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#1 ma_ung

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    Posted 22 July 2008 - 11:46 AM

    Hi everyone,

    We're planning to wed. Feb. 2010 in Costa Rica, but we're having a difficult time deciding on a location. We would like to be married on the the beach and have our reception on the beach or outdoors. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Also has anyone heard of "Weddings Costa Rica" wedding coordinator? If so, what have you heard about them? I feel so overwhelmed at this point!

    #2 KellyMN

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      Posted 22 July 2008 - 11:57 AM

      Hi there,

      I was at a friends wedding right outside of Tamarindo in May. It was lovely! Tamarindo was a great area because it gave guests many hotel options and there lots of things to do - many bars and restaurants, shopping, great surfing, tours, central location, etc. They were married at Cala Luna on Playa Langosta, which a lovely hotel. The wedding was on the beach and they had a cocktail hour there as well, until it started to rain (rainy season is in May). Later that evening, we went to Bistro Langosta for their reception. They rented out the whole place and had a DJ and lovely dinner. It was great!

      Check out their wedding website at shawnandlisa.com. It will give you an idea of what their wedding was like and prices for different hotel accomodations in the area. I'm sure Lisa wouldn't mind if you were to contact her via email with a couple questions. She had a great wedding coordinator there that set up the DJ, photographer, hair stylist, nail artist, etc.

      And, even more helpful for you to see. I was the videographer - check out the videos on youtube!

      Wedding and Reception:
      YouTube - Shawn and Lisa's Wedding - Part 1
      YouTube - Shawn and Lisa's Wedding - Part 2
      YouTube - Shawn and Lisa's Wedding - Part 3
      YouTube - Shawn and Lisa's Wedding - Part 4
      YouTube - Shawn & Lisa Best Wishes

      Tours:
      YouTube - Costa Rica Buena Vista Combo Tour

      Congrats!

      #3 KellyMN

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        Posted 22 July 2008 - 12:00 PM

        OH... and their photographer was named Richard May - Wedding Photographer in Costa Rica - Richard May Photography

        And, I think the planner was through Weddings Costa Rica.

        #4 ma_ung

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          Posted 22 July 2008 - 12:30 PM

          Thank you so much! The Cala Luna was one of our options. I'm going to look at the links asap.

          #5 CostaRicabound

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            Posted 22 July 2008 - 11:43 PM

            Hi there! We are getting married in Costa Rica also, and decided on Cala Luna. I know we also looked at Punta Islita, but it was too far away. I actually emailed Lisa who got married at Cala Luna, and she was quite helpful. it is such a small world! The wedding coordinator she used was a bit pricey. we are using Silvia from Paradise weddings. Let me know if you want her number.

            #6 ma_ung

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              Posted 23 July 2008 - 12:19 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by CostaRicabound
              Hi there! We are getting married in Costa Rica also, and decided on Cala Luna. I know we also looked at Punta Islita, but it was too far away. I actually emailed Lisa who got married at Cala Luna, and she was quite helpful. it is such a small world! The wedding coordinator she used was a bit pricey. we are using Silvia from Paradise weddings. Let me know if you want her number.
              I would love her number, thank you. Are you having both the ceremony and reception at Cala Luna? Do you know what the pricing on the menu selections are? Sorry for bombarding you with questions. Thank you!

              #7 hollym

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                Posted 15 November 2008 - 05:33 PM

                Hi! I planning a wedding in Jan 2010 and have been looking EVERYWHERE! One place that I'm really interested in is Villas Sol in Costa Rica. It seem relatively inexpensive for the guests and is all inclusive. I don't know anything about the wedding packages though, I was thinking about contacting them. I also know that they will be doing renovations until Nov. 2009 which means when we get there everything will be nice and new. It also might mean, though, that they will raise their prices.
                mattandhollytietheknot.com

                #8 hollym

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                  Posted 15 November 2008 - 05:41 PM

                  Sorry, I made a mistake. They're under renovations through Nov. 2008.

                  If you decide to look into this place further let me know and we can help each other!
                  mattandhollytietheknot.com

                  #9 DBrooks

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                    Posted 04 December 2008 - 07:05 PM

                    We just got married on the Papagayo Penninsula in Guantacaste...it was unbelievable. We did it through the Four Seasons and they took care of everything. Married on the beach, rehearsal dinner on the beach, reception in the Presidential Suite, A-M-A-Z-I-N-G and reasonable. If you go through the New York Sales Office you can get lower room rates and request Julia Giannini as your coordinator, she was perfect. Here's a link to our pics....I wouldn't trade the experience for anything in the world. Not to mention everyone there was sooooo nice. It really was great.

                    http://www.jc2photo.....ideshow0000jpg

                    #10 CTottenhoff

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                      Posted 04 January 2009 - 07:48 PM

                      We just got married in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica on Dec. 20th. We stayed at the Hotel "Si Como No" and had our wedding on the beach. It was beautiful. Our wedding coordinator, Karen & Erin of Tropical Occasions took care of everything for me.

                      A Beautiful Destination Wedding in Costa Rica ~ Orchestrating Details into Exceptional Events

                      If your looking for a great photographer I would recommend Lifetime Digital Imaging. They did our pictures on the beach, and reception.

                      Costa Rica weddings, getting married in Costa Rica, Costa Rica wedding photography, destination weddings

                      If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me directly.
                      carmen@edelson.info

                      Good luck.
                      Carmen




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