Laid-Back Destination Wedding in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita

Planning a destination wedding? Kristina and Alex’s intimate laid-back destination wedding in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita Resort will have you adding Panama to your bucket list places right away. I could not be more blown away by how beautiful the entire country is and how severely underrated it is. Prior to chatting with Kristina and Alex, Central America had never been on my list of places to visit but wow was I ever wrong!

When Kristina and Alex began to plan their intimate destination wedding in Panama they knew they wanted to take their guests to a place they could explore and experience with them and they felt Panama was the perfect place for that. With an incredible diversity found across Panama from the thick, lush jungles, the Caribbean blue waters and pristine white sand beaches to the bustling capital city filled with rich history. The Dreams Playa Bonita was the perfect choice for a resort for their guests with everything you could need and the most beautiful cove right below the ceremony space where the tide would go out each afternoon and open up this sandy paradise that felt like you had stepped off the resort and into the middle of the lush, exotic jungle of Panama.

Since this would be my first time ever in Panama, I wanted to make a trip out of it. I got the opportunity to plan a private tour with Travelling Souls and spent an 18 hour day exploring the Anton Valley, a town that sits in the middle of an extinct volcano. If you would love to see more check out my post here on my adventure in El Valle de Anton.

Everything about this intimate destination wedding in Panama was truly so laid back. Kristina and Alex choose to focus more on the experience for themselves along with their two year old daughter, Piper, and their guests instead of tons of extra little details. When you are getting married in such a beautiful location you can do away with a lot of extra little details on the day as the beauty of the natural surroundings often are all you need.

After the beautiful ceremony on the romantic terrace at Dreams Playa Bonita Kristina and Alex went down to that secluded cove below to watch the sunset and spend some quiet time together. One of the biggest things I encourage all of my couples on their wedding day is to be able to step away from your guests for a little while to be able to spend some time just the two of you. Your wedding day goes by so quickly it is so important to be able to have some alone time together. These are some of my favourite moments to document as they are true, authentic moments between the couple.

After the sun had set Kristina and Alex joined their guests for the last bit of cocktail hour and then everyone walked over together to their reception space. Sitting right along the edge of the beach you could listen to the waves crash onto the beach and watch all the ships sitting off in the distance waiting to enter the Panama Canal. Kristina and Alex’s beach reception was filled with so much laughter, tears and awesome dance moves it was the perfect way to end an incredible day.

