Good morning SMP-ers! Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. We are kicking off the week with the kind of inspiration that will definitely make you a little jealous…right on the beaches of Costa Rica. Designed by some of our favorite vendors on the planet, including Candice of Jubilee Events, Beth of The White Dress by the Shore, the cute girls at Posh Paperie and the fabulous Carla Ten Eyck, this is a shoot right out of wedding heaven. From the beachy, laid back vibe to the design that was literally collected the day of the shoot, (and for anyone that has planned a destination wedding, you know how that is often the case) every little detail of this wedding shoot is total eye candy. Total perfection.
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Our inspiration for the shoot came from our real life couple Michelle and Alejandro, who are avid surfers. Costa Rica is known for some of the best surfing in the world and we really wanted to highlight that. We also wanted to do something casual, relaxed, and beach side that captured the easy going and romantic side of our couple. A lot of what we pulled together was simply based on inspiration when we went to set up that day– finding that instinct and intuition of the natural landscape really influenced our design. In our tablescape my favorite, spontaneous elements are the centerpiece of braided fronds, which was the brilliant idea of our floral designer. I also love the paper chargers created by Posh Paperie, that we intermixed with real leaf detailing on the tiffany blue napkins. The hair and fashion was inspired by runway and an anthropolgie catalog we received a few weeks prior. Overall it’s colorful, light, carefree, and playful– much like the beautiful country of Costa Rica. –From Candice of Jubilee Events
The opportunity to work in Costa Rica was a dream come true! The lush jungles, stunning beaches and rich culture inspired me to keep the attire very natural. The accessories that we used were made from wood and shell. We brought in a small touch of sparkle, because every bride needs some! The bridal gown by was by designer Augusta Jones. I selected it because it had a very organic feel to it. The silk chiffon fabric was perfect for the beach setting and the touch of metallic embroidery at the neckline had an ethnic feel that made it perfect for Costa Rica. The bride’s jewelry and headband selected for the shoot were by Maria Elena. Both contained accents of mother of pearl.The bridesmaid was outfitted in a satin yoryu dress by Vineyard Collection. I loved the vibrancy of the color of the dress, but also the amazing flow that the fabric had. We accessorized the dress with wooden bangles from ben amun to bring in a natural element. –From Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the Shore
This trip to Costa Rica was so inspirational in too many ways to list! The hair and makeup was inspired by a combination of the relaxed beach environment, the casualness of the couple, and the gorgeous styling of the event and the bride. It’s so important as a hair and makeup artist to understand the full vision of an event, so you can create the perfect finishing touches! Beachy, unconstructed waves for the hair really reflected the personality of the day and flowers tucked in the hair made the perfect accessory. For makeup, rich, vibrant color was the only way to go! Costa Rica is such a colorful place! I highlighted the eyes with bold shades of violet and teal and kept the lips soft in shades of pale coral and peach for balance. –From Deanna Nickel of DD Nickel Beauty–From Deanna Nickel of DD Nickel Beauty
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck Photography / Event Design & Planning: Jubilee Events / Model Styling & Accessories: The White Dress by the Shore / Flowers: Datura: A Modern Garden / Cinematography: Buzz Media / Beauty: DD Nickel / Ceremony + Reception Location: Los Suenos Resort, Costa Rica / Furniture & Rentals: Eventos Boadicea / Invitations: Posh Paperie / Shoes: Zappos / Linens: Gala Cloths / Ring Bowl & Ribbon: Paloma’s Nest / Calligraphy: Primele / Jewelry: Ben-Amun / Paper Flower Garlands: Kate’s Paperie