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” »
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” »
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” »
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.
wedding canopy over looking the ocean in Guanacaste Costa Rica
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.