Kiss and Tell
We love our job! Wedding planning allows us to constantly exercise our creativity and pursue new avenues of inspiration. Although our job can be challenging at times, it never ceases to be rewarding. After all the hard work of planning and designing a wedding, it is so nice to be taken aside and personally thanked by the bride and groom. At the end of the day, our goal is to create a stress free, beautiful event that goes off without a hitch. We have been very fortunate to have our work featured in several popular blogs including Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chics, Junebug Weddings, Swooned, 100 Layer Cake, Eco Beautiful Wedding Blog and Style Me Pretty Destination. All reviews are sourced from WeddingWire, an independent wedding review site.
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
-Christie and Jonathan McNeil
Planning a wedding from another country is not the easiest. Our biggest fear was that we were not going to be able to find someone that was going to help us carry out our vision. We began planning our wedding a year in advance with a specific vision and style in mind. When we came across Kirsten at Four Winds Weddings, we knew immediately that she was going to deliver us everything we imagined. Besides her amazing style and calm demeanor, her attention to detail went beyond our expectations.
Utilizing Pinterest, inspiration boards, and an online communication platform, we exchanged ideas piece by piece. She is excellent at communicating and responded to our emails promptly. We not only hired her for floral design, décor, and rentals, but used her wedding planning package as well. She is worth every single penny. Her flowers were insanely gorgeous, her décor was natural yet glamorous, and design is of utmost quality.
Kirsten eased all of our fears and concerns with her detail oriented and thorough personality. She continuously reassured us that our wedding would be beautiful. She worked well with our hotel wedding planner to come up with the logistics and timeline. She took every responsibility out of our hands and treated our wedding like if it were her own. She is phenomenal. Hiring her was the best decision we made for our wedding. Her designs blew us away and we almost cried when we saw the final setup. Along with her husband who was our photographer (Costa Vida Photography), their team helped make our dream wedding become a reality. If you are planning on having your wedding in Costa Rica, it would do you a great service to call Four Winds and have Kirsten and her team put together your dream wedding.
-Jenna and Tom Streff
Planning a wedding in Costa Rica from Los Angeles seemed like a big task at first; but once we decided to have Four Winds plan our big day, it was truly a great experience from start to finish. They worked with us from the very beginning (a year and a few months before our wedding day) up until everyone left the reception on our wedding night. We worked together over their cloud-based system online with a few Skype calls here and there. They make it really simple by providing a customized website with checklists for every facet of a wedding. They guide you along the way and make sure nothing is missed. They even handled the legal services needed to be married in Costa Rica. As a coordinator myself, I had very high expectations and Four Winds far exceeded my expectations when it came to the planning. They are very experienced and their guidance is invaluable. They are knowledgable of many different vendors and handle booking and communication with said vendors which is very helpful in a place like Costa Rica.
Their style and taste is impeccable and they are experts in bringing your vision to life. We weren't particularly set on any specific colors/decor/flowers. We just knew the "vibe" we wanted and Four Winds made it happen through incredible details and decor. So many guests told us it was the most beautiful and fun wedding they had ever attended and this was thanks to the Four Winds team.
The rehearsal and wedding day flowed perfectly. Kirsten, Katja, Jonathan and Belen are an amazing team and wonderful people to work with. The fact that we arrived in Costa Rica 4 days before the wedding and did nothing but spend time with our family and friends (since everything was done) speaks to their level of professionalism and dedication. We can't thank them enough.
- Brooke and Drew Dockerill