Wedding at the Parador

Russell came to Costa Rica to write a book.  Soon after he met Alejandra and her son Xander.  As they say, things were just meant to be and sometimes what you least expect comes into your life.  This marriage of two cultures brought a family, home, business and journey to a new future.   Continue reading “Wedding at the Parador” »

Beach Wedding at Casa Tortuga in Playa Langosta

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” »

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” »

Fun filled wedding at the Rancho – Villa Caletas

villa-caletas-infinity-poolLauren and Omar visited Costa Rica a year before their wedding to make sure they chose the perfect venue.  They fell in love with the new Rancho at Villa Caletas The open-air design matched their wedding vision and they knew this was the place to celebrate their wedding in Costa Rica. Continue reading “Fun filled wedding at the Rancho – Villa Caletas” »

Lilli & Morgan’s Wedding at Zephyr Palace


view from above sunset at zephyr palaceLilly 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” »

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” »

Colorful Wedding at Zephyr Palace

colorful ceremony at Zephyr Palace with bride and groomWhat was important to Cameron and Matt was a beautiful location, tropical, dancing and spending time with close friends and family.  Since their previous visit to Costa Rica the location was an easy choice.  They had already visited Villa Caletas and loved the view, location and Zephyr Palace. Continue reading “Colorful Wedding at Zephyr Palace” »

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” »

Christine & Sky’s wedding at Casa Oceano Tango Mar

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.canopy ivory and coral hydrangeas and rosesChristine 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.bouquet ivory and coral  Guests were also treated to bags of coffee and wine stoppers. Besides traditional vows there was also a sand ceremony.perfect blendsand ceremony 1 Lunch was served on the patio followed by cutting the sea shell inspired cake and then a scavenger hunt. seashell cakescavenger huntThere 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. fire dancer 2fire dancer brideWish lanterns were brought out for the guests to send skyward and the event ended with a bonfire on the beach. couple on beach with rocks Thanks to El Velo and Vicky Longland for the great photos.

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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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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Guanacaste, Costa Rica Beach Wedding in the Green Season

“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.

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