Here are a few nice things our brides and grooms are saying about us and their destination wedding in Costa Rica!
Angie & Matt – Playa Tamarindo
We worked with Kristina for our wedding in Tamarindo in April 2016 and ended up with the most flawless, beautiful wedding ever! We’re from the U.S. and always wanted a beach wedding so we started looking abroad to find the perfect beach destination. We decided on Costa Rica and Perennial Weddings was soon to pop-up as a recommendation for our wedding planning needs. For over nine months, Kristina helped us from thousands of miles away plan our dream wedding. She was always quick to respond, full of inspiration and helpful ideas, and she made even the most stressful of situations easy to handle. She was great about helping us stay within our budget and prioritize our wants and needs along the way. As a bride, planning a destination wedding was a daunting idea but Kristina made it easier than I could have imagined – there is no way I could have done it so seamlessly without her. When it came time to fly to Costa Rica and meet with her in person, she was organized with all events and at our beckoned call with anything we needed. Not only did she help us with our wedding day and reception, but she worked with us to plan our bachelor/bachelorette party, a welcome night, and rehearsal dinner. Every detail we had planned throughout the nine months was executed perfectly; she understood exactly what style of wedding we wanted and she was able to accommodate over 70 wedding guests like it was no big deal. We had dozens of guests tell us it was “the most beautiful wedding” they have ever been to and we have Perennial Weddings to thank for that. If you are considering a wedding in Costa Rica, I highly recommend Kristina. She will help you plan the low-stress, beautiful wedding you always dreamed of!
Danielle & Scott – Playa Tamarindo
“Working with Kristina was a pleasure. As you can imagine, planning a destination wedding can be very daunting–especially if you’re a super organized, type A person. 🙂 That said, we’re glad we handed the reigns over to Kristina. She was with us every step of the way to reassure us and guide us in the process. Our wedding vision was not only brought to life, but turned out more beautifully than we could have possibly imagined!” For more info and pictures visit the blog in Style Me Pretty.
Erin & Jason – Playa Tamarindo
Kristina was such a pleasure to work with and she definitely knows what she is doing! When we arrived to Tamarindo and grabbed some coffee with Kristina we knew everything was handled and we could relax and enjoy our wedding week. Her recommendations for the rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception were all amazing! The details at the wedding were so personalized and creative, they all fit in perfectly as to what I had in mind for our beach wedding. We had such an amazing, unforgettable wedding week and our guests had the time of their lives! Thanks again for everything! For fun pictures and details visit their blog.
Brie & Dennis – Playa Langosta
Catherine & Adam – Playa Tamarindo
“I don’t think we could thank Kristina enough for helping to create (and seamlessly execute) such a fantastic day! Our ceremony and reception both went off without a hitch; with her help the whole day flew by flawlessly.
Kristina was great to work with; her positive, easy-going attitude helped to melt away my stress on more than one occasion. She really understands the pressures put on a bride trying to arrange her big day (especially from afar). I loved that she took the time to get to know us and quickly got a good sense of what we were looking and hoping for. All of her suggestions from the décor to flowers and DJ were outstanding; having her around to take care of the details wasn’t bad either! She has fantastic taste, and we really appreciated that she put original and personal touches into everything she did. It was such an amazing day that exceeded all of our (and our guests) expectations, a million thanks to Kristina for everything!!” Visit their blog here.
Nadia & Michael – Playa Tamarindo
“Thank you so much for making such an important day in our lives so memorable. We were so impressed with how organized and detail oriented you were. From the first few emails sent back and forth, we knew that we were in good hands. you are amazing at what you do. Not only did you create the exact wedding that we had imagined, you made everything about the day flow seamlessly. It did not even cross our minds to be worried about anything on the day of our wedding. Everything from the flowers to the lights and decorations were perfect. We had so many of our guests tell us that that was the most beautiful and most fun wedding that they had been to, and we owe it all to you. We cannot thank you enough for everything.” Visit their blog here.
Nicole & Hank – Playa Tamarindo
“Kristina instantaneously puts you at ease with her laid back personality and positive energy. She helped us find the perfect locations for our events per our specifications and helped navigate the wonderful Costa Rican culture.Kristina listened to every design detail we requested and delivered… and then some!! The personal touches were so beautiful, thoughtful and memorable. So many of our guests noted to us that our wedding was ‘the best wedding they have ever been to’. It truly was the most special time of our life and we owe great thanks to Kristina for all of her hard work to create our perfect wedding.” Visit their blog here.
Corinna & Nathan – Playa Tamarindo
“We are so thrilled with everything and can’t even begin to express how happy we are that you were our wedding planner. The location and decor were lovely/perfect, the flowers were beautiful and all of your vendor suggestions (The Hibiscus Tour, Shlomy and Seasons, Toh, Kika, Jeff, the wedding cake, etc.) were all amazing and it all exceeded our expectations. All of our guests had the best time ever and I’ve heard endless comments on how much they loved it and how perfect the day was (to which I reply – it was all Kristina’s doings!). We feel like the day went flawlessly and couldn’t have gone any better. It was hard at times planning a Costa Rican wedding while in Canada and I had I known earlier how great/perfect/amazing everything would be, I would’ve “relaxed” a lot sooner! You certainly have an amazing skill for what you do and your passion for it comes through in your work. Thank you, thank you, thank you.” Visit their blog here.
