Intimate celebration in Costa Rica / Anna & Matthew at Westin Reserva Conchal

I have a special place in my heart for intimate destination weddings. I find that sharing your wedding with your nearest and dearest, and getting to spend a weekend (or sometimes more) with them in a beautiful location, exploring, celebrating, and just having fun, will be one of your most cherished memories in life (I know this from personal experience!). Anna & Matthew’s Costa Rica wedding at the Westin in Reserva Conchal was no exception!

Despite the August date, the weather gods were on our side, and Anna & Matthew were able to have their ceremony in one of my favorite ceremony spots, under a matapalo tree overlooking the ocean through lush, tropical foliage. With a simple setting incorporating wood and white floral with loose greenery, we let nature (and our stunning bride and groom) take center stage.

We wanted the wedding design to be simple and beautiful, with romantic florals and gold accents. With the addition of beautiful Guanacaste wood tables from Eventos Artesanos, we brought a bit of the outside natural feel into the dining space, and finished off with beautiful calligraphy placards on hand painted paper. My main goal is to bring our clients’ vision to life, serving almost as a translator navigating from a visual inspiration to what can be accomplished at a destination location where availability tends to be a bit more limited than what our clients are used to… Seeing an event come to fruition is such an exciting process!!

{photo} Viviana Vieto {venue} Westin Reserva Conchal {floral} Stylos & Flores {hair and makeup} Nadia Cambronero {rentals} Eventos Artesanos {guitarist} Ricardo Fonseca {DJ} DJ Teemor {cake} Victoria Zoch