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” »
Lilly and Morgan met in high school in Costa Rica. They dated through college and made their home in Canada. Their guests came from all over the world to celebrate their wedding at Zephyr Palace. Continue reading “Lilli & Morgan’s Wedding at Zephyr Palace” »
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” »
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” »
When planning a second marriage priorities are usually different from the first time around. Often the ceremony includes a blended family. This wedding was no different and Fabrizio was included in the planning. Continue reading “Hippy wedding the second time around” »
The Amphitheatre at Villa Caletas was the backdrop for Summer and Chris to tie the knot. It’s an amazing place to get married with an incredible view of the Pacific Ocean. Continue reading “Summer and Chris – Wedding at Villa Caletas” »
Michelle and Chris were all about having a great wedding celebration. The backdrop was Zephyr Palace at Villa Caletas. The day was sunny and the ceremony took place in front of the infinity pool with an incredible view of the ocean. Continue reading “Michelle and Chris – Wedding at Zephyr Palace” »
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.
When looking over your wedding budget you may ask yourself is this really worth the cost. There are a few items that can really make the day spectacular and consideration should be given to keeping these splurges.
“Since we met the day before our wedding I did not think about any details and just focused on relaxing and enjoying the moment. Then, when we got to the reception, we were so pleased that we didn’t have to worry about a thing. Everything was beautiful and you really paid attention to my requests for various details. We left Guanacaste feeling like we just had the most amazing wedding EVER. Thank you, Randy!”
Ellie and Ed had their wedding in Guanacaste. Located in the northern part of Costa Rica it is one of the driest areas of the country. This wedding day was perfect during our “green season” and the weather cooperated.
I ran into an interesting wedding article the other day. While most articles talk about many different locations to go to, their advantages and disadvantages,, this one talked about wedding planning tips to help you with your destination decision – no matter where it was that you decided to go. In reading it, I thought how nicely Costa Rica fit into some of their advice and cautions.
The article starts out:
Here are the top tips for a destination wedding:
1. Pick the perfect spot
The location of your wedding determines not only the mood (rustic, sophisticated, beachy), but also the travel, time and budget required to pull it off. You want your guests to walk away from your wedding weekend saying, “That was so them!” Your wedding elements – not just location, but also activities and overall vibe – should say something about your personal style and your passions. Did he propose on vacation in Paris? Then why not host a swank wedding in the City of Lights? Are you foodies? Think about gathering your crew in a place like Tuscany or California wine country. Or if you love outdoor adventures, consider Costa Rica, where guests can zipline through the treetops before the rehearsal dinner.
Read the complete wedding tip article here.
It was interesting to me as a wedding coordinator, that out of all the places in the world to get married, Costa Rica was mentioned by the author! I feel the same way.
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.
Amanda and Christian had their intimate ceremony on Playa Grande in Guanacaste. The location of their rented villa allowed them to walk out their back door right on to the beach.