{Featured} Junebug Weddings Blog

On of our favorite events from 2014 has been featured in Junebug Weddings, one of our favorite wedding blogs! Click on the picture below for a link to the feature. Also, for additional detail images, click here.

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Photographer: Jade + Matthew Take Pictures

Event Rentals and Lighting: Eventos Artesanos

{Real Wedding} Jamie and Adam

Meet Jamie and Adam. Jamie is a beach lover and Adam is a surfer. The two picked Costa Rica as the location of their destination wedding because it was the perfect blend of sun and surf. The nuptials were held at a private location near Playa Langosta where their guests stayed in nearby luxury villas. Jamie chose a neutral design palate with lacy greens bouquets, and many warm tones such as local hardwoods and bamboo throughout the reception. Ultimately, the event focused on the gorgeous beach location that we selected for the wedding space. Costa Rica gives us so much in terms of beauty, sometimes it’s just best to get out of the way (as designers) and let nature be the focus. Costa Rica WeddingCosta Rica WeddingCosta Rica CeremonyCoral Bridesmaids DressesWedding Rings SeashellsCosta Rica Wedding RingCosta Rica VowsCosta Rica WeddingDestination Wedding Detailsjamie_adam-14Destination Wedding DetailsDestination Wedding DetailsDestination Wedding DetailsCosta Rica Wooden TableDestination Wedding DetailsDestination Wedding DetailsDestination Wedding Couplejamie_adam-9jamie_adam_montage3costa rica black and whiteDestination Wedding garden green bouquetsunset silhouette Photography: Costa Vida Photo Event Rentals: Eventos Artesanos Floral and Event Design: Kirsten of Four Winds Weddings

{Real Wedding} Jennifer and James

One of our favorite parts of being wedding planners is that we get to work with individuals from all walks of life. Every couple’s story is different and each wedding has a new and fresh perspective. Jennifer and James are definitely a shining example of this. They wanted to throw a party to celebrate their marriage. The guests participated in lawn games, drank perfectly blended cocktails, enjoyed an elegant 6 course dinner (click here to see our detail shots of dinner table setting) and sampled from the delicious desert bar.

Jennifer and James hired world renowned photographer and overall great guy, Fer Juaristi. He captured the event in a dynamic way that we could have never imagined. From the set up details to the major moments and the stories that happen in-between, each photo told a unique story.


Photography: Fer Juaristi

Custom Games, Event Rentals and Lighting: Eventos Artesanos

Floral Designs and Event Decor: Kirsten of Four Winds Weddings

{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