Areli + Jorge

Pangas Tamarindo Wedding


Areli reached out to us after falling in love with photos of Tamara & Dave’s wedding at in Tamarindo at Pangas. If you want to see more of Tamara & Dave’s wedding, check out their feature on Junebug Weddings! Our values and style aligned well for creating the beautiful beach wedding Areli and Jorge wanted. We both knew from the start that we were an excellent fit for planning the wedding together. 

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The couple was envisioning a wedding with a soft tropical style, and fantastic guest experience was important to them. We chatted about their style and vibe, but Areli & Jorge didn’t even consider other venues because Pangas was it for them – love at first sight. The stunning Matapalo tree makes this venue such a special and unique location. There’s nothing like holding your ceremony on the beach, in front of this statuesque tree. The Tamarindo Estuary and the Pacific Ocean are even located right behind you! 

Wedding Planner Meghan Cox Bride Bouquet Mil Besos Wedding Pangas Tamarindo Costa Rica

Areli’s aesthetic was very clear from the beginning.  White linens on round tables were chosen to break up the natural earth tones of the beach setting, providing the perfect base to highlight tropical flowers in a soft palette of pinks, yellows, greens, with touches of peach and purple. Areli & Jorge’s personal style shone through in their choices for attire. Areli’s dress by Pronovias was stylish yet classic, perfectly complementing her timeless look.  Jorge’s suit was custom made which was obvious by the quality of the cut, the unexpected green fabric, and unique pattern for the inner lining.

Groom Shoes Earrings Jewelry Bridal Heels Mil Besos Wedding Pangas Tamarindo Costa Rica
Bride Dress Mil Besos Wedding Pangas Tamarindo Costa Rica
Father Bride Bridesmaids Groomsmen Mil Besos Wedding Pangas Tamarindo Costa Rica

Along with being a beautiful venue, Pangas also has that casual, fun beach vibe that represents the Pura Vida lifestyle. Pangas always provides impeccable service and food quality, which is so essential for the guest’s experience.  

Bride Groom Ceremony Mil Besos Wedding Pangas Tamarindo Costa Rica

Not only is the wedding venue important but the accommodations the week of the wedding make a difference in the guest's experience. The group stayed at a fantastic private villa that had a beautiful view of the estuary and ocean. The entire wedding party got ready at the villa before Areli and Jorge had their first look. At the first look Areli and Jorge exchange letters and their own private vows. Areli chose to have a first look with her father as well, prior to seeing Jorge, which was incredibly sweet.

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The violin and violoncello chosen for the ceremony and cocktail hour music added to the classic style of this wedding and flowed beautifully around the touching ceremony officiated by Ana Castro Calzada. Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails through sunset before enjoying an intimate dinner tucked into the trees.

Beach Legal Ceremony Signing Officiant Mil Besos Wedding Pangas Tamarindo Costa Rica
Beach Ceremony Tropical White Matapalo Tree Mil Besos Areli and George Wedding Pangas Tamarindo Costa Rica

Once the toasting and dinner were complete, we turned the party over to DJ Teemor, who kept the party going with fun Latin music!  A fun donut bar and a classic white cake adorned with tropical flowers were enjoyed for dessert.

Tropica Floral Palm Tablescape Table Setting Mil Besos Wedding Pangas Tamarindo Costa Rica
Sweetheart Table Palm Tropical Floral Tablescape Table Setting Reception Mil Besos Wedding Pangas Tamarindo Costa Rica

Meghan and her team were extremely attentive and were there to help us every step of the way.

We really don’t know what we would’ve done without their advice.

I can’t thank you enough for everything you did for us! Our wedding day was perfect.

Pangas Tamarindo Wedding Vendors

Wedding Coordination & Design: Meghan Cox, Cata Ulloa & Sol Marinoni, Mil Besos
Venue: Pangas Beach Club, Tamarindo
Accommodations: Private Villa in Tamarindo
Photographer: Adri Mendez Photography
Videographer: Alunna Films
Cake: Victoria Zoch
Flowers: Los Primos
Rentals: Costa Mesa
Music: DJ Teemoor
Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music: Violin & Violoncello Duo,  Violche
Seating Chart: Wildblumen Ink
Hair: Diego Alfaro
Officiant: Ana Castro Calzada
Makeup: Maravilla
Bride Dress: Pronovias
Bride Shoes: Bagdley Mischka
Bride Clutch: Kate Spade
Groom Attire: Custom suit by JB Clothiers & shoes by Aston Grey