Written by Jessica - Posted April 13th - Photographs by A Brit & A Blonde

The Andaz Peninsula Papagayo resort in beautiful Costa Rica is stunning – there is no doubt. They have thought of everything, including providing each guest with fun lil’ flip flops and a vacation hat. Who doesn’t heart a good vacation hat. The grounds are wonderful whether you want to hang by the pool, chill by the beach or sip margaritas at the bar with their very own mixologists. Now if you decide to get married and invite all your best people to this marvellous spot – then my friend, it is next level fab.

Kierre & Brian live in DC and they have some friends and family that really know how to throw down and have a party. The dance party that ensued post reception was non-stop. The ties came off and may or may not have become head gear to keep the sweat at bay for many of the guys and the bridesmaids hiked up their dresses and tied them in a knot to move like Jagger. Music by DJ Mason Dunn was truly top notch.

Barbara Broutin of FourNineteen Weddings once again did a superbly magnificent job of the decor. Everything came together like a Pinterest pipe dream. FourNineteen’s destination wedding planning is hands down first rate. The florals by Artflower were the perfect accent to the Papagayo backdrop.

In spite of the rain – the plan B option of having the ceremony take place in the stunning architecturally sublime lobby was kinda the best. What a space for your I do’s. LOVE. I wish all venues plan B options were this spectacular.

Andaz Papagayo has a super cute purple VW camper van – which I spotted when we were doing the location scout. I asked if it could please, please, please with the cheeriest of cherries on top be around during the wedding and ideally parked in this exact spot. The staff gave me the thumbs up and then they went above and beyond and decorated it too. Again the best!

I think it is pretty clear that I am gushing about the Andaz Papagayo – it was our first wedding at the resort and cannot wait to be back again soon. Until then, I’ll wear my vacation hat and dream of it.


Written by Jessica - Posted November 30th - Photographs by A Brit & A Blonde

My goodness where do I even start to describe Jennifer & Jean-Pierre’s amazing wedding in Costa Rica at Cala Luna. These two lovebirds live in one of the coolest cities Austin, Texas. And their destination wedding in Playa Langosta was filled to the brim with love, laugher, tears of joy and awesomeness, lots and lots of awesomeness.

Jennifer works in PR and Jean-Pierre is an architect – so it was no surprise that his ring was designed by world renowned architect Frank Gehry for Tiffany. We heart that since Mr. Gehry is also a fellow Canadian from Toronto. And his ring design was just as cool as his buildings.

The always rad Costa Rica wedding planners/designers at Four Winds Weddings created a beautiful beach ceremony and reception. Not to mention that they literally made from scratch that uber fun “Love” sign with lights you see in the images above. Talk about full service wedding planning. It was such a great touch and really embodied what Jennifer & Jean-Pierre’s big day was all about. You can literally see the love beaming out of the two of them from their first look to their I do’s on the beach to their first dance.

The dance party that ensued was complete with hijinx, singing their faces off to “Blurred Lines”  & even an impromptu guest doing “the worm”. Listen who says 35 guests can’t rock a reception.


Wedding Photographer Chicago: Absolutely amazing work.. You're an inspiration.

Peggy Center: How the black and whites along with the others!! You both looked beautiful and this was the perfect wedding!! May you always remain in one another's love and you, Memaw

Mari Trou: Oh my God these pics are amazing! Thank you guys. What a nice job! I'm melted into tears once again! Love will keep them together forever and ever. Mami

Jennifer Trou: These are so, so, so amazing! We laughed and cried all over again looking at these. It was such an incredible day and we're so blessed you guys were there with us to capture all of the amazingness. Thank you, thank you!