As wedding photographers themselves, Caroline and Ben knew exactly what they wanted for their own big day; to show their guests a good time at their destination wedding in Costa Rica, and for wedding photographers Davina+Daniel to capture it all. Surrounded by luscious tropical hills of Costa Rica and their nearest and dearest, the couple was wed in a celebration at Hotel Mountain Paradise that is pretty much the coolest party you’ve ever seen!
The Couple: Caroline and Ben
The Wedding: 7.27.13 – Hotel Mountain Paradise, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
The Goals: We just wanted for everyone to have a good time!
The Design: There were a few details we cared about, we got our own cake topper (narwhals) and made some signs for the dessert table (more narwhals) but other than that we just wanted it to look nice! We pinned some ideas, our planner pinned some ideas and I let her roll with it.
The Moments: What were our favorite moments? That is an almost impossible question to answer! The day was so perfect to me, everyone was happy, the vows were perfect, my new husband looked amazing, we didn’t mess up our first dance, and it didn’t rain (much!).
The Photographer: Oh gosh! As wedding photographers ourselves wedding photography was a BIG DEAL. We changed our mind a few times because it was a really hard decision to make. We had adored Davina+Daniel’s work for a while but it was when we met them at a photography conference in New Orleans, that we knew we had to work with them. (Editor’s note: Check out Caroline and Ben’s own their amazing work on the CarolinePlusBen’s website!)
The Advice: I know this is common advice but don’t sweat the small stuff, it really doesn’t matter, especially on the big day. Enjoy the day as much as possible and don’t be afraid to shed some tears :)
Thank you Caroline and Ben for sharing your incredible Costa Rica wedding with us!
The Wedding Team:
Event Planner: Four Winds Weddings
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hotel Mountain Paradise
Videographer/Film Maker: Stelly Weddings
Officiant: Our friend Sam
Invitation Designer: Ello There
Catering: Costa Rica Catering
Florist: Four Winds Weddings
Cake: Costa Rica Catering
Wedding Dress: Dress #1 – BHLDN / #2 – Free People
Bridal Accessories: Bracelet & earrings – BHLDN, Veil – Etsy
Groom’s Apparel & Accessories: Suit – Barneys New York
Hair & Makeup: Maravilla Weddings
DJ: dj teemoor
Live Music: Dancers – Hinestera Productions
Dance Instruction: Choreographed dance by Go Dance
Favors: Totes made by ilu.lily designs
Rentals: Eventos Artesanos & Costa Mesa
Rings: Engagement – Kruger’s ; Bands – Eliza Page