Vow Renewal on the Beach at Tulemar

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 is the Perfect Backdrop for a Wedding in Manuel Antonio

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” »

Beach Wedding at Discovery Beach House in Manuel Antonio

on beach manuel antonioManuel 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” »

Choosing the right flowers to express your feelings…part 1

Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
 ~ Voltaire ~ 

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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” »

Mescal Inspired Wedding Day

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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.
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica Beach Wedding

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.

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The Best Wedding Photos of 2013 & Tropical Costa Rican Wedding Photos

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.

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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.

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Manuel Antonio Weddings on the Beach in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has been recognized as the top destination for weddings in Latin America in The Knot Market Intelligence: 2012 Destination Weddings Study, capturing 36 percent of the vote for first place. The Wall Street Journal reports that “The Costa Rica brand” is exciting, adventurous, tropical and sexy. North American and European couples see this tropical paradise as a romantic, adventurous wedding destination, where getting married at the foot of a volcano, beneath the palms of a white sand beach, or in the heart of the rainforest, are perfect backdrops for starting a new life together.

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Wedding ceremony on the Manuel Antonio Beach in Costa Rica

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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica Beach Wedding

Wedding on the beach and reception under the full moon!
One of my favorite locations for a wedding is Manuel Antonio!
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It is the home of one of the most beautiful national parks in the country. Alexis and Johnny are frequent visitors to Costa Rica.
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Wedding Catamaran Cruise – Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Amanda and William were looking for a something a little different for their wedding. Family and friends joined them on a catamaran cruising off the beautiful coast of Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.  The ceremony was held on the Catamaran’s spacious deck which was decorated with blue silk and white orchids.

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Tropical Beach Wedding Decor Ideas

Many of the weddings that I plan in Costa Rica are beach weddings. Costa Rica has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and with Costa Rica’s 1000+ miles of Pacific and Caribbean coast you are spoiled for choices!
Here are some natural decorations and flowers that are perfect for beach weddings, these photos are from a vow renewal I planned at Discovery Beach House in Manuel Antonio.

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Vow Renewal Manuel Antonio Beach Costa Rica

When my phone rang the last thing I expected to hear was, “I’m bringing my wife Krista to Costa Rica on vacation. We’ve been married over 10 years and I’m going to surprise her by renewing our vows”  It’s not often a groom contacts me about a vow renewal.

They were staying at the Discovery Beach House in Manuel Antonio on gorgeous Espadilla Beach with one of the prettiest tropical rain forests in all of Costa Rica as a backdrop. The setting was amazingly romantic.

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