Houston residents, Brooke and Shahin, had previously visited Costa Rica twice and knew Costa Rica was the perfect fit for their wedding. The couple had traveled around the mid-Pacific region and mountainous La Fortuna but wanted to hold their wedding in a new location. They wanted to invite their family and friends to not only celebrate their wedding but enjoy a fun vacation in a sunny, beach destination, so they decided that the Guanacaste Province was a great fit.
The couple selected Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica for their wedding venue. One of the great things about holding a wedding in Guanacaste is that the Liberia International Airport is located close by, making travel easy on your guests. In fact, the Papagayo Peninsula is just 40 minutes from the airport.
Brooke’s style is romantic all the way, soft colors, draping fabric, gold details. Shahin’s style is more modern, so we incorporated that by using ghost chairs for the ceremony and details such as the geometric cake stand.We went with a clean design consisting of soft, elegant flowers in white (roses and tulips), tropical greenery, some gold accents, minimal touches of soft pink with King Proteas, and small touches of Navy.
For Brooke and Shahin’s cake, we asked Karina of Cakeology to blend romantic and modern with the color palette of the wedding. She created the sketch you see in the wedding photos below.
The beautiful Sofreh Aghd was a worldwide collaboration and included designers and products from London, US, and Costa Rica. We worked with Niusha of NE Design Studio for special items like the sugar cone, wheat bunch, bread roses, nut clusters, sugar ball clusters, eggs, golden fruits, paisley, rock candy flowers, and espand flowers. We sourced the remainder between the US and Costa Rica.
The ceremony music was inspired by the bride’s taste in music. Brooke takes cello lessons in her hometown of Houston, so she knew she wanted a cello for the ceremony. We were so excited to offer a white grand piano for this and immediately had visions of cascading flowers on the piano. The trio that played the ceremony music consisted of a violin, cello, and piano; They were terrific and the perfect fit for the ceremony!
Family seating – Marry Me, Train
Wedding Party Processional – A Thousand Years, Christina Perri
Bride Entrance – Perfect, Ed Sheeran
Recessional from Ceremony – All you Need is Love, Beatles
The ceremony took place on the Event Lawn and the reception in the open-air pavilion. The reception ended with a sparkler exit on the way down to the beach to enjoy fireworks. This was followed by a late night pizza and drinks after-party at the Añejo bar at the Four Seasons.
To end the night on a thoughtful note, guests were surprised with late night cookies & milk waiting for them when they returned to their rooms!
Congratulations Brooke & Shahin!
Wedding Coordination & Design: Meghan, Cata, Sol & Kristina, Mil Besos
Venue: Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica, Peninsula Papagayo
Accommodations: Four Seasons Resort & Exclusive Resorts
Photographer: Mustard Seed Photography
Videographer: Sculpting With Time
Rentals: Costa Mesa & D’Gala & Los Primos
Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music: Cristoforis
Reception Music: DJ Mason
Photo Booth: Magic Mirror
Bespoke Sofreh Aghd Decorations: N.E. Design Studio
Hair & Makeup: Sunkissed-Madeup
Invitation & Print Materials: Minted.com
Bridal Gown Designer: Pronovias Atelier
Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bridal Jewelry: David Yurman
Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN
Groom Custom Suit: Saks Fifth Avenue
Groom Accessories: Brackish Bow Tie
Groomsmen Attire: Suitsupply