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” »
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Lilli & Morgan’s Wedding at Zephyr Palace
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” »
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.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.
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.
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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Wedding at Villa Caletas in Costa Rica – An Intimate Ceremony
Tiffanie and Bryan have been together many years and wanted an intimate, romantic, elegant wedding ceremony and reception.
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Donations to Costa Rican Non-Profits in Lieu of Wedding Favors
Giving with a purpose to support the local community
I’m often asked about what should we give our guests as a favor to remember our wedding. I have a list that usually includes things like Costa Rican coffee, personalized mugs with a tropical animal as the handle and sarongs for the beach. These are great gifts but I want to focus on another trend by donating something meaningful to the community. A card is left at each guest’s place setting letting them know that in lieu of favors a donation to the community has been made.
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