Real Costa Rica Wedding by Funkytown Photography

Lisa & Jason had a unique multi-faith celebration at one of Costa Rica's premiere wedding venues, Zephyr Palace in Herradura. Lisa wore her mother's wedding broach as her something old and something borrowed. Her gold sari featured a customized train, a unique feature in Indian wedding attire. The wedding also honored Jason's Jewish traditions and they broke the glass at the end of the ceremony. Guests danced into the night to music from Costa Rica's hippest band, Espresso. Please read below for some insider advice on looking your best in the tropics from Christina Craft of Funkytown Photography.

One thing brides may forget to consider for their destination wedding is planning for hair and make-up that stays fabulous for the duration of the wedding day. Here is some professional insight from destination wedding photographer Christina Craft of Funkytown Photography:

Remember that the tropics create different challenges for your hair and makeup. I highly recommend hiring a local stylist who is used to working with brides in the jungle. In Manuel Antonio where I'm based it can be very humid (think sauna - it's much more hot and humid than even mid-western summers). I've seen the spray-on makeup that looks amazing back in North America literally melt off bride's faces. One tear or sweat drop and there is a huge stain down someone's cheek separating the makeup. I've also seen brides do their own hair and be dismayed that it fell apart because of the humidity.  Stylists in Costa Rica will know the exact products to use to ensure you look perfect. I've yet to see frizzy hair or melting makeup if the bride hired someone experienced with destination weddings in the tropics. In fact, I rarely have to do any additional retouching on women who hire a professional because the makeup lasts so well in the humidity. It's a night and day difference. 

Photography: Funkytown Photography

Venue: Zephyr Palace

Coordinator: Weddings Costa Rica

Florists: Stylos & Flores

Cake: Mariposa Pastry

Band: Espresso