close

Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding

This romantic, yet relaxed, tropical wedding, will instantly brighten your day! With friends scattered all over the globe, our adorable duo decided on a destination wedding in beautiful Costa Rica, where they had spent their very first vacation as a couple.

With the help of Marianne Fischel of Bliss Weddings, the bride and groom ensured an amazing time with loved ones in the kind of celebration where shoes are optional, laughter and love keep everything flowing and a simple, chic, organic elegance rules the day. Costa Vida Photography was on hand to perfectly document this gorgeous event!
Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding | Costa Vida Photography Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding | Costa Vida Photography Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding | Costa Vida Photography Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding | Costa Vida Photography Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding | Costa Vida Photography Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding | Costa Vida Photography Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding | Costa Vida Photography Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding | Costa Vida Photography Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding | Costa Vida Photography Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding | Costa Vida Photography Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding | Costa Vida Photography Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding | Costa Vida Photography lauren_austen_selects-37 Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding | Costa Vida Photography Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding | Costa Vida Photography Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding | Costa Vida Photography Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding | Costa Vida Photography Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding | Costa Vida Photography Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding | Costa Vida Photography Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding | Costa Vida Photography Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding | Costa Vida Photography Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding | Costa Vida Photography Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding | Costa Vida Photography Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding | Costa Vida Photography Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding | Costa Vida Photography Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding | Costa Vida Photography Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding | Costa Vida Photography Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding | Costa Vida Photography Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding | Costa Vida Photography Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding | Costa Vida Photography Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding | Costa Vida Photography Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding | Costa Vida Photography Sweet and Playful Costa Rica Wedding | Costa Vida Photography

View all images in the gallery

From the bride:  My husband Austen and I met nearly eight years ago in Laguna Beach, California (my husband’s hometown). We took our very first vacation together just six months into our relationship. We traveled down to Costa Rica and fell in love with not only the country, but with each other, too. We spent nearly three weeks exploring the west coast, jungle trekking, sun bathing on the beaches, surfing, and eating fresh fruit while lazing in a hammock. It was one of the most magical trips of our life. We got engaged when we lived abroad in Sydney, Australia. When trying to plan where we wanted to have our wedding, the world was, literally, our oyster. A bulk of our family was back home, scattered among The States. But we also had friends in Australia, Europe and Asia. We knew that no matter where we had the wedding, it was going to be a destination wedding for some of our guests, so why not make a vacation out of it for us, too? We made a list of the most important things we wanted to have during our ‘wedding week’: time to spend with those we care about (more than one day), sunshine and warm weather, ocean and beach activities (preferably with warm water), a small-town vibe with a secluded, exotic feel, somewhere close to California, where our parents are located (as traveling would be hardest on them).

The first (and only) destination that felt like it had all that and more was Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. It’s unlike anywhere else (and we’ve been a lot of places). When searching for our venue, we kept thinking-we’re going all the way down to Costa Rica to do this. We might as well go all the way and do it right. We chose to celebrate our marriage at hotel Florblanca with 60 of our closest family and friends. In our humble opinion, there is no better place. They’ve built a gorgeous hotel that seamlessly blends luxury and nature – it’s a fantastic experience. They catered to our every want and need, treated us like family and greeted us by our first names. We felt like we were at home. I was really lucky, Cody (General Manager at Florblanca) recommended Bliss Weddings when I asked about a coordinator. I worked with Marianne for nearly two years, choosing a look and feel, materials, flowers, you name it! She was incredibly helpful, patient and calming. She took care of every detail and I never felt overwhelmed, which is a miracle since I am not fluent in Spanish and hadn’t visited Santa Teresa since we traveled there the first time in 2007. The best part was she was with me throughout my whole wedding day, making sure I had everything I needed, constantly smiling and happy. It was awesome being near her because she gives off such a warm, positive vibe.

