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{Press} Junebug Wedding Blog

Our last styled shoot was featured in Junebug Weddings, one of our absolutely favorite wedding blog. This bohemian inspired event was a collaboration with some of the most talented wedding vendors in Costa Rica. Click on the photo below to see our featured work.

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Playa y Montaña | Bohemian Styled Shoot

Every now and then we get a little down time from our busy schedules. This year, instead of taking the opportunity to relax like normal people, we decided to do something fun, creative and inspired to keep our own creative juices going. We contacted our favorite vendors and asked if they wanted to contribute with their own ideas. Thankfully, everyone was on board and this shoot came together seamlessly.

Now for the inspiration for this shoot: This shoot was inspired by my endlessly creative parents and their love for indigenous cultures. My father, specifically, has always been curious about the tribes that live one with nature. When he was younger, he used to spend his summers in the Northwest Territory of Canada canoeing the Mackenzie river.  With this shoot, we wanted to incapsulate some of the simple, yet beautiful rustic elements found in our area. Our goal was to create an environment that played on the natural curiosity of the observer, but was fun and inviting.

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Event Rentals and Lighting: Eventos Artesanos
Photography: Costa Vida Photography
Hair and Make-up: Maravilla Weddings
Jewlery: Urban Eclectic
Catering: Jean-Luc Taulere of Catering Costa
Pastery Chef: Bathsheba Groveas of Tropical Gourmet
Villa: El Chante

{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.

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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