Carla & David

Carla and David are from Miami, but her family is Costa Rican.  So naturally, Costa Rica was the ideal place to celebrate their marriage.

I met Carla a few months prior to the wedding for a trial session and was immediately struck by her incredibly sweet and gentle spirit.  I love that this came through in these beautiful photos by White Diamond.

Costa Rica Wedding Bridal Make-Up Artist Costa Rica Wedding Bridal Make-Up ArtistOn the wedding day, Carla was super calm.  I asked if she was nervous, excited, etc.  She said “No, I’m pretty relaxed.”  And she was!  As we sat down to start her make-up, someone suggested putting on some music.  They put on a  slow, romantic Spanish ballad.  Within 3 notes of the song, tears started rolling down Carla’s cheeks as well as laughter from her and all of us in the room.  She said “Oh my gosh, something less sentimental!”  It was so funny and so cute – and I love that White Diamond caught the moment!

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Planner:  MarAmar

Jamie & Warren

Jamie and Warren, from Southern California, came to beautiful Tamarindo to tie the knot at one of my favorite wedding locations, Pangas.

About an hour before our appointment, all of Costa Rica (and parts of Nicaragua and Panama!) had a power outage.  Rumor was it may be out for as long as 24 hours.  But Jamie, being the laid back kinda’ gal that she is, took it all in stride.  We kept the doors closed (to maintain the previously cooled air) and went about getting her and her sister and mom ready for the ceremony.  As luck would have it, just as we were finishing up, the power came back on.

These ladies looked amazing and White Diamond (as usual) created gorgeous photos to remember the day by.

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Photos:  White Diamond Photography

Keri & Matt

Keri and Matt have been coming to Costa Rica for years and so getting married here seemed like the obvious choice for their special day.
Costa Rica Wedding Bridal Make UpDespite being really early in the rainy season – we had lots of rain and on the wedding day, the sky was cloudy and the water was pouring down most of the day.  But as their luck would have it, just as we were finishing up with hair and make-up, the clouds parted and Mama Nature shone down her bright sun rays on the remainder of their day!
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Photography:  Jonathan Yonkers
Keri left this lovely review for Victoria and I:

“I just wanted to say thank you for the amazing makeup for my wedding.  Everybody looked stunning thanks to you.  Victoria did an amazing job too! You two were so great to work with.”

Renee & Carlos

The sweetest of brides to be.  Renee is from the U.S. and there she met her Brazilian husband to be, Carlos.

I spent a lovely morning and afternoon with her, her mom and Carlos’ family getting them ready for the beach front wedding in Playa Conchal.  Renee has the most brilliant blue eyes, as you can see from the amazing photos taken by Dani Alda.  They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, well Renee’s eyes shone pure happiness, peace and contentment!

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Planner:  Four Nineteen Weddings

Kate & Dane

I had the pleasure of working with Kate on her wedding day and meeting some of her amazing friends and family.  One of the lovely parts of being a wedding make-up artist is the one-on-one time I spend with each woman closest to the bride while doing their make-up.  The contemplation that each has of their time knowing the bride or the special moments they’ve shared with her gives me a great glimpse into her life and character.  
 
Kate’s mom’s toast says it all.  This is truly one of the best toasts I’ve ever heard.

Make-Up:  Maravilla Make-Up
Hair:  Famous Points Beauty
Planner:  Four Nineteen Weddings
Video:  Jonathan Yonkers

Desiree & Alex

What do two people who said to themselves “I’ll never get married!” — then meet the person of their dreams do? They travel half way around the planet from New Zealand to Costa Rica for a very intimate wedding (5 people) and then globe trot through South America and finish up in the Galapagos. 
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Costa Rica Wedding Make Up ArtistPlanner:  Maxwell Weddings
Photos:  Sylvia Guardia

 

Meghan and Adam

Even though I spend such a short time with each bride, sometimes that short time is a very good glimpse into her life.  And in my short time that I spent with Meghan, if I had to sum it up in a short sentence, it would be “She is surrounded by people who love her immensely.”  Costa Rica Wedding Make-Up Artist

I love it when I have a larger bridal party because I get to meet the people closest to the bride and through each of those people, I learn a little bit about her.  Meghan’s closest friends, her bridesmaids really were her biggest cheerleaders and that made me feel amazing to be a part of this day.Costa Rica Wedding Make-Up ArtistAnd let’s just say that view wasn’t half bad!
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Meghan was sweet enough to send me this thank you note after their amazing honeymoon in Guatemala!
“I can’t thank you enough for both your incredible work and your comforting presence that week! Thank you so very much!”