Tropical destination weddings are more popular than ever, and for good reason. Between getting to enjoy the beauty and culture of an incredible travel locale, and the intimate feeling of spending not just one day but a whole vacation with your nearest and dearest, destination weddings can be absolutely magical! I love today’s fashion and flower wedding inspiration photo shoot from Costa Rica, that shows a sophisticated and high fashion take on what a modern destination wedding look can be all about. If glam is your goal, then here are some gorgeous tropical wedding style and venue ideas you’re sure to love!
From stylist and wedding planner, Candice Dowling Coppola of Jubilee Events: Our inspiration for this fashion shoot came from the luxury properties available at Stay in Costa Rica. Beth Chapman, stylist and owner of The White Dress by the shore wanted to create a luxurious, dramatic and romantic look for brides having a destination wedding. The natural landscape of Costa Rica and Los Suenos resort provided us with the majority of the flowers used in the bouquets, designed by Datura: A Modern Garden. Our fashion shoot mixes both a tropical feel and a modern, sophisticated and decadent direction.
The gowns and accessories were shot in the most amazing locations– from the multi-million dollar spanish influenced home of Puesta Del Sol with breathtaking views of the rainforest and three different pays that surround Los Suenos Resort to the modern and swanky digs at Villa Artiv with it’s vintage Louis Vuitton trunk and Pucci chair. All three of these luxurious properties are available for not only accommodations, but also for amazing wedding receptions and ceremonies!
And to see it all in action, here’s a video of the shoot from Jim Altieri of Vintage Cinema
The Photoshoot Team
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck Photography
Locations: Properties from Stay in Costa Rica – Puesta Del Sol, Casa Marlin, Villa Artiv
Creative Direction, Candice Dowling Coppola of Jubilee Events
Fashion Direction / Styling: Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the shore
Floral Design: Tony Palmieri of Datura: A Modern Garden
Beauty: DD Nickel
Cinematography: Jim Altieri of Vintage Cinema
Wedding dresses by: Anne Barge, Amy Kuschel and Augusta Jones from The White Dress by the shore
Jewelry: Tejani and Aquinnah from The White Dress by the shore