This bright and vivacious wedding shoot by Susan La Reau Events took place in a stunning little beach town called Las Catalinas in Costa Rica.
When you think about Costa Rica you often think about the rain forest, the tropical settings and the colorful flowers. However, there is a whole other side of local culture, elements and colors not yet explored and incorporated into destination weddings in the country. This gorgeous styled shoot was inspired on romanticism around the colonial ways of living in Costa Rica, the balcony love of the yesteryear in the country, and the times where couples used to fall in love and share those innocents looks and giggles while walking around the colonial plazas and parks.
The blush and terracotta tones combined with the wood elements and nature, feature the romanticism with the earthy colors that used to tint the houses back in the day when the side roads where not paved. The escort card wall was made with dry “jicaros”, commonly known as the calabash tree, a flower that is native to Central America. It’s a nice way to offer a useful wedding favor while contributing with the local community of Costa Rica.
The beautiful blush wedding gown with antique gold appliqués was handmade by Costa Rican designer, Elky Suarez. The groom was wearing a neutral plaid suit by ASOS with a white shirt, a mustard bow tie and a neutral boutonniere. Take a look at the shoot and get inspired!