Set on the stunning white sand shores of Costa Rica, this international couple’s desination “I Do’s” eschewed many formalities of more traditional affairs, in favor of a relaxed and modern feel we love. FourNineteen Weddings made this stunning couple’s dream come true, and we’re so lucky that Costa Vida Photography was there to capture it all! Click through the gallery for more, and be transported to paradise!
From FourNineteen Weddings… This is the story of a Venezuelan girl and a guy from Chicago, that live in New York and decided Costa Rica was the perfect destination for their wedding… and I must admit this has been one of the most fun weddings we have ever planned. For Marcella and Brandon’s wedding, we threw our usual timelines out the window; they were set on one thing, and it was to get people dancing as soon as the ceremony was over. And so they did.
With very laid back and simple styling (mostly white, with a few pops of green and purple here and there), Marcella and Brandon wanted their guests to feel at ease, avoiding all usual wedding formalities. There was no seating plan, and guests were free to sit where they wanted; at tables, on daybeds, in cute little lounge areas, and even at cocktail tables strategically placed inside the pool (on shallow water, of course!). A variety of lighting installations gave the night a particular glow, from chandeliers, to glass bulbs with candles, to paper lanterns… an eclectic mix that just added to the chilled out vibe.
Our team created cute signage and handmade 90+ ribbon and bell wands for the ceremony and set up a DIY photo guest book. The floral team took care to create various different looks, making each floral piece different.
Dinner was presented as a station buffet open for a good part of the evening, so guests could eat when they felt like it. A fabulous dessert table closed off the buffet area, with a variety of macaroons, mousses, cake pops and bars, enough to fulfill any sweet tooth around!
At around midnight, the very Venezuelan “hora loca” was a huge success, with guests donning wigs, giant sunglasses and other props to officially dance the night away!
Photography: Costa Vida Photo | Videography: Jonathan Yonkers | Event Planning: FourNineteen Weddings | Floral Design: Artflower | Cake: Victoria Zoch | Ceremony Venue: Reserva Conchal | Reception Venue: Reserva Conchal Beach Club | Hair And Makeup: Maravilla Weddings | Rentals: D'Gala Events