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COSTA RICAN LOVE STORY

I thought it would be fun to share some love and wanderlust inspiration for all you romantics out there for St. Valentine’s Day via anything but your typical destination.

Stylist Kelly Oshiro and Beaux Arts Photographie partnered to create this breathtaking Costa Rican love story for a 100 Layer Cake editorial featuring jewelry from our ATMOSPHAERA Collection. After seeing all this dreamy tropical inspo I might just have to plan my next romantic getaway to this Nosaran gem.

Kelly says, For the overall design direction, I really wanted to honor all things Costa Rican and the “Pura Vida” or “pure living” lifestyle. Starting with the couple, both were local to the area, and I chose wardrobe that was appropriately unfussy and realistic for the steamy climate.
Sterling Silver Eternal Hoop Earrings
I added some drama to the bride’s look with a statement headpiece; a true orchid “crown.” I was especially inspired by the gravity defying floral headpieces of Joshua Werber.

I love Kelly’s eye for bold color and unexpected detail. Pulling it all together paints a passionate fairytale.
This particular part of Costa Rica is not only a beautiful location for an elopement or micro wedding, it’s home to the newly renovated Nosara Beach Hotel, right above scenic Playa Pelada.
 It’s the one and only beachfront hotel in Nosara and it's drop dead gorgeous!
The most perfect little pool house I ever did see.
Love is the answer... Sterling Silver Foundation Set Stacking Rings
Diamond Pave Parallel Ring an unconventional way to say you’ll walk by my side ‘til the end of time.
For the bride’s ceremony look, local designer and wedding dress maker,Yasmine Layani, made a flowing embroidered caftan that could be worn over a swimsuit. 
What jewelry will you wear for your next romantic getaway?

Shop ATMOSPHAERA Collection styles featured here.

Have a look at the full editorial over at 100 Layer Cake for even more inspiration!
Click here to learn more about Kelly Oshiro, prop stylist and creator of The Stylist Directory.
Photography: Beaux Arts Photographie / Location: Nosara Beach Resort / Stylist & Floral Design: Kelly Oshiro / Wedding Planner: Weddings Nosara / Hair:  Cherie Stam / Makeup:  Belzi Quiroa / Invitations: Susan Silverberg / Tabletop: Crate and Barrel / Floral Sourcing: Stylos y Flores / Wedding Dresses: Yasmine Layani / Jewelry: VLM Jewelry 


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