Ah, l’amour! Vanessa and Karim traveled all the way from France to celebrate their love on the beaches of Manuel Antonio, along with family and friends from across Europe. It was a week of fun, sun and pura vida.
The intimate group stayed in a couple of villas, Vista Azul and Dolce Vita, next to each other, each with incredible views like this. Paradise found!
Sand, surf and some much needed shade under swaying palm trees set the scene for the ceremony.
Vanessa and Karim’s daughter was cute as a button in her flowergirl dress. So adorable!
Using a palette of white, turquoise and tones of blue, we dressed the chairs with paper cones filled with rose petals.
Incorporating a sand ceremony, we used turquoise sand as well as sand from Manuel Antonio beach.
Paper fans (turquoise, of course!) kept guests cool in the tropical heat.
Live music adds a special touch to any event.
That moment when words just aren’t enough…
Ou la, la, was the reception ever chic, with white sequined overlays, silver mercury candles, mirrored boxes filled with white peonies, roses, lisianthus, orchids and hydrangeas. Turquoise pillar candles and napkins added just a touch of colour.
Silver stones had each guest’s name handwritten on them.
While Louis chairs added Old World charm/modern elegance to the table.
Lush, fluffy florals juxtapose beautifully against the mirrored boxes, creating a romantic look that was very contemporary.
And what about that sunset? Incroyable!
Merci beaucoup to our good friends A Brit & A Blonde for capturing the day and felicitationes to Vanessa and Karim!!