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Purple Costa Rica Destination Wedding

There is a special smile that we reserve for the destination wedding. It’s a little more relaxed, a little more happy, and with weddings like this one in Costa Rica from Four Nineteen Weddings and Artflower, can you blame us? Stories Wedding Photography has seriously taken the edge of this particular Tuesday and I’d be willing to bet you’ll be joining more than a few SMPers in the gallery today!


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From Four Nineteen Weddings… Tracy & Jeff’s decision to get married in Costa Rica seemed logical when they decided to have a destination wedding, as Jeff’s family has businesses in Costa Rica. They wanted to have all their family and close friends join them for a super fun wedding weekend which culminated with their wedding at the gorgeous Playa Prieta Beach Club in Peninsula Papagayo.

I must say I loved this wedding! Tracy was super relaxed and allowed me and the awesome florists at Artflower to take over the design of the wedding provided we did two things: use purple flowers and go with a simple design that showcased the natural beauty of the venue, which is, quite possibly, one of the most beautiful beachfront venues in Costa Rica.

Even though the date they chose was at the end of the rainy season, and we could have had some rain, the weather was absolutely fantastic, and the beachfront ceremony under the trees was perfect, with the trees providing shade for the guests and an unparalleled view of the secluded Playa Prieta. They wanted a bit of decoration at the altar, and in her inspiration boards I saw a lot of capiz shell curtains, so we went a simple bamboo arch with fabric and flowers, and added some capiz shell strings. Mason jars with purple and green flowers were placed on the aisle chairs for a bit of extra decor without going over the top. Cocktails followed, and guests mingled in the beach club’s cocktail bar and enjoyed the beach and the sunset (along with some delicious appetizers!). The reception was held by the pool, and we used the venue’s natural wood top tables which added to the uncluttered feel that Tracy & Jeff wanted. The centrepieces, a mix of flowers and succulents in natural wood boxes, had some green added in to compliment the venue’s place setting. Tracy was in charge of the cutest DIY elements, my favourite being the seating chart, which were seashells hand printed with the guests seating assignments, which we then placed on a bed of hydrangeas. She also made the table numbers (numbers painted on burlap) and printed the menus herself.

Another thing that was a must for this fun couple: they wanted guest to dance the night away. After dinner was done, the band came back with lots of latin music, and everyone was on the dance floor until it was time to head back to the hotel!

Photography: Stories Wedding Photography | Wedding Dress: Anne Barge | Floral Design: Artflower | Cake: Victoria Zoch | Ceremony Venue: Playa Prieta Beach Club At Peninsula Papagayo | Reception Venue: Playa Prieta Beach Club At Peninsula Papagayo | Bride's Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Ceremony & Reception Music: Los Mojitos Band | Ceremony Officiant: Marcelo Galli | Planning: Barbara Of Four Nineteen Weddings

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Costa Rica Destination Wedding

Everything you need to know about this wedding is wrapped up in that ceremony arch. It’s structural and strong, like the groom, yet organic and playful, as is the bride. And it’s something worthy of your every swoon. Four Winds Weddings designed and planned a beautiful day, which was captured as only A Brit & A Blonde can, and lucky for you it’s all right here!


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From the designer… Jennifer and Jean-Pierre live in Austin, Texas. They wanted a destination wedding for their big day and chose Playa Langosta in Costa Rica to say their I do’s. Jean-Pierre is an architect and loves clean lines and modern minimalistic decor. Jennifer wanted organic designs with a bright, modern color palate. In order to fuse the two slightly diverging design visions, we decided to incorporate bold architectural design elements and soften them with organic accents. For the wedding altar, we used a oversized dark wooden structure and softened it with asymmetrical jungle foliage. Guests were seated on super modern acrylic ghost chairs.

For the table designs, we opted to incorporate modern asymmetrical ceramic vases with soft and abundant floral designs. In addition, we incorporated a collection of small salvaged bottles with monochromatic petite bouquets to further complete the oversized tablescape. The tables that we chose also fused the two design styles as they had a modern/minimalistic base with an organic, solid Guanacaste wooded top.

Jennifer’s bouquet contained blown roses (peach, coral and white), Stargazer lily, succulents, pink ginger, and dianthus,

That yummy blue drink they called the Penny Colada (after their dog!)- It contained rum, blue curaçao, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice and was served up during cocktails.

The speciality handmaid vodka, Tito’s, came from Austin, Texas. It acted as their wedding favor for their guests. And was a nice surprise for their austin guests to see and a feeling of home.

During the design brainstorming phase, Jennifer pinned a vintage marquee sign that we just fell in love with. Since we weren’t able to source this here in Costa Rica, we decided to DIY the sign. This, for us, was one of the highlights of the overall event design. Our goal with Four Winds Weddings & Events has always been to create events that embody the uniqueness of the couples that we work with while simultaneously challenging us as event designers.

Photography: A Brit & A Blonde | Videographer: Jonathan Yonkers | Wedding Dress: Martina Liana | Floral Design: Four Winds Weddings | Ceremony Venue: Beach At Cala Luna | Reception Venue: Cala Luna | Wedding Planner: Four Winds Weddings | DJ: DJ Teemoor | Event Rental & Lighting: Eventos Artesanos | French Pastries: Panaderia De Paris

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Costa Rica Destination Wedding

This sweet couple couldn’t be cuter if they tried. With seriously contagious smiles and one killer Costa Rica wedding – boho chic meets sand between your toes – you better believe the full gallery is the best place to be. See if all through the lovely lens of A Brit & A Blonde right here!

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From A Brit & A Blonde… We kinda think this is the perfect small destination wedding – such great style and simplicity. Although Nicolle and Brandon are both from the US, they actually met while taking spanish classes in Costa Rica. They fell in love and knew that they wanted to say their I do’s where it all began back in Tamarindo. They had a super sweet wedding with 10 guests. Very intimate and very touching. Nicolle bucked the trend and wore an incredibly adorable boho chic wedding dress from BHLDN.

Her colourful bouquet gave their beach wedding that lil’ pop of colour. Along with the fun “yea!” celebration streamers in orange that guests were handed out. Sueno Del Mar was such a perfect spot with its gorgeous beach front and bohemian design. The couple and guests were then serenaded by fab local musicians on the beach at Play Langosta while sipping champagne and watching the sun set. Bliss!

Photography: A Brit & A Blonde | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Cake: Victoria Zoch | Hair + Makeup: Diego Alpo | Venue: Sueno Del Mar | Wedding Planning + Floral Design: Liquid Weddings

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