Real Wedding – Zephyr Palace & Rancho Caletas

Did you know that Villa Caletas has a few magical spots for weddings on the grounds? Today, we’re featuring the first wedding at their Rancho, which is an open-aired thatched-roof space that can easily accommodate 250 people. It’s located between Zephyr Palace and the main section of the hotel (near the ampitheater) and features the same breathtaking views.

As this wedding was in November, we had the tenting over the terrace in case it rained (being in a rainforest area, we can expect rain mid-April to December).  The view is still stunning! We enhanced the look with lush florals.


White rose petals in an intricate design were the finishing touch.



Roses, orchids, freesia and lisianthus created a romantic, dreamy look. So pretty!



After the ceremony at the Terrace, guests were whisked over to the Rancho. Although the space is very large, we used fabric and lighting to make it feel a bit cozier.



How romantic is the sweetheart table? Branches create an arch filled with lights and lanterns hanging from strings of orchids.


Tables featured beaded deluxe overlays that sparkled in the candlelight. Mercury vases were paired with candle holders and vases with touches of bling for an uber-luxe look.



A mirrored -runner on the head table reflected all the various lights for an even dreamier look.


Sliver chargers had grey napkins wrapped with a wine-coloured ribbon, topped off with a single orchid bud for an elegant look. Floral vases were wrapped in fabric of the wedding colors to bring an unexpected touch to the tables.



How flower-licious is this head table? So colouful and elegant!



There were a number of kids at the wedding so we had a special table just for them, filled with a ton of different sweets aka Sugar High Central.



How majestic is this cake? Silver with scroll work, with punches of color from the purple orchids scattered in the table. Unfortunately, we had a grey, rainy day so the incredible view of the ocean was obscured in this photo but a little rain didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits, as the partied the night away.

Huge thanks to John Williamson for the photos.



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