Name – Kate Yeadaker, aka Dj Dharma
Wedding Date – February 27, 2011
Wedding Location – HOTEL KARAHE, MANUEL ANTONIO
What do you do? Trauma Nurse, part time DJ
Why did you choose Costa Rica? LA NATURALEZA 🙂 … (for its beauty, eco-consciousness, energy, warmth, the overall forward thinking of the country and its policies) , i.e. not having an army, sustainability, conservation, etc.
My favorite clothing item is… I would have to pick my havaianas flip-flops I bought in RIO last february. I wear flip-flops about 360 days of the year. They remind me of brasil, and they are so incredibly comfy.
My perfect day is… Any day I have breath… and can listen to great music, with wonderful company.
Favorite element in the wedding… The natural beauty of the beach in Manuel Antonio. Being surrounded by, and enveloped in, the elements. The ocean, the rainforest, the plants, the orchids, the pure air, and the pure hearted people who will be there 🙂
My advice to other destination brides… Marry your soul mate, he will help you, support you, and calm you, throughout all the stress that arises! And book Larissa, so you have nothing to worry about!!!
My 3 favorite wedding blogs are… Honestly… I haven’t read many wedding blogs, sorry! But i do LOVE,
Archives for February 2011
Name – Rachel Greta Cohen
Wedding Date – February 20, 2011
Wedding Location – Zephyr PalaceWhat do you do? I work with the United Nations and am currently planning the Youth Summit on Social Entrepreneurship & PhilanthropWhy did you choose Costa Rica? – We visited this very same week in 2009 and fell in love with the country and the heartbeat of the the people hereMy favorite clothing item is… My new silver sparkly wedding shoesMy perfect day is… A delicious brunch with good friends, relaxing on the beach all afternoon followed by dinner and dancing under the starsFavorite element in the wedding… Writing the vows I get to read to my best friend in front of everyone we hold dearMy advice to other destination brides…Remember…this is a vacation!!!My 3 favorite wedding blogs are… weddingscostarica.wordpress.com weddingbee.com http://www.momentaldesigns.com/rice-inkThanks Rachel and all the best to you and Spencer on your big day this week!
Kisha and Jason are one of our favourite couples ever – sweet, kind and so much in love! Throw in a group of fun-lovin’ Texans at the gorgeous Four Seasons Resort and you have all the fixin’s for a perfect wedding weekend. Even the sun decided to join in for the ceremony, casting away the grey rain clouds that had plagued us during the day-long set up. Our senior planner/designer Randy Gritz had great fun working with Kisha to being a number of special and very personal touches to their big day.
The ceremony tent was festooned with hanging terracotta rose buds, creating an ethereal feeling of sitting amongst a shower of flowers. The chuppah was spectacular – the rabbi stopped in the middle fo the service to admire it, stating that it was the most beautiful chuppah he’d ever seen (way to go, Embrujos Flowers!). Taking cues from the wedding’s color palette of ivory, terracotta and mahogany, the chuppah was constructed from local branches then covered with swooping green calas, hydrangeas, lillies, orchids, roses for a stunning creation of color and movement.
We incorporated a travel theme with a touch of Hemingway references, as ‘Papa’ is Kisha’s favorite author – even naming the bars after Hemingway’s favorite dacquiri haunt in Havana. Each table was named after a place the couple had traveled to, favors/seating cards were compass bottle stoppers and we created a compass logo that was used throughout the weekend on various items. Instead of a guest book, we created postcards of antique photos from Costa Rica and Belize for guests to send their wishes on. As a surprise to the couple, we included some with the Longhorns logo (Jason’s alma mater) – imagine our delight when he was wearing a Longhorns t-shirt the morning of the wedding!
Cocktail hour featured lush burnt orange taffeta overlays on the tables…
Orchids, hydrangeas and a touch of bling from hanging crystals looked oh-so-elegant against chocolate brown tables with mahogany Chivari chairs.
And did we mention this was a huge dancing crowd? Gotta love a groom in cowboy boots.
When tired but happy guests returned to their rooms, they found these ‘sweet dreams’ bags, with water, Tylenol and compass cookies. Kisha and Jason left no detail unattended, ensuring their guests had an incredible time at their celebrations.
Congratulations again, Kisha and Jason, and we wish you many many years of happiness together.
\A big thanks to Juan Carlos and team at El Velo for these wonderful photos!