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Love at first like: Audrey & Rosa

Meet Audrey and Rosa, a lovely couple we got to know thanks to Tiquicia Shot Photography. Even though they’ve suffered discrimination, Audrey and Rosa managed to create their own family in a small country town, just outside of San Jose called Puriscal.


Production Diverse Weddings | Photography Tiquicia Shot | Look Toribio & Donato | Boutonnieres and flowers GoCo by José Julián Gómez | Make-up Yency Chaves | Location Hacienda Montemar | Couple Audrey and Rosa


Audrey and Rosa met through Facebook. It all started with a like and a friend request from Rosa, but Audrey is Asperger and a little shy, so it took her some time to understand the love messages…


By September 24th 2018, Audrey and Rosa became a couple… but in the meantime, Rosa was admitted to the hospital and had restricted access to phone and visits, but Audrey managed to message and visit at least once.


Production & photography Diverse Weddings | Look & location Toribio & Donato Store in Barrio Escalante, Costa Rica | Couple Audrey and Rosa


The challenges


What others might say is one of the biggest challenges a gay person might face throughout its life. For example, how a lesbian couple should or shouldn´t act; living in families where homosexuality cannot be mentioned, in terms of not insulting, but avoiding; just to mention a few. This is why, a year later, Rosa left her hometown, Coronado, and headed towards the place that would become their love nest, Puriscal.


The proposal


For their anniversary, they went on a romantic getaway to San Carlos. Rosa had it all planned. She surprised Audrey with a marriage proposal. Want to know how? She wrote “Will you marry me?” in rose petals. A magnificent love declaration from a truthful heart.


Audrey had already planned to propose before Rosa did. She even had the ring, which she later hid in the old Christmas Tree. Audrey was going to decorate a room and even hire a photographer, but she later on realized that the only thing they both wanted was to be together despite what other people might say.


Production Diverse Weddings | Photography Tiquicia Shot | Look Toribio & Donato | Boutonnieres and flowers GoCo by José Julián Gómez | Tiara Madre Perla | Make-up Yency Chaves | Location Hacienda Montemar | Couple Audrey and Rosa


Same-sex marriage in Costa Rica


Audrey and Rosa know that due to the Pandemic affecting the world there won´t be any Pride parade nor other festivities regarding the historic celebration of same-sex marriage in Costa Rica, but they are hopeful that after May 26th, they’ll be closer to consolidate their, in the words of Audrey: “weird, strange, unique and lovely family”.

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