Before I get sidetracked daydreaming of lazy beach days in Costa Rica, I wanted to show you the reason of my distraction this morning: a dreamy destination wedding in Manuel Antonio! The bride, Okeoma is from the Netherlands; the groom, from California. They met while volunteering in the Marshall Islands, then moved to Thailand together. They got engaged in the Dominican Republic, and chose Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica to get married! Thanks Julie of Comfort Studio for sharing this wedding with us!
From Julie, the photographer: the couple met as volunteers in the Marshall Islands, moved to Thailand, then got engaged in the Dominican Republic. Okeoma planned her wedding while finishing her law degree from Amsterdam. Dave is a surfer from California and at the beginning of the ceremony his dad sprinkled sand from his hometown for him to stand on so he could marry on a little piece of Manhattan Beach! Since it was the beginning of the rainy season, they opted for a morning ceremony followed by an amazing pancake brunch on the terrace. Long tables were set up with jute runners lines with lace (made from recycled coffee bags), mason jars and vintage bottles held roses, orchids, gladiolas, and fresh herbs. Stroopwafels from Amsterdam finished off each place setting as a thank you from the couple. After a leisurely afternoon of napping or surfing, guests returned at 8 PM to the 5th floor rooftop deck, which was covered with a clear tent from which was suspended swags of Christmas lights and a crystal chandelier. They rented funky vintage-looking lounge furniture, filled antique silver pieces with flowers and framed mirrors displayed the goodies for the sweets bar. It was a stylish, unique wedding that reflected the couple perfectly.
Wedding Vendors (Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica):
Reception Venue: Punto de Vista / Wedding Photographer: Comfort Studio / Event Designer: Weddings Costa Rica / Caterer: Desiree Brassert / Floral Designer: Son Soles / Dress Designer: Enzoani Casablanca from Bliss Bridal / Cake Designer: Mariposa Bakery / Band: Jose Rojas / DJ: DJ Sky / Equipment Rentals: Cabo Luna Event Rentals, Eventos Boadicea / Officiant: Ana Castro / Letterpress: Parklife Press