Choosing a photographer took a really long time. My husband is a photographer and we are really picky. We do not like a lot of wedding photography. We were looking for someone with a lot of talent, that shoots in a photo-journalistic style. When I ran across Jon’s company, Costa Vida Photography, I knew we had found our guy. I was so worried he wouldn’t be available, but thankfully he was and responded to our enquiry immediately. He was very easy to work with and such a nice guy. He put everyone at ease, was off doing his thing and took photographs without any of us noticing. It was like he wasn’t even there! Maybe it’s just me, but I have been to a lot of weddings where the photographers were so invasive, constantly interrupting conversations and moments. Jon was the complete opposite – he captured every moment naturally. It was such a lovely experience. When we received our wedding photos, I was shocked – they are insanely gorgeous! Every single one. I am so grateful – these are the moments we will be remembering for the rest of our life. The wedding went off without a hitch, everything was taken care of from start to finish. We didn’t have to lift a finger – we were able to enjoy the whole thing and be in the moment. We had the time of our lives! There was so much love, happiness, laughter and everyone was relaxed – that was the most surprising thing for my husband and I. We were at ease from the moment we arrived until the moment we left. We received so many emails and hand written letters from guests after the wedding saying it was one of the most magical nights of their lives. I cannot believe how lucky we were to say ‘I do’ in the cool shade of the trees and party (all night) at Florblanca. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I wouldn’t have done it any other way. We can’t wait to come back every March and stay at the place that helped create one of our most beautiful memories.


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE that gown and the bridesmaids’ dresses too! Such a gorgeous location – everything is so festive and fun.

    June 27, 2015

  2. […] Photography with us again for another gorgeous, tropical Costa Rica wedding (remember this lovely celebration!). Today’s modern affair mixes chic, geometric patterns with lush, tropical greenery to […]

    November 4, 2015

  3. The best of Crepe Silk Sarees at http://www.tecsilk.com

    October 3, 2019

  4. Kamagra Que Es Warentest Levitra Novamoxin 500 Mg Amoxicillin Dosage 172 [url=http://cialibuy.com]cheapest cialis 20mg[/url] Buy Nexium Uk20 Mg Nolvadex Pct

    December 1, 2019

  5. WilliamNiz

    viagra coupons 75% off http://cialisxtl.com cialis 20 mg best price

    January 11, 2020

  6. AnthonyIsock

    prices of cialis http://cialisxtl.com canadian pharmacy viagra

    January 12, 2020

  7. AntonioCrunc

    peoples pharmacy cialis discount how to take viagra for maximum effect

    January 12, 2020

  8. AntonioCrunc

    normal dose cialis buy cialis online canadian king pharmacy

    January 13, 2020

  9. AntonioCrunc

    viagra pill cialis xtl canadian pharmacy victoza

    January 13, 2020

  10. AntonioCrunc

    viagra problem order cialis when will viagra become generic

    January 13, 2020

  11. AntonioCrunc

    mexican pharmacy online cialisxtl canada pharmacy reviews

    January 14, 2020

  12. AntonioCrunc

    canadian pharmacy online cialis cialis xtl cialis vs viagra effectiveness

    January 15, 2020

  13. AntonioCrunc

    female viagra cialis coupon is generic cialis safe

    January 16, 2020

  14. AntonioCrunc

    viagra canada cialis coupon herbal viagra

    January 17, 2020

  15. JamesNix

    where to buy real viagra cialis online [url=https://edmedz.com/#]where is the best place to buy cialis[/url] can cialis pills cut half

    January 30, 2020

  16. Johnnyhew

    buy viagra johor bahru [url=https://edmedz.com/#]buy levitra toronto[/url] viagra sale forum

    January 30, 2020

  17. Georgeemalk

    buy levitra in canada wholesale cost of cialis experience research cheap viagra

    January 30, 2020

  18. BryanGef

    liquid cialis for sale https://edmedz.com donde sale viagra

    January 30, 2020

  19. RobertUsafe

    buy cialis dubai order viagra cialis online buying levitra online safe

    January 30, 2020

  20. RobertUsafe

    order viagra sample order viagra uk viagra sale philippines

    January 30, 2020

  21. Johnnyhew

    order viagra ship canada [url=https://edmedz.com/#]buy cialis cheap[/url] cheap cialis in the usa

    January 30, 2020

  22. Georgeemalk

    where can i buy viagra in la legal buy cialis online order viagra men

    January 30, 2020

  23. JamesNix

    is there a generic cialis available in the us [url=https://edmedz.com/#]viagra gel sale[/url] viagra sale adelaide

    January 30, 2020

  24. Chesterproop

    buy cialis uk no prescription buy cialis canada pharmacy viagra super active pill

    January 30, 2020

  25. BryanGef

    cheapest place buy cialis https://edmedz.com cheap alternative to viagra

    January 31, 2020

  26. Georgeemalk

    order viagra thailand cialis soft tabs 20mg pills safe place order cialis online

    January 31, 2020

  27. Johnnyhew

    cheapest cialis in new zealand [url=https://edmedz.com/#]order cialis at online pharmacy[/url] viagra for sale za

