Mandi and Dan'sÂ nuptials were very special to us here at The White Dress by the shore, as they have posed as models on numerous photoshoots styled by owner, Beth Chapman.Â Mandi even choose her gown during the filming of a video
to promote the launch of our White Carpet Appointment
We were thrilled to be part of this couples destination weddingÂ at theÂ gorgeous Los Suenos Resort
inÂ Costa Rica. The couples reception took place at Casa Marlin, a private residence thatÂ they rented through our friends at Stay in Costa Rica
.Â We love that the beauty of the location inspired the wedding decor designed by in WHITE member, Jubilee Events. Bright punches of color mixed with natural fibers were present throughout the table scape, paper design, wedding favors and floral arrangements making for a truly delightful visual experience for the intimate guest list.
This beautiful bride wed the love of her life in a gorgeous Modern Trousseau
tulle ball gown complete with an embellished sash and simple cathedral veil. As previously mentioned, Mandi found her gown at a White Carpet appointment and then went on to complete her fittings with the Connecticut-based designer achieving a custom look. You can also watch Mandi get her gown fitted in this video
in which Modern Trousseau demonstrates the making of a custom, couture gown.
The maids wore different tropical hues by Melissa Sweet while the groomsmen looked dapper yet relaxed in their J.Crew suits. A strict shoe policy was in place for this hot and steamy climate- sandals only!
A few details we can't get enough of-
-None of the flowers used the the arrangements were bought, shipped in or ordered- all were plucked fresh from the jungle and designed on-site by floral genius, Tony Palmeri of Datura: A Modern Garden.
-The bride and groom were able to have each an everyone of their small guest list participate in their vows by having a "blessings of the rings" ceremony where each atendee was able to 'hold and honor' the couples rings before they were exchanged.
-The brides' Mother acted as Maid of Honor as the grooms' Father acted as Best Man.
-All of the fish served during the dinner reception at Casa Marlin was caught off shore in the Pacific Ocean the very same day.
The photos of this day, captured by inWhite
member, Carla Ten Eyck
are truly magical and (almost) make us feel like we are there among the guests in a tropical paradise.
The couple shared their first dance by the resorts large infinity pool that overlooks a lagoon, lush vegetation and the pacific ocean. And after the evenings' festivities got underway- everyone, including the bride and groom, ended up in that spectacularÂ pool.
Congratulations to our friends, Mandi and Dan, we were truly honored to be a part of your incredibly special day.
You can also see this wedding featured in the latest issue of Inside Weddings magazine, the pages are on our blog here
If like us, you can't get enough of this wedding, you can watch Mandi and Dan's wedding by Vintage Cinema
Bridal Gown:Â Modern Trousseau
Bridal Boutique:Â The White Dress by the shore
Cake/Catering: El Buensabor Chef Privado and Catering Service
Consulting: Candice Coppola forÂ Jubilee Events
Floral Design:Â Datura: a modern garden
Invitations:Â Renaissance Writings
Jewelry:Â Portobello JewelersÂ
Linens:Â Eventos Boadicea
Photography:Â Carla Ten Eyck
Rehearsal Dinner:Â The Terrace Lounge at Los Suenos Resort Marina Village
Rentals:Â Eventos Boadicea
Venue:Â Casa Marlin at Los SuenosÂ
Videography:Â Vintage Cinema