Jenn & Sean – Playa Tamarindo
“After deciding on Costa Rica for our wedding, we had the difficult task of finding a wedding planner that we would trust with our special day. I say difficult because of the reality that we would have to find one online half a world away. After locating and researching numerous Costa Rica based planners online, we came across Kristina and Perennial Weddings. I don’t know if it was luck or good research but we could not have been happier with the results. Kristina and Perennial Weddings made everything happen exactly as we had planned. The decor was spot on and the entertainment that we had was amazing. We chose to do both our wedding ceremony and reception at Pangas, a local beach club in Tamarindo.The beach wedding was set up wonderfully; simple, yet elegant. As was the decor at the beach club. Our wedding reception also featured live entertainment in the form of fire dancers/aerial ballet and fireworks as well as a large bonfire. Everything exceeded expectations. Kristina and her team made it all simple. We chose what we wanted. Perennial Weddings made the rest happen with little or no hassle. And we were free to have to have the time of our lives. Thank you again Kristina for or making our special day that much more special.” Visit their blog here.
Carly & Rob – Manuel Antonio
“After we chose to have our wedding in Costa Rica the next step was find a wedding planner. The idea trusting someone in another country to plan such a monumental event initially left us uneasy. We were worried that our vision of the wedding might get lost in the translation between emails and phone calls. Fortunately, our initial correspondence with Kristina, we knew that she would work perfect! She laid our worries to rest in how accessible she was during the planning phase and how organized all of her emails were!
When the big day finally arrived she had not only met our expectation but far surpassed them. There were so many intricate details such as: the floral arrangements, place settings, layout of the wedding, and a surprise piñata. We couldn’t have had a better wedding. It was such an amazing day and thanks for Kristina we were able to enjoy every second of it!” Visit their wedding blog here.
Melissa & Greg – Playa Tamarindo
“If we could get married again we would do it in a heartbeat and we would definitely use Kristina as our coordinator! We knew from the very first Skype meeting that she had earned our trust. She was very thorough and responsive which is what we value most planning a wedding thousands of miles away. We spent a week with family and friends before the wedding day and Kristina made sure everyone was taken care of from lodging, tours, rentals and good eats. She always had great recommendations and truly understands the local area. Our guests had a wonderful experience as they had never visited Costa Rica before, so much that a few of them even considered moving and becoming permanent ticos! Any issue that arose was dealt with quickly and allowed us to relax and enjoy our day. Kristina created the exact mood and decor that we had envisioned for our wedding day.We truly felt like Kristina was part of our family during our stay. This wedding/trip was the most memorable experience in our lifetimes and we know it wouldn’t have been the same without Kristina!! Thank you so much!! We have made a forever friend and until we meet again Pura Vida!!” Visit their wedding blog here.
Mea & Logan – Playa Tamarindo
“Where can we begin to express our deepest gratitude to Kristina for making our wedding more amazing than we could have imagined. After nearly a year’s worth of emails between us (in Atlanta) and Kristina (in Tamarindo), our guests noted our gathering as “5+ stars”, “the best ever”, “wedding of the century”, and more. They did not only address us, they also praised Kristina (by name), for her amazing ability to orchestrate our events for 60 people and keep everyone relaxed.
Kristina worked with us on the most professional level, yet kept everything real and personable. She is very easy to talk to and makes sure to fully understand her clients’ requests. We asked for simple, sweet, and glamorous, and Kristina managed to put it all together to create exactly what we dreamed of. Our barefoot ceremony was hidden in the trees with the ocean just footsteps away and the elegant rehearsal at an amazing villa overlooking the entire town. We highly recommend her to anyone looking to add a world-class experience to their wedding planning.” Visit their wedding blog here.
Natasha & Jake – Playa Langosta
“Being from Chicago, I cannot imagine planning our December wedding at the Diria Hotel in Tamarindo without Kristina from Perennial Weddings. Kristina and I conversed back and forth over email for a couple months before finally meeting in October, when Derek and I traveled to Costa Rica for a pre-wedding visit. The second I met her, I knew our wedding was going to be perfect! Kristina took the time to arrange visits with each of our vendors during this short trip which made me feel so at ease with everything. Kristina has a great sense of style and came to my rescue when I couldn’t decide which dress to wear for my rehearsal. The day of the wedding, Kristina continued to check in with our parents, Derek and myself to make sure there was nothing we were missing or needed. She was always on top of everything! Derek, I and all of our guests were blown away when we walked into the most beautiful reception ever! Every last detail was more perfect than we ever imagined! We feel so blessed to have found Kristina and would love to work with her again. Perhaps a vow renewal..?” Visit their wedding blog here.
Mel & Steve – Playa Tamarindo
“Our wedding this past November at El Diria went off without a hitch thanks to Kristina’s help and guidance. Kristina was very professional and responsive making us feel comfortable choosing Costa Rica and El Diria for our destination wedding.
With Kristina being easy to communicate with, punctual, understanding of our needs, along with being funny and a great personality, made it easy an easy, low stress, wedding experience. We would highly recommend El Diria and Kristina for anyone looking to have an event in Costa Rica. Thanks again for all the help Kristina and we’ll be back again soon!” Visit their wedding blog here.
Jeff & Brett – Playa Tamarindo