    January 31, 2020

  28. Chesterproop

    cialis generique discount viagra sale calgary buy 40 mg levitra

    January 31, 2020

  29. JamesNix

    buy cialis canadian pharmacy [url=https://edmedz.com/#]cialis super active sale[/url] buy viagra ebay

    January 31, 2020

  30. Georgeemalk

    buy cialis 5mg cialis buy viagra professional

    January 31, 2020

  31. Johnnyhew

    viagra sale in philippines [url=https://edmedz.com/#]buy cialis online with a prescription[/url] how to buy cialis online safely

    January 31, 2020

  32. Georgeemalk

    how much does cialis cost at walmart order cialis daily use cialis wholesale uk

    February 1, 2020

  33. ShawnMiX

    cheap viagra super active https://edmedz.com discount generic cialis canada

    February 1, 2020

  34. JamesNix

    how much will generic viagra cost buy cialis jakarta best website buy cialis

    February 1, 2020

  35. RobertUsafe

    levitra professional sale viagra sale south africa generic viagra cheap india

    February 1, 2020

  36. Chesterproop

    buy online prescription viagra without viagra + where to buy + .au cheap cialis online uk

    February 1, 2020

  37. ShawnMiX

    viagra buy calgary https://edmedz.com buy generic viagra professional

    February 1, 2020

  38. Georgeemalk

    cialis tablete za zene buy viagra online england cialis buy in canada

    February 2, 2020

  39. JamesNix

    when will cialis be generic [url=https://edmedz.com/#]can you buy cialis over counter us[/url] order generic cialis online canada

    February 2, 2020

  40. RobertUsafe

    buy cialis from australia viagra sale uk online safest place to buy cialis

    February 2, 2020

  41. Johnnyhew

    viagra cialis buy online [url=https://edmedz.com/#]buy viagra with prescription online[/url] generic cialis canada

    February 2, 2020

  42. Georgeemalk

    viagra sale edmonton buy viagra durban viagra sale sydney

    February 2, 2020

  43. JamesNix

    viagra sale cyprus [url=https://edmedz.com/#]buy viagra toronto canada[/url] viagra sale england

    February 2, 2020

  44. Chesterproop

    buy viagra and cialis online cheapest price on cialis levitra buy no prescription

    February 2, 2020

  45. Johnnyhew

    cialis black [url=https://edmedz.com/#]buy viagra houston[/url] buy generic 100mg viagra online

    February 2, 2020

  46. Chesterproop

    buy viagra from canada viagra buy cvs cialis sale usa

    February 3, 2020

  47. RobertUsafe

    cheap viagra with prescription cheap viagra and cialis on line female viagra pink pill

    February 3, 2020

  48. Chesterproop

    viagra pfizer buy cialis without a doctor prescription viagra cheap paypal

    February 4, 2020

  49. Johnnyhew

    order viagra thailand [url=https://edmedz.com/#]real viagra sale uk[/url] discount coupons for levitra

    February 4, 2020

  50. ShawnMiX

    cialis cheap buy https://edmedz.com cheap viagra generic canada

    February 4, 2020

  51. Georgeemalk

    buy generic cialis online usa viagra pills buy viagra goa

    February 5, 2020

  52. ShawnMiX

    viagra cheap .com https://edmedz.com viagra cheap pills

    February 5, 2020

  53. JamesNix

    cheap viagra uk buy [url=https://edmedz.com/#]order generic cialis[/url] viagra sale ireland

    February 5, 2020

  54. JamesNix

    discount code for cialis cialis tablets for sale uk where can i find really cheap viagra

    February 5, 2020

  55. ShawnMiX

    is mail order viagra legal https://edmedz.com cvs viagra

    February 5, 2020

  56. Johnnyhew

    cheapest cialis on the net buy levitra online usa buy levitra thailand

    February 5, 2020

  57. JamesNix

    cheap viagra deals [url=https://edmedz.com/#]buy cialis in india[/url] order cialis with paypal

    February 6, 2020

  58. RobertUsafe

    generic viagra buy australia safe order cialis canada can you order cialis online

    February 6, 2020

  59. Georgeemalk

    generic cialis cost buy viagra york buy cheap cialis profile

    February 6, 2020

  60. JamesNix

    legal buy generic cialis cialis for sale manila order viagra online paypal

    February 6, 2020

  61. RobertUsafe

    buy cialis pills online viagra cheap online no prescription cheap brand name viagra

