Costa Rica Weddings / Sam & Eugene at Pangas Beach Club

So happy to share this beautiful wedding at one of our favorite wedding venues!!!! Samantha & Eugene fell in love with the tree at Pangas, so it was only logical that it serve as the backdrop for their ceremony (and later in the evening, for their amazing dessert spread). 

Lovely little details were the focus of this wedding. The macrame for the seating display was made by the bride and finished off with a great local driftwood find (I am lucky enough to live in a beach where there is lots and lots of driftwood and if you are patient enough, you will find amazing stuff!). Names were hand written on awesome seed paper, and guests could take them and plant them!

One of my favorite details were the vodka carafes... As Eugene is Russian, it was important to them to honor their tradition and vodka filled carafes were set on each table.  The couple created custom tags that we tied around the carafes with multicolor string, adding special touches to the tables.

The general idea was to keep the decor with a boho feel, adding a pop of reds and oranges to a muted palette.  We worked with my favorite materials, wood,  glass, natural fibers, to give the space the perfect vibe, for an evening filled with fun, dancing and a most amazing dessert table!!!

{photo} White Diamond {venue} Pangas Beach Club {floral} Stylos & Flores {rentals} Eventos Artesanos {cake & desserts} Victoria Zoch {ceremony music} Ricardo Fonseca Music {DJ} Mason Dunn {hair} Bridal Services Costa Rica {makeup} Maravilla Makeup

Costa Rica Weddings / Lindsey & David at Hacienda Pinilla

When your family has a vacation home in Costa Rica, choosing your wedding destination becomes a given. For Lindsey and Dave, Hacienda Pinilla was the logical choice, a beautiful place where they had spent amazing holidays and they wanted to share with their friends and family as they said "I do". 

A beautiful beachfront ceremony followed by a great party at the Avellanas Beach Club was definitely the way to go (with a little photo session in the middle of a field, with some cows in the background, that could not be more "Guanacaste").  Lindsey wanted the floral to have a lot of greenery with accents in hues of purple, and the florist created some beautiful table runners on the tables, which were a combination of wood and natural fiber linens, a nod to the natural beauty of the venue. Really, when you get to work in amazing locations, simplicity is key. Destination is  a lot about showcasing the place that you decided to get married in, and taking advantage of the natural beauty when designing is something that we always consider for our clients.

Dave loves sweets, so they made sure to get a wonderful dessert bar, with the focus being a marble cake with the cutest topper (Lindsey and Dave are huge Jack Johnson fans), and treats were had (including locally roasted coffee from Tamarindo Coffee Roasters, in custom packaging with the wedding logo, which were handed out as favors) before the night ended with a bang (of fireworks).

{photo} Costa Vida Photography {second shooter} Samba to the Sea {floral} Artflower {rentals} Costa Mesa Event Rentals {cake & desserts} Victoria Zoch {ceremony music} Ricardo Fonseca Music {DJ} DJ Teemor {coffee favors} Tamarindo Coffee Roasters {venue} Hacienda Pinilla (Palapas & Beach Club) {getting ready location} JW Marriott {fireworks} FAISA