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

 

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

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

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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Amazing video by SV3NSKA

Wedding Planner:  Four Winds Weddings

Hair:  Victoria Alfaro

Gillian & Anthony

I met with Gillian a few days prior to the wedding for a trial session so when we got together on the wedding day, we were relaxed and ready to go!  She had 6 of her closest friends in her bridal party — handing out with them for the day, getting them all lovely was a day full of laughing and true friendship.

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Watching the video from the ever talented Jonathan Yonkers, you’ll get a glimpse into exactly how love filled this wedding was.

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This wedding was featured on the Ruffled Blog.
Hair:  Victoria Alfaro
Planner:  Tropical Occasions
Photographer:  Chloe Murdoch