The 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.
The 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.
The bride has a little fun and really goes for it with her “something blue” – these bright and perky peep toe sandals.
This 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.
One of their dearest friends Abby created their bright and cheery invitations.
The groom came up with this clever crossword puzzle to keep the guests on their toes.
They also created this blackboard seating chart.
Beach Jewish Wedding Ceremony
The 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.
This wedding was relaxed and casual right down to the vibrant bridesmaids dresses – no stiff, constricting fashion for these girls. And they look great, too!
Their signed ketubah, featuring fruit-sprouting trees, makes everything official.
Their tablescapes feature fresh picked flowers with clean, white linen. The bright natural vibe was the perfect setting for guests’ sunglasses.
What a lovely and picturesque wedding. Mazel Tov Senor and Senora Rosen!
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