Happy 2017! Holy cow, how did that happen already?? 2016 was definitely a whirlwind for us, especially the end of the year! I realize I have been doing a terrible job about getting this blog updated, so hopefully I can keep my new year’s resolution and be better at that! Here’s hoping at least :)
Just before Christmas, Richard and I traveled to Costa Rica for our final wedding of the year! What a way to send of 2016, right?! We had been anxiously anticipating this trip for months, and you may remember Julie and Jason from their vineyard engagement session this summer. Go check that blog out for a funny back story of how we know Julie :) You’ll also notice several vineyard elements at their beach wedding! Julie and Jason would have 100% had a vineyard wedding had they gotten married stateside… but since that wasn’t in the plan, they decided to bring the vineyard to the beach :)
Leading up to the wedding I literally talked to Julie at least 3 times per week. Sometimes it was just a quick text showing me a sneak peak of the mismatched bridesmaid dresses or the shoes that she finally picked out, and other times it was longer conversations about logistics and the resort and all that fun stuff! Needless to say, we were thinking about and planning for this trip for a long time!
We had SUCH an amazing time on this trip! Not only was the wedding day gorgeous and fun (which, by the way, they were THIS close to moving the wedding inside because of the threat of rain!! Thank goodness they didn’t!) but we had so much fun hanging out with Julie and Jason and their family and friends! It was such a great group of people and we definitely left this trip having more friends than when we arrived! Below are some of our favorites from their wedding day… enjoy :)
Julie and Jason – thank you so much for including us in your wedding weekend! We wish you both so much love and happiness as you start this new chapter together as husband and wife! xoxo
We met up with the girls at the spa as they finished getting their hair and make-up done. Love these floral robes they all had on!
Then we met up with Jason and the groomsmen to get some photos. These were some dapper dressed guys! We absolutely LOVED these Lux Woods watches that were groomsmen gifts! Such a great idea!
The ring bearers were so unbelievably adorable!! You’ll notice lots and lots of pics of this little cutie <3
And this flower girl gets all the heart eyes!!
LOVE Daddy/Daughter First looks!
We just loved this bridal party!
Of course one of the strays, who we all named Rosco, made a guest appearance at the wedding and was front and center as Julie walked down the aisle <3
Love that Julie + Jason wanted to get this group picture of EVERYONE who made the journey to their destination wedding!
The reception set-up on the beach was gorgeous! Julie + Jason wanted it to be laid back with no assigned seating and half of the guests relaxed on these low tables and sat on comfy pillows!
Stay tuned for Part II of their Destination Wedding — their Trash the Dress session!! Complete with the couple jumping into the pool at the end!
A special thanks to the AMAZING VENDORS who made this day possible!
Venue | Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica
Hair + Make-up | Spa at Dreams Resort
Bride’s Jewelry | Crystal Avenues
Bridesmaids’ Dresses | David’s Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Jewelry | Stella + Dot
Groomsmen Watches | Lux Wood Watches
Invitations | Belinda Miller Design