Real Weddings – Vanessa & Karim at Manuel Antonio

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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.

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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!

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Sand, surf and some much needed shade under swaying palm trees set the scene for the ceremony.

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Vanessa and Karim’s daughter was cute as a button in her flowergirl dress. So adorable!

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Using a palette of white, turquoise and tones of blue, we dressed the chairs with paper cones filled with rose petals.

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Incorporating a sand ceremony, we used turquoise sand as well as sand from Manuel Antonio beach.

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Paper fans (turquoise, of course!) kept guests cool in the tropical heat.

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Live music adds a special touch to any event.

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That moment when words just aren’t enough…

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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.

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Silver stones had each guest’s name handwritten on them.

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While Louis chairs added Old World charm/modern elegance to the table.

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Lush, fluffy florals juxtapose beautifully against the mirrored boxes, creating a romantic look that was very contemporary.

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And what about that sunset? Incroyable!

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Merci beaucoup to our good friends A Brit & A Blonde for capturing the day and felicitationes to Vanessa and Karim!!

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