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

Many of you are likely reading this while bundled up in a sweater, wrapped in a scarf, wrapped in a snowsuit, wrapped in total contempt for winter. I know that Chris & Toby’s super sunshiney destination wedding in the warmth of Costa Rica will thaw out even the coldest of you out there. I won’t tell you that there were parts of the day – where we were all so hot that we couldn’t even imagine what it felt like to be cold – because that would be cruel to our friends in sub zero temperatures. So take off your Sorel boots and kick back with a glass of vino and let the sunny sweetness of this Manuel Antonio destination wedding defrost you.

Chris & Toby primped and prepped at the lovely Costa Verde hotel in Manuel Antonio. And said their I do’s with sand beneath their toes on the gorgeous beach a short hop from Costa Verde. One of their friends acted as the officiant and it was a very moving and tear-enducing ceremony. Their sun kissed day was planned by the fantastic Silvia Chaves of Costa Rica Paradise Weddings. For dins the couple opted for a Make Your Own Taco bar which was such a perfect and fun idea. Fueled with taco deliciousness – everyone hit the dance floor at El Avion to dance up a storm.

It is scientifically proven that if you stare at these photos for long enough, the DNA of the warmth gets transferred to you and you don’t feel like a human icicle any more. That may or may not be true but it can’t hurt to test out the theory.



Written by Jessica - Posted June 7th - Photographs by A Brit & A Blonde

I can probably say with great confidence that no wedding reception in the history of Los Altos in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica ever was as much fun as Amiee & Adam’s big day. Let me tell you friends, these peeps know how to throw down. You mix in novelty sunglasses, carnival style props and masks, a Costa Rican comparsa, a groom who is a big kid at heart and friends who know every single word to Biz Markie’s 90’s hip hop classic “Just a friend” – and you have a most killer wedding on your hands.

Dressed to the nines and looking every inch dapper and lovely – Amiee & Adam did not need to worry about Louboutins getting stuck in the sand or rolling up tuxedo pants because the tide was rolling in. Costa Rica has amazing beaches, but their non beach destination weddings are not to be outdone. Their wedding took place amidst the greenery and rainforest at Los Altos with a stunning view of the ocean. It was technically the beginning of rainy season, and Mother Nature showed us what she had with a ton of rain at the beginning of their wedding day. The bonus: just before the ceremony it all cleared up, and the greens were all looking greener then green which made for stunning backdrops.

Larissa Banting of Weddings Costa Rica created and designed a magical ceremony and reception that made everyone wish the night would never end. There were smiles for miles, hi jinx and hilarity, and a non stop, no holds barred, take no prisoners, shake what yo mamma gave you dance party. Manuel Antonio has never been the same since.

Amiee Aloi: Jess and Jason, you are amazing! Looking through our photos is like reliving every wonderful moment from our wedding day. A million thanks to you!

Melissa Peters: This wedding puts Kimye's to shame. En serio. A&A, you are some damn fine looking and hilariously fun people. Thanks to A Brit & A Blonde for capturing the night so perfectly!