Mel & Steve
Mel and Steve have been coming and staying at Hotel Diria in Tamarindo, Costa Rica for six years, one to two times per year. They have truly melded with the community, so much so, they had some locals in their wedding party and on the guest list, in fact, we shared a few friends in their group. If I ever met a “Pura Vida” couple, they are it. Cheers to Mel and Steve, married on November 12, 2011.
I met with them quickly for the first time and I knew it was going to be a great group, when I saw Mel with her fun tattoos, Steve with his surfer style, and guests getting out of the shuttle with skateboards strapped to their backpacks. Immediately, when I see a bride and groom in their street clothes, I wonder what the attire for the wedding is going to be. Mel being a hair stylist and Steve an Axion Footwear Rep, they were sure not to disappoint…and they didn’t!
As for flowers, Mel went from coral and orange flowers, to tropical and fushia, I think it was a great change. It gave that pop of color to match their personalities! The ceremony and bouquets were fushia and white orchids with an asymmetrical canopy.
Guests arrived to a reception FILLED with fushia Karen orchids, candles and mini Patron bottles at each place setting. It was kicked off by the couples first dance and the cake cutting, followed by toasts from the wedding party and I believe all other guests as well 😉 ! Mel and Steve are truly loved!
The night ended with a surprise from one of their friends, sky lanterns! About 50 of them were sent off into the night, it was beautiful and emotional! I said my goodbyes to Mel, Steve and their parents. Mel’s parents were so happy with everything; I received one of the best hugs I have ever gotten! Thanks to all of you, especially Mel and Steve, you were a delight and I’m looking forward to seeing you on your return trips to Costa Rica!!! Ever thought of making this your home? 😉
Coordinator: Kristina of Perennial Weddings (thats us!) / Ceremony Venue: Langosta Beach Club / Reception Venue: Hotel Diria / Photographer: BiDrop / Videographer: Jonathan Yonkers / Dress: Nicole Miller / Suit: JCrew / Guy’s Shoes: Vans