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Fine Day Press

Fine Day Press is an Austin-based design + paper studio specializing in wedding invitations, custom designs & stationery with a modern, painterly feel. Our watercolor invitations are printed on luxe, cotton cardstock and can be mixed and matched with our envelope liners. Each design encompasses a full invitation suite, including Save the Dates, Directions & Information cards, and Day-of pieces.

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Romantic Costa Rican Seaside Wedding

Modern Weddings

We’re heading to the luxe Costa Rican seaside with today’s wedding by Chloe Murdoch Photography and it is certifiably what we would want our Costa Rican destination wedding to look like, hands down. Tropical Occasions took Gillian and Anthony’s wedding vision and made it come to life in this glorious tropical setting. Stylos y Flores was inspired by the warm weather and the pretty colors to be found everywhere, and this translated into the bouquets and the colorful rose centerpieces. After checking this wedding out, let’s all head to Costa Rica!

colorful Costa Rican wedding - photo by Chloe Murdoch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-costa-rica-wedding

From the bride, Gillian: I wanted the wedding to be beachy elegant with a Costa Rican flair. I’m a huge beach, warm weather person so I always wanted a beach wedding where it stays warm all night, is all outdoors and there isn’t a time or noise limit on when it had to end. And for Anthony, he wanted there to be an amazing dance party dj’d by our good friend who came all the way from Berlin with delicious drinks flowing! We are also both huge foodies so we wanted delicious, fresh Costa Rican cuisine as well! Costa Rica is a really special place to us. My family has a home there and Anthony and I have vacationed there together a lot. It truly feels like a home away from home and a culture we love so much. When Anthony proposed, we immediately knew we wanted to get married at the Reserva Conchal beach club and didn’t look at any other venues!

wedding ring set - photo by Chloe Murdoch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-costa-rica-wedding

tropical boutonnieres - photo by Chloe Murdoch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-costa-rica-wedding

wedding programs - photo by Chloe Murdoch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-costa-rica-wedding

ceremony decor - photo by Chloe Murdoch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-costa-rica-wedding

wedding arbors - photo by Chloe Murdoch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-costa-rica-wedding

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wedding ceremony - photo by Chloe Murdoch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-costa-rica-wedding

bridesmaids' bouquets - photo by Chloe Murdoch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-costa-rica-wedding

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navy blue and neutral wedding party - photo by Chloe Murdoch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-costa-rica-wedding

tropical wedding bouquets - photo by Chloe Murdoch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-costa-rica-wedding

wedding tablescapes - photo by Chloe Murdoch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-costa-rica-wedding

pineapple wedding ideas - photo by Chloe Murdoch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-costa-rica-wedding

wedding menu ideas - photo by Chloe Murdoch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-costa-rica-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Destination weddings are an amazing way to elongate your wedding! Instead of 1 night or a weekend with our guests, we were able to spend a full week with most guests! For a destination wedding – hire a great wedding planner who you trust understands your style. Having a language barrier and working with vendors who don’t have good websites or portfolios was stressful. I really had to trust that if my planner recommended them then they would be good. We showed up not knowing exactly what to expect and she truly made our vision come to life! There were definitely some details that were slightly off and a few things that didn’t go exactly as planned but I was really the only one to notice. Don’t sweat the small stuff, mistakes will happen but don’t let it ruin the night!!

romantic tropical weddings - photo by Chloe Murdoch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-costa-rica-wedding

rose centerpieces - photo by Chloe Murdoch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-costa-rica-wedding

outdoor receptions - photo by Chloe Murdoch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-costa-rica-wedding

wedding cake and desserts - photo by Chloe Murdoch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-costa-rica-wedding

wedding desserts - photo by Chloe Murdoch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-costa-rica-wedding

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Costa Rica weddings - photo by Chloe Murdoch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-costa-rica-wedding

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Wedding Music:
Processional: Perfidia (we wanted some Spanish flair!)
Recessional: “Here Comes the Sun,” The Beatles
First Dance: “You Are the Best Thing,” Ray LaMontagne
Mariachi: We had mariachis lead the way from the ceremony to the cocktail hour and played for about 10 minutes there before the classical group started back up and finished out that hour.

