Who we are

Barbara Broutin

Owner, Designer + Principal Planner

Born and raised in San Jose, Costa Rica (my father is Costa Rican and my mom is Mexican),  I have worked as a wedding and event designer and planner for over a decade.  I have a B.A. in Acting from Cal State Fullerton as well as a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, have lived in the United States and France, and spend a lot of time every year in Italy, something that has given me a true understanding of where most of our clients are coming from.. I speak Spanish, English, Italian and French, and can guarantee nothing will get lost in translation!   I would say I am a prosecco loving,  detail oriented, laid back control freak. I have a serious obsession with indoor plants and surfing, am currently fixated with Instagram stories, and love to dream up new travel adventures (making plans for Cambodia this year!) Of course I love parties... but what I really love the most is having the opportunity to show our clients what Pura Vida really means and how they can share it with their friends and family! I love events that are modern and stylish, couples that appreciate the subtleties of breathtaking design. Couples that want more than a pretty destination wedding, but are looking for that special thing that only we can offer. 



Michelle Broutin  

Designer + Planner    

Kristin Harper

Event Manager

Natasha Nanne

Event Manager

Andrea Le Franc

Event Manager + Travel Specialist