Angeli & Eric

Angeli & Eric had an intimate wedding of close friends and family at Villa Diosa del Mar -- a charming beachfront estate in Playa Junquillal.

The little bungalows that we had our appointments in are so charming and provided a great backdrop for our "getting ready" photos.

Gorgeous wedding highlights video from Jonathan Yonkers.

Photography:  Christina Craft - Funky Town Photography

Wedding Planner:  Four Winds Weddings

This wedding was featured on  Desire Hartstock wedding blog.

Bridesmaid's Gifts

Most of my wedding clients don't know that my full time job is as a jewelry designer.  I have a line named Urban Eclectic Jewelry and have a boutique in Tamarindo.  I've tried for years to somehow tie the two businesses together - you'd think it would be an easy transition considering I'm already immersed in both industries.  You'd be surprised :)

I keep telling myself that I'm going to develop a line of "wedding jewelry", but it just never seems to come to fruition.  Which is why when situations do bring the two loves together, it makes me happy!!

Two weeks ago I had a couple come through the boutique who were honeymooning here in Costa Rica.  The bride purchased a few of my chunk leather cuffs for herself, but then decided to custom order additional cuffs as gifts for her bridesmaids.

Each is a one of kind piece and a great reminder of the special day.


Seleah & Ethan

Beautiful beach, beautiful weather and knock-out bride!  

Ethan and Seleah had their wedding in Tamarindo at Capitan Suizo, surrounded by friends, family and their daughters (the cutest little things you've ever seen!).  Seleah's styling was perfect for a beach wedding.  Fitted mermaid dress, long flowing loose curls, soft glowy make-up complete with a floral crown.  

Photographer Toh Gouttenoire (as usual) did an amazing job of capturing the beauty of Tamarindo at dusk and the specialness of Ethan & Seleah's day.

Best wishes to them both!!




Mary & Serban

Congratulations to Mary & Serban on their beautiful, love-filled celebration!

Mary had a gorgeous, vintage style theme -- simple make-up, fabulous dress by Beholden (Anthropologie's wedding line) and completed with a birdcage veil. 
We're always gone by the time the celebration starts, but once again, Jonathan Yonkers' video captures the entire celebration and made me feel like I didn't miss a second.  Serban's reaction to Mary's entrance was the best part!  Awww.....

Wedding Planner:  FourNineteen Weddings
Photographer:  Sergio Pucci
Videographer:  Jonathan Yonkers


Soft and Natural Shimmery Make-Up

Here's a few super soft, natural make-up inspiration photos.   Perfect for a tropical beach wedding here in Costa Rica!

Adriana & Eric

We met with Adriana ahead of time for her hair and make-up trial and from the very start, it was obvious that this wedding was going to be beautiful, romantic and stylish. 

Adriana is Costa Rican but met Eric in New York, where they were both living.  They decided to have their nuptials here in Costa Rica at Reserva Conchal.  It was wonderful to get to spend some time with her two beautiful sisters, friends and mom as we got them dolled up for the beachfront ceremony.

This wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty.

Wedding Planner:  FourNineteen Weddings
Photographer:  Margaux Gamble
Video:  Jonathan Yonkers
Location: Reserva Conchal


Mary & Tom

Congratulations to Mary & Tom on their romantic elopement at Capitan Suizo in Tamarindo.  Despite the dark thundering clouds that were threatening to roll in right at wedding time, they had a beautiful, intimate ceremony -- no rain!

More photos to come from Sylvia Guardia

Wedding Planner:  Donna - Pura Vida Weddings