Dance party music: Upbeat mix of old school, the classics and present day hits designed to keep the party going until the last note. We never wanted people to feel like they could leave the dance floor without missing one of their favorite songs. Let’s just say our dance floor was packed all night long! Our first song after our first dance, the father/daughter and the mother/son dance included a riff from Lil Wayne’s remix of the Black Eyed Peas single, “I Gotta Feeling,” which started with Lil Wayne saying “Party on the beach…” repeatedly. :)

Wedding Vendors

Photography:

Chloe Murdoch Photography

Wedding Planning:

Aimee Monihan, Tropical Occasions

Floral Design:

Stylos y Flores

Venue:

Reserva Conchal

Wedding Dress:

May, Amsale

Wedding Shoes:

Twilight, Tamara Mellon

Bracelet:

Tiffany's

Earrings:

BHLDN

Hair:

Victoria Alfaro, Famous Points Bridal Services

Makeup:

Tricia Espinoza, Maravilla Makeup

Bridesmaids' Dresses:

Show Me Your Mumu

Bridesmaids' Robes:

Josie by Natori

Bridesmaids' Bracelets:

Bauble Bar

Groom's Suits:

Excelsior Tailor

Groom's Shoes:

Cole Haan

Groom's Watch:

OMEGA Watches

Catering:

Westin Resort, Playa Conchal

Wedding Cake:

Victoria Zoch

DJ:

Jason Santillano

Ceremony Musician:

Hinestra Productions

Mariachi:

Mariachi Guana

Rentals:

Costa Mesa Event Rentals, Los Primos Designs, Eventos Artesanos

Lighting:

Cabo Luna Event Rentals and Decor

Save-the-Dates:

CW Designs

Paper Goods:

Yennygrams

Videography:

Jonathan Yonkers

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Cupid’s Arrow Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Here’s a shoot featuring a lovely marriage between modern and industrial that we just can’t get enough of today. These colors have us all googly-eyed and feeling hopelessly romantic, while Jenna Henderson‘s chronicling of the day via photographs have us falling hard for this chic juxtaposition. Kennedy Occasions‘s lush floral arrangements do this shoot so much justice and they were the perfect, bright pop of pinks to accompany such a fun styled shoot.

valentine's day inspiration - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer and shoot designer, Jenna Henderson: We drew our inspiration from Cupid’s arrow, finding fun ways to sneak the arrow into our decor including an arrow through the bouquet, cake, and on the paper goods. We also loved the romance of the lush florals and rich colors, and to contrast the softness, we selected an urban industrial location and a chic Edison bulb lighting installment. The result is a romantic, intimate wedding full of industrial chic touches.

Cupid's Arrow Wedding Inspiration - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

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sweetheart chairs - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

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burgundy taper candles - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

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groom's red boutonnieres - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

modern and romantic wedding style - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

With such a fun lighting installment overhead, we totally welcome contrasting styles like this. Finding an industrial space for your wedding venue doesn’t mean that you have to go the modern route when it comes to style and design. Stick to your guns if you want to dress a contemporary space in sumptuous linens, dreamy centerpieces, and romantic elements. The huge plus about venues like this are that they tend to carry a very neutral color palette, so design it to your heart’s content.

wedding place settings - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

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wedding cocktails - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

wedding cakes - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

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wedding desserts - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

wedding photography - photo by Jenna Henderson http://ruffledblog.com/cupids-arrow-wedding-inspiration

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Wedding Vendors

Photography and Shoot Design:

Jenna Henderson

Floral Design and Decor:

Kennedy Occasions

Venue:

Greenbrier Distillery (The Oak Room)

Wedding Dress:

BHLDN

Hair and Makeup:

Locks by Leslie

Groom's Attire:

Street Tuxedo

Wedding Cake:

Morgan Bargers

Rentals:

Liberty Party Rentals

Vintage Armchairs:

Stockroom Vintage

Lighting:

Bright Events

Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods:

Designs in Paper

Models:

Tyler and Kelli Wellman

Photos by:

Jenna Henderson

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