Mark was born and raised in Costa Rica, but then relocated to the United States. So when he and Shanda were looking for a place to get married in, Costa Rica was, of course, the first option. They wanted a venue that was close to San Jose, in order to make it easily accessible to Mark's family living there, so Marriott Los Sueños was the perfect choice.
They wanted to go for a design featuring bright hues, mostly hot pink and orange, to give the wedding a tropical feel but without going the usual route, so the florist used gerber daisies and other spring florals in bright hues to accomplish this. An all white table accentuated with hot pink accents and a little rustic texture (rattan chargers and burlap favor bags) gave the setting the final touch that was just the right amount of Costa Rica.
The ceremony was held in front of the ocean...Shanda completed her look with a fabulous veil that was captured beautifully in the photos.