Written by Jessica - Posted May 21st - Photographs by A Brit & A Blonde

Max and Talia are total globetrotters – they have been here, there and everywhere together. So for these travelling lovelies having a destination wedding was obvious. Deciding where would be the best place for their destination wedding was going to be the tough decision. They landed on beautiful sunny Costa Rica and the gorgeous beaches of Santa Teresa. Even though Max & Talia are travel aficionados – many of the guests they were inviting were going to need to get passports for the first time – this was going to be a true adventure for everyone!

Even though they were thousands of miles from Seattle – how does the saying go again: you can take the couple out of Seattle, but they will still bring their Sea Hawk spirit (…and Sea Hawk glasses and Sea Hawk flag and DIY Sea Hawk garter…)

They were expecting about 50 guests and really wanted to have everyone hanging out and enjoying the week together. So they chose Tropico Latino hotel which is right on the beach and they literally booked out the entire place which is awesome. Marianne of Bliss Weddings was their wedding planner and she did a gorgeous job creating such a fun and chill day for this travel themed wedding.

Another reason they chose Tropico Latino was the floors. Come on, doesn’t everyone love a good floor. This wedding party knows how to throw down when it comes to dancing it up.  I mean seriously the song should have been called “Moves Like Max” – not Jagger, sorry Mick. So when they were deciding where to have the wedding – having a proper floor (vs. just dancing on the sand like the rest of us amateurs) was mega important.  And they were so right – that floor in the yoga studio was perfect, the moves were epic and the night was amazing.

Small note: I would just like to take a mini moment to remember my awesome shoes that got swept away by the ocean that day. While I was shooting the bridesmaid/groomsmen pics I took them off to be able to walk better on the sand… and then the tide came in. Shoes – I just wanted to let you know personally how cool you were. We had some great times together and I miss you very much. I hope that some mermaid with good style has found you and appreciates your radness or a fun fish is now using you as a modern house. Stay cool forever.


Marianne Fischel: Such a wonderful day, such a wonderful couple, and such great pictures!! It was a pleasure to be a part of it!!!

Kim Leavitt: Stunning pictures!

Rhonda Cacchiotti: I can't say enough about how beautiful these photos all are the best!

Kari smith: Congratulations Talia and Max...your pictures are amazing! Talia you looked amazing in your dress, such a beautiful bride. Your photographer did an amazing job, the wedding looked like such a fun time in a gorgeous place :)

Talia Miller: OH MY GOODNESS!!! I have been sitting here watching this play over and over and love every bit of it. THANK YOU for capturing the happiest day of our lives and doing an absolutely amazing job! From the moment we saw your work we knew you were the ones and we do not regret our decision! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Thank you!

Lois VanAndre: Max and Talia are a perfect match, the venue was perfect, the group of people so much fun. The kids attention to detail could not have been better. Mix that with a great photographer and wedding planner. What's not to love. What a week, I had the best time ever!


Written by Jessica - Posted May 12th - Photographs by A Brit & A Blonde

No one can say that Heather & Joe rushed into getting married. These lovebirds were high school sweethearts and have been together for 13 years. If I think back to all the hairstyles and fashion faux pas that took place in my high school days – a slight matching hat with socks obsession a la Blossom, very chic blue braces and crimped hair – let’s just say I am more than thrilled that Facebook was not around when I was a teenager. Heather & Joe went to Prom together and then exchanged vows in front of friends and family on the beautiful Playa Conchal beach in sunny Costa Rica. They love each other to bits and pieces – past fashion faux pas and all.

Their wedding, 13 years in the making, took place at the very luxe, very fabulous Reserva Conchal. The vision for their sweet day was brought to life beautifully by top notch wedding designer and planner Larissa Banting of Weddings Costa Rica.

Heather rocked one of the loveliest wedding dresses we have seen – that could only come from the atelier of the mega talented Jenny Packham. S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G. What a timeless dress and the perfect look to say I do to the guy that has been by your side for better or for worse for over a decade already.

Here’s to a zillion and one more days together!

melanie: So beautifully and artistically well done!