Take two beach lovers, add 80 friends and family (including a whole swack of kiddos), a sunny summer day at the beach and voila!- a fun, love-filled wedding.
Love the back details of Laura’s wedding dress!
Shane and Laura’s nieces and nephews were an integral part of the ceremony, where they all walked down the ceremony and encircled the couple as they exchanged vows.
We crafted this sign with this saying on the one side as guests entered the ceremony site, setting the sunny tone for the wedding.
If having a barefoot wedding, a shoe valet is a helpful detail to ensure your guests’ comfort.
Blue hydrangea balls on shepherd’s hooks served as aisle markers leading up to the simple canopy adorned with chains of orchids.
Corsages of cymbidium orchids and boutonnieres out of dendrobium orchids, keeping in our colour scheme of light green.
Blue hydrangeas, green dendrobium orchids and white lisianthus for the bride’s bouquet.
Remembering a family member who’d passed on with stems of orchids at a ceremony seat.
Sunny days call for chic shade, like these colourful parasols!
Soft bristled paint brushes are essential to brushing off the sand at a shoe valet.
Who says a wedding ceremony has to be boring and serious?
The province of Guanacaste (where Tamarindo is situated) is called the Cradle of Costa Rican Culture and this trio of local musicians brought a local musical flair to the ceremony and cocktail hour.
The reception was held around the giant pool at the Tamarindo Diria, under the stars. Our theme was the ocean so our tables captured the feeling of the sea by using vases with floating candles, blue and white florals, light blue organza overlays, seaglass under glass chargers and clear Ghost chairs. LED lights was set under the tall vases to add more light to the tables.
A modern lounge, with a rustic canopy, wooden tables and custom pillows with the themed artwork from the invitations, was a relaxing place to chill out by the dance area.
Everything from the wedding invitations to the pillows to the tables featured wave artwork. Under each glass charger were conversation starters about the couple.
A mariachi band kicked the cocktail hour into high gear!
This super active couple love surfing so a surfboard amid a ‘sea’ of blue hydrangeas served as the escort card table.
Over the week leading up to the wedding, small bird whistles sold on the beach became a ‘thing’ with the wedding crew so one of the guests purchased some as a surprise wedding favor.
Bird’s eye view of the reception around the Tamarindo Diria pool
The jumbled letter cake with LOVE.
Rather than a guest book, well wishers signed Costa Rican post cards.
I think this photo of a beach dog tugging at Laura’s train sums up the happy-go-lucky spirit of this wonderful couple. Huge congratulations to you both and a special hello to Laura from her biggest fan, my daughter Luba 😉
Thanks to Dan Power Photography for capturing the day.