Marina + Geoffrey

Intimate Costa Rican Beach Wedding

Marina & Geoff had never attended a destination wedding, let alone planned one, so they had us along to join them (and guide them) on their planning adventure. They knew they wanted an intimate wedding with tropical, bohemian, and romantic vibes. They also wanted a wedding that pushed their families to take an adventure so we planned a full wedding week for them.

wedding bouquet bright pink and white roses
girls in floral robes with mimosa

We handled the guest's travel plans for the entire event. They stayed at The Coast Beachfront Hotel in Tamarindo which had all the amenities you could need. We planned group activities for guests like a Catamaran Cruise on the Marlin del Rey, a Coffee Tour of Tio Leo, and a full-day visit to Arenal Volcano. In Arenal, they took a volcano tour, went hiking, and visited the Tabacon Hot Springs!

his and her vows brides accessories
bridesmaids in red stunning beautiful
rose boutineers and ribbon

The wedding itself was beautiful. Everyone was greeted at the ceremony with coco locos, a fun Costa Rican drink. The ceremony backdrop was the unique tree on the beach at Pangas Beach Club. There was a stunning floral garland that wrapped along the front portion of the tree. The colors really popped with a big mix of burgundy, pinks, and ivories with lush greenery. They held a quick but thoughtful ceremony in front of their 21 guests before heading to the beach to take photos.

cocktail hour at pangas beach club venue
wedding ceremony location and mother of the groom
father walking the bride to the crying groom speechless
Wedding Playlist
Processional Song: The Boy with the thorn in his side by The Smiths
Bridal Entrance Song: Can’t Help Falling in Love
Start to Dinner Song: Come & get your love by Redbone
First Dance: Lover by Taylor Swift
wedding gown with lace top and florals ceremony
laughing at the alter in costa rica wedding
groom blue suit and tose boutineer
ceremony close up arch roses
beach tamarindo wedding planner boat
boho tropical decor rope runner
bride at sunset on playa tamarindo by pangas

For the reception, we used teak tables decorated with a metal pedestal bowl, and sleek glass vases. Brass candleholders with burgundy candles provided soft light for this intimate dinner party. The dinner was delicious. You can never go wrong at Pangas with their diverse menu!

ceremony on the beach of Tamarindo CR
serving dinner at pangas beach club server
Wedding Menu
Cocktail Hour: Enyucado yucca croquette with cream cheese.
Mini corn tortillas with sautéed vegetables and local cheese.
Beef empanadas with roasted red pepper coulis
Entrees: Black Angus Rib Eye grilled on an open fire served with a yucca croquette, grilled vegetables, and Pangas signature Chimichurri sauce.
Fresh Sea Bass served over wild rice with a watercress buerre blanc sauce and julienne vegetables.
Grilled Chicken Skewers served in a coconut with a coconut curry sauce and yucca puree. Mixed Vegetable Platter with stack grilled vegetable Napoleon served with wild rice and fresh tomato sauce and yucca pure.
Desserts: Chocolate raspberry cake, pistachio macarons, almond lemon macarons, and chocolate strawberries.
fame crisp ash covered steak
dessert table pink cake with roses and chocolate cover strawberries

The couple had their first dance surrounded by sparklers which created a really dramatic and romantic moment. For the honeymoon getaway, we decorated a golf cart for the Bride & Groom that read "just married" and added some florals. The wedding was really intimate and beautifully tailored to this sweet couple! Congrats Marina + Geoffery.

first dance with happy bride and groom

Intimate Costa Rican Beach Wedding Vendors

Photography: Megan Mccullor
Ceremony Music: David Coto
Transport: Transmila
Dessert: Victoria Zoch
Officiant: Grooms cousin, Jason