Real Wedding- Laura and Shane, Tamarindo

Laura and Shane's Wedding 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.

Bride's dressLove the back details of Laura’s wedding dress!

Laura and Shane's Wedding at the hotel Diria in Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa RicaShane 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.

Laura and Shane's Wedding at the Hotel Diria in Tamarindo Gunacaste, Costa RicaWe crafted this sign with this saying on the one side as guests entered the ceremony site, setting the sunny tone for the wedding.

Laura and Shane's Wedding at the Hotel Diria in Tamarindo Gunacaste, Costa RicaIf having a barefoot wedding, a shoe valet is a helpful detail to ensure your guests’ comfort.

Laura and Shane's Wedding at the Hotel Diria in Tamarindo Gunacaste, Costa Rica

Blue hydrangea balls on shepherd’s hooks served as aisle markers leading up to the simple canopy adorned with chains of orchids.

Laura and Shane's Wedding at the Hotel Diria in Tamarindo Gunacaste, Costa Rica

Corsages of cymbidium orchids and boutonnieres out of dendrobium orchids, keeping in our colour scheme of light green.

Laura and Shane's Wedding at the Hotel Diria in Tamarindo Gunacaste, Costa RicaBlue hydrangeas, green dendrobium orchids and white lisianthus for the bride’s bouquet.

 

Laura and Shane's Wedding at the Hotel Diria in Tamarindo Gunacaste, Costa RicaRemembering a family member who’d passed on with stems of orchids at a ceremony seat.

Laura and Shane's Wedding at the Hotel Diria in Tamarindo Gunacaste, Costa Rica

Laura and Shane's Wedding at the Hotel Diria in Tamarindo Gunacaste, Costa Rica

Laura and Shane's Wedding at the Hotel Diria in Tamarindo Gunacaste, Costa RicaSunny days call for chic shade, like these colourful parasols!

Laura and Shane's Wedding at the Hotel Diria in Tamarindo Gunacaste, Costa RicaSoft bristled paint brushes are essential to brushing off the sand at a shoe valet.

Laura and Shane's Wedding at the hotel Diria in Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa RicaWho says a wedding ceremony has to be boring and serious?

Laura and Shane's Wedding at the Hotel Diria in Tamarindo Gunacaste, Costa RicaThe 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.

Laura and Shane's Wedding at the hotel Diria in Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa RicaJust married!

Laura and Shane's Wedding at the hotel Diria in Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa RicaThe 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.

Laura and Shane's Wedding at the hotel Diria in Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa RicaA 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.

Laura and Shane's Wedding at the hotel Diria in Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Laura and Shane's Wedding at the Hotel Diria in Tamarindo Gunacaste, Costa RicaEverything from the wedding invitations to the pillows to the tables featured wave artwork. Under each glass charger were conversation starters about the couple.

Laura and Shane's Wedding at the Hotel Diria in Tamarindo Gunacaste, Costa RicaA mariachi band kicked the cocktail hour into high gear!

Laura and Shane's Wedding at the Hotel Diria in Tamarindo Gunacaste, Costa RicaThis super active couple love surfing so a surfboard amid a ‘sea’ of blue hydrangeas served as the escort card table.

Laura and Shane's Wedding at the Hotel Diria in Tamarindo Gunacaste, Costa RicaOver 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.

Laura and Shane's Wedding at the Hotel Diria in Tamarindo Gunacaste, Costa RicaBird’s eye view of the reception around the Tamarindo Diria pool

Laura and Shane's Wedding at the Hotel Diria in Tamarindo Gunacaste, Costa RicaThe jumbled letter cake with LOVE.

Laura and Shane's Wedding at the Hotel Diria in Tamarindo Gunacaste, Costa RicaRather than a guest book, well wishers signed Costa Rican post cards.

Laura and Shane's Wedding at the hotel Diria in Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa RicaI 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.

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