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La Cruz,
Costa Rica,
Feb. 12, 2007.
Darina and Kurt,
having met in China,
started going out in Andorra,
commuted between Barcelona
and St.Gallen,
lived in Switzerland,
and cycled Europe
and South America,

decided Costa Rica would be
as good a spot as any...
to tie the auld knot
!

   

The area around La Cruz on the Pacific coast, short before the Nicaraguan border, is a beautiful corner of Costa Rica that hasn't been developed... yet!

There, a
cute little beach, with spectacular sunsets and a few resident pelicans and parrots among the rocks and tamarind trees, provided the perfect backdrop to take the plunge.


Rajada Beach

   

Liam, Claire, Darina and Kurt

We were honoured when our good cycling friends Claire and Liam agreed to be our witnesses at the wedding ceremony.

 
   


If only, you knew!

   

Still young, free and single!

   

Liam, Claire, Kirsten, Bob and Kurt

Claire organized Bob and Kirsten to be our chauffeur and wedding cake creator respectively, and as we rocked down to the beach we were entertained by the hilarious account of how Kirsten had to hitch a ride to their own wedding ceremony 23 years ago!

   


The ceremony

   

As the sun set on the Pacific Ocean...


SŪ, acepto (I do)

   

Marlon, our celebrant
we exchanged coconut shell rings and Marlon, our celebrant...

 

...pronounced us man and wife.


You may kiss the bride!

   

Local red snapper

The nightís festivities continued at the local restaurant where we enjoyed ceviche and red snapper for dinner.

 

Kirstenís delicious carrot cake was a hit with everyone present and went down very well with our landlady, Estherís Italian champagne.


Kirsten's carrot cake

 

Van Morrison vibes

After hitting the dance floor, we strolled home along the phosphorescent-lit beach and under a perfect starlit sky to Ö the beginning of the rest of our lives!

 

 
   
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