It is always awesome when we get to work in our home town of Playa Langosta, Costa Rica. We know these beaches and reef like the back of our hand. Sueno Del Mar is our absolute favorite B&B in Langosta too. Double bonus! For this event, we provided x back bistro chairs, guanacaste wooden tables, gold leaf chargers, gold silverware and the clear tent.
What do you think of when you picture a destination wedding in Costa Rica? Is it a private ceremony surrounded by lush green coast lines with pristine white sand and hardly another soul in sight? Well the truth is that this is an accurate depiction of Costa Rica in the green season. Costa Rica has two distinct seasons, the dry season (December-April) and the green season (May-November). In our area of Guanacaste, their is a dramatic difference in the landscape between these two seasons. Dry season, while dependably sunny, is arid with fields drying out significantly. Below, you will hear our 6 reasons why the green season is the best season to get married in Costa Rica.
1. The Sunsets
The green season is the time when the sky comes alive at sunset. The addition of light fluffy clouds provides the perfect backdrop for wedding portraits that will last a lifetime. Ask any photographer and they will agree, green season sunsets are the best.
2. Flower Petals Love It
While the intense dry season sun is great, it happens to have a pretty negative impact on floral designs. This why we take special caution to prepare and install floral designs later in the day when the sun is lower on the horizon. The green season gives us a little break from the extreme temperatures and sun rays, which allows us to use blooms that would otherwise wilt in the green season. Not only will your bouquets look happier, they will stay that way for the entirety of the event.
3. More Privacy
One of the most amazing parts of Costa Rica is that the beaches are public land. This is the reason that it is so easy to host your beach wedding here. During the dry season, especially during international holidays, the beach can be a busy place. By hosting your event in the green season, there is less of a likelihood for wedding day beachgoers. Sounds pretty nice, right?
4. Not All Months Are Created Equal
Although our green season typically starts in May and lasts until November, May, June, July and August and November offer a great mix of sun and passing shower. Although it does rain during these months, usually the rain comes all at once and typically clears pretty quickly. The month of July has a mini dry season that typically lasts two weeks. If you play your cards right, you can end up with a lush green wedding with no rain clouds in sight. Months to avoid are September and October as this is monsoon season for Western Costa Rica.
5. Go Vertical
We offer 3 different options of event coverage: clear top, white top and stretch tents. Each option provides solid rain coverage without sacrificing style. Our frame tents allow for the integration of vertical fixtures and designs to be hung above the receptions space as well as a uniform structure for installing lighting.
6. Have a Beautiful Wedding and Pay Less
Almost all hotels offer green season rates that are reduced from the normal high season. This means, that you and your guests can have the trip of your dreams and pay less. It's a win win.
We could go on and on. The truth is, maybe you need to come down and see why green season is the best season in Guanacaste.
As we prepare for the 2017 wedding season, we are continuing to expand our rental inventory to now include chargers, plates, flatware and stemware for events throughout Costa Rica. In addition, we have two new seating options: vintage phoenix chairs and cafe bistro chairs and a gorgeous new vintage Turkish Kilim rug. Lastly, we recently added a premium event tent and a stylish dance floor.
Elopements are some of our favorite events to design. Since it is typically just the bride and groom, we are able to work with some amazingly unique locations that would be inaccessible for larger groups. Our designs are typically inspired by the new and unique landscapes and they help to re-fuel our creative tanks.
Ashton and Adam wanted something simple and sweet, so we put most of the impact in Ashton's bridal bouquet. We also planned a small picnic with champagne, local snacks and a delicious cheesecake for them to enjoy at the foot of the water
Eventos Artesanos event decor and floral designs from Sharon and Ernest's destination wedding in Tamarindo have been featured in the wedding issue of Ego Magazine. Check out all the lovely details here: https://issuu.com/casagaleria/docs/ego_41 . Skip to page 105 to see the full 5 page feature. Photography by Costa Vida Photography
New for 2016 and just in time for rainy season. Starting late May, Eventos Artesanos will be offering premium frame tents. Our new tents feature a high tension, sleek design and are rated for high winds. They are offered in two options, clear with white trim and ultra white. They come in 4 size options: 6m x 6m, 6m x 9m, 6m x 12m and 6m x 15m.
Also, we now have a custom built dance floor. Our dance floor is currently available for installations in costal Guanacaste. It is available in 3 size options: 2.5m x 5m, 3.6m x 5m and 5m x 5m.
Sharon and Ernest incorporated so many details into their event that we had to bring in extra tables just to accommodate them. Although there were lots of elements, our team of stylists were able to weave the design together seamlessly. The soft floral crown added a pop of color and a boho chic vibe to the brides fabulous look. Photos by Costa Vida Photography
We were recently contacted by Brandi Smyth, a talented film photographer based in Louisiana. Since we are always looking to for new outlets of creativity, we thought that working with her on this styled shoot would be challenging (in the best of ways) and inspiring. For floral designs, we went with a whimsical garden abundance theme, incorporating curly-que vines and textures into a monochromatic handheld design. The table was adorned with taper candles, slabs of wood, fine china and stemware. The cake was styled on stacked teak lounge tables with one of our dove grey runners. This week, the shoot was featured on Wedding Sparrow, a hip UK wedding blog.
