it was the traditional Portuguese dancing at the beginning of the dancing, or the way Teresa sang through most of the reception, or the way these two just seemed like they were having so much damn fun the whole day. Maybe it was the touching toasts, maybe it was their bridesmaid and groomsman coming out in cross dressed bridesmaid dress/suit for their announcements (still have never seen that at another wedding! it was so good). I don’t know. There was something special about this whole day and it’s a dang shame that I’ve waited so long to share these images on here. Some of my favorites, ever. Enjoy! xx
La Costanera: Restaurant and Wedding Venue
Located above Montara Beach in Half Moon Bay, La Costanera is a wonderful place to get married. It’s located at 8150 Cabrillo Hwy, Montara, CA 94037 in Montara, California, just 35 minutes south of San Francisco and 25 minutes north of Half Moon Bay. They have excellent Peruvian food, Pisco Sours, serve great family style wedding dinners, and have an epic view of the ocean, beach, and iconic cliffs along the beach.
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