sunset wedding, newlyweds sunset, beach wedding, tropical wedding, bride and groom beach, weddings costa rica   Whitney and Andrew may look like models in a wedding magazine but I assure you, they are a real life bride and groom, a gorgeous couple dressed to the nines in the magical setting of Punto de Vista and Manuel Antonio beach. And that stunning sunset? 100% natural. Amazingly, they are from the beautiful island of Bermuda yet they chose our little Paradise of Costa Rica for their wedding celebration. And from all accounts, their Bermudian friends and family fell head over heels with the land of Pura Vida.white roses and jewels, wedding bouquet with jewels, white roses, white rose bouquet with charms, weddings costa rica   Whitney created her own bouquet out of silk flowers and rhinestone pins. Lovely!   bride, bride in shadows, mystical bride, weddings costa rica   How breathtaking is this portrait of Whitney?punto de vista, manuel antonio wedding, ocean view wedding, costa rica wedding, weddings costa rica   We held the ceremony on the top floor of Punto de Vista, which offers jaw-dropping vistas of the Pacific Ocean.wedding ceremony, wedding ceremony chairs, chairs with fans, tropical wedding, weddings costa rica   White with pops of red were the colour scheme.wedding program, funny wedding progra, so you're going to sit through a wedding, weddings costa rica   The couple made these hilarious programs about being a guest at a wedding. Too funny!!wedding program, funny wedding program, weddings costa rica   punto de vista, manuel antonio wedding, costa rica wedding, tropical wedding, weddings costa rica   We created a waterfall of lights outlined with soft fabric for the ceremony altar.candles and rose petals, floating candles and rose petals, weddings costa rica   Cylinders with red petals and floating candles decorated the altar area.   wedding ceremony, tropical wedding, punto de vista wedding, costa rica wedding, weddings costa rica   kiss the bride, bride and groom kissing, wedding ring, newlyweds, weddings costa rica   Ladies, be sure you have a great manicure for those ring shots. Love how Whitney had silver sparkles on her ring finger nails.wedding table chart, reception table chart, wedding reception, weddings costa rica  Twilight fans will recognize the quote as Edward’s toast to his bride, Bella, in the movie. Whitney is a huge Twilight fan and had A Thousand Years as the theme song for the wedding – her bridal party record their own version for the walk down the aisle!wedding wishes, wedding notes, wedding guest notes, wedding guest comments, wedding costa rica   mr and mrs table sign, wedding reception, bride and groom table, red and white table decor, weddings costa rica   To create the ethereal, romantic feel of the Twilight wedding, we placed lace overlays atop grey silk shantung tablecloths. Floating candles and votives framed a pillar candle sitting in a ring of airy baby’s breath. ocean view reception, ocean view wedding, punto de vista, manuel antonio, weddings costa rica   Strings of Christmas lights created a magical feel for the dinner. Although we’d used the same area for the ceremony, the lighting and addition of dinner tables totally transformed the deck.wedding reception, babies breath table decor, red table number, weddings costa rica   wedding menu, wedding table decor, red and white table decor, babies breath table decor, weddings costa rica   As each guest had ordered a different main course, we had a specific seating plan to facilitate the dinner service. Rather than a typical tent card for guest seating, we created a band with the guest’s name backed by lace.  Practical and pretty!rose petals, floating candles, romantic decor, weddings costa rica   white and red table decor, red napkins, wedding menu, weddings costa rica candle glass with babies breath, wedding table decor, weddings costa rica   bride and groom dancing, wedding dance, wedding reception, tropical wedding, weddings costa rica   Whitney and Andrew’s first dance to A Thousand Years. white rose and charm bouquet, wedding bouquet, bridal bouquet, weddings costa ricaFelicidades Whitney and Andrew! We wish you a thousand years of happiness. Huge thanks to Funkytown Photography for the creative and beautiful photos.

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Many thanks to A Brit & A Blonde for the photos!

