Linda & Justin

Linda’s wedding was truly straight out of a tropical fairy tale.  From her family flying in from all over the world to attend, to that incredible gown that would have made Cinderella green with envy!  Photographer Madison Baltodano did an amazing job of capturing all the special moments, not to mention Linda’s smile that just wouldn’t quit!

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Hair:  Famous Points Beauty

Planner:  Tropical Occasions

Brooke & Drew

I love the few hours I get to spend in the room with the bride getting her and her best girls ready.  The mood is always charged with energy.  Everyone’s festive.  They’re laughing, dancing, exchanging memories and hugs, and of course, drinking champagne!
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Brooke and Drew had the most beautiful, playful chemistry between them, which really came through in their photos.

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Photographer:  A Brit and  A Blonde

Romantic Costa Rica Wedding Styled Shoot

Was so much fun to work with so many talented people on a styled photo shoot at one of my favorite beaches here in Costa Rica, Playa Danta.  The shoot was recently featured on the wedding blog Wedding Sparrow.

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Photography: Brandi Smyth | Coordinator: Barbara Boutin | Florist & Stylist: Events Artisans | Hair: Victoria Alfaro

Shannon & Willie

Shannon & Willie fell in love during their first trip here to Costa Rica so naturally, this is where they decided to tie the knot.   Wedding Make Up Artist Maravilla Make Up Costa Rica Tamarindo Wedding Make Up Artist Maravilla Make Up Costa Rica TamarindoWe had met for a trial session a few days prior to the wedding, so on wedding day, we were all set to make Ms. Shannon the most beautiful her!  It was important to her (and Willie!) that she have a natural beachy look and not look overly made up.  With those big blue eyes and that killer smile, my job was easy:) Wedding Make Up Artist Maravilla Make Up Costa Rica Tamarindo

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Planner:  Four Winds Wedding
Hair:  David Miles
Photos: Marisa McBride Photography

Helen & Alex

I met with Helen the day before the wedding for a trial session, which I love doing because it gives the bride and I relaxed time to try on her look and work out any kinks ahead of the rushed wedding day prep session.  Helen and Alex had a pre-wedding photo shoot scheduled right after our session with the super talented Jonathan of Costa Vida Photography.

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Helen and Alex have the cutest story of how they fell in love.  They’ve known each other since grade school – Alex always having a crush on Helen.  But it wasn’t until many, many years later that Helen took notice … and well – the rest is history.

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Helen’s soft beachy make-up photographed beautifully and thanks to Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, it didn’t even budge after a dip in the pool!

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Helen sent me this lovely review after the wedding:

Thanks so much, Tricia! I have honestly never had better make up. You are SO talented… it was such a pleasure!  We actually ended up jumping in the pool at the end of the night and somehow my makeup stayed perfectly in tact!!

 Wedding planner:  FourNineTeen Weddings

Katja & William

After having worked with Katja in her capacity as an event coordinator for Four Winds Weddings, it was a pleasure to have her ask me to do the make-up for her and William’s nuptials.

You’d never know it by looking at the photos, but as we were finishing up, the biggest, darkest, loudest thundering clouds I’ve seen so far here in Costa Rica (and that’s saying a lot!) barreled in and dumped Armageddon style rainfall and lightening bolts!!  We both sort of shrugged and said hopefully it will pass by ceremony time.  Which, thankfully it did and provided them with an amazingly beautiful sunset ceremony.

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Photography:  Jonathan Cooley – Costavida Photo

Hair by Nick

Noelle & Will

Noelle, a stunning natural beauty, opted for soft make-up that enhanced “her” make-up.

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Another bride who let me know the make-up didn’t budge even after hopping in the pool!  No racoon eyes – yay!!

Wedding Planner:  FourNineTeen Weddings

Hair:  Victoria Alfaro

This wedding was featured on the Brides Without Borders and La Bride website.