Before this sweet couple even got engaged, Betsy and Brett were dreaming of a destination wedding. With their love for all different types of travel, they adored the idea of a beachy, summer wedding or wintery, wonderland-like nuptials. Brett and Betsy wrestled with the perfect location for their wedding, but luckily Betsy stumbled upon an image that pointed her in the most, perfect direction to have a destination wedding in Costa Rica.
The two chose the Pangas Beach Club in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. They wed on December 18, 2017 and one thing Betsy stated was that she and Brett were able to have their dream of a beach wedding, but with a December date, which was the best of both original ideas that they envisioned. Yay to a tropical-winter wedding!
Betsy and Brett fell in love with a matapalo tree at the Pangas Beach Club. For their ceremony, the matapalo tree was essentially their altar and was decorated with gorgeous florals. The ceremony had a romantic, but slight boho vibe with cream chairs, soft-colored flowers, and a Turkish rug for the perfect boho touch. Mixing light and dark color florals created the style Betsy had in mind and we continued her love of the bohemian style with a variety of chair styles and indigo batik runners. Betsy’s vision was so well balanced; there were equal amounts of romance with bohemian touches. We loved how perfectly Betsy’s dream came together.
A few words directly from Betsy:
I found two different wedding planning companies. We felt like Meghan was so helpful and connected immediately to our vision. The process was so easy and the people…that’s the difference between Mil Besos and the others, the people you have the opportunity to work with.
From the design to the vendors to the travel plans, they are the most welcoming and ‘real’ group. They only work with vendors, photographers, bands who they feel will bring the very best to their couples’ big day.
We found Mil Besos about a year before our wedding date. However, we did not really plan for a year! They took care of a ton for us, and we worked together to make decisions along the way!
I literary had a conversation about design while we were at a bar!
My biggest surprise was how un-stressed and relaxed I was the entire day! From getting ready with mimosas, my Mom, Sister, and Best friend, it was so easy and felt ‘real’. I will always remember walking through the hotel grounds, my sister holding my dress, and crossing the busy street in town, looking up to see my Dad, standing there waiting for me. It was like a movie…I felt like Cinderella, in my own version of paradise! When I saw Brett standing under that gorgeous tree, I knew being married to him would be like this day…beautiful, fun, easy, and cool.
To describe the day in one sentence, I am quoting what I semi-shouted to Brett as we danced our first dance to ‘falling in love’ by UB40: