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{Real Wedding} Christie and Jonathan

For those of you who check in on our blog frequently, you will know that we typically don’t post our detail shots from our events, but Christie and Jonathan aren’t a typical couple with a typical wedding, so we just had to share. This beachside, tree-laden event featured gorgeous handmade tribal/woven table runners, amazing calligraphy, a super cool chalkboard and lush, lush floral designs. We couldn’t be happier with how everything came together. A big congratulations is in order for Christie and Jonathan.

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Floral and Event Design: Kirsten of Four Winds Weddings

Chalkboard Art: Holly of Four Winds Weddings

Event Rentals and Lighting: Eventos Artesanos

Photography: Costa Vida Photography

{Press} SMP Little Black Book Blog

What a great pre-Valentine’s Day treat! Today Jennifer and Jean-Pierre’s wedding was featured in Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book Blog. What an all-star team we had for this event. Photography by A Brit & A Blonde, Videography by Jonathan Yonkers and event rentals from Eventos Artesanos. Click on the screenshot below to see the full spread (make sure to check out the gallery for all of the luscious details).

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{Real Wedding} Carly and Steve

Carly and Steve wanted to travel away from their busy lives in Southern California for a destination wedding with their closest family and friends in tropical Costa Rica. We selected the northern Guanacaste area for the home base for the group as it provided the convenience and wide range of services that the couple was looking for. Since Steve is an avid surfer, it was important to the couple to be situated near a prime surfing beach. After much deliberation, we narrowed down their location to the Playa Avellanas area. Here, they could walk out of their villa a few steps down to the beach and enjoy their day without having to go anywhere. Steve could catch up with his warm water surfing and Carly could get some beach time with their little boy Jackson.

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Photographer: Costa Vida

Event Rentals: Eventos Artesanos

Floral/Event Design: Kirsten of Four Winds Weddings

{Real Wedding} Jennifer and Jean Pierre

Jennifer and Jean-Pierre were both totally hands on with the design discussions and had slightly different ideas for the wedding decor. Jean-Pierre, coming from a architectural design background was looking for clean lines and modern minimalistic decor. Jennifer wanted organic designs with a bright, modern color palate. In order to fuse the two slightly diverging design visions, we decided to incorporate bold architectural design elements and soften them with organic accents.  Jessica and Jason of A Brit & A Blonde captured the couple’s chemistry and  brought the whole vision to life with their gorgeous photographs. Add to that the stunning cinematography of Jonathan Yonkers and you have complete perfection.

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Our goal at Four Winds Weddings & Events has always been to create events that embody the uniqueness of the couples that we work with while simultaneously challenging us as event designers. During the design brainstorming phase, Jennifer pinned a vintage marquee sign that we just fell in love with. Since we weren’t able to source this here in Costa Rica, we decided to DIY the sign. This, for us, was one of the highlights of the overall event design.

For the table designs, we opted to incorporate modern asymmetrical ceramic vases with soft and abundant floral designs. In addition, we incorporated a collection of small salvaged bottles with monochromatic petite bouquets to further complete the oversized tablescape. The tables that we chose also fused the two design styles as they had a modern/minimalistic base with an organic, solid Guanacaste wooded top.

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Since Jennifer and Jean Pierre were engaged in Paris, they decided to incorporate the city of love into their wedding desserts. They provided their guests with an assortment of tarts, macaroons, ganache and pan au chocolat. delish!

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As we alluded to in the intro, Jonathan Yonkers created a stunning edit of the day. Check it out below:

Photography: A Brit & A Blonde

Videography: Jonathan Yonkers

Event Rentals: Eventos Artesanos

Floral and Event Design: Kirsten of Four Winds Weddings

{Press} Junebug Weddings Feature

We recently had the pleasure to plan the wedding of Caroline and Ben Godkin, an award winning photographer couple from Austin, TX. They were looking for a rustic and adventurous wedding location at the foot of the Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica. It is always enjoyable for us to work with other people with creative professions as often times they challenge us to create things that are new and different for their wedding. Caroline and Ben hired the ever talented Davina and Daniel to shoot the numerous events of the wedding trip. You can see the Junebug Weddings feature by clicking the screenshot below. For more photos from this Arenal Wedding, click on our original blog post

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