We love every single thing about this color palette, don’t you, Cakies? It’s just so playful and soft and romantic and full of joy. But the same could be said of every photo Care Studios captured of this ethereal spring wedding editorial in a stunning little beach town called Las Catalinas in Costa Rica. Get a closer peek at this super cute Cakeology cake design and more details planned by Susan La Reau Events, as you scroll…
Cue the wanderlust…
Las Catalinas is a new beach town located on the Guanacaste Coast of Costa Rica. A beautiful place composed of houses, shops, restaurants, small hotels and inns, pedestrian streets, plazas, parks interwoven with nature. It is like going back in time. Every street of Las Catalinas leads to scenic overlooks. Every home frames incredible views. One side of the town is embraced by over 1,000 acres of spectacular tropical dry forest hills and valleys with extensive hiking and biking. On the other side is the Pacific Ocean where we have two of the finest beaches in all of Costa Rica. This one of a kind wedding venue offers by far the best combination of the luxury amenities and services and the traditional look with the ocean, white (grey) sand and clear turquoise waters.
The beautiful blush wedding gown with antique gold appliqués was handmade by Costa Rican designer, Elky Suarez. (Make sure to check out the other local designers behind the rest of our bride’s accessories in the credits below. They’re sooo lovely!)
(Side note: Should I paint my house this color, or…?)
Isn’t this the cutest couple’s look for a destination wedding in Costa Rica? If you love this look for your groom, better check ASOS for one like it.
When you think about Costa Rica you often think about the rain forest, the tropical settings and the colorful flowers. However, there is a whole other side of local culture, elements and colors not yet explored and incorporated into destination weddings in the country. This gorgeous styled shoot was inspired on romanticism around the colonial ways of living in Costa Rica, the balcony love of the yesteryear in the country, and the times where couples used to fall in love and share those innocents looks and giggles while walking around the colonial plazas and parks. The blush and terracotta tones combined with the wood elements and nature, feature the romanticism with the earthy colors that used to tint the houses back in the day when the side roads where not paved.
Such pretty sunset tones in the bouquets by Arte Flor.
Did we mention they came up with a super creative escort card display, too? Here’s the scoop: The bespoke escort card wall was made with dry “jicaros”, commonly known as the calabash tree, a flower that is native to Central America. Many of the indigenous community, to this day, make their money by drying and carving and selling those fruits. The “jicaros” are normally dried fruit and halved, then used to make small bowls for serving or drinking, to make maracas and many other souvenirs. It’s a perfect nice way to offer a useful wedding favor while contributing with the local community of Costa Rica.
Gah, just TOO many pretty details in this one! Brides, if you’re planning a Costa Rica destination wedding, or a wedding inspired by this design, promise to send it our way. Deal?
Film by TamCam.
Thanks to the talented Las Catalinas local vendors below for such an inspiring story!
Photography: Care Studios / Video: TamCam / Venue: Santarena Hotel in Las Catalinas, Costa Rica / Event Planning: Susan La Reau Events / Floral Design: Arte Flor / Hair & Makeup: Tamara Sabaté / Invitations: Feathered Heart Prints / Cake: Cakeology / Backdrop: JRD Art Shop / Rentals: Costa Mesa Event Rentals / Lab: Richard Photo Lab / Gown: Elky Suarez / Jewelry: Madre Perla / Ring: DePaulas / Bag: toronjamelón / Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes / Groom’s Attire: ASOS