Fun Private Villa Wedding in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica by A Brit & A Blonde
Just enough time for one last visit to blissful Costa Rica this year, and who better to tag along with than the lovely Jess and Jason of A Brit & A Blonde Photography? We have all the good things here – a beautiful beach ceremony, a ‘rock star’ villa, colourful blooms everywhere, a poolside party and, my personal favourite, MONKEYS!!
Pura Vida, people!
From the Photographers: Amanda and Chris are from Ontario, Canada but wanted to say their I do’s somewhere fun and beachy. They are both adventure types who love to travel. So Costa Rica and Manuel Antonio fit the bill perfectly! They rented Casa Fantastica – where the couple stayed with some friends for the week and was also where they held the reception. It is stunning on a whole new level. With breathtaking views and an infinity pool and tons of rooms. It is a total rockstar villa. And an amazing spot for a destination party. Amanda’s vision was one of rustic charm, beach combing and bicycles. Both she and Chris are avid cyclists, which their custom cake topper and even Chris’s cufflinks showcasing their cycling enthusiasm. Since Amanda is a pharmacist and Chris is a doctor, Weddings Costa Rica came up with the slogan, ‘Prescription for a Good Time’ bar menu. Where they created custom steeped vodka to create mango-infused as well as jalapeno pineapple vodka. Specialty cocktails included Strawberry Basil Gin & Tonic, Mango Margaritas and Watermelon Guaiparinhas, using the local Costa Rican liquor, Guaro. The beach decor for their ceremony featured whimsical found beach items, such as driftwood, bottles, coral, coconuts and shells. The reception decor back at the stunning villa had an element of shabby chic, with items like an aged hand-carved table from Nicaragua, wooden crates and a custom-made LOVE sign that lit up. Tables had sand linen tablecloths and a colourful collection of flowers in blue bottles. While we were capturing the details – a few monkeys dropped by to say hello and made it into the photos. Pure Costa Rica!
Wedding Photographer: A Brit & A Blonde
Wedding Planner: Weddings Costa Rica
Reception Venue: Casa Fantastica – Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Bride’s Hair & Makeup: Hair by Monica
Wedding Videographer: Jonathan Yonkers
Wedding Cake: Mariposa Pastry
Florist: Stylos Y Flores
Event Lighting: Eventos Boadicea
Event Rentals: Costa Mesa
Wedding Dress: Pronovias
Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy
Groom’s Suit: Theory
Wedding Invitations: Periwinkle Paper Designs