{Real Wedding} Christie and Jonathan

This couple was looking for something fun and adventurous for their wedding in Costa Rica. After seeing our tree wedding feature in Style Me Pretty, Christie and Jonathan were inspired to host their own destination wedding in Costa Rica. With their rustic chic vision in mind, we set our sights on the Tamarindo area. Our goal was to provide the couple with an event that was reflective of the culture, landscape and beachside bohemian vibe found in the coastal Guanacaste region. The guests all stayed in hilltop, ocean view villas and the party was hosted at a tree laden beachclub location. For event design, local handmade Guanacaste wooden tables were decorated with a combination of tribal tapestries and multicolored textural runners to create an effortless, bohemian theme. The addition of white and green floral designs helped to ground the overall design with pops of jewel tone accents to keep things fun. christie_jonathan-montage1christie_jonathan-montage2christie_jonathanchristie_jonathan-montage6christie_jonathan-3christie_jonathan-6christie_jonathan-4christie_jonathan-montage10christie_jonathan-5christie_jonathan-montage11christie_jonathan-montage5christie_jonathan-2christie_jonathan-montage4christie_jonathan-montage9christie_jonathan-montage13christie_jonathan-8christie_jonathan-7christie_jonathan-montage14christie_jonathan-montage15christie_jonathan-9christie_jonathan-10

Here is an excerpt from Christie and Jonathan’s review of our planning and design services:

“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”

If you would like to see more details of this wedding, check out our own detailed photos here .

Photographers: Jade + Matthew

Event Rentals: Eventos Artesanos

Floral and Event Design: Kirsten of Four Winds Weddings

{Real Wedding} Aleisha and Johnny

Aleisha and Johnny are two wonderful, good-humored world travelers, who asked us to plan their intimate seaside nuptials and after-party. On the shore of Playa Conchal under an airy, delicate altar structure,  these two said “I do”. Following the kiss and congratulations, the group moved to the elegant, architecturally magnificent beach club, where the party enjoyed a contained bonfire and cozy, pool-side cabanas for cocktail hour.

Later, the guests sat down at one long, communal dining table to enjoy a three-course tropical fusion meal. Atop the wooden table were a collection of silver mercury glass, cottage box floral designs, beach lanterns, sun-bleached wood, and a wide assortment of vintage and modern glass bud vases that made for a stylish, classic event.

Color Palette : Mint, Saffron, Grey with Metallic Accents

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Photographer: Costa Vida Photography

Event Rentals and Lighting: Eventos Artesanos

Floral and Event Design: Kirsten of Four Winds Weddings

{Real Wedding} Jenn and Brian

The ethereal mood of any wedding is heightened in the presence of Mother Nature. Here in Costa Rica, we are lucky to be able to incorporate an array of gorgeous, natural elements into our designs, whether they be a striking tree, refashioned driftwood, or a scenic backdrop.

As two lovers of the outdoors, Jenn and Brian wanted their wedding ceremony to reflect their affinity for nature. We knew they would appreciate this amazing, secluded spot in Playa Grande. With the large, black rock formation as their altar, all we needed to do was bring in a few teak benches to create a simple ceremony that was nothing short of stunning.


Photographer: Costa Vida Photography

Event Rentals and Floral Design: Eventos Artesanos

{Press} Wedding Chicks

Posted by on May 26, 2014 in Press | 0 Comments

We are so excited to see Diane and Matt’s Nosara, Costa Rica wedding featured in Wedding Chicks. Click on the screenshot below to see the full feature. Also, here is the link to the original feature found on our blog.


{Real Wedding} Carrie and Oliver

Carrie, a witty world-traveling flight attendant, and Oliver, a kind-hearted nuclear engineer, wanted to wed somewhere stunning, yet true to both of their down-to-earth natures. What better place than gorgeous Costa Rica, home to Pura Vida?

From the very beginning, their hearts were set on an intimate, elegant beachfront ceremony at an intimate bed and brreakfast. Our goal for design was to infuse a shabby chic, soft, feminine look into the tropical coastal cottage.  To achieve this fusion of styles, we needed to brighten up the pastel colors, typical of shabby chic, and pair them with seaside elements – beach rope, adirondack chairs, and driftwood.


Photography: Costa Vida Photo

Event Rentals and lighting: Eventos Artesanos

Floral and Event Design: Kirsten of Four Winds Weddings


{Real Wedding} Margo and Chris

Margo and Chris had always dreamed of having a destination wedding in Costa Rica. The wedding group hails from Alberta, Canada and were in serious need for a trip away from the great white North. Needless to say, hosting their intimate ceremony in this tropical paradise was welcomed by all.

About the design: The two were  looking for classy tropical wedding at a private location. The Four Winds design team chose an upscale beach front location for the setting of this event. The combination of gorgeous architecture with unique items like the Guanacaste wooden tables added a touch of rustic elegance and provided a neutral canvas for the bright, tropical floral arrangements.


Photography: Costa Vida Photography

Cake: Victoria Zoch

Event Rentals and Lighting: Eventos Artesanos

Floral and Event Design: Kirsten of Four Winds Weddings