Majestic Nuptials in Costa Rica

Costa Rica wedding reception

A humble Denver coffee shop was the starting point for Matt and Taylor’s journey. As Matt fondly recalls, “Just a simple twist of fate, really. We worked together at a coffee shop in Denver and right away we became friends.” Their love story unfolded gradually. Taylor reflects on those early days, saying, “We spent a…

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Costa Rican Rainforest Wedding

Cassandra and Steven’s love transcended continents and brought them together in a serendipitous encounter through social media. Their love story blossomed, and they knew they had found their soulmate on their very first date. Fast forward to a magical day in the heart of the Costa Rican rainforest, where they tied the knot with an…

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Mountaintop Costa Rica Wedding

After the chaos of 2020, Anna and Stafford wanted to celebrate their marriage by giving themselves and their families the opportunity to get away. Months of planning resulted in a breathtaking Costa Rican mountaintop ceremony and a joyous weekend of celebrating love. “We both dreamed of getting married in a more intimate setting, and fortunately…

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Wedding Venues in The Caribbean & Latin America

w costa rica destination weddings

From dreamy Caribbean getaways to cosmopolitan city destinations, Marriott properties in the region offer a variety of indoor and outdoor event/venue spaces that are perfect for every type of wedding or social gathering. Marriott International gave us a little snap shot into the vibe, amenities and uniqueness of each gorgeous property below! The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba  With white-sand beaches and various…

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Carefree Costa Rica Real Wedding

Ashley and Corey on the beach

After being an inseparable couple for 11 years, Ashley and Corey decided to tie the knot. But they didn’t want a traditional wedding that would just go by in the blink of an eye. That’s when the idea of a destination wedding started to look more and more ideal. “Instead of having only one day…

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Boho Wedding Inspo in Costa Rica

reception table design

Situated on a lush, 2.5-acre tropical reserve in Costa Rica sits a dreamy rainforest respite by the name of Villa La Isla. Recently, a team of talented vendors led by wedding planner and designer, Aimee Monihan of Tropical Occasions, utilized the stunning venue space to create an intimate reception setup. Using dried floral elements and a monochromatic color palette,…

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A Costa Rican Destination Wedding

Take one look at Sanjay and Matthew’s destination wedding photos in Guanacaste, Costa Rica and the love jumps right off the screen. This one-of-a-kind wedding came from a unique story of falling in love. “We met in an anatomy lab during medical school,” laughs the couple, “which could sound sexy/cute in a geeky way if not…

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A Las Catalinas Real Wedding

“Drinks turned into dinner, a nice walk home, and a goodnight kiss – making for a six-hour first date,” Renee says. “Just like that, single as could be on a Monday morning, and by Friday that week we’d been on three dates!” In the same manner, after the couple got engaged, they wasted no time…

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5 Tips for a Bachelorette Party

Don’t Procrastinate Planning

There’s no greater honor than being asked to attend a best friend’s wedding as Maid-of-Honor, but there’s also no greater pressure than having to deliver the “best destination bachelorette weekend in history” (at least in the words of the bride-to-be!) Elaine Macy, a veteran travel planner and EVP of Global Group Sales for Preferred Hotels &…

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Stunning Stars in Costa Rica

An unforgettable fourth of July weekend on the Jersey Shore, a random reunion in Las Vegas and a movie-worthy proposal in a helicopter over NYC were all unexpected occurrences that led to this picture-perfect destination wedding for Britney and Terence in Nosara, Costa Rica. Planning a wedding in laid-back Costa Rica was difficult, but Britney…

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