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{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.

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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.

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{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.

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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.

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Photography: Costa Vida Photography

Cake: Victoria Zoch

Event Rentals and Lighting: Eventos Artesanos

Floral and Event Design: Kirsten of Four Winds Weddings

 

Jenn and James | Nosara Wedding Details

Every now and then you plan an event that is completely over the top and fun. Jenn and James were looking for wedding celebration that was all about having an amazing time with a small group of friends. The group opted to replace their wedding ceremony with cocktail hour and lawn games. Following the fun was an amazing 7 course dinner under the stars and their luxury mountaintop villa. Here are some of our own detail images of the reception set-up.

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Photography: Costa Vida