Marisa & Josh

I met with Marisa prior to her wedding to do a trial make-up session.  She had a pre-ceremony photo shoot scheduled so it worked out well that she’d have her make-up done for those photos as well.

I love when the bride chooses to do a trial session.  It gives us an opportunity to meet face-to-face after months of chatting on-line, and provides a non-rushed environment to get to know each other a bit more and work on the desired look.  The wedding day is much more relaxed knowing we’re on track with the timing and both confident of what the desired look will be. 

The wedding day started out stormy, with rain and heavy thunder.  Marisa stayed calm, and as the day progressed, the parts clouded and the rain Gods made way for the famous Costa Rica sunset.

Marisa’s very kind review:  “Tricia is a true master! She did my makeup for my wedding in Costa Rica, and I couldn’t have been happier with the results. Everything throughout the process starting with booking the appointment to the day of the wedding was easy and stress free. I showed her a few photos of the look I was going for and told her what colors I felt most comfortable wearing, and she nailed the look. I was also really impressed with how fast she was! Even during the trial session, she was punctual, very efficient, and she was done in about 30 minutes. If you’re looking for a make up artist who’s beyond talented, really friendly and cool, and affordable then work with Tricia!?”

Hair:  Famous Points Beauty

Planner:  Four Nineteen Weddings

Photos:  Daniel Lopez Perez

Paula and Tuto

Both Paula and Tuto are young doctors (interpreted “no time to barely even sleep”), so much of the planning and coordinating was done by her amazing mom, Lily.

Paula, (again because she’s a young doctor) doesn’t usually devote lots of time to dolling herself up for work!  So getting to meet her for her trial session and the wedding day was extra fun because of course she wanted to look like herself, very natural, but it was also really important that she look like she was getting married that day as well.  😉  With those big blue eyes and dark hair, it wasn’t a hard task to bring out the best in her with minimal make-up.

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Lily sent these kind words after the wedding which made me smile from ear to ear:

(English below:) “No quería que pasara un día mas sin agradecerles el cariño y dedicación con el que nos atendieron a todas el sábado. Paula se veía espectacular, creo que no pudimos haber escogido mejores personas. Les cuento que la ceremonia estuvo preciosa y la fiesta también. Todas pasamos hasta el final perfectamente maquilladas.  Gracias por haber contribuido a que este día fuera tan especial, y a que todas nos viéramos como princesas desde el fondo de mi corazón.”

“I didn’t want another day to pass without thanking you for the caring and dedication with which you attended us all on Saturday. Paula looked spectacular, we could not have picked better people.  The ceremony was beautiful and the party too. We all went to the finish perfectly made-up. Thank you for contributing to make this day so special, and for all of us to look like princesses from the bottom of my heart.”

Planner:  Four Nineteen Weddings
Hair Styling:  Famous Points Beauty
Photographer:  Sylvia Guardia

Teresa & Ben

Even though it rained on and off the afternoon of their wedding (much later in the season than it normally would have!), that certainly didn’t stop Teresa & Ben from celebrating their wedding with anything less than smiles and lots and lots of love!
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Planner:  Mil Besos

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

Bohemian Styled Shoot

In October, I participated in a styled wedding photo shoot organized by the talented wedding planner Kirsten of Four Winds Weddings and her husband Jonathan of Costa Vida Photography.  The shoot took place at a breath-taking location named El Chante (Costa Rican slang for “the house”) nestled up in the hills overlooking the Tamarindo bay and estuary.  This time of year the only word that comes to mind when taking in the view is “LUSH”.  
I was super excited because not only did we do the make-up and hair for the beautiful model, Pam, but I also provided my tribal etched brass cuffchunky leather ring and etched brass leaf necklace for the shoot, which is awesome because for years I’ve intended to mesh the wedding styling business with my jewelry business.  My jewelry obviously isn’t “traditional” wedding jewelry — so this styled shoot was a perfect fit for the bohemian bride looking for elegantly handmade boho jewelry.
We set up to do the make-up on the fabulous deck of one of the villas surrounded by beautiful Indonesian carved furniture and doors on one side, and the stunning panoramic view on the other.  I have definitely worked in worse places.  So pretty!
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I don’t think I could have better captured the way I envision my jewelry being worn if I had thought up the whole shoot myself.  And the hair and make-up turned out so beautiful.  It was so much fun to work on this creative shoot!  Thanks to Kirsten for her amazing eye and style!!
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Hair by Nick