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Liza and Jairo | Nosara Wedding

Liza and Jairo met and fell in love on the beautiful beaches of Nosara, Costa Rica. Jairo and his family are natives of this area and Liza made frequent visits to her family home in the hills overlooking Playa Guiones and Playa Pelada. We helped them plan a rather large event (based on destination wedding standards) of 160 guests.

Prior to the wedding Liza and Jairo had their first look at Liza’s family home. The location couldn’t have been better as their property had a gorgeous tree house style deck. The view was incredible! The ceremony was hosted on Playa Pelada with the reception at a local restaurant. Following the ceremony, guests were asked to make a wish for the newlyweds and send off a sky lantern. After dinner, a proper dance party ensued until the early hours.

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Photographer: Costa Vida Photography

Event Rentals and Lighting: Eventos Artesanos

 

Janet & Mike | Tamarindo Elopement

Although, we absolutely love planning the intricate details of a destination wedding, Elopements are equally fun to plan. There is something about the simplicity of an elopement that sets our hearts a swoon. Janet and Mike chose to host their simple elopement while on a family vacation in Costa Rica. Together, with their two lovely daughters, they said their i do’s on the private side of Tamarindo beach. We think that it couldn’t have been more perfect. Tamarindo Elopementgroom getting readycosta rica flower girlbride getting readyfirst look photofirst look photounique wedding photosfamily elopementjanet_mike_fw-5beautiful bridal bouquetbeautiful flower girlsbohemian inspired elopementtamarindo elopement photoswedding with rugscosta rica wedding rugbohemian flower girslbeautiful costa rica bridesand ceremonysand ceremonyjanet_mike_fw-15janet_mike_fw-20janet_mike_montage6flower girl in the oceanbride and groom with blanketflower girl sistersjanet_mike_fw-29bride and daughter in hammockjanet_mike_fw-28janet_mike_fw-27janet_mike_fw-31janet_mike_fw-32

Photographer: Costa Vida Photography

Floral Design: Kirsten of Four Winds Weddings

Katie & Tony | Santa Teresa Wedding

Every time we work in Santa Teresa is a beautiful adventure. For those not familiar with the area, Santa Teresa is located on a rather remote stretch of coast line on the southernmost area of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica. Traveling to this area typically involves a ferry ride across the Gulf of Nicoya and 30 minutes rugged dirt road. Just when you think that every bolt is about to shake loose on your vehicle, you roll into this youthful beach town filled with boutique hotels, gourmet restaurants, surfers and yoga enthusiasts. It is the adventure that Katie and Tony were seeking for their wedding location and Santa Teresa certainly delivered. Thanks to Jon of Costa Vida Photography for capturing the day.

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Photography: Costa Vida Photography

Floral Designs: Kirsten of Four Winds Weddings

Event Rentals: Eventos Artesanos

{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