Even before their Andaz Papagayo wedding, Kara & Kevin loved Costa Rica. They had visited a few times before sometimes together and sometimes alone. They had explored Manuel Antonio together and really enjoyed the adrenaline adventures. They surfed, went white water rafting, zip-lining, and they visited the Manuel Antonio National Park together. They loved the outdoor activities and knew this country would be the perfect destination wedding location because their guests could take the opportunity to explore too!
They had never been to Papagayo so with the help of our travel planning team, they organized a wedding week of adventure including a catamaran cruise and snorkeling adventure through coastal waters with their guests.
They all enjoyed their time on the boat sunbathing and relaxing soaking up the best views in Costa Rica. After working up an appetite they were served fresh bocas, appetizers, and cold drinks as they set sail to seek more marine life. They also enjoyed kayaking from the boat making it a full day ocean adventure. To finish day, they returned to the shore to a beautiful sunset that lit up the sky. It was the perfect way to celebrate in paradise together with their loved ones.
The wedding day itself was one in a million. Kara wanted it to be tropical, modern, earthy, and carefree. The style was a dark and moody modern mixed with bright and fun tropical. A wonderful contrasting color scheme of peach, teal, and oranges complemented the stunning sunset that melted into the waterline overlooking the Papagayo peninsula.
The outdoor ceremony was on a beautiful sunny day. The bride walked arm and arm with her parents as she approached her handsome groom standing beneath the very modern circular arch. Andaz Papagayo provided a unique architectural element in the background as Kara and Kevin exchanged vows near the trees.
Over 110 guests joined Kara & Kevin for this celebration. They enjoyed a wonderful handcrafted menu and danced the night away. This group brought the party! Even when an unseasonal rain passed through late night, most guests opted to grab umbrellas and keep dancing while others enjoyed desserts in the covered pavillion nearby until the shower passed. Glowsticks filled the dancefloor along with party props from the photobooth for some added late night fun.
An extra special touch was the bright and fun bar cart that had every drink you could imagine. This was a real beachfront treat!
This serene coastal setting mixed with the tropical decor and party vibe (thanks to tunes by Deejay Teemoor!) resulted in a wedding day that suited Kara and Kevin's personalities perfectly. Congrats Kara + Kevin!
Andaz Papgayo Wedding Vendors
Planning, Design & Coordination: Mil Besos - Meghan Cox & Cata Ulloa
Guest Travel Management: Mil Besos - Arlene Vogt
Venue / Catering / Bar: Andaz Papagayo
Photographer: White Diamond
Videographer: Call It Captivation
Florist: Flores de Campos
Lighting & Rentals: Los Primos
Rentals: Eventos Artesanos
Hair Stylist: Famous Points Beauty
Makeup: Maravilla Makeup
DJ: DJ Timour
Desserts: Victoria Zoch
Officiant: Friend of bride & groom
Print Materials: Pinkblue Paperie
Photobooth: Picme photobooth