Rebecca and Andrew were looking to keep it simple with their small destination wedding in Costa Rica. They chose a small beachside bed and breakfast, just steps away from the crashing waves of Playa Langosta. When considering the designs inspiration for this event, our design and floral team really wanted the decor to be cohesive with the already beautiful location and searched for a color palate that was fresh and fun. Rustic Beach Bohemian was the end result. By incorporating lots of gorgeous and eclectic colors and textures from the throw blankets and pillows, our goal was to create a comfortable and inviting reception for the guests without feeling too formal and stuffy.
As always, our goal is to use (and re-use) as much local product as possible. Our incorporation of locally made teak benches and hardwood tables, hand made owl-whistles, mountain grown green coffee beans, sun-bleached coral, cactus, and local tropical floral arrangements in handmade teak boxes. The focal point of the reception designs were all products of Costa Rica. The owls were a whimsical gift for the guests and a fun keepsake of their amazing trip to Costa Rica for this intimate destination wedding.
Following dinner, the group headed to Cala Luna point for a special bonfire under the stars with gourmet smores.
Photographer: Comfort Studio
Event Rentals: Eventos Artesanos
Virginia and Julian have known each other since the age of 14. Over the period of 15 years, their paths have crossed time and time again. They started out as friends and their friendship grew into a loving relationship with a solid foundation. Last year, on a family vacation to Playa Dominical, Costa Rica, Julian proposed to Virginia on their favorite mountaintop sunset spot. Originally, they were to be married in their home town of Toronto, Canada, but several months into the planning process something just didn’t feel right.
They contacted us and let us know that they wanted to be married in Playa Dominical, a lush beach town on the Central Pacific coast. Virginia and Julian also decided that they would like to host their intimate ceremony at the very spot where Julian proposed to his lifelong friend. The rest, as they say, is history.
Following the mountaintop ceremony, the small group of guests made their way down via a caravan of 4×4′s to the wedding reception in nearby Dominicalito. Virginia and Julian were able to share a signature cocktail with their guests while watching sunset over the volcanic reef and tide pools.
Photography: Costa Vida Photography
Event Rentals and Lighting: Eventos Artesanos
Floral and Event Design: Kirsten of Four Winds Weddings
As a company that is constantly searching for new wedding design inspiration, we have always turned to Style Me Pretty Destination to see what the best destination wedding vendors are up to around the globe. Well folks, today we were so pleased to see one of our favorite Costa Rica weddings to be featured on the blog today. For this event, Megan and Robert wanted to have a ceremony that captured the true essence of Costa Rica while also having the luxury of a gorgeous villa reception. We thought that the farm location where we shot our stylized shoot would be a very fitting location for this couple.
The group was transported 15 minutes away from the popular beach town of Playa Tamarindo to a small Costa Rican village so that they could see the local charm of the area near the farm ceremony. There, in the shadow of a gorgeously contorted Matapalo tree, Megan and Robert were wed. Following the event, their guests were taken to a gorgeous hilltop villa were they were greeted for cocktail hour with a gorgeous panoramic sunset and our favorite Brazilian performer playing infectious samba rhythms and melodies.
We want to thank Julie and Margaux of Comfort Studio for their excellent photojournalistic work that day. Click the screenshot below to go to the feature
This world travelling couple set their sites on Costa Rica as the location for their wedding because they had friends coming from all points on the globe and it seemed like an attractive, central location for everyone to get together. They chose to wed on the beach in Playa Tamarindo on Costa Rica’s northwest coast. We incorporated many fun travel elements such vintage suitcases filled with sand and compasses, vintage postcards, hand stitched sails that hung over the altar for shade (and because they look cool!), and a hand painted driftwood direction sign. Photos were captured by the amazing and talented Marguax and Julie of Comfort Studio.
Photographer: Julie of Comfort Studio
Second Shooter: Margaux of Comfort Studio
Event Rentals and Floral Designs: Eventos Artesanos
We have been closely following the beautiful destination wedding videography work of Jonathan Yonkers, a native Costa Rican wedding professional. He has the ability to perfectly capture the moments and story behind a wedding in Costa Rica. His seamlessly edited wedding videos make the perfect keepsake for those having a small wedding abroad and provide a beautiful glimpse of the event for family and friends that were unable to attend. Be prepared to be amazed as you watch the highlight video for a recent wedding we had at a hilltop villa in Playa Tamarindo.