Seaside celebration in Costa Rica / Molly & Derek at Las Catalinas

{photo} Sylvia Guardia {venue} Casa Brewer at Las Catalinas {floral} Artflower {rentals} Eventos Artesanos & Oceano Rentals {cake} Victoria Zoch {music} Ricardo Fonseca {officiant} Ana Castro-Calzada {stationery} Minted

We started off the season with a small but wonderful wedding. Molly & Derek reached out to me when they had already decided on their venue. They fell in love with the beautiful Casa Brewer at Las Catalinas, and well, who wouldn’t? We had planned a dinner party there earlier in the year (and it was also the location of my bachelorette weekend), and was thrilled to finally get to do a wedding there.

Molly and Derek wanted their guests to have a great Costa Rica experiences, so we helped them plan a casual cookout on the night of their arrival as well as their rehearsal dinner, which took place at the place wit what is possibly the coolest vibe and the most amazing views in the area, Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas

Inspired by the colonial/mediterranean architecture of Las Catalinas and Casa Brewer (sorry, can’t really decide which describes it best), and the bride’s preference for clean and light decor, we opted for neutrals and whites all through the design, incorporating the surrounding greenery into it as much as possible. Tables were set up in the courtyard at Casa Brewer (for photos only, as unfortunately, we had a bit of rain that made us move into our covered space (a must in the Costa Rica rainy season, as rain can come out of the blue at any time) for the actual dinner. The rains did end, so dancing under the stars was in order.

The ceremony site was located on a terrace overlooking the ocean, and surrounded by trees, the sea and 30 of their nearest and dearest, Molly & Derek said I DO in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

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