Beautiful green view in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Overall view of the Dreams Playa Bonita resort in Panama. Beach, pool, and beautiful landscape.
Black and white photo of mature men looking at each other in the hotel of Dreams Playa Bonita
Group of men choosing socks to wear for the wedding in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita. Wedding preparation in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Black and white photo of the groom's father fixing his neck tie, preparing for the wedding ceremony in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
A group of men preparing their clothes for the wedding in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Groom helping his friend fix his clothes for the wedding ceremony. Mirror reflection view, black and white photo of friends helping each other.
Groom helping his friend tie his neck tie during wedding preparation in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Groom getting ready for his wedding, blow drying his hair in front of the mirror, looking at his reflection and fixing his hair.
Detail shot of the canned drinks "Panama light" during wedding preparation in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Groom in Panama Dreams Playa Bonita preparing for his wedding day. Groom putting on neck tie while his friend is looking at him.
Groom putting on his necktie. Detail shot of the groom's outfit showing the polo, neck tie, watch and ring in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Groom's friend helping the groom put on his neck tie. Groom smiling and looking at his friend.
Groom with his parents smiling. groom showing off his shoes to his mom in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Groom wearing banana socks putting on his brown shoes in preparation for the wedding in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita.
Supportive groom's friend helping the groom put on his suit in preparation for the wedding in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Groom getting ready while looking at the window, being excited and emotional for the wedding in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Groom getting ready for his wedding. Groom putting on his tuxedo inside the hotel of Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Beautiful resort view in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita. Swimming pool, trees, cottages and beautiful nature.
Black and white photo of the groom with his best men walking towards the wedding venue while holding their tuxedo.
Group photo of the groom with his best men standing and smiling while wearing the same outfit in the garden of Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Group photo of the groom with his best men wearing the same outfits in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Groom's best men standing straight and smiling in the little forest of in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Groom's supportive friends hugging the groom congratulating him for the wedding in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Groom's best men wearing the same outfit, blue suit, white polo and black sunglasses in the garden of Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Groom's crew back photo while holding each other's butts in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Beautiful nature view in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita. Man wearing white bucket hat collecting palm leaves.
Little girl walking with the bride's friend in a resort in Panama for the destination wedding.
Little daughter walking towards her father while her father is looking back. Beautiful destination wedding in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Cute daughter hugging the legs of his father and looking at his father in the garden of Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Father kneeling looking at his beautiful daughter wearing gown in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Groom and daughter sweet moment in the garden of Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita. Father kneeling and touching his daughter's face while holding hands. Father wearing blue tuxedo and sunglasses.
Groom touching his daughter's forehead. Little daughter being silly. Destination wedding in in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Little daughter showing off her beautiful gown to her father. Supportive father smiling at her daughter in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Black and white photo of father and daughter hugging each other in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita. Father and daughter sweet moment together at the garden.
Father hugging and kissing his little daughter while wearing sunglasses in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Overall shot of the bride's wedding gown hanging in a small coconut tree in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Detail shot of the bride's wedding gown hanging in a small coconut tree in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Detail shot of the bride's bouquet, sandal and rings in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Detail shot of the bride's bouquet, sandal and rings in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Bride's bouquet with wedding rings in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Detail shot of the bride's wedding bouquet and sandals in a rustic background in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Beautiful bride putting on a bracelet to her beautiful daughter in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Beautiful flower girls playing tablet while sitting in the sofa wearing matching headdress, dress and sandals.
Beautiful friends wearing matching dress, headdress and sandals playing Frozen on the tablet.
Beautiful bride's friend getting ready for the beach wedding in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita. Lady holding a curling iron helping her friend curl her hair.
Window view of the mother and daughter. Mother helping bride fix her gown in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita.
Mother helping her beautiful daughter in fixing her wedding gown in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita. Bride looking at her mother with a smile
Bride standing while supportive mother fixing her gown. Mother and daughter in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Bride's back view. Beautiful hairstyle with flowers as decoration.
Bride putting on her wedding high-heels sandals. Diamond designed sandals, meaningful tattoo at the foot, pink nail colors.
Beautiful and supportive friends being so happy for the bride. Bride's mother crying out of joy. Mother's friend smiling while holding a tissue.
Beautiful mother getting emotional out of joy because her daughter is getting married. Happy and supportive mother holding a tissue.
Black and white photo of the bride's mother crying out of joy while looking at her beautiful daughter wearing wedding gown.
Black and white photo of the bride's mother and the bride hugging and smiling during wedding preparation in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Back view of the bride wearing veil opening the door going to the wedding venue in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Black and white photo of the bride walking towards her daughter. Happy daughter opening her mouth out of shock because her mother look so gorgeous. Supportive friend of the bride standing at the side in the hotel of Dreams Playa Bonita
Daughter hugging the legs of her beautiful mother during wedding preparation in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Mother and daughter holding hands while walking. Bride and flower girl during wedding preparation.
Cute flower girls wearing matching clothes standing inside the building in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Beautiful beach resort wedding venue in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita. Beach with cottage at the middle/ Beach with white tall buildings.
Beach wedding venue in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita from a far showing the garden and beach of the resort.
Alfresco beach wedding venue in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Alfresco beach wedding ceremony venue in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita with palm trees at the top.
Groom standing in front of the wedding venue smiling and waiting for his bride. Beach wedding destination in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Father and daughter walking together while bride holding the arms of his father.
