Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Day to Remember… Capturing the moment!

The day you have been waiting for, has finally arrived. Laughter, nerves, hugs, tears and other feelings are present. Friends, relatives and guests capture each of these moments, but what about the photographer? Marriage is a once in a life time moment that should be remembered throughout life, and one of the best ways is with professional photos and videos. Photographers document intimacy, romance and personality of the bride and groom, as well as all the small details and memorable moments of the wedding. Here at Hilton Papagayo we are ready to help you to find a professional photographer that give you exclusive pictures and videos of that special moment. Another original idea that we can share with the lovers, will be a nice touch providing instants cameras as a gift for your wedding attendants. They will be involved in the romantic atmosphere as witnesses of your endless love.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Let´s make it real!! Say you Will…

Marriage is a commitment of love and devotion, the decision to share the rest of your life with that special someone.
How, when and where are the most common questions facing the bride and groom to be, and  only you know what will make the day perfect.
The wedding proposal should be intimate, romantic and original.
Intimate, as it needs to be a time to express emotions without interruption from others. Romantic, to give a touch of excitement and deep love; and original to make this once in a life time occasion, the most beautiful and special day in your life.
At Hilton Papagayo we are enchanted to help you experience the moment you´ve awaited, giving you exclusive ideas that will fit your personalities and desires.
Our secluded beaches, landscapes, sunrises and sunsets make this “Paradise” the ideal place to begin this new phase of your lives.

Stay tuned for more.....

Thursday, June 12, 2014

We are getting married!.. Time to design our invitations

After the excitement of the engagement comes, the nervousness and adrenaline of planning the details of the wedding you have dreamed of, where each moment should be perfect.

One of those details is the invitations which become the primary means of communication to family and friends. What information should they contain? What color do we want them? What font? What kind of paper?  These are some of the most common questions facing each couple. Here are some tips that will enable you to have greater clarity regarding what you want and how to achieve it.

Most importantly, invitations should be a clear reflection of what the bride and groom want, and so should be made according to your tastes.

The invitation should be consistent with the character and style of the wedding, as well as the place where the event is to be held.

The site selection and planning of the wedding should be done sufficiently in advance, at least five or four months in order to have enough time to allow for any necessary adjustments. Similarly, we suggest the delivery of invitations to guests be approximately 45 days in advance.

To select invitations you have two possibilities:
·         Consult a Catalog: an already designed invitation is chosen and adjustments are made to the colors, typography and other details.
·         Custom Made: the design starts from scratch and is unique because it´s made with the couple’s tastes in mind.
·         It is important to allow a professional to advise you on color schemes, details, and types of paper so that the invitation has a balanced design.

Now then, if the couple is wondering what to include in the invitation, and although that will depend on the taste of each pair, here are items considered essential information when designing invitations: Date, time and place, dress code, restrictions and telephone to confirm attendance.

Finally, the style will depend on each couple’s preferences, but innovation is always good.  Here are a few ideas to consider:

• Gift Box: it is sent with the invitation and a small gift in advance to show gratitude for the participation of the guests.
• Puzzle: it is possible to make the invitation as a puzzle to challenge guests to discover what's inside.
• Bottle of wine:  can be sent as a gift and serve as the invitation.

Stay tuned… more to come!

Weddings at Hilton Papagayo.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Planning your wedding – Day #1… Where to start?!

Planning a wedding itself could be stressful enough, especially when everything comes together (short time, huge guests list, destination wedding, a lot of ideas but nothing solid, etc), that why we want to provide you with a quick list of tools that will help you to get the ball rolling.
Budget Breakdown: You may have tons of ideas, but the first step will be to define and set a real and solid budget, this will allow you to concentrate in option that you will be able to afford and that will not affect the rest of the planning.
To-Do List: Put all your ideas and steps together, make sure you set a sequence of actions you must take in order to not forget any important detail. Include all this on your list and make sure it is on a logical sequence. You don’t want to start looking at flowers and linens until you have chosen your colors palette.
Guest List: Based on a few items, like budget and location you can create the most convenient guest list, make sure you send invitation with enough time and request a RSVP that will allow you to move quickly if need it.
Wedding Timeline (Ceremony, Cocktail, Reception and Party): This step will require a bit of assistance from your wedding coordinator or location contact (Hotel Coordinator, for instance), as they will have a better sense of important and key points such as weather conditions, daylight, and temperatures.
Wedding Details (Menu and Deco): This one could take a bit longer as it included a lot of details; make sure you designed enough time to this one. You can also get some support from several ideas you find on the internet.
Seating Chart: Good thing here is that this will be your call… some couple doesn’t like to do seating charts and leave it free for every guest to choose where to seat. In case you definitely want to do a seating chart, make sure you get a good feedback from your wedding coordinator in terms of the location lay out.
Service Providers (Vendors) Agenda: Super important to have all your vendors up and running and make sure that everything will be on time and as planned.
Check and Go: Final one… just check out all the above and the rest you have to do is say “I Do”.
Stay tune… more to come!

Warm regards from Papagayo, Costa Rica.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Color Fusion: stylish and inspired

Deciding on the right color theme for your wedding may seem overwhelming. Color is most of the times the element that unifies the wedding details and it shouldinspire!

Holding the ceremony by the sea allows the colors of nature to combine with the rest of the color palette. And although having a wedding by the sea might suggest that the natural choice would be blue, that’s not written in stone!

Pastels are always a smart combination that works yearround, and they give a romantic and tender look to all set-ups.

Vibrant colors are naturally showcased through orchids and other tropical flowers, and are a fun statement that has endless combination possibilities with fabrics, napkins, center pieces, and personalized design touches!

Whether you decide to go with light coloring or if you have an adventurous spirit that makes a statement through color, be sure to use dark colors only for accents.

Make sure your color choices have the same intensity so you avoid despairing looks, and remember every color is beautiful but not every combination will capture the mood you want to evoke for your big day, so always keep focused on your theme.

If you want to change things up using a variety of color schemes, be sure to use a consistent color palette for each part of your special day, for example one palette for the ceremony, another one for the cocktail and a final one for the reception/dinner.

It is very important to take into account that most likely the colors should match the wedding flowers, so an idea is to pick your colors knowing what’s on offer in terms of flower availability.
Remember ambiance can also be evoked through lighting, and how it is used can make or break a space. Light colors often soften the ambience while strong color lights are more of a happening showcase!
So either if you go with your favorite color or a trendy one, consider first ihow it will come together with invitations, linens, accessories, centerpieces, reception tables, glassware and even you dress!

Stay Tune!!