Monday, May 4, 2009

We've Moved!

Since I'm a bit of a Luddite, I've decided to move blog formats to a more 'user-friendly' one (re easier for the technology challenged like yours truly).

Please redirect over to Weddings Costa Rica Blog

See you there!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Meet the Bride - Kari!


Wedding date - March 22, 2009

Place - Bahia del Sol, Playa Potrero

Home - Edmonton, Alberta

What do you do? I'm an Entertainment Host/Producer on 96.3 Capital FM. I'm also a freelance voice actor.

Why did you choose Costa Rica? My fiance, Ryan, has travelled all over the world but neither of us had been to Costa Rica. We wanted to explore a new country together. We also wanted a destination where guests could have adventure and relaxation. Not to mention, the incredible culture and stunning beauty! Costa Rica was the perfect fit.

Favourite clothing item - I really have to pick just one? Oh, no! Ha ha! Well, would it be typical to say my wedding dress? I really love it! As far as what I wear on a regular basis, I'm loving my tall, grey boots and my Soi and Kyo dress coat Ryan picked out for me at Smyth and Kang in Calgary. 

My perfect day is...summer, +25 Celcius with a light breeze. Coffee on the deck. Beach, boating, bbq (with chicken, potatoes and wine) then bonfire with friends and/or family (with Ry).

Thing you are most looking forward to at the wedding - I'm looking forward to every second of the day, to be honest. Form the moment I wake up and go for a massage to having special moments with my bridesmaids and my Mom, to hanging onto my Dad's arm walking towards Ryan down the aisle. Hearing Ryan's vows, the food, the drinks, the atmosphere, the music, the sound of the ocean, etc.

Thing you are most looking forward to at the honeymoon - Getting closer to my new husband and exploring the country!

Tip for fellow destination brides - Hire a wedding planner! Planning a wedding is supposed to be fun, not stressful. Especially when you are marrying in a tropical paradise. Having someone like Larissa by your side will allow your vision to come alive at the hands of true professionals. You will also be able to just relax on the wedding day, instead of decorating and worrying about catering and vendors. Also, you don't have to go with a typical 'destination' wedding dress. There are plenty of wedding dresses out there that are made with very light, airy materials. 
One more thing - try Kama Sutra Honey Dust to prevent sweating. Just dust it on before you dress and it will keep the sweat to a minimum. Yes, you must buy it at an 'adult-only' shop but the five minutes of potential awkwardness will be totally worth it!

All the best to Kari and Ryan this Sunday!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Location - Playa Herradura

A picture is worth a thousand words so here's a shot from Playa Herradura (the beach in front of the Los Suenos Marriott) to give you an idea of how it looks. It's a long stretch of beach, brownish sand and at just under two hours from San Jose, it's the closest beach to the capital city.

It's a great spot for a wedding, with the added bonus of being so close to the major airport.

Photos courtesy of Dan Power Photography

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Meet the Bride - Sandra!


Wedding date - March 28, 2009
Place - Zephyr Palace, Playa Herradura

Home - Austin, Texas

What do you do? Veterinarian

Why did you choose Costa Rica for your wedding? Costa Rica is a beautiful country and I have always wanted to go there. Since a majority of our family and friends will have to travel for our wedding, we figured why not travel somewhere beautiful and fun and make it an enjoyable vacation experience for them.

Favourite clothing item - Now it would have to be my wedding dress (I love it). Before my wedding dress, I would say jeans.

My perfect day is...relaxed. Maybe sleeping in. Going out on a hike with the dogs, cooking, enjoying a glass of wine and good food with friends.

Thing you are most looking forward to at the wedding - Location and just the fun we are going to have with our friends and family.

Thing you are most looking forward to at the honeymoon - We are going to, wine and history!

Tip for fellow destination brides - Get a good wedding planner who knows the area well.

Favourite three blog reads - Don't really read a particular blog...I just read some of my friends' blogs occasionally for a peek into how they are doing and feeling. I read a few wedding blogs but nothing specific.

All the best to Sandra and Rob on their upcoming wedding!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Shameless Plug - Little Black Book

We are thrilled to announce that Weddings Costa Rica has been chosen for Style Me Pretty's Little Black Book! I'm sure you web-savvy brides are more than familiar with Style Me Pretty, one of the top wedding planning resources on the web, and their Little Black Book section which features the 'creme de la creme' of THE top wedding vendors. It's a tough list to make it onto as it's by invitation only (and then, you have to go through a rigorous interview process).

It's an absolute honour to be included in such wondrous company and to have our work considered to be amongst the best in the wedding world. 

Monday, March 9, 2009

Continental Adds More Direct Flights

Great news - Continental Airlines has just announced more flights to Costa Rica on Saturdays!

Departing Newark (EWR) at 11:55 AM and arriving in San Jose (SJO) at 3:15 PM. Return flights are at 4:05 PM , arriving in Newark at 11:15 PM.

From Houston (IAH) at 11:29 AM, you can fly into Liberia (LIR) AT 1:50 PM, with the return flight departing at 2:40 PM and arriving in Houston at 7:13 PM.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Real Wedding - Jenny and Steven

A big Felicidades to Jenny and Steven who were married in the gardens at the Los Suenos Marriott in Playa Herradura on December 6! Lots of gorgeous details to this wedding, which had a mix of Jewish and Catholic traditions in the outdoor ceremony.

The ballroom was mesmerizing with tons of orchids, stunning lighting and lots of carefully thought-out touches throughout. Jenny is an event planner and her attention to detail ensured the day was perfectly gorgeous!

Photos courtesy of Morgan Lynn Photography