This couple made the most of their Costa Rica elopement trip. They spent 3 nights in the Arenal Volcano area followed by 3 nights along the famous beaches of Playa Conchal before saying I do at this Westin Conchal beach elopement.
While in the Arenal Volcano area, they did hanging bridges and explored the rainforest. They loved all the wildlife in that area and seeing so many different varieties of tropical plants.
This was both the bride and the groom's 2nd marriage. So they knew they wanted this elopement to be simple and focused on the most important thing - their love. They both felt like an elopement was a much more romantic idea.
Tansya is half Costa Rican, so she loved sharing her home country with her love. Her mother is from Costa Rica and together moved to the states when she married Tansya's dad.
Tansya had only been back once with her children and her entire family. They went for a 10-day vacation in 2007. She loved that experience and making memories here!
That was not this couple's only tie to this tropical destination. Eric’s 1st cousin and her husband just relocated to Costa Rica over the summer. So, they both have a connection to Costa Rica. Making eloping there very meaningful and special.
She was super mindful when picking her florals. She selected a bouquet that mixed white Roses, the national flower for U.S., and Fushia Guaria Morada, Costa Rica's national flower. This was symbolic of her parents, her dad from US, and her mom from Costa Rica.
Eric represented his parents being from the U.S. by wearing his ivory rose boutonniere. They followed this design through to the ceremony and used these flowers for arch as well, paired with more greenery.
After a wonderful and intimate elopement ceremony on the beach, they soaked in the sunset with a stunning stroll down Playa Conchal.
After the sun slipped behind the water they headed to a romantic intimate dinner with great wine. It was the perfect first day of the rest of their lives.
Meghan is wonderful! From the very beginning of the planning process all the way through to the end of trip—-WONDERFUL!
I had a clear vision of what I wanted for our elopement. Initially, I was a bit apprehensive about planning a vacation and wedding that would take place in another country and have the vision that I was going for. However, that went away right after my first conversation with Meghan. I do project management for a living. So, I’m big on the finer details, communication and follow up and staying within an established timeline and budget. This far exceeded my expectations! Every detail was covered, every question or concern was addressed and the communication and follow up was outstanding! And importantly was very respectful of our budget. We were provided with various options for how our vacation and wedding could be put together so that we stayed within our budget. We eloped; however, I still had the fun and excitement of picking out wedding decor, flowers, dinner menu, photographer..,etc. Meghan welcomed ideas that I had and she was great about providing recommendations as well.
Our wedding day was everything we hoped it would be and more! Many, many thanks to everyone who had a part in making our vacation and wedding day oh so special!
Everyone was so personable and professional. Meghan, Heidi (The Westin) Sylvia (Photographer), all of the hotel/resort employees (Arenal Springs Hotel and Spa and The Westin- Playa Conchal), Mistico Hanging Bridge Tour employees and CR transportation... they all made us feel special; not just on our wedding, but over the course of the entire trip! I can not say enough kind words!
It’s been 2 weeks since we returned from our trip and we are still on cloud 9!