Pura Vida Costa Rican Wedding Inspiration
The stunning Costa Rican beaches lend themselves beautifully to a nature-inspired wedding backdrop. Today's beauty by film photographer Brandi Smyth provides the perfect mix of 'beach' and 'elegant' inspiration for any bride! One of our favorite design elements is the ridiculously gorgeous fine art style wedding cake... is it possible to be too pretty to eat? We also love the simplistic, yet lovely stationery by Wedding Sparrow favorite All Things Lovely Paper Co...
From Brandi Smyth: "Pura Vida - means Pure Life. But to the people of Costa Rica it has a much stronger and universal meaning. It can mean "thank you", "your welcome" , "hello", "good bye" - its a simple way to say many different things. Its a word with a hug that comes from a place of simplicity and love for others. When traveling to Costa Rica and planning this shoot we wanted to try and encompass that short but meaningful phrase. We mixed the Costa Rican coast with natural & simplistic elements to create what we feel is Pura Vida."
Photography: Brandi Smyth | Film Lab: Film Box Lab | Gown: Dress Theory | Stationery: All Things Lovely Paper Co. | Accessories: Silk & Willow | Coordinator: Barbara Boutin | Florist & Stylist: Events Artisans | Venue: Las Catalinas | Hair: Victoria Alfaro | Makeup: Tricia Espinoza