After feeling like a drowned-rat (and almost literally looking like one too) thanks to the non-stop rain on our week away last week, I had to come back with a sunnier disposition and what better way than grabbing a cuppa tea and perusing a stunning Costa Rican beach wedding (oh I wish!!!). So for all of those who are again, enduring this lovely (not!) rainy day today, I hope this brings in a bit of sunshine!!!
Thanks to the awesome duo that is A Brit & A Blonde this wedding is superbly shown off by their stunning wedding photography. I’m loving the ‘La Mascarada’ part of this wedding too.
So from a rainy week I bring you a sunny wedding!
Ahhhh what a view…
Love the props!
From A Brit & A Blonde
Betty and Patrick met at College in the US. Betty was born and raised in sunny Costa Rica and after College the two of them decided they wanted to move to Costa Rica together. Betty’s family owns and operates a farm here and now the two of them work side by side on the family farm.
Patrick was born and raised in Plattsburgh, New York – so his family and friends flew in to celebrate their big day. Tropical Occasions were the event designers and planners and did a beautiful job with the ceremony set up and reception area. We loved the night lighting that they had as well.
Beautiful flower arrangements and moss and driftwood lined the centers of each table. They got married at Hacienda Pinilla in lovely Guanacaste province in Costa Rica. A fun photo booth complete with always fun props was set up for guests to take snaps so that the couple could have a great playful album of everyone. Super sweet jars of honey were the “thank you” gift for each of their guests. And were a major hit!
The couple wanted to offer their guests a truly Costa Rican experience – so they brought in a Mascarada to entertain everyone during cocktails. Essentially La Mascarada is a very old Costa Rican tradition that has recently come back in vogue for weddings and events. It is a parade of giant masked figures. The make are larger than life and are of characters from Costa Rica folklore. La Cimarrona were around to play traditional music to accompany the parade and had everyone up and dancing and having the time of their lives. It was an incredible experience.
I’ve never followed trends as I disliked being just one of the crowd so my love for things that are different, unusual, beautiful and stylistic that I’d had all my life transformed into Alice in Weddingland.