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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Sharon & Ernest

It was such a pleasure getting to know Sharon during the planning of her wedding.  Ironically, she was was following me on Instagram under my jewelry boutique and hit me up one day and said “Hey, I think you’re doing my wedding make-up!”  Small world!

I then got to meet her and Ernest late last year when my daughter and I did a jewelry art fair in Southern California not too far from where they lived.  They stopped by our booths and introduced themselves.  (She also purchased her beautiful brass chevron wedding necklace from my daughter’s line, Amaliy Jewelry at that time!)  So by the time her wedding rolled around, it felt like we already knew each other!!

Sharon is an absolute beauty with a smile that lights up a room.  Her wedding style was truly a boho dream from her accessories, to her gorgeous floral crown (the floral artistry of Kirsten of Four Winds Weddings) and of course — that dress by Kite and Butterfly!!  ((drool!))dresBoho Wedding Make Up Artist Costa Rica She could not have been a more radiant bride!
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Wedding Planner:  Four Winds Weddings

Hair:  Victoria Alfaro

Ashley & Adrian

The best wedding day prep sessions are those spent in an ocean view hotel room, with a bride who is beautifully charming and surrounded by a group of her closest friends.  They sip champagne, dance around the room, laugh, joke and celebrate the day!  That’s exactly the day we spent with Ashley.

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Proud Mama and Gorgeous Bride!

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Ashley was kind enough to leave this awesome review on TripAdvisor:

Victoria Alfaro and Tricia Espinoza did my hair and makeup (respectively) as well as the hair and makeup of all my bridesmaids and my mother. I can honestly report that I have never been happier with a professional hairstyle or professionally done makeup than I was with these two ladies – true artists. I HIGHLY recommend them. And, it doesn’t hurt that they are a lot of fun!!

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

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