We love our job! Wedding planning allows us to constantly exercise our creativity and pursue new avenues of inspiration. Although our job can be challenging at times, it never ceases to be rewarding. After all the hard work of planning and designing a wedding, it is so nice to be taken aside and personally thanked by the bride and groom. At the end of the day, our goal is to create a stress free, beautiful event that goes off without a hitch. We have been very fortunate to have our work featured in several popular blogs including Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chics, Junebug Weddings, Swooned, 100 Layer Cake, Eco Beautiful Wedding Blog and Style Me Pretty Destination.
Working with Kirsten, Jonathan, Kristen, and the rest of the Four Winds Team was absolutely the best choice my husband and I made in planning our wedding!! We considered several wedding planners in Costa Rica and ultimately chose Four Winds because we loved their unique design style and trusted that our wedding would be beautiful. We had no idea how lucky we were in making that choice! Not only did we end up with a beautiful wedding that suited our style, but we also benefitted from Four Winds excellent work in planning for the event, coordinating with our vendors, and ensuring that the day of went smoothly. Some highlights:
-Awesome, professional team with great style
-Listened to our ideas for the wedding and helped us bring them to life
-Beautiful, stunning flowers and decor!!! Our rehearsal and wedding flowers were perfect
-Seamless planning process that helped reduce our stress
-Excellent day-of coordination
-Super helpful recommendations. The team was great in offering suggestions when we had questions and never steered us wrong. I felt we could absolutely trust any advice they offered
-Christie and Jonathan McNeil
When planning any event online, especially your wedding day, you really never know what to expect…let me change that mindset for you. With Four Wind’s Weddings you know exactly what to expect! Expect a level of professionalism like no other, a sense of organization and confidence that you can totally trust, and expect your vision to be transformed into a beautiful reality. Kirsten’s eye for style and floral design is exquisite and it still amazes me how she is able to take exactly what you envision and make it your wedding dream. I would highly recommend the Four Wind’s wedding team to anyone, and would tell you to leave the worrying at home. You have no need to worry about a thing when you work with this exceptional team!
-Jenna and Josh Hunke
When my fiance and I decided on a destination wedding in Costa Rica, we knew immediately we’d need some help. Thankfully our photographers recommended the team at Four Winds. After emailing and Skyping with them, we knew they were the ones to work with.
Kirsten’s eye for design is incredible while Jonathan’s expertise and Kristen’s day-to-day support proved invaluable time and time again. From directing us to the best location in the country for our time of year to helping us find our incredible hotel all the way down to tying the place cards on mini bottles, we couldn’t have executed our wedding without them. My husband is an architect so we had a very specific vision for our day and they were able to pull everything together flawlessly.
Kirsten provided all of the floral work for us as well and our flowers were amazing. She also took an idea for our altar I found in a magazine and turned it into reality. It’s now one of my favorite pieces of the whole event, looking back.
We can’t recommend the team at Four Winds enough. There isn’t a thing we would change about our wedding day and that is largely thanks to their incredible work. If you have an opportunity to work with them, do it!
“We loved working with Jonathan and Kirsten. Jonathan did more of the planning while Kirsten worked on the overall design. They took our jumbled ideas for our wedding and made them a beautiful reality. They helped us hire some of the best vendors in Costa Rica and were really fun to have around on the wedding day. They’re down to earth which made it easy to get along with them. They understood our vision from the beginning which is why we hired them, so glad we had them aboard for the big day.”
– Caroline + Ben Godkin
“When we decided to have a destination wedding, it was visiting Four Winds’ website that lead us to get married in Costa Rica. We instantly knew after our first call with Kirsten and Jon that they were the ones for us! The planning process was very professional and they did a great job at balancing an eager bride and slower Costa Rican vendors. Every recommendation was bang on from the music to the venues, desert suppliers, hair and décor ideas. They have the experience to know how to direct a bride and they’re not afraid to let you know what they think which I really appreciated. They also have amazing ideas. Kirsten was so wonderful at getting a sense for what I wanted and helping me make it a reality. We didn’t have a huge budget or want to be too elaborate and she was able to work within that and help us create the perfect setting. Many have said it looked like it was out of a magazine and I agree! The flowers were so PERFECT and beautiful. I wish I could have kept them forever – SO wonderful.
Jonathan (Costa Vida Photography) did our photos as well. Of course, like everything else about our wedding, the photos were beyond expectations. Jonathan used our rather tight schedule perfectly and was able to get everything we wanted. His creativity, swiftness and ability to make people who hate photos look natural was what has given us wedding pics to last a lifetime.
