This wedding was truly unlike any other to date. We were totally off-grid for this sustainable waterfall wedding. We traveled to a remote location in the national park of Rincón de La Vieja. The ceremony was by the Las Chorreras waterfall that was a 30-minute ride from the closest buildings. It was secluded to the rest of the world and gave the feeling of time stopping in its tracks.
Reagan and Nathan are both Americans living in beautiful Nosara. Nosara is a beachside paradise with beautiful surf spots and less tourism than the neighboring areas.
This paradise has a focus on nature and a laid back atmosphere. This couple both shared a love and passion for the environment and it showed throughout their wedding. Decor is an important part of the wedding for most couples, but for Reagan and Nathan, it was not just the look of the decor but also the purpose behind it that was important. This sustainable mindset was a huge reason we loved this couple right from the start.
Their love for nature is why they wanted a remote and thoughtfully designed wedding. They selected the perfect venue, a beautiful waterfall within the famous national park of Rincón de La Vieja. The couple really embraced the outdoors, their ceremony overlooked the wonderful waterfalls of the park and their reception tucked away in the nearby forest.
Their dream location was so remote that there was no road to access it, only a horse path. So, of course, we hired a backhoe to create a vehicle accessible path for the school bus to come and bring the guests in.
With no electric source, a generator was brought in to allow for music and twinkling lights. Paper straws and bamboo plates eliminated any use of plastics - making this a no-waste wedding. The furniture was made with local wood by the skilled craftsmen at the Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin. The florist kept the centerpieces very natural with locally grown fruit, mostly foraged and local flowers and LED candles to eliminate waste.
This couple really illustrated how you can design a pretty wedding without compromising your daily mission in preserving the environment. We were totally charmed by Reagan and Nathan and loved the challenge of thinking outside the box for this event. We hope this continues to inspire other brides for their big day!