    February 6, 2020

  62. JamesNix

    canadian pharmacy generic viagra buy viagra new zealand order viagra with paypal

    February 6, 2020

  63. Johnnyhew

    cheap viagra in usa [url=https://edmedz.com/#]viagra sale boots pharmacy[/url] best place to order levitra

    February 6, 2020

  64. JamesNix

    cialis buy online australia where to buy cheap viagra in uk cuanto sale el viagra en uruguay

    February 7, 2020

  65. RobertUsafe

    is it legal to buy cialis online in canada viagra price comparison cialis color of pills

    February 7, 2020

  66. ShawnMiX

    can you buy viagra over counter https://edmedz.com viagra sale uk cheap

    February 7, 2020

  67. Georgeemalk

    levitra professional cheapest viagra sale vancouver best place buy levitra online

    February 8, 2020

  68. RobertUsafe

    viagra cialis buy uk viagra buy in australia buy generic levitra from canada

    February 8, 2020

  69. JamesNix

    cheap viagra alternative [url=https://edmedz.com/#]where can i buy viagra in japan[/url] buy viagra brisbane

    February 8, 2020

  70. Johnnyhew

    buy viagra nz viagra prescription buy viagra online canada no prescription

    February 8, 2020

  71. Georgeemalk

    liquid viagra buy uk cheap cialis prices canada mail order cialis online

    February 9, 2020

  72. RobertUsafe

    best place to buy cialis on line herbal viagra for sale in ireland buy cialis online

    February 9, 2020

  73. Georgeemalk

    buy cialis pakistan buy cialis legally buy viagra levitra online

    February 10, 2020

  74. Johnnyhew

    cheapest cialis online canada cialis pills cut half viagra pills for sale

    February 10, 2020

  75. ShawnMiX

    viagra buy uk online https://edmedz.com viagra sale hyderabad

    February 10, 2020

  76. RobertUsafe

    cheap soft cialis buy levitra germany how to buy cialis online in australia

    February 11, 2020

  77. JamesNix

    reliable place buy cialis [url=https://edmedz.com/#]cialis 20mg pills sale[/url] buy viagra wholesale

    February 11, 2020

  78. Johnnyhew

    cialis 20 mg price cialis uk sale buy viagra mexico

    February 11, 2020

  79. DoratobE

    how to buy cialis from canada prices of cialis buy viagra thailand

    February 12, 2020

  80. DoratobE

    buy levitra pills fda warning list cialis order cialis online cheap

    February 13, 2020

  81. ShawnMiX

    viagra buy boots http://tadmedz.com buy viagra dapoxetine

    February 13, 2020

  82. Brandonmap

    cheap viagra real cialis samples request buy cialis amsterdam

    February 13, 2020

  83. DoratobE

    how to order cialis buy cialis online where can buy viagra

    February 14, 2020

  84. Brandonmap

    order cialis us interactions for cialis where can i buy viagra in la

    February 14, 2020

  85. ThomasBow

    buy viagra riyadh warnings for cialis cialis c20 pills

    February 14, 2020

  86. DoratobE

    order generic viagra forum online cialis cheapest viagra buy cheap viagra

    February 14, 2020

  87. Brandonmap

    ordering viagra online legal free cialis order levitra overnight delivery

    February 14, 2020

  88. ShawnMiX

    hard sale evolution viagra salesman http://tadmedz.com do you need a prescription to buy levitra

    February 14, 2020

  89. ThomasBow

    cialis buy nz 5mg cialis generic viagra cheap shipping

    February 15, 2020

  90. DoratobE

    cheap viagra thailand switching from tamsulosin to cialis cheap viagra or cialis

    February 15, 2020

  91. ThomasBow

    viagra sale fast shipping real cialis without a doctor’s prescription cialis pills sale canada

    February 15, 2020

  92. DoratobE

    viagra sale china viagra or cialis cheap viagra jelly

    February 15, 2020

  93. ThomasBow

    buy cialis today cialis side effects buy cialis in costa rica

    February 16, 2020

  94. Brandonmap

    buy cialis uk next day delivery generic cialis cheap cialis and levitra

    February 16, 2020

  95. DoratobE

    can you buy cialis online in australia cialis coupons 2019 cialis tadalafil 20mg tablets

