I don’t have the opportunity to feature many destination weddings on Once Wed, so when I came across Kiley and Patrick’s wedding in Costa Rica I couldn’t wait to share it with you. There is so much to love about this wedding, but it was the bride and groom’s impeccable, classic style which first caught my eye…

We decided on Costa Rica because it was the most cost effective way to have a beautiful wedding. We didn’t realize until halfway through planning that it really was the wedding of our dreams, and we wouldn’t have done it any other way! We kept costs down in several ways, like providing our own playlist for the reception, and having our dear friends play music at at the ceremony — Patrick is a musician, as are many of our friends and family. The best part: once we said “I do” we were already on our honeymoon!

Green Wedding Tie

Costa Rica Wedding Venue

Cotton Wedding Tie

Accordian Wedding Ideas

Destination Bridesmaid Dresses

Ruffle Wedding Shrug

Costa Rica Wedding Photographer

Ruffle Wedding Capelet

Comfort Studio Wedding Photography

Ruffle Wedding Dress

Photography: Comfort Studio

Coordination: Samantha Kohn of Events and Weddings Costa Rica

Flowers: ArtFlower

Venue: Pacifico Beach Club in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

Dress: J Crew

Shrug: Foley & Corinna


Comments (34)

Alison @ The Knotty Bride | Reply

I’m so touched by this wedding! It’s so simple and soft, and those are the picture of elegance. Lovely feature!

forget.me.knot.weddings | Reply

That dress is amazing and the images capture this day perfectly!

Miss D | Reply

Oh my god, this is so lovely elegant and soft! I am considering Costa Rica for my honey moon!!
Great post and great photography!

Love from Spain

Miss D

Rebecca | Reply

Sigh! SO beautiful. What a dreamy wedding.

Color Collective | Reply

So, so pretty!! I love the colors, and simplicity of both the wedding and the photographs!!

chelsea {oh, my deer!} | Reply

oh my! i’m in love. i’m especially crushing on that photograph of the wedding party on the beach. well done!

elizabeth | Reply

i love the customized jcrew dress – so pretty and special!

Kevi Klassed | Reply

Beautiful! where are the guy’s ties from?

emily | Reply

Hey Kevi

CR by Clubroom



Will | Reply

Ooooh this really is simply stunning. Gorgeous wedding. Thanks for sharing.

Album Boutique Team | Reply

I love all the expressions in these pictures – what a stunning couple! Thanks for sharing and congratulations to Kiley and Patrick!

F @ sanebrideadvice.blogspot.com | Reply

SO beautiful…i absolutely adore . The couple is so in love and i love the green accents. Thanks for sharing!

lizz | Reply

those ties are amazing! any idea where they came from?

nicole b. | Reply

What a gorgeous dress. And a dream location, for sure. Beautiful photographs – I especially love the last one. Thanks for sharing.

kristi@lovelyvelo | Reply

everything about this is exquisite… PURA VIDA as they say in Costa Rica!

and flowers pick themselves | Reply

i adore that shade of green. lovely.

xo Alison

Becoming Mrs. Ford | Reply

The light in the photo of the bridal party is just stunning.

Chasa | Reply

I love the lighting of the photography! So radiant and soft. The ruffle’s on her dress are so fun :)

Emily @ Peach & Pearl | Reply

Love that kelly green and her dress! Just dreamy…

Engageology | Reply

The bride and groom are so sweet! I love the lighting!

Candice | Reply

Wouldn’t have expected anything less! Truly are an amazing couple and so much in love. So sorry I wasn’t able to make it. I love you little sis and u both stole a place in my heart long ago. Wishing all lifes riches and loves dreams.
your Big Sis, ALWAYS.

Jane @ Wedding Pant Suits Advice | Reply

Love the ruffles on the wedding dress – so pretty. Great photos. Thanks for sharing.

Ashley | Reply

Everything about this wedding is beautiful? Where are the bridesmaids’ dressing from?


Vermont Weddings | Reply

The photography was great!…

Elizabeth @ Dapper Paper | Reply

that dress!

and that shade of green!


naoise | Reply

just love the freshness of this, you can almost feel the seabreeze blowing. totally love the woven tie – any idea where can get one of those for my man?

Adrienne | Reply

I love your dress!! Where did you get it? I gotta know:)

Nate Henderson | Reply

Totally beautiful! The images were so fresh and modern (but in that classic sort of way). Love that closeup shot of the bride’s hand on the grooms chest.

eli | Reply

holey moley that shrug just totally transformed a simple jcrew dress. amazing idea.

Kiley | Reply

The dress is from Jcrew, but it was topped with a shrug from Foley and Corinna — the shrug came first, the hunt for a matching simple gown, second.

The bridesmaid dresses were off the rack from Bloomingdales, which was easy because there were only two bridesmaids, both with fantastic figures!

erika | Reply

what a beautiful dress

Jen | Reply

LOVE. simple, elegant… great colors, great dress. Bravo all around.. I am getting married in Costa Rica next Feb, (using Comfort Studios.. yay!), and this wedding makes me that much more excited!

MWM | Reply

Love the Groom’s suit, where is it from?

wedding manuel antonio | Reply

Hi all! I’m originally from London but am living in Berlin at the moment. Gotta love this site!