Back view of father and daughter walking towards the wedding venue in the alfresco venue in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Father and daughter smiling while walking towards the aisle while holding hands. Wedding ceremony in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Bride and father walking towards the aisle of the wedding venue. Beach wedding venue in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Groom standing in front of the wedding venue, looking at his beautiful bride in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Father bidding kiss to his daughter before handing her to the groom. Groom looking happy and excited. Supportive friends at the side standing and smiling
Cute flower girls sitting during the wedding ceremony while holding hands. Cute girls same outfits.
Flower girls holding hands during wedding ceremony in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita. Flower girls holding flowers, matching flowers, matching gowns.
Beautiful couple during their beach wedding ceremony in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita. Standing in front of each other while groom is looking intently at his bride. Beautiful bride smiling while holding bouquet.
Couple during their beach wedding ceremony in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita.
Beach wedding ceremony in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita. Beautiful laid back destination wedding.
Wedding view from the side. Beach wedding in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Beautiful beach view in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita during destination wedding
Bride and groom detail shot, standing in front of each other during the wedding ceremony in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita. Bride holding a beautiful bouquet.
Overall view of the destination wedding in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Three bride's maids standing and smiling while holding beautiful wedding bouquets in a destination wedding in Dreams Playa Bonita
Groom's best men standing during the wedding ceremony, smiling and looking at couple. Beach wedding in Dreams Playa Bonita
Lady wedding officiant holding a bondpaper while the other hand is holding a microphone, handing it to the groom to speak while the groom is smiling and holding the hands of the bride.
Bride and groom on their wedding ceremony holding hands and smiling at each other in a destination wedding in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Couple looking at each other during their beach wedding in Dreams Playa Bonita. Groom smiling and looking at his beautiful wife.
Bride and groom holding hands during their beach wedding destination wedding in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita. Bride's 2 wings tattoo. Bride wearing gray and gold bracelet.
Beautiful beach view in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Bride and groom kissing during the wedding ceremony in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Bride and groom kissing after their wedding in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Bride and groom kissing in the garden in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita after the wedding ceremony.
Black and white photo of the bride and her father hugging at each other for the success of the wedding.
Happy family picture of the newly married couple. Groom carrying his daughter while daughter is looking at her beautiful mom.
Cute moment of teh newly married couple with their daughter in the garden of Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Low tide beach in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita with big stones and cottages
Newly married couple holding hands while walking towards the shores of Dreams Playa Bonita. Groom holding the hands and guiding his bride along the way.
Back view of the bride and other wedding attendees walking in the sands of in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Detail sot of the side walking in the sands of Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita.
Group photo of the newly married couple with their daughter at the beach and their friends walking
Groom with his daughters kissing on his cheeks. Happy father carrying his daughters. Family photo at the beach in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita.
Groom laughing with his friends in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Bride with her girl friends walking in the shores of Dreams Playa Bonita, having a sweet moment together
Bride and groom laughing and having a fun moment during their wedding in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Cute girl wearing dress is playing at the sands of Dreams Playa Bonita
Beautiful girls playing at the beach in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Beautiful flower girl stolen photo at the beach in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Newly married couple walking at the beach of Dreams Playa Bonita. Bride's footprint shown on the sand.
Bride and groom walking and holding hands, having a sweet moment in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Bride and groom holding hands while walking in the sand, enjoying the beautiful view in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Groom walking in the shores of Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita while holding the bride's bouquet.
Detail shot of the bride walking in the sand at Dreams Playa Bonita during their destination wedding.
Bride and groom walking together in the shores of Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita while bride is in bare feet. Groom holding the bride's wedding bouquet.
Bride walking towards the groom in bare feet at Panama Dreams Playa Bonita
Bride and groom holding hands while walking. Groom guiding his bride.
Bride and groom standing at big rocks having a sweet moment in in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Bride and groom kissing during their destination wedding in Panama at the beach with huge rocks.
Bride and groom walking alongside the beach in Panama. Bride in her bare feet. Groom at the back guiding his bride.
Bride and groom walking towards the shores of Dreams Playa Bonita with big stones at the beach during low tide.
Bride and groom having an intimate moment in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita, intently looking at each other's eyes.
Portrait photo of the bride and groom hugging and smiling in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Newly married couple hugging and smiling at each other during their destination wedding in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
newly married couple in Panama Dreams Playa Bonita hugging at looking at each other's eyes.
Back shot of the bride with her beautiful hair accessory. Newly married couple kissing in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Newly married couple at the beach looking at the side during their destination wedding in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Black and white photo of the newly married couple looking at the moon. Photo taken at the beach in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Lovely photo of the newly married couple standing at the beach in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Bride and groom about to kiss. Bride holding the groom's face in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Portrait photo of the newly married kissing at the shores of Dreams Playa Bonita
Sweet moment of the newly married couple kissing at the shores of Dreams Playa Bonita.
Bride and groom kissing in the shores of Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita while groom is carrying the bride.
Creative shot of the bride and groom kissing in the shores of Playa Bonita in in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita.
Groom and bride looking at each other's eyes, groom carrying his beautiful bride
Groom carrying his bride while kissing her in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Groom and bride looking at each other's eyes, groom carrying his beautiful bride
Bride standing at the shores in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Beautiful bride looking at the beach while holding her veil and wedding bouquet at the shores of Dreams Playa Bonita.
Bride's beautiful bouquet detail shot at the beach in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita.
Detail shot of the groom's wedding outfit. Navy blue quit, dark blue neck tie, white long sleeves polo, ring, watch, and sunflower
Groom standing at the shore looking at the beautiful beach in Dreams Playa Bonita
Groom walking in the shores of Dreams Playa Bonita in Panama, looking at the beach.
Lovely couple walking along the shores of Dreams Playa Bonita having a joyful moment together. Bride holding her gown. Couple looking at each other's eyes.
