Tropical Getaway – A Destination Jewish Wedding in Costa Rica

Beach Wedding Bride Groom ChairsThe Big Apple is one exciting city, but it can be tough to relax with so much going on. Sara and BJ traded their city skyscrapers for sunny tropics for their January Jewish Wedding in Costa Rica. These two New York City lawyers picked the perfect time time of year to shed their winter coats and enjoy the lush vegetation and beautiful beaches. Photography by A Brit and a Blonde.

Destination Jewish WeddingJewish Wedding Costa RicaJewish Wedding First GlanceJewish Wedding GroomThe picture perfect Hacienda Pinilla in Tamarindo was the perfect venue for their over 120 guests. This getaway was all about relaxing and taking the time to dial down their busy lifestyles.

Bright Color Bridal BouquetJewish Wedding DressBlue Wedding ShoesThe bride has a little fun and really goes for it with her “something blue” – these bright and perky peep toe sandals.

Jewish Destination Wedding FavorsThis wedding is filled with lots of handmade and personal touches, many from their dearest friends and family. The custom tags and bags were made by the groom’s mother.

Pink & Blue Tropical Destination Wedding InvitationsOne of their dearest friends Abby created their bright and cheery invitations.

Beach Wedding Programs, Crossword Puzzle & GamesThe groom came up with this clever crossword puzzle to keep the guests on their toes.

Wedding Blackboard Seating ChartThey also created this blackboard seating chart.

Beach Jewish Wedding Ceremony

Jewish Wedding CeremonyBeach Jewish WeddingThe soft and elegant chuppah was held up by bamboo poles.  Having their Rabbi present to marry them was a special part of the big day.

Bright & Colorful Jewish Wedding FlowersDestination Wedding BridesmaidsThis wedding was relaxed and casual right down to the vibrant bridesmaids dresses – no stiff, constricting fashion for these girls. And they look great, too!


Ketubah Tree of LifeTheir signed ketubah, featuring fruit-sprouting trees, makes everything official.

White, Yellow & Pink Wedding CenterpiecesBeach Wedding Sand Table NumbersSunglasses Beach WeddingTheir tablescapes feature fresh picked flowers with clean, white linen. The bright natural vibe was the perfect setting for guests’ sunglasses.

Jewish Beach WeddingWhat a lovely and picturesque wedding. Mazel Tov Senor and Senora Rosen!

Vendor Credits:

Photographer: A Brit & A Blonde
Event Planner: Tropical Occasions
Reception Venue: Hacienda Pinilla
Invitation Designer: Abby Gelfand
Dress Designer: Junko Yoshioka
Other: Hacienda Pinilla Guanacaste
DJ: James Cerne
Shoes: Sperry Top-Sider, Andre Assous
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Imparali Custom Tailors
Bridesmaid Dresses: Tart
Etsy Designer: Rachel Roellke Coddington
Editorial Partner: Two Bright Lights

Written by Lonni Delane