We had the pleasure of planning this tropical beach wedding in Langosta for Sara + Josh, an adventurous couple who met lifeguarding 10 years ago and share a similar zest for life. This fun-loving couple can be found surfing, booze cruising, rock climbing, skateboarding, and hiking in their free time - and envisioned their destination wedding to be the party of a lifetime for everyone attending!

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The couple arrived in Costa Rica 10 days prior to their wedding, allowing us to coordinate a relaxing and rejuvenating itinerary for them. They were able to have a site visit which included a mini cake tasting, adding an extra layer of excitement to their pre-wedding activities.

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On Wednesday before the Friday wedding, the wedding parties gathered for a joint Bachelorette & Bachelor day. The following afternoon, all guests were invited to a Catamaran Ride + Happy Hour to kick off the weekend of festivities. During this cruise, they glided along the Gold Coast, home to exotic bays, beaches, and tropical jungles. They enjoyed tropical drinks as they scanned the seas for dolphins, sea turtles, flying fish, or even a breaching whale. The Saturday following the wedding, all guests were invited to brunch and for a day at the beach to relax and recover!

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In the beautiful destination of Playa Langosta, Sara + Josh exchanged vows on the beach with the sound of waves crashing to shore. Their beachfront wedding held at Sueno Del Mar was a perfect blend of minimalism and tropical coastal vibes. The ambiance was fresh, casual, and laid back, just as they wanted.

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Wedding Playlist

Ceremony starts: Kiss Me by Sixpence None The Richer
Ceremony ends: Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours by Stevie Wonder
Father + Daughter song: Father and Daughter by Paul Simon
Mother + Son song: Jealous Guy by John Lennon
Last song of the night: Closing Time by Semisonic

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The design of the wedding was vibrant and lively, featuring warm tropical tones of rich red, warm pink and orange with pops of white. Large tropical foliage added to the naturalistic theme. The floral arrangements were free-flowing and natural, growing up from the sand. The bride’s bouquet was a smaller style tropical bouquet with red, orange, pink and white flowers, including a standout orchid.

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Wedding Day Menu

Hors d’oeuvres: Mixed ceviche in shot glasses, plantain chips with black bean hummus, and meatballs with chipotle aioli
Main course: Beef tenderloin with chimichurri sauce, and Mahi Mahi with pineapple and mango relish
Side dish: Chayote and local veggies picadillo, Costa Rican rice, roasted garlic potato puree, and mixed green salad with dressing

Guests were treated to great food and music, with a white surfboard at the entrance of the reception tent displaying seating assignments. The reception was held under cafe lights with disco balls adding to the ambiance. Long wooden family-style dinner tables were decorated with abundant greenery and pops of tropical florals with floating candles. A sweetheart table was set up for the bride and groom. As a token of appreciation, guests were given Costa Rican coffee beans as wedding favors.

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Overall, it was a joy to plan Sara + Josh’s wedding and bring their vision to life! Their love for adventure and their laid-back approach made this destination wedding a truly memorable event.