Costa Rica Destination Wedding

Posted by Jeffra on Apr 20, 2012

Betty & Patrick

November 26

Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Betty and Patrick met at College in the US. Betty was born and raised in sunny Costa Rica and after College the two of them decided they wanted to move to Costa Rica together. Betty’s family owns and operates a farm here and now the two of them work side by side on the family farm. Patrick was born and raised in Plattsburgh, New York – so his family and friends flew in to celebrate their big day. Tropical Occasions were the event designers and planners and did a beautiful job with the ceremony set up and reception area. We loved the night lighting that they had as well. Beautiful flower arrangements and moss and driftwood lined the centers of each table. They got married at Hacienda Pinilla in lovely Guanacaste province in Costa Rica. A fun photo booth complete with always fun props was set up for guests to take snaps so that the couple could have a great playful album of everyone. Super sweet jars of honey were the “thank you” gift for each of their guests. And were a major hit! The couple wanted to offer their guests a truly Costa Rican experience – so they brought in a Mascarada to entertain everyone during cocktails. Essentially La Mascarada is a very old Costa Rican tradition that has recently come back in vogue for weddings and events. It is a parade of giant masked figures. The make are larger than life and are of characters from Costa Rica folklore. La Cimarrona were around to play traditional music to accompany the parade and had everyone up and dancing and having the time of their lives. It was an incredible experience. ~A Brit & A Blonde

Photographer:  A Brit & A Blonde | Event Planner:  Tropical Occasions | Floral Designer:  StylosyFlores | Musicians:  Innova Producciones | Reception Venue:  Hacienda Pinilla | Other:  Hacienda Pinilla Guanacaste | DJ:  Costa Rica Weddings DJ | Equipment Rentals:  Cabo Luna Event RentalsCosta MesaFour Winds Weddings Rental