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