beach wedding, newlyweds, bride and groom sunset, costa rica weddingWhere do I even begin with this crazy, unique, FUN wedding? Jacqui is a dancer in a blacklight theatre company that performs the world over. Peter is a production genius and sound guru who criss-crosses the US of A working on huge productions. Not surprisingly, their wedding celebration was completely extraordinary and one of a kind. The folks over at Rock ‘n Roll Bride agreed and featured this incomparable wedding on their blog.Wedding bouquet, bridesmaid dresses, wedding dress, alternative wedding dress, white rose and hydrangea bouquetI remember when Jacqui posted the fabric for the wedding clothes from Mood (yes, the fabric fantasyland we’ve swooned over on Project Runway). I literally squealed. The final products were stunning! costa rica wedding, wedding receptionDiscovery House, right on the beach of Manuel Antonio, is chockfull of artistic touches, making it the perfect setting. wedding preparations, bride getting hair done, bride hairdresserEven with tin foil hair curlers, Jacqui is gorgeous. Seriously. alternative wedding, bride, wedding dress, alternative wedding dressHow incredible are those golden paint tattoos? Jacqui created those for her and the entire wedding crew. Wedding passport, destination wedding, wedding necklaceThe wedding invitations resembled passports and old Costa Rican colon coins were refashioned into a necklace so each guest would have a wearable momento. costa rica beach, tropical beach, beach weddingManuel Antonio’s palm-fringed beach. groom and groomsmen, tropical wedding, alternative weddingPeter and his groomsmen cutting a suave figure in linen and khaki. floating candle, wedding programs, beach wedding, ceremony site, wedding arch, tropical weddingSimplicity and natural was the look for the ceremony, with bamboo chairs, green coconuts and palm leaves lining the aisle and a driftwood arch with fabric and a touch of greenery with flowers. mimosa bar, tropical wedding, costa rica wedding, wedding refreshmentsMmmmmimosa bar! A great way to welcome guests, keep them cool and get the party started in an elegant way. tropical wedding, wedding arch, beach weding wedding canope, ceremony canope wedding ceremony, beach wedding, wedding glow sticks, fun weddingAt the end of the ceremony, Jacqui and Peter planted neon glos sticks into the sand and then invited their guests to do the same, creating an installation piece with over 1000 glow sticks. wedding glow sticks, fied of glow sticks, fun wedding, beach weddingThe darker the lighting became, the more incredible the glow stick ‘field’ looked! wedding couple, wedding beach walk, beach wedding, costa rica wedding white rose and hydrangea bouquet, wedding bouquet, bride on the beach, beach weddingLove her bouquet of roses, hydrangeas and eucalyptus! beach wedding, costa rica wedding, wedding couple, newlyweds     sunset, costa rica sunset, beach wedding, bride sunset They even had an incredible sunset. What a perfect day it was! wedding reception, field of glow sticks, tropical wedding     Glow furniture, wedding reception glow furnitureWe augmented the LED field with lounge furniture that was also LED. The entire beach area was a canvas of artistic and unexpected lighting.Neon fields, glow furniture, glow sticks, beach wedding       glow furniture, beach wedding glow furniture       bride dancing with friends, wedding celebration, wedding reception, tropical wedding     And what a party it was! Everyone danced, sang and had the night of their lives.bride, bouquet toss, wedding reception  Even an unconventional bride still opts for tradition – the bouquet toss was undoubtedly one of the most creative one I’ve seen and Jacqui’s friend did an incredible job leading it. bride and groom neon field, wedding neon field       Love this amazing shot the photographer Peach Plum Pear set up!neon wedding reception, neon field wedding, beach weddingJacqui and Peter’s celebration was truly all aglow. Felicidades and wishing you many years of illuminated love together!

Amiee and Adam are the epitome of a sunny couple. Their joy radiates off of them like the sun, shining a bright light of love over everyone and everything in their sphere. Even a rainy afternoon couldn’t dampen the spirit of their wedding celebration at Los Altos in Manuel Antonio!

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Adam’s boutonniere feature white dendrobium and yellow cymbidium orchids.wedding program, yellow fan, tropical wedding
Bright yellow fans, a banana leaf cone filled with rose petals and a stylish program sat atop bamboo chairs at the ceremony.poolside wedding, altar, rose pedals, ceremony site, tropical wedding, los altos resort wedding, weddings costa rica
Originally, the ceremony was to be on the deck overlooking the ocean and rainforest but Mother Nature decided to bless the festivities with some rain so we moved things under the tent. Cylinders filled with limes and branches of yellow orchids with orange rose petals on the ground brought a great punch of colour against the grey skies.

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Water bars area always a great idea in the tropics. This one featured citrus water in one chuck and starfruit in the other.

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Music by a classical quartet created a wildly romantic setting.

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Just after the ceremony, the rains stopped and we were able to get some great portraits in the gardens.

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Who says seating has to be relegated to little cards? We used an antique mirror instead!

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Twinkle lights over the tables added ambiance.Bride groom glasses, fun wedding, tropical wedding, los altos resort wedding, weddings costa ricaFunnest couple ever!!


