Destination Costa Rica Wedding at the Zephyr Palace

Posted by Jeffra on May 18, 2012

Carrie & David

March 26

Playa Herradura, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

“Carrie and David are both vegan and wanted to have a truly vegan wedding experience. While Costa Rica is a proud steward of the environment (26% of the country is protected), vegetarianism isn’t widely recognized. Luckily, gourmet chef Marco Gonzalez, is a true master of vegan cooking and baking and created recipes, consulted and was on-hand to oversee and assist for both the vegan rehearsal dinner and wedding buffet. For decor Weddings Costa Rica tried to do everything as eco and natural as possible. All the flowers were grown locally and ceremony and welcome gift baskets were hand-woven by an indigenous women’s cooperative. Color scheme of mahogany, cymbidium green, lime green, terracotta and fuschia was brought to life using hydrangeas, dendrobium orchids, roses, fuji mums, pom pom mums, Bells of Ireland, branches, seeds from Guanacaste trees, and various berries were woven into the decor. All paper products were printed on paper made from banana fibers, including the mini-flags in the cupcakes, deciphering the different flavors. They wanted to give a ‘Rainforest Rustic’ look and tried to be as eco-conscious at possible. Instead of a guest book, WCR designed and printed reproductions of antique post cards of Costa Rica over the past century. It was a beautiful wedding that proved that being kind to the environment doesn’t mean having to sacrifice great taste (both in decor and food!).” –Comfort Studio

Photographer:  Comfort Studio | Hair Stylist:  Xinia | Caterer:  Delicias Terrícolas | Event Designer:  Weddings Costa Rica | Floral Designer:  Son Soles | Reception Venue:  Zephyr Palace | Band:  Leo Gonzalez | DJ:  DJ Luz | Lighting:  Chano | Equipment Rentals:  Eventos Boadicea | Officiant:  Marcello Galli