She’s from Madrid, he’s from Sardinia and they marry in Costa Rica – oh so international. Ana and Nicola brought their nearest and dearest to the jungle-kissed beaches of Manuel Antonio for their 10-11-12 wedding and what a party it was! These triathletes scored a gold medal in the style department (love the bride’s flamenco-inspired dress!) and with the weather (a sunny day in November – yes!). The Discovery House was the perfect setting, allowing for an intimate beach wedding, dinner in their dining area and dancing pool side. Huge thanks to Randy Gritz for ensuring Ana’s dream wedding was perfectly planned and to El Velo for capturing the day so beautifully!
Fun bouquet of white gerbera daisies – so cheery!
Love the details on her dress!!
The staff at The Discovery House made the towels into a ‘wedding cake’ for the couple. Too cute!
Dinner was held in the Discovery House with one, long imperial table, outfitted in black, white and fuchsia.
This flower girl took her job verrrryy seriously.
Nico’s mother performed a lovely Sardinian wedding tradition, where she blesses and welcomes the bride into the family by tossing flower petals at her and then breaking the plate. Each guest received a gift from the couple as well, another Italian wedding tradition.
The backyard of Discovery House is on the beach under a grove of trees, providing much appreciated shade and privacy.
Green hydrangeas and fuchsia roses with a touch of ribboning for the bamboo canopy. Love the back of Ana’s gorgeous dress!
Felicidades Ana and Nico! It was such a pleasure working with you!
Archives for January 2013
Paper pom poms, paper lanterns and cheery flowers in white, yellow and green create fun reception on the beaches of Santa Teresa.
Photo by El Velo.
White dendrobium orchids and white phalaeonopsis orchids create an elegant bouquet. Perfectly chic, perfectly hardy and perfectly right for a wedding in Costa Rica.
Photo by Comfort Studio.
Having a beachside wedding? Consider a Shoe Valet, where guests can store their shoes and then clean their tootsies afterwards. Include cloths, a stand and a new, clean paint brush to brush the sand off. Photo by Comfort Studio.
Please welcome Shaya, a bride from the frozen foothills of Calgary, Alberta (I used to live up the highway in Edmonton – cccccoooold!). But we know her wedding will be hot, hot HOT – did I mention they’re doing a photo shoot with a dirt bike? Too. much. fun.
Name Shaya Dawn Carlson
This wedding in the deep jungles of the Osa Penninsula featured a lovely bamboo canopy with white sheer fabric, hydrangeas, roses and chains of dendrobium orchids.
Photo by Comfort Studio.
This wedding featured a double-duty cocktail, which served as a welcome cocktail (in the signature wedding color of course!) as well as a seating card. We used wine charms from Crate & Barrel to indicate the table number (these also served as a small gift for the guests) with the guest’s name attached. It was a ‘wow’ moment when guests entered to find a large orchid arrangement surrounded by 80 blue cocktails!
- 2 oz. Hpnotiq
- 1 oz. Vodka
- Splash of Lemon Juice
Shake well with ice, strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lemon slice.
Photo by Dan Power