Michelle & Marcus
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Q & A with the Bride & Groom:
1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?
The details of the villa were absolutely breathtaking. Every detail from the architecture to the panoramic views.
2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
1. The gorgeous rooftop reception. It was in the evening, and there where beautiful candle lights everywhere, floating orchids in cylinder vases, romantic crystal mirror chargers, and regal plum linens.
2. The surprise dancing Carnival and drummers. Our guests still talk about it today!
3. The beach ceremony. It was classic, romantic, and timeless.
3. Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.
Our first dance. My husband was insistent that we have our first dance to a classic romantic Latin love song called “Boliviana” by Ibrahim Ferrer. It’s about a man professing his love to a beautiful dark-haired woman in a white dress.
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Whether they’re your nieces, nephews, or cousins, there’s a chance they’ll be in attendance at your wedding. Here’s how to keep them (and their parents) happy throughout the reception:
1. Arts & Crafts – Have a “kids-only” table with coloring books, crayons, colored pencils, stickers, (washable) markers, and stencils.
Photo: A Brit & A Blonde
With the official start of summer only three weeks away, we wanted to inspire you with a few of this summer’s seasonal blooms. Luckily for those June, July and August brides–more flowers are in bloom during the summer than any other season, which means max amount of options! Imagine those clear, blue skies and warm, sunny weather filled with an array of floral scents, and pick between colors like yellow, green and purple that pay homage to this time of year. Here’s what made it on our top 5 list:
Daises come in a variety of colors. Consider choosing a neutral bridesmaid dress such a gray and add a pop of color like yellow as pictured below.
Photo: A Brit & A Blonde
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Tags: A Brit & A Blonde, Brandi Welles Photography, Continuum Photography, Half Orange Photography, KT Merry Photography, LLC, Nina Mullins Photography, Simply Bloom Photography, summer seasonal bouquets, tPoz Photography
Hilary & Kevin
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
From the Photographer: “Hilary and Kevin hail from Texas where they met while working at Neiman Marcus. Many people think that all destination weddings end up having a very similar tropical color scheme, but the reality is – your wedding should incorporate the colors that speak to you and that you love. Hilary created a really pretty yellow and gray color scheme and bucked that tropical trend. And it turned out gorgeous!
The ceremony was in such a unique spot – a coconut grove. The couple said their “I do’s” under an arch that was handmade from driftwood and incorporated that lovely sunny yellow color in the sunflowers and gerberas. To quench their guests’ thirst, the couple offered Coco Locos, a drink of local coconuts and Costa Rican rum. Delish! All the decor pieces had a “found object-ness” about them – from hand-painted driftwood signs to recycled mason jars with candles that hung in the trees.
We adored the kids’ table – so much fun with crayons, glitter, paints, stickers, you name it! The kids were kept busy all night and had a grand time! They also had a babysitter who looked after them all so that the parents could really have a fun time, too.
The seating chart was such a unique idea. It was an old wooden ladder with jute rope – the place cards were held on by clothespins. It looked so divine. We really loved the bridesmaid dresses that brought in that fun yellow again and flowers too. Again the couple bucked the trend and told the bridesmaids that they could pick any dress they wanted that reflected their own personality, the only stipulation was that it was in the same color scheme – and the flower girls were beyond adorable in their Crewcuts by J.Crew dresses. Hilary stole the show in head-to-toe BHLDN – she looked amazing yet not fussy. She was able to enjoy walking on the beach and dancing the night away in her beautiful dress, perfect for a destination wedding.” – A Brit & A Blonde
Johanna & Kevin
Playa Herradura, Costa Rica
Q & A with the Bride:
Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
1. Our guests, who traveled so far to be with us.
2. The location-Costa Rica is absolutely breathtaking.
3. Our photographers-they did an amazing job capturing every last detail. Some pictures captured moments that could have been missed within the blink of an eye.
Give us one moment in your wedding that you can’t stop thinking about?
I can’t stop thinking about the entire weekend. A destination wedding allowed for us to spend quality time with our friends and family. We didn’t have to cram everything into four or five hours. We had days to create memories. It was an unforgettable experience, and we wouldn’t have done it any other way.