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A Magical Garden Party Wedding in Costa Rica

By Shayna Seid | Photography by 

Adriana Rivera Miranda Photography

Blogger Nane Miller and her husband, Federico, met in kindergarten— she was three, he was four. “We kind of grew up together, being cordial throughout elementary and middle school and hiding the massive crushes we had for each other! I moved to Ecuador when I was 14, and we met again 11 years later,” Nane says. After dating for two-and-a-half years, he got down on one knee at the beach, while the sun was setting.

The two wanted to get married somewhere extremely sentimental, so they chose the house that Fede had grown up in in Costa Rica. As for décor, the only thing they knew was that they wanted all white flowers. David Vasquez Design from Colombia stepped in and brought their vision to life. To help with planning, the couple looked to Tania and Erika from Simply Perfect.

When it came to choosing a dress, Nane wanted something that “could endure trends.” She ended up on the Toni Matičevski website looking at non-bridal gowns and found “the one.” She put in the online order from Australia, and miraculously, it fit like a glove and needed no alterations.

The bride’s second dress was a surprise to her. She found a gold Oscar de la Renta gown on Farfetch and knew she needed to party in it. Because she didn’t want her seamstress to have to alter the long dress, she opted for tall Giuseppe Zanotti platforms. For the big day, Fede wore head-to-toe Ralph Lauren.

On March 2, 2019, in one of Fede’s family’s gardens, a live orchestra played Vivaldi as Nane walked down the aisle with her father. After being announced as husband and wife, the gorgeous reception started in the magical tented and outdoor space. The newlyweds made their entrance and immediately surprised their guests with a pre-choreographed dance routine. “No one was expecting it!” she says.

After the seated dinner and cutting the cake, the bride changed into a third look from Bergdorf Goodman for the after-party, where they danced with their guests until the early hours of the morning.