Anyone that has seen Nicole and Dylan’s wedding in our 2010: Fall/Winter issue, knows how special Michael Segal’s wedding photography is. When I saw this Costa Rica wedding at Reserva Conchal I fell in love with the images, the couple and the gorgeous beach location. I hope you enjoy the simple elegance of their decor and the down-to-earth vibe of this wedding celebration as much as I did!
Jennifer Woo and Cristian Baidal Sequeira
Married in Costa Rica on March 19, 2011
Jennifer Woo and Cristian Baidal Sequeira met in Costa Rica in 2007 while Jennifer was completing a rotation in rural medicine and nutrition as a medical student. At the time, Cristian had recently returned to his native Costa Rica after obtaining his master’s degree in linguistics with plans to move back to France to complete his Ph.D. work. The two met through mutual acquaintances and quickly came to appreciate each other’s large hearts and giving nature. After spending every free minute together and traveling throughout much of the country, Jennifer felt as though she was in the middle of a fairytale romance.
After surviving Jennifer’s long-distance internship, Cristian secured a position at the Lycee International just down the street from where Jennifer worked and decided to move to Los Angeles to be with her. Two years later, Cristian proposed over dinner at a Beverly Hills restaurant.
In the midst of their wedding planning, the two relocated to Boston to pursue work opportunities. Having missed their friends and families so much after the move, they wanted to have an intimate wedding weekend where everyone from the U.S., Costa Rica and France (who mean so much to them) could finally come together and spend quality time together. The result: a modern beach setting with a relaxed, cozy atmosphere. Jennifer surprised Cristian with a fireworks finale to the wedding, marking the start of the rest of their lives together. The couple spent their honeymoon in the rainforest on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica.
Location: Reserva Conchal, Costa Rica; Cake: Victoria Zoch, Costa Rica; Event Design and Planner: Tropical Occasions, Costa Rica; Rentals: Costa Mesa, Costa Rica; Ceremony Music: Typical Costa Rican Trio; DJ and Lighting: Cabo Luna Event Rentals, Costa Rica; Fireworks: FAISA of Costa Rica; Hair and Makeup: Diego Alfarro; Photography: Michael Segal Photography, Santa Monica and Palm Springs, CA
We wish you countless years of happiness Jennifer and Cristian. A special thank you to Michael Segal of Michael Segal Photography for letting us share these images with our viewers!