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!
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 Planner: Four Winds Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Four Winds Weddings & Events | Wedding Dress: Essense | Ceremony Venue: Cala Luna | Reception Venue: Cala Luna | DJ: DJ Teemoor | Event Rental & Lighting: Eventos Artesanos | French Pastries: Panaderia De Paris