Edible Art

This is totally off the topic of beauty, but we recently did a wedding and the cake was just so gorgeous that I had to take some pics and post them here. It was a spectacular double layer cake with white frosting and what I thought were real orchids. But come to find out, they were not real, they were sculpted frosting.  

Tell me that's not gorgeous?!?

It was made by Victoria Zoch.  To see more of her of beautiful works of art - check her out on Facebook.


Denise & Bryan

Photographs courtesy of Jennifer Harter Photography
Wedding Coordinator:  Barbara - FourNineteen Weddings
Denise & Bryan's wedding was featured on Jet Fete wedding blog.


Loren & Evan

After a few months of exchanging inspiration photos with Loren, it was great to finally meet her in person when she and Evan arrived in Tamarindo.  She had a trial session at the Diria a few days before the wedding so when the big day rolled around, we already knew she was going to be a knock-out!
Loren had been a busy little bride-to-be perusing Pinterest (what did we do before Pinterest?!?) and was ready with lots of photos of soft, beachy make-up and long loosely curled hair, half-up, half-down. 
Nick is the master at creating loose, flowing styles.  Her long beautiful blonde hair was perfect for this!!

They had a gorgeous ceremony with a sunset backdrop.  What could be better??


Jennifer & Jean Pierre

Jennifer & Jean Pierre chose Cala Luna in beautiful Langosta Beach to have their gorgeous wedding.  We got a chance to meet with Jennifer for her trial session before the big day and it was great to get a feel for her fun, bubbly personality and work with her towards her styling preferences in a more relaxing, non wedding day atmosphere.

She and Jean Pierre have impeccable style - which can be seen in every single detail of their ceremony beautifully planned and executed by the always stylish Four Winds Weddings.  Love the hot pink and gray suit that Jean Pierre was sporting!

Featured on Style Me Pretty.
Photographer: A Brit and a Blonde 

Awesome highlights video by Jonathan Yonkers.


Caroline & Ben

One of the perks of being wedding stylists in Costa Rica is that we get to travel to all these beautiful places outside of the already spectacular beach paradise that we live.  Caroline & Ben had their amazing wedding in beautiful La Fortuna, with the Volcan Arenal as the backdrop.  Their room was tucked up away from the road, nestled among lush, jungle foliage. It could not have been a more beautiful, tranquil setting for getting ready. 

Caroline's style was vintage, old Hollywood glam, complete with  soft finger waves, winged liner, lush red lips and glamorous satin gown. 

Their wedding was featured on Junebug Weddings blog.

Hair & Make-Up:  Maravilla Weddings
Location:  Lake Arenal, Costa Rica
Photographers:  Davina & Daniel
Wedding Coordinator:  Four Winds Weddings


Athena & Sean

One of the greatest parts of this job is getting to spend time with the bride and those closest to her as she gets ready to walk down the aisle.  This particular wedding was really something special.  Athena's family is an amazing example of how much love can be in an extended family.  She was surrounded by her parents and "step" parents, sisters and "step"sisters.  But I have to put step in quotes because there was no "step" in this family -- there was just family.  Everyone was loving and supporting of each other, first wives, second wives, half sister, full sister, etc.  It was something very rare and it was wonderful to be in the company of this sort of togetherness. 

As always, Jonathan Yonkers put together a dreamy wedding highlights video.  I LOVE his work!!


 Best of wishes to you both!

Location:  Bahia del Sol, Playa Portrero
Photographer:  Sergio Pucci

Perfect Glowing Make-Up

Many brides, especially beach brides, are always in search of the perfect, glowing "natural look" make-up.  Nude or lightly shaded lips and eyes accentuated with gorgeous neutral or copper tones and a clean stroke of gel liner.  This look photographs beautifully -- especially for a sunset ceremony -- and is gorgeous on just about everyone.