Pure Vida: destination simplicity

In the world of event design it is often all about over the top excess. Aspiring brides and grooms build Pinterest boards cluttered with floral installation masterpieces, gourmet foods procured from afar, clear top tents soaring above tables fit for kings and queens. But what is it that really marks a celebration? 

On a very recent trip to a country that defines itself as place with a deep appreciate for nature, family, friends and living a peaceful, simple, uncluttered life; I found myself reflecting on pure vida Costa Rica-style.

As I sat looking out at simple beauty: the beach, a surfer creating a work of art in the sand, the palms blowing in the wind. I was reminded that simple is beautiful and beauty can be simple. We should all be living pure vida style or at least stopping to reflect on it occasionally - meaning that no matter what your situation, life for someone else can always be less fortunate. We should remember that no matter how much or how little we have, we are all here together and life is short. Celebrating with simplicity can be beautiful. It is truly the moment that matters.