Get ready to smile. Like cheeks hurting, teeth-flashing, ear-to-ear grin, because this cheer inducing Costa Rica celebration is as sweet + happy as they come! With a ceremony in a coconut grove and a reception held at the ever gorgeous Casa Batik, this yellow + grey fête gave photographers A Brit & A Blonde about a million opportunities for the breathtaking images they’re known for! Top it all off with a bride rocking head to toe BHLDN and I promise you’ll be grinning all the way to the gallery!

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From A Brit & A BlondeHilary and Kevin met in 2006 while both working for Neiman Marcus in Texas. Kevin was head of jewelry, and Hilary was head of lingerie. The sunny colour scheme for their big day was yellow and gray. The ceremony was held on the beach in a coconut grove. A handmade driftwood arch featured a yellow garland of sunflowers and gerberas (the yellow flowers in season). Guests were served during cocktail hour from a natural driftwood bar — local coconuts and Costarican rum make a nice refreshing drink for such hot weather. All the signs were hand painted on driftwood too. The reception was held at Casa Batik, and the garden of one of the houses was used for the dining area. The lighting was natural , and recycled jars were hung in the trees and bushes around the garden to create a magical ambience. The centerpiece was three white wooden boxes in different sizes with only yellow flowers (gerberas, sunflowers and billy buttons), which were placed on gray and yellow runners that overlapped each other. Simple yet so perfect. At the back of the garden there was a table for kids. In the center there were yellow flower pots full of crayons, glitter, glue and stickers — lots of arts and crafts for them to have fun with. The seating chart consisted of an old wooden ladder with the place cards attached with jute rope and clothespins. The lounge was cleared for the dance floor and featured Chinese lanterns in yellow and white. The table in the lounge was used to place the guest book and camera for guests to sign. The beyond-uber-cute flower girls wore J.Crew Crewcuts dresses. The program that doubled as a fan was designed by a friend of the couple. And Hilary’s dad’s company is the one that created those great customized beer koozies in yellow and gray. Hilary looked super gorge, and her whole outfit was found at BHLDN: dress, jewelry and shoes!

Wedding Photography: A Brit & A Blonde / Reception: Batik Costa Rica in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica / Event Design: Malpais Green Weddings / Floral Design: Floristeria Crystal / Officiant: Terri Zacanti / Catering: Soma Chef Services / Favors: Houston Advance / Wedding Dress: BHLDN / Bride’s Shoes: Chie Mihara via BHLDN / Bride’s Jewelry: BHLDN / Flower Girls’ Dresses: J.Crew Crewcuts / Groom’s Attire: Q Custom Clothier

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