Green + geo inspired wedding in Tamarindo / Shannon & Ian's Costa Rica Wedding at Pangas Beach Club

There is nothing like a gift from nature when the season is starting out! Our season usually begins in November, which also happens to be the end of the rainy season. Due to this, we always plan and prep for rain (while crossing our fingers that the weather cooperates and our clients get a beautiful day - with an amazing rainy season sunset). I must say, our finger crossing sure worked for Shannon & Ian’s wedding at Pangas beach club, because the weather, and the sunset, could not have been more lovely.

I love designing for clients who love a natural and modern vibe, using the beautiful greenery that is so characteristic of Costa Rica. By combining it with white flowers (gorgeous orchids anyone), natural fibers and local wood plus glass and metal geometric accents, the end result is just the right combination of local and modern, lush and simple. Like my friend (and the photographer responsible for these amazing photos) Jon from Costa Vida Photo said “Beautiful does not need to be complicated”. Words to live by, my friends!

String lights illuminated a clear tent (did I mention the importance of having a weather backup plan?), and with the candles on the table, created a soft inviting glow that just added so much to the ambiance.

Following a dinner of local delights, guests danced the night away to the beats of DJ Mason Dunn. In the end, I guess not much beats a great party!

{photo} Costa Vida Photo {video} Matthew Hoag {venue} Pangas Beach Club {floral} Stylos & Flores {rentals} Eventos Artesanos & D’Gala Event Rentals {DJ} Mason Dunn {hair} Bridal Services Costa Rica {makeup} Maravilla Makeup {cake & desserts} Victoria Zoch {custom signs} Leoni & Lolo

Romantic celebration with a view / Jessica & Peter in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

{photo} Catherine Ann Photography {video} Viviana Vieto {ceremony venue} Casa Bali Tamarindo {reception venue} Pangas Beach Club {rentals} Eventos Artesanos & Oceano Rentals {floral} Stylos & Flores {DJ} Mason Dunn {ceremony music} Ricardo Fonseca {cake & desserts} Victoria Zoch

A beautiful ceremony overlooking Tamarindo and Playa Grande can only end with a great party! Jess & Peter exchanged wedding vows in one of the most stunning locations (with one of the most amazing views) in Tamarindo, at the gorgeous Casa Bali. After the ceremony (and thanks to a bit of rain, as hard to believe as it may be from being the amazing sky in the photos!), guests headed to eat, drink and dance in front of the ocean, at Pangas Beach Club.

Jessica wanted to go with an elegant, colorful vibe, mixing wood and classic florals with bit of gold and geometric pieces for a more modern edge. We combined the existing furniture at the venue (which is pretty fantastic) with natural fiber linens and white-washed chairs to create a mix and match feel that was more chic than boho. A clear tent (to protect us from the August rain) was set up with string lights underneath, giving a soft glow to the evening.

After a great Costa Rican inspired dinner, DJ Mason Dunn made sure everyone stayed on the dance floor! Just like a great party should be!!!