Brandy and David had their wedding celebration at Casa Tortuga in Langosta Beach. This venue was perfect for a wedding celebration since is located on a private beach. Continue reading “Beach Wedding at Casa Tortuga in Playa Langosta” »
Julie and Dan met in college and waited 10 years before getting married in Costa Rica. They called me to see if I could re-create their original tropical wedding on the beach. This time their 3 children, Julie’s sister and a friend were the witnesses. Continue reading “Vow Renewal on the Beach at Tulemar” »
Villa Pelicano in Manuel Antonio was the perfect setting for Ingrid & Sean’s wedding. The day was perfect and the sunset was spectacular. Ingrid and Sean met at work and opted for a tropical wedding in Manuel Antonio. Their entire family came and spent the week at Villa Pelicano. Continue reading “Villa Pelicano is the Perfect Backdrop for a Wedding in Manuel Antonio” »
Ashley and Adam wanted a rustic beach wedding that spoke to being in Costa Rica. Pangas Beach Club in Tamarindo was the perfect location. It was private, on the beach, fabulous food and a great crowd of friends and family to support the new couple. It turned out to be a fun party with the focus on music to get everyone up and dancing. Guests came from all over the world to be part of this celebration. Continue reading “Scottish Wedding at Pangas Beach Club Tamardindo” »
Anna and Nate met while coaching gymnastics. The proposal happened at the Grand Canyon. It made sense for this active couple to have their wedding on the beach at Playa Langosta. They wanted their friends and family to experience Costa Rica with a fun, unique, unforgettable and original wedding. Continue reading “Vegan Wedding At Longosta Beach” »
The summer Julian and Susan met was unexpected. During a trip to Thailand, each had no clue they were about to meet their best friend, their soul mate and today, their forever. Continue reading “Caribbean Wedding in Costa Rica” »
Sarah and Joel opted for a no frills wedding in Dominical. No cake, no flowers, no music just friends and family getting together to celebrate their wedding. Continue reading “No frills wedding in Playa Dominical” »
Manuel Antonio boasts one of the most beautiful national parks in Costa Rica. The white sand beaches lends itself to be the perfect spot for a wedding. Continue reading “Beach Wedding at Discovery Beach House in Manuel Antonio” »
Once in awhile,
Right in the middle of an ordinary life,
Love gives us a fairy tale.
~ Anonymous ~My last post focused on tropical flowers. This time I want to look at other types of colorful decor for your wedding. Continue reading “Choosing the right flowers to express your feelings..part 2” »
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
~ Voltaire ~
It is believed that the flower language began in Turkey during the seventeenth century. Romantic lovers began using floral exchanges to convey emotional messages. Costa Rica offers an array of flowers that can express your feelings on your wedding day. Let’s look at flowers that are grown here and are usually available year round. Tropical flowers are hearty and will stand up to the heat of Costa Rica on your wedding day. They are exotic and come in an array of bright colors. Continue reading “Choosing the right flowers to express your feelings…part 1” »
A simple wedding on the beach turning out to be an all day- all night celebration. Nick and Beatrice chose the beautiful beach in Manuel Antonio for their wedding. Everything started early in the morning.
Continue reading “Mescal Inspired Wedding Day” »
Angie and Kevin had been dating long distance from the Texas to Canada. They tied the knot at the Grand Papagayo Resort. Their ceremony overlooked the large arc-shaped Culebra Bay. The world-class beaches in Northern Guanacaste are spectacular. The resort is adults only and all-inclusive. Close to the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano and right on the ocean makes this a perfect location for a wedding. The day was romantic and full of charm.
I’ve noticed many changes in what the bride and groom envision for their wedding over the past 9 years. Ann Taylor nailed many of changes in her article in the Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anne-naylor/trending-7-key-traits-fou_b_5976102.html?utm_hp_ref=destination-weddings. Continue reading “Millenial Weddings Dare to Be Different” »
Imagine staying in a villa steps from the beach in Costa Rica. Casa Oceano a beautiful home with a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean was the background for Christine & Sky’s wedding. Having a wedding during green season can be tricky but they were blessed with a sunny day, pristine beach and surrounded by family and friends.Christine and Sky decided after fourteen years of being together to tie the knot . Christine was finishing up her dissertation for her PhD. She had lots of ideas and twists to make this day special for her guests and family. Sky was the point person working with the planner to incorporate everything into the time line. They opted for a noon wedding with the festivities lasting into the evening. Flower decor incorporated ivory and coral using primarily hydrangeas, roses and orchids. Guests were also treated to bags of coffee and wine stoppers. Besides traditional vows there was also a sand ceremony. Lunch was served on the patio followed by cutting the sea shell inspired cake and then a scavenger hunt. There was a break to relax and go for a swim. A local marimba band provided music for the cocktail hour. After some dancing everyone adjourned for a lobster and fish dinner. There were toasts, laughter and more dancing. Another surprise was a duo of fire dancers. The couple got into the act and showed they could spin with fire. Wish lanterns were brought out for the guests to send skyward and the event ended with a bonfire on the beach. Thanks to El Velo and Vicky Longland for the great photos.
The couple met at a Tae Kwon Do class when they were in elementary school. Years later while vacationing in Bimini Jason proposed getting down on one knee. It wasn’t surprising to hear that they wanted a romantic, intimate and fun wedding in Costa Rica.
Fiorella an event planner knew exactly what she wanted. As designers we both knew everything was in the details. A nautical theme with a color palate of navy and yellow added to the richness of this wedding.
A clear tent with a yellow rose petal aisle along with a canopy featuring yellow lilies framed the ceremony which took place on the lawn in front of the ocean.
Driving into the resort you’ll pass through a palm lined manicured drive bringing you through the golf course and finally the reception area of the resort. It is a beautiful drive via a windy road forcing you to take your time and enjoy the scenery. The Four Seasons is all about comfort, great service and finding ways to pamper their guests – a wonderful beach wedding destination.
Brides prefer the beach? Yes!
The beaches in Costa Rica are beautiful and not as crowded as beaches in the US and Mexico. I love it when I can find a secluded beach for a ceremony. Guests are often surprised see monkeys and iguanas that watch the ceremony from the top of the trees There is nothing like a reception right in front of the ocean. Some of my favorite sites for beach weddings are Manuel Antonio, Playa Hermosa, Playa Portrero, Flamingo, and the Caribbean.
February 17, 2014
After 12 years and two kids together Burgess got down on bended knee and asked Rachelle to marry him! Their family was taking a two week vacation in Manuel Antonio and this was the perfect opportunity for their wedding on the beach.
Photography has to be one of the most important choices when putting together your wedding budget. Hiring a professional photographer can make all the difference between ho-hum and spectacular wedding photos that will stand up to time. We’re all taking photos with our phones and tablets but they just don’t measure up to professional photo. There is so much to consider including the lighting, composition and point of view. Consider the professional that had the idea and took the photo below.
Of course, when using your iPhone / iPad to take photos, be sure to follow proper photo etiquette, especially when it pertains to the ceremony itself.