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Carnivale dancers and drummers got everyone up and dancing. What a party!

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Felicidades to Amiee and Adam on your bright, cheery wedding. So much fun and so full of wonderful, loving people. Massive gracias to the ace team of A Brit & A Blonde for capturing all the goodness.

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Jodi and Ross had a beautiful day, with beautiful weather and a party that was one for the books. No wonder these two had lots to smile about!

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Their invitation set was stylishly simple and clean, setting the tone for the overall look that had just a hint of a vintage feel.

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We were incredibly blessed to have peonies for Jodi’s bouquet. Big, full, smellicious pink peonies. And orchids galore!

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The Discovery Beach House offers so many spots full of photographic eye candy.

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Excellent beach wedding  idea #102  – beer coozies!

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How gorgeous is the beading on Jodi’s dress?

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And how gorgeous is Jodi in it! Love this shot.

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The sand at the back of the house is soft and off-white, the kind your toes can’t wait to dig into. This fun shoe valet needed little prompting to get folks to kick off their shoes.

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Cocktail hour featured two specialty cocktails – a Ross Refresher and a Beach Bubbly…

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Live music is always a nice touch.

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Cocktail tables were laid with tablecloths of fluttering organza circles, topped with arrangements of green hydrangeas, pink roses and Stars of Bethlehem.beach wedding, tropical wedding, wedding canopy, wedding ceremony, altar, discovery beach house manuel antonio, weddings costa rica

Under a canopy of trees, the wedding setting was a dreamy combination of tulle, orchids, roses and hydrangeas.

 

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All together now, a 5,6,7,8…

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Jodi helping Ross do a Groucho Marx imitation.

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Table numbers looked like delicate handpainted works of art, tucked into seashells painted gold.

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Si Como No’s event terrace features a breathtaking view of the ocean against a backdrop of lush foliage. A little bit of uplighting added some drama.

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Sometimes, simplicity is best.

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Posted by: lazybride | February 20, 2015

Real Wedding – Sheri & Sean at Tulemar, Manuel Antonio

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The colour palette of cheery lavender, pinks and purples brightened up the grey day.

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Sheri had a million-watt smile, a rockin’ arm tattoo and a dreamy floral crown.

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Love these cheery bouquets with lisianthus, orchids, roses, freesia (smells divine!) and eucalyptus.

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Jen’s dress was all lace, which matched perfectly with the vintage yet modern vibe she wanted for the wedding.

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Our fun programs did doubleduty as fans.

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Local musicians provided the perfect soundtrack for the wedding ceremony and cocktail hour.

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Dining under the stars at sandwashed wooden tables, adorned with Italian lace runners, lanterns and blue Mason jars filled with bright flowers.

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Due to the wind, we used electric candles and grouped the vases together so they wouldn’t blow over.

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Handpainted signs for the seats of honour.

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Wooden boxes filled with flowers not only added a vintage/rustic touch but they were wind proof.

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Festival lighting (naked light bulbs) gave a romantic glow while LED lights added some dramatic atmosphere.

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The bride’s sisters embarrassed Jen by reading the email she’d sent to her sister just before her first date with Brendan. An epic win by the sisters and kudos to Jen for being such a good sport.

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tropical wedding, wedding reception, destination wedding, wedding celebration, Hacienda Pinilla Beach Resort, las palapas, weddings costa ricaLas Palapas is such a picturesque site for a celebration and everyone at the wedding had an amazing time. I’ve never heard Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody played at a wedding before and judging by the enthusiastic singing and dancing to it on the dance floor, it should become a wedding standard. Jen and Brendan, you truly set the bar high for wedding parties!

Felicidades and a massive gracias for Katherine Stinnett for the wonderful photos!

 

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Stacy opted for simple elegance, with long-stemmed white cala lilles taking center stage in the florals. The green and white colour scheme was complimented by tones of mahogany. River stones served as seating cards, adding a natural touch that elegantly simple yet chic.

The couple was married under a chuppah featuring a lace tablecloth that held a special place in the family’s hearts. At the beginning of the ceremony, Ari’s father explained the significance of it – Ari’s grandfather had been hidden from the Nazi’s during WWII by a kind family. Decades later, Ari’s father met with the brave family and one of the ladies, who had been a young girl at the time, gave him this tablecloth she’d made. The selfless act of that family the 1940’s ensured that Ari was here with the rest of his family, in 2014, to celebrate.

And what a celebration it was! Ari is a chef so guests dined on a meal that was a true feast of fresh, local ingredients before heading down to the ballroom to get their groove on.

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