This event had all the details of a carefully curated Pinterest board. From the handpicked antique vases to the artfully decorated naked cake, everything came together better then we could have imagined. Congratulations to the happy couple!
Talia and Aaron fell in love with the idea of sharing their nuptials under the large Matapalo Tree. Being chic New Yorkers, the two of them were also very style consciece. We styled the event with floral and decor items with textures and shapes that reflected the modern geometric stationary and chalkboard.
Event Rentals | Floral Design | Event Rentals: Eventos Artesanos
Photography: Costa Vida Photography
Jamie and Adam came to us with a vision of a festive party that incorporated the surroundings of Costa Rica, but did it in a non-flashy way. We recommended the woodland chic design aesthetic which is notable for the use of green foilage and wooden elements. Our lacey green floral designs were grounded with our teak wooden boxes and controted driftwood and softened with the use of nested succulants and airplants. The altar was framed with two our our handmade tinajas (large floral urns). For the reception, our vintage cafe bistro lights were suspended between two palapas and provided soft light for the seated dinner. Following dinner, the group danced the night away.
Photographer: Costa Vida Photography
Wedding Coordination: Four Winds Weddings & Events
It always feels amazing to transform a blank canvas into a beautiful wedding reception. When Brittany and Bill decided to host their destination wedding in Playa Langosta (near Tamarindo), they new that they were looking for natural decor, beautiful cafe lighting, exotic lounge seating, fun games and a cute beach bar. When they discovered our site, they contacted us right away and we created a plan to make their wedding dreams a reality. Rental items included: Guanacaste Wooden Tables, Teak Benches, Bamboo Altar, Cornhole Game, Pura Birra Beach Bar, Custom Designed Chalk Art, Cafe String Lighing, Hand Painted Animal Place Card Holders, Handwoven Hmong Hemp and Cotton Table Runners, Beach Lounge with Wicker Pillows and Teak Tables, Custom Direction Sign, Marquee Love Sign, Dessert Table Styling and Custom Floral Designs. Here are some detail photos provided by Costa Vida Photography
Eventos Artesanos recently colaborated with Four Winds Weddings & Events and Costa Vida Photography on a styled shoot in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. This shoot was recently featured in Junebug Weddings, one of the top wedding blogs in North America. We had several items custom built for this shoot including our new Teepee and our Pura Birra Beach Bar. The shoot featured our teak tables set low with our bohemian table runners, wicker cushions and custom floral designs.
We have recently partnered with the best tent provider in Costa Rica to offer a complete yet custom wedding package that includes luxury wedding furniture, lighting, floral designs, decor and now stretch canopies. Canopies not only keep your guests dry, they also keep everyone shaded in the dry season. Your floral designs and photographer will thank you for it too. The beautiful difused light is perfect for table detail shots and the tent provides a perfect network of loops to hang perfect cafe or globe lantern string lights. Here are a few photos from our last few events with these beautiful canopies.
After the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the beach and watched the sun set.
Photography: Costa Vida Photography
We are so fortunate to work with amazing wedding vendors. It is through great teamwork that our events get accepted for publication in some of our favorite international wedding blogs. Junebug Weddings is one of our all time favorite blogs as they do a great job curating the images that you see in the feature. They also feature testimonial from the bride, which is always a great way to judge the overall experience of the wedding (not just the looks). This wedding featured our floral designs, Guanacaste wooden tables, handwoven Hmong hemp table runners, vintage handwoven table runners, teak benches, teak wooden boxes, teak cocktail tables, cafe lighting and hand selected driftwood for the altar and table.
Photo Credit: Jade and Matthew Take Pictures
Wedding Planner: Four Winds Weddings & Events
Eventos Artesanos is proud to announce the we are in the process of constructing the popular French Bistro chair and bringing them to events throughout Costa Rica. This popular destination wedding chair features high quality hardward and solid oak construction. The classic x-back chair design adds a subtle sophisiticated accent to the entire event design. The chairs are slated for completion in January and we are taking orders for events in Mid January 2015. We are creating 100 chairs, so we can handle events large and small. Contact us now for pricing and ordering information.
Jennifer and James celebrate their nuptials at a mountaintop villa in NosaraRead More
Our Guanacaste wooden tables have been featured in Brides magazine. If you don't already have a copy, you can see the spread here. Que Linda, Verdad? This event took place in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica, just up the road from our office.
Photography: Comfort Studio
We have been working with Diane for over a year with her wedding rentals, floral and event styling. In the begining, our correspondances started with a simple email "I would like to rent pretty much everything that you have". Well, emails like these never fail to get our attention. As time went on, we were able to craft a look and feel that was cohesive with Diane's wedding vision. She was looking to incorporate fall colors and a dark floral palate into her Nosara wedding. We think that it turned out pretty stellar.
Photography: Costa Vida Photography
We are so proud to see our artisan wedding items grace the home page of Style Me Pretty Destination today. For this event, our teak benches, guanacaste wooden tables, teak boxes, table runners, floral designs and event lighting was all incorporated into this farm ceremony and hilltop villa to help transform this space into an intimate, organic feeling event that was an embodiement of all that Costa Rica has to offer as a destination wedding location. Pura Vida!