Courtney + Justin’s Costa Rica Destination Wedding

When A Brit and a Blonde send us anything, I just know it’s going to be spectacular.  They have a way of capturing moments and sharing beautiful stories that make you feel like you were there sharing the experience.  And once again, they have not disappointed!  And boy are you going to enjoy this experience!  They joined Courtney and Justin in Costa Rica for an amazing destination wedding that was more than just a Scrabble inspired extension, it was the full circle completion of their single lives.  From the photographer, Jessica:

Courtney & Justin first laid eyes on each other in Nosara, Costa Rica. A super lovely, quiet surf village. Courtney walked into the lobby of the Harmony Hotel and they started talking and the rest is history. So for their wedding, they knew they had to have a destination wedding and bring their friends and fam to the place where they first met. We recreated the first time they met for their first look and it was so lovely.

Courtney + Justin's Costa Rica Destination Wedding

This wedding is so full of scorching details far beyond the sunny, tropical locale! Courtney is so beyond stunning in a drool worthy Claire Pettibone gown and her veil which was a gift from her designer friend at Veil Trends.  (It’s so good to have friends with cool jobs!) To add a cool new spin on a seaside ceremony, Courtney and Justin had a seashell wish ceremony where.  Each guest chose a shell as they entered and came up during the ceremony to place a “wish shell” in a gorgeous glass vase.  What a beautiful keepsake to cherish forever! And let’s not forget the DIY that makes this wedding  no joke double .  Each Scrabble name plate and sign were created by bride Courtney.  And those exquisite embroidered napkins?  Yep!  That’s DIY diva Courtney too!  She embroidered them all herself while her lovely mother created the most perfect ring pillow.  Her beautiful blush bridesmaids also helped to create all of the bouquets and floral arrangements.

Now I’m not sure what the highest possible Scrabble score is, but Courtney and Justin got it.  Talk about rack management!  Combining perfect photography of A Brit and a Blonde with a dream Costa Rican destination, some scrumptious looking drinks, a little Scrabble style and lot of high style they’ve created a not soon-to-be forgotten day in my book.  Thank you A Brit and Blonde for sharing this amazing event.  Congratulations Courtney and Justin!

Vendor Information:

Date: June 16, 2012

Location: Costa Rica

Photographer: A Brit and A Blonde

Event Planner:  Nosara Weddings & Events

Pre Ceremony Location:  Harmony Hotel

Reception Venue:  Vista del Paraiso

Dress Designer:  Claire Pettibone

Veils and headpieces:  Veil Trends

Shoes:  Fibi & Clo

Jewelry:  Anthropologie
Other:  Sassi Holford
Bridemaids Dresses: Macy’s, Anthropologie with belt by The Limited, KM Collections by Milla Bell, Lush ‘Harper’
Flower Girl Dress and headpiece: Dress Baby Beautiful, JPicone
Tuxedo and Mens Attire:  Express
Paper Props:  Travelers Paperie

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