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Christy & David: An Elegant Destination Wedding in Costa Rica
Photos By Katherine Stinnett Photography
By L. K. on May 1, 2013 at 11:51 am in Modern, Beachy and Simple/Minimalist
A surprise brunch at a beautiful park on a cloudless day in Dallas would have been enough for Christy, but David, who’d fallen for the beautiful blonde at a friend’s birthday party two years earlier, had bigger plans. As soon as the couple finished noshing on gourmet breakfast fare and sipping mimosas, David pulled out a self-made book entitled Fifty Reasons Why I Love You. (He would later admit to spending more than 80 hours putting it together.) The book’s cover featured a snapshot of David, grinning and holding an “I love you” sign. As Christy gingerly leafed through it, she discovered that each page held a photograph of the two of them together, and beneath each photograph was a caption expressing a different reason why David loved her. When she got to the last page, she found herself staring at two images, one of a ring and the other of a wedding chapel. “At first I didn’t get it,” Christy confessed, “but when I looked up, there was David on one knee. It was an amazing moment.” To top it all off, David had enlisted the help of a photographer to capture the entire unexpected proposal.
The pair, who both wanted a beachside vow exchange, decided on a destination wedding in Playas del Coco, a small coastal town in the northwestern Costa Rican province of Guanacaste. Because the natural backdrop was so impressive, they used a light-handed approach when it came to their décor, keeping things chicly subtle and in tune with the setting. Pale pink and various shades of white made up their suitably neutral color palette. “I really wanted our wedding to be a true reflection of both of us,” Christy recalled, “so we decided that an earthy but elegant wedding was the way to go.”
Katherine Stinnett, a fine art wedding and lifestyle photographer who splits her time between the snow-covered peaks of Aspen, Colorado, and the sun-drenched islands of Costa Rica, captured the day exquisitely, and Tropical Occasions’ Aimee Monihan, Crystal and David’s event planner, made sure that everything came off without a hitch. “I really had to lean on our wedding planner for a lot of the personal touches I wanted,” Christy said. “She was amazing and delivered flawlessly.”
Sharing is Happiness
Groom’s Suit > j. hillburn
Photography > katherine stinnett
Event Design and Planning > aimee monihan of tropical occasions
Ceremony Venue > pacifico beach club
Reception Venue > pacifico beach club
Cake > victoria zoch
DJ > dj guana
Bride’s Dress > demetrios
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Sara, Jun 4, 2013 at 2:29 pm
I love this! Hanging lanterns are MADE for pool/oceanside events. So beautiful!
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