Jess and Wes’s ‘Boho Chic’ Micro Beach Wedding in Costa Rica by Adri Mendez Photography

Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend? Was there anything wedding related happening? Any friends or family getting married, or was it your wedding? If so I hope it all went perfectly and you had the most magical day. This weekend was a good one for me. I went to the theatre with Nik to watch Dirty Dancing on Saturday night, it was Amazing! It’s the third time I’ve seen it and it was brilliant as always! Then on Sunday it was Dexter’s electric guitar concert which was so good! Now with one week left before the schools break up for the summer holidays it’s anther busy week at Boho HQ. I am busy prepping articles for the next few weeks, making sure you have lots of content while I am juggling child care for the next 6 weeks! I am starting the week with this beautiful tropical wedding full of the most stunning decoration and gorgeous little details. Jess and Wes were married on 29th January in Costa Rica. Held on a beach with a sand ceremony which was touching and just perfect, followed by an intimate dinner inside and then reception on the beach. The whole day was pure wedding perfection, planned by Mil Besos Costa Rica and captured by Adri Mendez Photography.

Meghan from Mil Besos tells us all about the day

This wedding weekend was jam-packed with fun and adventure. Two days before the wedding was actually the groom’s birthday so they had a bunch to celebrate. On his birthday, they had a quick wedding rehearsal followed by a catamaran cruise along the coast of Tamarindo to explore the beautiful sights in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Everyone enjoyed cocktails and snacks on the boat before coming back to shore to see the town at night!

The morning of the wedding was beautiful. The sun was shining as everyone started to get glam. The girls were all dressed in fun floral robes before getting into their blush gowns. The bride braided in a bunch of wildflowers into her sun kissed hair and well as their younger daughter’s hair and all of the wedding party had a few too! Her finely beaded gown with a flowy skirt fit her so perfectly. Her personality matched, she was so poised yet fun and free-spirited.

The ceremony was decorated in a beach-chic boho wedding style. There was a beautiful green rug at the alter under a modern gold metal arbor decorated with brass potted plants around the base. The geometric arbor was accented with white flowers, greenery, and small touches of pampas. A lantern shined in the sun on one side of the couple and a large basket vase with pampas grass on the other side helped to balance the setting. The guests sat in their wooden chairs and the celebrant reminded them that this was an unplugged ceremony.

As the bride showed up, all of the guests stayed steated because guests do not stand when the bride enters at a Jewish wedding. She glided down the aisle to the sandy shore to meet her handsome groom. Wes wore a beachy hat and had the biggest grin on his face. They exchanged vows that reflected their personalities and love story, then smashed the glass as in Jewish tradition. After their first kiss as husband and wife, they headed straight to the beach to watch the clouds come in.

Since this was a micro wedding with a more intimate guest list, the couple decided on a served dinner where guests could make their dinner selections at the table. All 32 guests sat at one long teak table with a tables cape mixed with amber glass elements, vintage brass vases, and gold prisms with mixed candles. There were macramé table runners with starburst chargers and gold flatware. Palm leaf napkins for that pop of green. It was a beach chic wedding dream.

After dinner, everyone headed back to the breezy shore for the rest of the reception. They stood under the string lights on the beach and gazed up to the starry sky. Everyone was drinking cocktails and taking silly photos with the VW bus photo booth. We placed two leather poufs outside of the bus and a pampas grass vase which looked awesome in the night light. For dessert, there were donuts of all kinds – glazed, chocolate, and lemon decorated with dots and stripes in ivory, blush, light pink, and light green.

We decorated the swing under the tree with floral touches and the bride swang whimsically in the moonlight. It was a great intimate beach wedding and ending to a weekend full of celebration.



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