Rain on a wedding day means lots of luck…so this is one lucky couple! Kathryn and Chris were married on one of the last days of our rainy season….go figure. I was amazed, and even told the groom, how wonderfully they were both taking the rain and complete change of plans, as we had to go with Plan B, for ceremony, cocktail party, and dance floor. And did I mention it was the largest wedding to date, 141 people! Maya Angelou said, “You can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle three things: a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights.” Kathryn and Chris, it was your rainy wedding day, and you handled it better than most would handle a rainy “any-day”, I’m grateful to have met you and “worked” with you. Congratulations! I wish you all the best!
Oh, and I just adored doing their design. A mix of rustic and modern. Using geometric shapes with natural woods, I think it came together nicely. I was so happy that Kathryn (and Chris), trusted me completely with the design and let me roll with it. I had so much fun!
Kim and Scott wanted their family and friends to have a Costa Rican experience, with local foods, crafts, colors and flowers. They gave them much more, an unforgettable day and week! It was an intimate wedding, lots of love and smiles.
Just a small, intimate wedding on a private beach and a reception under the stars. Jimilee and Daniel were just happy to be in Costa Rica with their closest family and friends, celebrating their marriage, just a few months before the arrival of their first little one! Now they have their new addition and this wedding is just a colorful start to their life together! They are a vibrant couple, with lots of love and energy, as was this wedding, and their future! Wishing them all the best with their new marriage and new family!
Such a cool couple. So cool, in fact, that they not only wanted to do their wedding here, they wanted to buy a house! Yeah, that means it won’t be the last we see of you! Great couple, great group, and such a wedding. Really enjoyed putting together their design and all the different elements. We just went high end tropical, the perfect way to go in Costa Rica. You get such vibrant colors, and Sylvia Guardia did an amazing job capturing them in the following pictures! Congratulations Dennis and Brie! You were a treat!
Jessica and Eric are a fun loving happy couple, who shared this with a lovely group of people. They were sweet, happy and appreciative, what more can you ask for. The design was simple, natural, with splashes of color. I love the navy with the orange, good call Jess! A pleasure to know you both, hope you make it back soon! Congratulations!
Kim and Dale, a lovely and very appreciative couple, got married on the beach with their children, in a private ceremony. It was lovely, romantic, and emotional. Congratulations! So happy to have been a part of this.
The biggest wedding Perennial Weddings has done to date!
One hundred and forty one people at Reserva Conchal. It was fantastic. Aside from some rain, which is good luck, if you didn’t know, everything went swimmingly! We can attribute that to good planning, a wonderful bride and groom, and an amazing team! Below are some pictures of Perennial Weddings working with Colette’s Flowers on the centerpieces. The theme was rustic modern, so my idea was to incorporate natural elements like woods and rustic boxes with modern elements like pattern and geometric shapes. Everyone was thrilled with the results! Thank you Samba to the Sea for the behind the scenes pictures and Colette’s Flowers for lots and lots of pretty flowers!
For those of us from cooler climates (I’m from Maryland), we can have a hard time imagining the holidays without snow, scarves, hot chocolate, ever greens, and holly. However, a beachy, tropical wedding, can feel just as cozy and inviting. This is the inspiration board I’ve come up with for a holiday wedding in Costa Rica. I imagine lots of greens, in the form of succulents, tropical foliage and airplants, accented with dark red flowers and whites from corals, flowers and candles. And we mustn’t forget the sparkly dress and romantic lighting.
Thinking about the cooler weather, changing leaves, and, my favorite, pumpkin lattes, in the States right now. And I’m feeling a inspired by this picture that captures all the things I love about fall in the States and my home here in Costa Rica. It has some warm fall colors, but still that relaxed, tropical, beachy feel. What do you think?
Picture thanks to Green Wedding Shoes.
For more driftwood and fall inspired pictures, visit out Pinterest page.
As you explore ideas for your ceremony decorations, you’re probably thinking flowers. You are probably also thinking about what you want the feel to be, perhaps its lux, or simple, or natural, maybe burlap, maybe fun, boho, tropical, or colorful. Whatever your thoughts may be, have you considered not using flowers at all? You can get that lux, or simple, or natural, or tropical feel without real flowers. Here are some ideas we’ve put together and we love them all!
Row by row, starting from upper left:
- Rustic wood arch with sheer ombre material.
- Chandelier from a simple wooden canopy.
- Yards and yards of burlap with white satin ribbon, puddling on the sand.
- So much lovely, colorful ribbon, hanging from a rustic wooden frame.
- Lots of driftwood posts with a simple white canopy.
- Wooden frame, with the ocean, sand and couple as the focus.
- Paper flower chains from a rustic wooden frame.
Fore more details and ceremony ideas, visit our Pinterest page here.