Words of Gratitude

So much of our business has been built on referrals from our happy Brides and Grooms.. Thank you for the love.


Amanda and Scott

Dear Misty, Thank you, thank you for all you’ve done to assist with our wedding! We were able to (try to) relax and trust that we were in good hands down here. Thank-you for the countless back and forth emails, our phone chats and all the pricing + research. You are a lovely wedding planner and fantastic at your job. Thanks!!

Rachel and Sandy

Thank you for putting our vision together even more perfectly than we could ever imagine! You rock!!


The Pura Vida Weddings team was terrific to work with on my daughter’s wedding in Tamarindo. The wedding morphed from a very small affair to a more involved event with 25 guests and Pura Vida Weddings’ honesty and guidance in navigating through all the many many details made all the difference to me. I was truly able to relax and enjoy seeing my daughter get married, confident that the team was handling everything. The ceremony and dinner on the beach were beautiful, and I would recommend Pura Vida Weddings to anyone!

 – Michigan, USA

Keah and Chris

I have been sitting here thinking about how to write this letter to you for the last couple of days… I don’t even know where to begin or how to thank you enough. I want to thank you so much for everything you have done! My wedding day couldn’t have been more perfect than it was. From the photographer, flowers, food, setting, ceremony and reception… EVERYTHING was absolutely AMAZING!!! A dream! I felt like the luckiest girl in the world. I had my dream wedding and you made it happen. Thank you so much for letting me email, vent and change my mind over the last 14 months. I was so terrified going into it not knowing really how the outcome would look, but everything was above and beyond what I expected. You have such a gift at what you do… thank you so much! I don’t know if I will ever be able to truly express how beautiful, amazing, and on point March 12th was for me… us (Chris and I), and all my family and friends that made the loooooong trip down to Tamarindo, Costa Rica for us. I have memories, beautiful, dreamlike memories I get to take with me for the rest of my life. It was a fairytale! I thank you so much Pura Vida Weddings!

– Olympia, Washington

Mandy & Walker

We were married on June 16 at Bahia de Sol. Pura Vida Weddings did a wonderful job. We could not have been more pleased. Everything was perfect. She did everything to our liking, even down to the cake with buttercream icing!!! Thank you for making our day a day we will always remember.
 – Athens, Ga.

Mark and Bridgett

I want to start by saying you did an amazing job! Everything from the flowers, beach decor, table decor, band, guitar trio and cake were just as I imagined if not better. You went above and beyond my expectations in every aspect. All of my requests were met and all of your suggestions were perfect. Each and every vendor you work with are very professional and attentive. Everyone from the photographer, hair dresser, and hotel staff were wonderful. I can honestly say that you helped make an already memorable day one that we will never forget!! Every single one of our guests commented on what an outstanding job you did with the planning and execution of our wedding day. Each person at some point made a point to tell me just how beautiful everything turned out and we have you to thank for that!
Mark and I just can’t thank you enough for everything! We truly know it couldn’t of been any more perfect of a day! Finally, thank you so very much for all the hard work and for making our special day such a beautiful, stress free day!!

Dallas and Monica Rosevear

Dallas and I want to sincerely thank-you for helping make our wedding day perfect. The beautiful flowers, Einar, the trio, …… It was just how we pictured it only better. All the best!

Mark and Karen

Our pictures help remind us of how thankful we are that we chose Costa Rica and how grateful we are to you for making it all happen with even more beauty and style than we could have hoped for.

Tonya and Clark

You went above and beyond what we expected. Planning our wedding was unbelievably simple. We could never have done it without you Pura Vida Weddings. Thank you.

Steve and Helen

Our wedding could not have been any more perfect! The sunset was glorious, the weather perfect, the flowers gorgeous and everything was brought together to make it a dream come true. Thank you and we will be back for our anniversary!

Ashley and Will

We just wanted to say thank you again for everything. Our wedding could not have been any more perfect! We appreciate all of the hard work that you put into making our big day so special.

Brian and Ashley

Hey Pura Vida Weddings!  How are you? We made it home to ice, snow and cold Just fine. Costa Rica was amazing and the wedding could not have been anymore perfect. You have made the entire progress painless, effortless, and simple for me, the bride. There was not a moment that I felt nervous that something was going to go wrong. You dotted the I’s and crossed the T’s. Talking to you over email was simple. You got back to me amazingly fast and answered all my questions with awesome knowledge. You have for sure chosen the right job in life. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making a very improtant day beautiful and easy! Thanks again and we are forever in your debt.
– Dec. 2008


Again, thank you for everything! I am recommending you and a Costa Rican wedding to everyone!

Maisie and Steve

“You provided a professional service that met all our expectations. You gave wise advice and guidance when we needed them, showed strong communications skills, and provided excellent wedding coordination services. You also have a wonderful personality to boot!
I’m sure most couples share the same concerns we had when we first set out to find a coordinator for a destination wedding: Is the wedding coordinator legitimate? Will she understand what type of wedding we’re looking for? Most importantly for us – does she communicate well?
You quickly gained our trust from the start, quelling our concerns. In addition, we felt you were sincerely interested in helping us. We relied heavily on your advice and guidance and had confidence that you understood us.
From the hotel, photographer, musicians and DJ you suggested, right down to helping me decide what necklace to wear, your advice was great. You took good care of us from the beginning of the planning stage to the last dance at our wedding. Your services made our wedding day stress-free for us and for our guests so that we all could enjoy the event. We honestly didn’t expect to have so much fun at our wedding!
Pura Vida!
– Feb, 2008

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