Meg + Niccolo

This fun-loving couple lives in Hollywood, California. Niccolo is German and his bride Meghan is American. They actually hired us with a short time frame to plan this destination wedding. This couple really wanted a beach wedding and booked everything themselves for Easter Week. Little did they know how busy and hectic that weekend is in Quepos, Costa Rica, and hired us to help them save the date! They had already planned the time that they wanted the wedding and it was actually during high tide. Little did they know that there definitely wasn't space for 100 guests on the beach! The main beach is way too busy and finding somewhere to park and gather would have been impossible. Once they realized, we had to find a new solution.
ceremony on a private beach in costa rica playa

We adapted everything. We actually found a lot of land that surrounds a small beach in the area. It is occasionally reached by people taking a long hike. We worked with the owner to turn a walking path into a dirt road to allow drivable beach access to the viewpoint!

All of the guests walked out to the private beach with a view of the waves crashing on the shore. The ceremony was just above the sand on the rocky part because of high tide. We had chairs set out facing the water and used palm leaves to line the natural rug aisle. The couple stood under a beautiful tepee arch decorated with tropical florals. They said their vows by the water and got the Easter Quepos beach wedding of their dreams.

African tradition of jumping over broom stick in african wedding attire

The bride wore a beautiful Simply Bridal gown. She wore her mother's veil and pearl droplet earrings from Tiffany & Co. The groom wanted to honor his heritage and wore attire from a designer in Africa. They also incorporated a tradition of jumping over the broomstick in the ceremony. This is an African American tradition that has older origins dating back to the mid 19th century. It’s done at the end of the wedding ceremony after the kiss, the groom sweeps the ground, symbolic of being the provider, then lays the broom on the ground and they jump over it together and walk down the aisle as Mr. + Mrs. We love when a couple incorporates their meaningful touches into the big day.

easter weekend wedding costa rica

They held their reception at the Villa Punto de Vista rooftop. This venue has a stunning view too! It perches high on a bluff, overlooking the sparkling blue ocean on the Pacific coast. We lit everything with string lights and created a tropical glam look. Simple palm leaves under the plates and in the floating candles with bright pink tropical flowers. We added in some glam in the gold-rimmed plates, cutlery, and sequin tablecloths on the cocktail tables.

This destination wedding in Costa Rica was exactly what this couple wanted. On the beach with neverending views surrounded by their loved ones. Check out the video that the groom made to share with his family, it's shows snips of their love story too! Congrats Meg + Niccolo!

reception german groom in African wedding attire