Happy bride and groom hugging while looking at the side in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Newly married couple hugging while the groom is kissing his wife's forehead in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Detail shot of the bride's gown, ring and groom's watch. Groom hugging bride in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Newly married couple having an intimate moment at the beach of Panama in Dreams Playa Bonita. Groom hugging and kissing the bride's forehead. Bride closing her eyes and touching the groom's right hand.
Newly married couple kissing at the beach of Dreams Playa Bonita
Bride and groom being playful at the beach of Dreams Playa Bonita. Couple dancing and looking at each other's eyes.
Newly married couple having a sweet moment, walking at the beach of Dreams Playa Bonita in Panama.
Newly married couple holding hands while walking in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Newly married couple wearing wedding attire, holding hands while kissing at the shores of Dreams Playa Bonita
Wedding venue's accent decoration in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Beach view in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita with cottage.
Beautiful beach view in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Lovely couple hugging and enjoying the beautiful beach view in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Beautiful newly married couple standing and hugging while watching the beautiful beach in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Bride and groom walking together at the beach while the groom is holding the bride's gown.
Cute and happy moment of the newly married couple in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Bride and groom walking towards the shores of Dreams Playa Bonita white the groom is holding the bride's long gown.
Black and white photo of a beautiful guest with a kid in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Bride's friend taking a photo of the bride with another friend who's wearing a red bodycon dress. Photo taken at the garden in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Cute girls running and playing around the garden in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Black and white photo of father and daughter holding hands in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Father and daughter sweet moments together, hugging and looking at each others eyes in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Cute baby drinking milk while looking at the camera. Photo taken at the garden in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Beautiful bride with her friend and a baby. Wedding cute moments with friends in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Beautiful palm trees phot in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Clean and beautiful beach in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita. Low tide beach with cottage.
Beach wedding reception venue in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita during blue hour.
Flat lay photo of the wedding menu with leaf decoration and fairy lights.
Beautiful wedding reception venue in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita from afar.
Beautiful detail sot of the fire lamp in the wedding reception venue in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Beautiful palm tees shot in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Groom dancing with his mother, having a sweet moment together. Groom smiling while dancing in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Proud father of the bride giving speech during wedding reception in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita.
Father and daughter hugging under the palm trees at night in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita. Happy and proud father hugging his beautiful daughter now a bride.
Father and daughter moment at the beach. Father hugging and looking at his well-grown daughter finally married, daughter crying out of joy in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Bride with her father getting emotional at the wedding reception venue, being so happy for the success of the wedding in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita.
Bride and groom's first dance in their wedding in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita. Groom smiling and looking at his beautiful bride.
Newly married couple's first dance during the wedding reception in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita. Couple looking at each other's eyes. Black and white photo of a couple dancing and holding hands.
Newly married couple kissing during their wedding reception in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Bride and groom sitting at the wedding reception venue while smiling. Photo taken at night in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita.
Newly married couple's friend emotionally giving a speech being so happy for the couple during wedding reception in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita. Newly married couple smiling and looking at their friend.
Bride's close friend doing a speech during the wedding reception while the bride is looking at her friend. Bride's friend getting happy and emotional at the same time in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Newly married couple hugging their close friend, smiling at each other in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Bride and groom standing and smiling, Bride holding a phone and microphone, reading a message to the wedding attendees in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Newly married couple doing cheers to celebrate the success of their wedding in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Cute girl with blue eyes playing with her toy while sitting on her aunt at night in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Cute family photo of the newly married couple with their daughter at night in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Father and daughter sweet moment during wedding reception in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita. Father kneeling while touching his daughter's face.
Bride with her loved ones, smiling at looking at a phone during wedding reception in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Bride and groom doing the traditional cake cutting at the beach of in Panama, Dreams Playa Bonita at night
Bride and groom kissing at night in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Father and daughter having a fun moment at the beach in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita. Father dancing and carrying his beautiful daughter.
Group of men standing in the drinking station of the wedding venue in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita waiting for their drinks
Bartender preparing drinks for the wedding attendees in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Wedding attendees gathering together while two men doing cheers in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Wedding attendees doing a cheers to celebrate the success of the wedding in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Fun moments during the wedding reception in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Bride and groom's first dance during the wedding reception at the beach of Dreams Playa Bonita. Newly married couple laughing and dancing at night.
Detail shot of the bartender handing tequila with green limes during the wedding reception in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Group photo of the wedding attendees having fun, drinking at night in Panama, Dreams Playa Bonita
Groom and his father hugging and looking at each other with big smiles at night during the wedding reception in Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita
Man hugging and carrying two kids at night during the wedding celebration in Dreams Playa Bonita
Night view of Dreams Playa Bonita during the destination beach wedding of Kristina and Alex.
Long exposure night shot at the beach of Panama at Dreams Playa Bonita. Beautiful night shot showing stars.

Are You Thinking About Eloping in Panama Or Having An Intimate Destination Wedding?

This intimate wedding in Panama truly embodies everything I love about destination weddings. Kristina and Alex along with their closest family and friends that flew to Panama to watch them marry one another had a relaxed day surrounded by nature and their love for one another. There was minimal worries or stress throughout the day even when a few plans changed last minute. Panama is such an incredible place to get married or elope and the options on where you can get married are truly endless with all the different locations and adventures you can do!

Location: Dreams Playa Bonita
Wedding Dress: Bliss Bridal Boutique
Grooms Suit: Moore’s

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