Jennifer and Todd’s Rust Colored Beach Wedding

Captured by Adri Mendez Photography
Submitted by Mil Besos Costa Rica


This adorable couple met organically through mutual friends and coworkers at a pool party. Their love story started slow. They went exploring with their dogs on long walks, went camping and hiking frequently. Some of their favorite hikes included hikes to the Alpine lakes and all over their families lake houses. They stayed active from snowboard trips to concerts with friends and DIY projects on the house, they started collecting big memories in all the little moments.

The proposal was even cuter. Prior to COVID, they had planned a Summer trip to Mexico and that is when Jenny had believed Todd would propose. So when he suprised her with this idea to travel all across Colorodo with their dogs she had a feeling this was going to be a road trip she would never forget. So they took a much needed time off work for a vacation and Todd had it all planned out down to the itinerary binder. They camped outside of ghost towns, hiked along the continental divide, soaked in hot springs, found a hidden waterfall, drove over 13,400 elevation off-road trails, and glamped in the desert. They really did it all. Then on a long hike inside the Canyon of the Ancients National Monument historic area with a beautiful view overlooking the valley of the famous Sleeping Ute Warrior, he popped the question! Jenny said she felt like she was in a movie.

Jenny had been so excited about the wedding she knew exactly what she wanted. When we asked about their wedding ceremony inspiration, she said she loved a bohemian wedding arch, boho themed carpet, macrame everywhere, candles, benches for ceremony seating, a mix of weathered wood accents, succulents and eucalyptus with pops of jewel tones.

They skipped some formalities for a more laid back intimate vibe. They didn’t have a wedding party and had a group patron shot after the big I do. For the reception, they opted for longer large tables for their buffet style dinner so everyone could feel like they were one big family. For decor they wanted minimalist touches, bistro lights, macrame runners, wooden dinner tables, lanterns, floor cushions and coffee tables. It really felt like a big party for close loved ones. The energy was warm and relaxed, just how Jenny and Todd wanted it!


Hors d’oeuvres: Mini Potato Frittata Bites with Salsa Brava, Roasted Red Pepper & Herb Marinated Cream Cheese Crostini, and Tuna Tartar with Avocado on Cucumbers and Wonton Bites

Main Course: Beef Tenderloin with Chimichurri sauce or Grill Seabass with Salsa Verde

Sides: Costa Rican Rice, Mini Local Vegetable with basil pesto, and Mixed Green Salad with Strawberry Dressing

We asked Jen what she loved most about Todd and she replied “He is committed to growth and his family. He is the most passionate and hard working person I have ever met.” What’s not to love! We asked them what they were looking forward to about being married. She said “Continuing to build our future together and all of the memories that we will be able to share with one another.” He said “I love Jennifer’s sense of humor and willingness for adventure most. I am looking forward to taking the next steps in our lives together, and ultimately building our family. Mostly, I look forward to all the fun to come. her – Continuing to build our future together and all of the memories that we will be able to share with one another.” These two are a match made in heaven, we are so glad you picked us to help plan your dream day, it was such an honor! See you too back in paradise soon!


Cake Designer: C Bakery//DJ: DJ Guana//Cinema and Video: Oscar Lucas Films//Event Venue: Sueño del Mar//Equipment Rentals: Los Primos Designs//Event Planner: Mil Besos Costa Rica//Photographer: Adri Mendez Photography//

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