What's Your Story?
I'm so glad you're here! I'm Meghan, the lead planner at Mil Besos. I grew up in the U.S., along the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, I began traveling at a young age, which prompted me to fall in love with being immersed in other cultures. Summer breaks in college became a time to buy a one way ticket and I could be found sketching cliffside in Santorini, hiking in Switzerland, wandering through museums in France, or rappelling in Costa Rica.
Meeting so many different people and hearing their stories during these wanderings brought an appreciation for crafting a life lived intentionally and filled with family, love, and adventures. With a love for hearing love stories and "how we met" stories, becoming part of celebrating each couples story is a dream come true.
Shortly after college I relocated to Costa Rica where I learned the logistics of travel planning from the best of the best while helping with my family’s vacation company Pacific Trade Winds (Getting married at home and traveling to Costa Rica for your honeymoon? Traveling for vacation? Give them a call, you couldn’t possibly be in better hands).
With the vacation company, I really enjoyed helping couples and families explore Costa Rica, but found I especially loved working with weddings. My design background in the U.S. and vacation planning experience in Costa Rica combined my creativity for events with the organization of the trip planning, allowing the transition to dedicating myself full time to event planning to unfold naturally. Now, with 10 years of planning weddings in Costa Rica, I can’t wait to hear from you and create the next chapter of your love story, an amazing experience for you and your guests!
Favorite Moment of a Wedding?
When I welcome the bride and groom (separately) as they arrive before the ceremony. Their faces, excitement, nerves - all the feels!! All day we've been focused on managing the setup, timeline, vendors, etc.. and when I see them time stops for a moment and I know exactly why I do what I do.
Where can we find you in your free time?
Practicing yoga, at the beach, playing with my little ones (Ethan is almost 6 and Camille is 1!), or enjoying great food & drinks with friends & family. Assembling cheeseboards is my zen haha!
Favorite destination in Costa Rica?
I have different favorites based on the type of experience being sought. Osa Peninsula for its pristine beauty. Nosara and Santa Teresa for surf and yoga weekends. A mountain cabin in Tenorio area to unplug. Arenal Volcano, Manuel Antonio, and Tamarindo for sharing Costa Rica with friends and family. And of course Four Seasons in Papagayo to be spoiled.
My husbands Mojitos!