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

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

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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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

Grace & Stephen

After 8 years together, Grace and Stephen tied the knot at the amazingly stylish, El Mangroove Hotel in Papagayo. Grace’s styling was a beautiful mix of glamour, beach and boho.

These two, along with their friends and family, definitely knew how to have a good time.   Be sure to watch the video….you’ll know what I mean 🙂

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Videographer:  Jonathan Yonkers

Planner: FourNineteen Weddings

Hair:  Victoria Alfaro

Liza & Jairo

I absolutely loved the location that Liza and Jairo chose for their special day.  A restaurant named La Luna on the lovely beach Playa Pelada right outside Nosara.   Kirsten from Four Winds Weddings did an amazing job of transforming this location into a dream wedding site (check out her pix on her blog)– all of which was captured by Jonathan of Costa Vida Photography.  I wanted to show these things off as well as make-up on the lovely (and funny as hell!) bride, Liza.

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