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Colorful Costa Rica Beach Elopement

This adorable duo is out to prove that a wedding for two can be every bit as stylish as a full-blown soiree. They traveled to the beaches of Costa Rica with Chloe Murdoch in tow, and the result is one of the coolest tropical elopements we’ve ever come across. Pretty lovers unite in the gallery right here.


From Chloe Murdoch Photography… The Bride Erika and Groom Giedrius (both from Lithuania) eloped to Costa Rica and wanted to have a wedding that really reflected the style of weddings they had seen on many of SMP’s posts!

Erika wanted to have her wedding and photos feel “natural, cozy, artistic, bohemian and a little bit vintage” and I really worked with her to make that a reality. My husband and I helped her do everything from floral design, and prop coordination to the officiant and selection of venue location. It was really a one stop deal for them and was truly a blessing to be a part of making their elopement dreams a reality.

Photography: Chloe Murdoch Photography | Floral Design: Stylos y Flores | Wedding Dress: Toma Accessories | Wedding Dress: Toma Accessories | Shoes: H&M | Venue: Tulemar Bungalows & Villas

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Saturdays are pretty amazing, but when you throw in a meet and greet with RebeccaMarie Photography, it takes it to an entirely new level of awesome.  I’m talking an entire day devoted to gorgeous imagery that just so happens to be overflowing with love, emotion and, of course, pretty.  Spend some time getting to know her, lovelies… and don’t forget to check out her sweet discount below.

From RebeccaMarie Photography…  RebeccaMarie started learning about photography at the age of fifteen and excelled from there working alongside some of the best in the business, since 2004. Destination travel is a deep passion of hers and so is love. RebeccaMarie believes in combining the two, to capture your love story and has had the opportunity to travel internationally throughout her career.

RebeccaMarie Photography has been published numerous times together with her international friend Isabelle Kline Design, producing beauty through each image.  Her style has been known to be organic, vintage, ethereal and romantic.  A lover of travel and meeting new people.

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Casual Costa Rica Wedding at Villa Marrakech

A casual beach fete in Costa Rica, surrounded by lush greens and white sands might just be the epitome of a dream destination wedding. With Villa Marrakech as the Moroccan-inspired backdrop, beachy white blooms by Tropical Occasions and image upon pretty image from Margaux Photography, there’s a whole gallery full of relaxed romance right here!


From the Bride and Groom… Jared and I reside in Newport, Rhode Island with our 11 month old daughter, Emelia and our dog, Lucas. We LOVE living at the beach, going for hikes, drinking coffee, lazy Sunday mornings and cozying up with a good book. We are also lovers of travel and often retreat from our seaside sanctuary in New England for extended periods. It was during our first trip to Playa Langosta, Costa Rica when we fell madly and deeply in love with both the country and one another. Playa Langosta has since held a very special place in our hearts.

We had hoped to find a Moroccan inspired villa to host our wedding at as this would best express our own personal style. Upon discovering Villa Marrakech we were beyond thrilled – it was the perfect location! Our wedding was very intimate with just our closest family and friends in attendance. This allowed for a wonderfully relaxed and romantic atmosphere.

We began the morning with a group yoga class at Villa Marrakech. This was the perfect way to start our big day! Later, our guests joined us on the beach for our unique Buddhist inspired ceremony just before sunset. Our ceremony was very special to the two of us as it included a number of Buddhist prayers, a hand-washing ritual, our exchange of personal vows, exchange of rings (Jared’s ring was designed and made by his dad!), etc.

Following an amazing dinner, we enjoyed a spectacular show put on by a group of fire dancers. The night ended with the bride, groom and all guests jumping in the pool – wedding gown and all!

Photography: Margaux Gamble | Cinematography: Matt Agan | Wedding Planner: Tropical Occasions | Floral Design: Tropical Occasions | Wedding Dress: Andria Bird Bride | Cake: Victoria Zoch | Stationery: Peace Love Design | Jewelry: JoJo Loves You | Catering: Catering Costa | Hair And Makeup: Victoria Moreno | DJ: Cabo Luna Event Rentals | Favors: Cafe Tico | Luxury Venue: Villa Marrakech | Rentals: Cabo Luna Event Rentals | Rentals: Costa Mesa | Veil/hairpiece: Andria Bird Bride