Scottish Wedding at Pangas Beach Club Tamardindo

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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” »

Vegan Wedding At Longosta Beach


bridal couple playa langostaAnna 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” »

Mandy & Tom’s Wedding at Zephyr Palace

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Zephyr Palace was the backdrop for Mandy & Tom’s wedding.  We met last year when they came here for a tasting and to check out the venue. Mandy had a clear vision and it was a pleasure to work with her to bring this wedding to life.  Since they rented out all the rooms at Zephyr Palace the after party by the pool went on into the wee hours of the night.  Their friends and family really knew how to enjoy a  wedding celebration. The decor featured blues, corals, and white.   Let’s take a peek at their wedding. Continue reading “Mandy & Tom’s Wedding at Zephyr Palace” »

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” »

Hippy wedding the second time around

maria-elliott-couple ceremony chuppahWhen 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” »

Choosing the right flowers to express your feelings..part 2

Once in awhile,
Right in the middle of an ordinary life,
Love gives us a fairy tale.
~ Anonymous ~
flower girlsMy 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” »

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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Summer and Chris – Wedding at Villa Caletas

ampatheater ceremonyThe 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 – Wedding at Zephyr Palace

zephyr ceremonyMichelle 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” »

Millenial Weddings Dare to Be Different

costa-rica-wedding-tamarindo8721 (3)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” »

Wedding Marriott Los Sueños Resort, Costa Rica – Fiorella & Jason

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.

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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.

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Having your wedding at the Four Seasons Resort in Costa Rica

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.

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Worth the Splurge – Are Wedding Costs Worth It?

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.

Photography is the first area where you have lots of options. Go with the photographer whose style speaks to you.
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica Beach Wedding

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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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Costa Rica Wedding Ceremony & Reception with Unexpected Surprises

Stan and Lisa are into the arts wanted a wedding with a twist around each corner. Unexpected surprises brought a smiles to everyone’s face. Guests were shown to their seats by a mime.

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Changes in Trends for Destination Weddings

Let’s look at some of the changes in wedding trends for a destination wedding.

Gifts…The last thing anyone wants to do is bring extra baggage when traveling. Make sure you are registered on line at a number of stores in your community. Knowing what you’d like makes gift giving easier on your guests. Make sure that you let them know to send the gifts to your home. You may be traveling after the wedding and the last thing you want is to carry the wedding gifts. Luggage limits of 25 pounds on small airplanes can prove to be a challenge when traveling after the ceremony.

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Tweeting at Weddings – Emily Post Etiquette

I came across this interesting article on wedding planners the other day, and more interesting in this case, about tweeting at a wedding!  Also, the etiquette for sending out pictures of the bride and groom.  When is it too soon? To quote:

“Congratulations, you’re engaged! You’re on the road to eternal happiness, a journey that began the moment you said yes. From now until your wedding day, and even beyond, there will be a ton of magical moments you’ll want to savor. And then there will be the moments that will make you question your sanity.

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Rustic Wedding Ideas

This classical but rustic wedding in Costa Rica uses a cream, green and purple color palette. This subtle color combination is a far cry from tropical brightly colored flowers often used for weddings here in Costa Rica, but it works beautifully! The green and purple combine perfectly with the rattan plates and wooden tables. Whilst the cream Calla lilies and roses give impact by standing out against the natural vegetation in the background. A perfect setting to Eat, Drink and be Married!

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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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