Lastly, Ivy, who was our wedding day coordinator was our time keeper extraordinaire. I literally hadn’t seen the venue until showing up that day in my dress so she was perfect at telling us what was what and keeping everything on point. I can’t imagine our day without the crew at Four Winds. They will delivery your dream wedding and more – no doubt.”
-Erica + Travis Sheild
“It’s tough planning a destination wedding; however, having Kristen in my corner was a God send. She was extremely responsive, resourceful, and most importantly Kristen listened and figured out ways to make things happen. I was incredibly lucky to have her help in pulling together such aesthetically memorable event!”
– Diane + Matt Hassett
“We didn’t have a care in the world the day of our wedding because we knew Kirsten & Jon had everything under control. They were incredibly organized and on the ball—we had zero stress because they took care of everything! They are so invested in ensuring the day is pulled off flawlessly! In addition to planning our wedding, Kirsten and Jon were so helpful in supporting us with the planning of our rehearsal dinner and even excursions for our guests during our visit! They truly went over and above the call of duty in ensuring we all had the trip and experience of a lifetime!”
– Jenna + Rich Kawamoto
“I would highly recommend Jon and Kirsten — they delivered a wedding day that my new husband sincerely describes as “flawless”. From our first interviews with potential planners, Jon and Kirsten stood out for really responding to the vision we had for a morning ceremony and brunch reception for our 40 guests. They recommended an amazing venue, made great contributions to our travel-themed design and effectively sourced and managed our local suppliers.”
– Joy and Scott Savage
“I hired Four Winds in February of this year to assist in planning and coordinating our December wedding. After a consultation via phone with Kirsten and Jonathan, I was convinced they were the perfect team to not only secure our vendors (i.e. do the hard part!) but also put together an extraordinary setting. First and foremost, their coordination and handling of booking our vendors was so incredibly valuable that I could have never ever done any of it without them. They provided us with a few options for venues with extensive photos and eventually a 360 virtual tour of our selected venue. We did not have time or anything in our budget for a site visit, so relied 100% on their word and the visuals they provided. The location was magnificent and we were immediately excited once we saw it in person. Then came the fun part – the wedding design and floral planning. After discussing my vision, Kirsten provided an inspiration board with details of her plans. We worked through the specifics over the course of the next couple months – with her handling the local stuff and me DIYing some design elements to bring out with us. It all came together so perfectly. Kirsten’s level of creativity is off the charts and her impeccable taste and attention to detail made our wedding day the most beautiful and perfect day I could have ever hoped for.
As we were reminiscing the wedding in the few days we had left with our family in Costa Rica, everyone agreed that no other destination wedding could compare to ours, that we’ve truly set the bar! All of my credit goes to Kirsten, for turning our inspiration into the real deal!”
-Anna + Patrick Tomboc
“Our wedding was incredible, mainly due to Four Winds Weddings and Events! The decor and style was beautiful and unique! They also arranged for the officiant (who we loved by the way), our reception dinner caterer, as well as giving us advice on activities and things to see while in Costa Rica. Our wedding day went very smoothly, the pictures turned out stunning, – everything was perfect! Overall an amazing job – Thanks Four Winds Weddings and Events!”
– Jenny + Mike Sidwell
“Four Winds Weddings & Events were a wonderful component to our wedding! They provided amazing service with full range floral, were extremely flexible with setting up and arrival times. In addition they were very professional & understanding with time constraints and everything that goes along with weddings. I would highly recommend them for any occasion. They are eager to fulfill the needs of their client & aim for it to be seamless & a stress free process. Thank you very much Four Winds! I look forward to working with you in the future!”
-Danielle + David Rivers
“Four Winds Weddings was absolutely wonderful. They were fantastic to work with from the beginning, middle and end. Not only did Kirsten take into consideration ALL of the concepts and inspirations I presented to her- she created a dream of beautiful flowers arranged throughout our ceremony (from bouquets and boutineers to aisle ends) and reception (the table arrangements were to die for!). I highly recommend anyone who wants beautiful and unique flowers along with a really wonderful company that will help you along the way and make preparing for your big day easier. Thank you so much Four Winds, we appreciate all that you did for us!”
– Matt + Heather Ouilette
“Jon & Kirsten, thank you so much for being a part of our special day. We will never forget what you arranged for us. You took our ideas of a simple beach wedding and found the best out of the way spot where for miles in either direction we were the only ones on the beach. It was exactly what we had hoped for and received. The flowers for both of us were beautiful. All the planning you did made it so simple all we had to was show up. Thank you again for your hard work.”
-Renee + Chris O’Connell