    February 16, 2020

  96. Brandonmap

    cialis discount price cialis coupons printable buy levitra from canada

    February 16, 2020

  97. ShawnMiX

    buy viagra hcmc http://tadmedz.com buy cialis safely

    February 16, 2020

  98. DoratobE

    buy viagra online eu high blood pressure and cialis buy viagra online legal

    February 17, 2020

  99. ShawnMiX

    pfizer viagra cheap prices http://tadmedz.com cheap cialis once day

    February 17, 2020

  100. ShawnMiX

    buy cialis http://tadmedz.com order viagra canadian pharmacy

    February 17, 2020

  101. ThomasBow

    how to order viagra+singapore generic cialis no doctor’s prescription order viagra by mail

    February 18, 2020

  102. Brandonmap

    buy viagra super active cialis 5mg coupon where do i buy cheap viagra

    February 18, 2020

  103. DoratobE

    buy viagra euro how to take cialis buy viagra in canada

    February 18, 2020

  104. Brandonmap

    buy generic levitra no prescription is generic cialis safe buy cialis vietnam

    February 18, 2020

  105. DoratobE

    generic levitra cheap buy cialis online how to buy viagra in uk

    February 19, 2020

  106. Brandonmap

    viagra sale essex cialis and interaction with ibutinib viagra buy generic

    February 19, 2020

  107. ThomasBow

    viagra generic cheapest cialis web prices viagra discount

    February 19, 2020

  108. ShawnMiX

    cialis super active sale http://tadmedz.com want buy cialis uk

    February 19, 2020

  109. ThomasBow

    cheapest cialis internet interactions for cialis buy cialis online mastercard

    February 20, 2020

  110. Brandonmap

    buy viagra online canada no prescription when is the best time to take cialis buy levitra 20 mg online

    February 20, 2020

  111. ShawnMiX

    buy viagra thailand http://tadmedz.com order viagra with no prescription online

    February 20, 2020

  112. ThomasBow

    levitra for sale 30 mg cialis what happens where to buy cialis in dubai

    February 20, 2020

  113. Brandonmap

    buy cialis online new zealand cialis before and after buy levitra online with prescription

    February 21, 2020

  114. ShawnMiX

    cialis 20 mg 4 tablet fiyat http://tadmedz.com tesco cheap viagra

    February 21, 2020

  115. ThomasBow

    viagra gel sale viagra vs cialis cialis coupon discounts

    February 23, 2020

  116. Andrewwed

    female viagra buy uk http://tadmedz.com order real cialis

    February 24, 2020

  117. ThomasBow

    order viagra mexico cheapest cialis discount prices on cialis

    February 24, 2020

  118. ThomasBow

    viagra super force 100mg 100mg pills generic cialis black 800mg buy viagra uk over counter

    February 24, 2020

  119. DoratobE

    viagra buy dubai canada cialis cheap cialis and levitra

    February 24, 2020

  120. ThomasBow

    cialis pills free cialis viagra sale melbourne

    February 25, 2020

  121. ThomasBow

    buy levitra uk cialis free trial order levitra now

    February 25, 2020

  122. ThomasBow

    order viagra legally cialis free trial buy cialis online germany

    February 25, 2020

  123. Andrewwed

    viagra buy ireland http://tadmedz.com buy cialis beijing

    February 25, 2020

  124. DoratobE

    buy cheapest cialis online cialis money order buy brand levitra

    February 26, 2020

  125. DoratobE

    buy viagra cialis canada canadian viagra cialis cheapest viagra online place buy viagra

    February 26, 2020

  126. ThomasBow

    viagra sale asda cialis ingredient best place to buy cialis online forum

    February 26, 2020

  127. ThomasBow

    viagra buy singapore what is cialis used for generic cialis buy

    February 26, 2020

  128. Andrewwed

    best place to buy cialis uk http://tadmedz.com viagra sale manchester

    February 26, 2020

  129. DoratobE

    discount cialis buy viagra cialis wholesale cost of cialis

    February 27, 2020

  130. ThomasBow

    cheap viagra tablets sale online cialis buy viagra johor

    February 27, 2020

  131. ThomasBow

    buy levitra singapore cialis coupon cialis blue pills

    February 27, 2020

  132. Andrewwed

    cialis discount code http://tadmedz.com where to buy levitra cheap

    February 27, 2020

  133. Andrewwed

    discount generic levitra http://tadmedz.com buy levitra generic online

    February 28, 2020

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

INSTAGRAM FEED