Teresa + Ben

Rustic Chic Beach Wedding

Teresa and Ben tied the knot on a lovely December day back in 2016. The morning was breezy and sunny, like most mornings in Costa Rica. However, there is always a chance of rain if you are not in the dry season. This day was funny because it rained much later in the season than it normally would have. Most Decembers it rarely rains. Even though it rained on and off for the afternoon of their wedding, that certainly didn’t stop Teresa and Ben from celebrating their wedding with anything less than smiles and lots and lots of love!

morning of the wedding with tropical vibes

We loved the details from this wedding from the matching pink and green water bottles for the wedding party to the coral pink and teal invitation suite. Everything matched perfectly! The bride slipped on her intricately laced gown and the girls wore coral pink gowns each with a cut that flattered their individual body types. They grabbed their bouquets and headed down to the beach for the ceremony.

Classic Tropical Wedding ceremony decor ideas

The ceremony was beneath the famous Pangas tree under string lights hung from the branches that swayed in the breeze. Lanterns framed a bright circular rug that the couple stood on to exchange their thoughtful vows.

Just before the big kiss the bridesmaid said speech where she quoted Louis de Bernières saying “Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. When it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being in love, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Those that truly love have roots that grow towards each other underground, and, when all the pretty blossoms have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one tree and not two.”

Classic ceremony decor in a Tropical Wedding

Rustic Chic Beach Wedding Playlist

Brides Entrance: La vie en rose by Edith Piaf
Recessional: Ocean by John Butler Trio
First Dance: You Make Me Feel So Young by Frank Sinatra
Father Daughter Dance: Hold My Hand by Hootie & The Blowfish
Mother Son Dance: Aint No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye

unique guest favor ideas and reception inspo

As the day turned to eve, the party really got started! Dinner followed by dancing and a delicious naked cake for dessert. This was a night to be remembered forever.

Dancing at night of this Tropical Wedding

Classic Tropical Wedding Vendors

Makeup: Maravilla Makeup
Video: Bacaola Films
Flowers: Artflower
Cake: Victoria Zoch
DJ: DJ Zach
Music: Johan & Tony