Photography by: Zoom Photography
About the venue
Costanoa is more than a lodge or a retreat center - it is a piece of complete tranquility nestled into the base of the Santa Cruz mountains. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Costanoa offers the perfect setting to celebrate your marriage with family and friends. Surrounded by endless acres of untouched wilderness, rolling coastal hills, rugged bluffs, and secluded beaches, this eco-adventure resort inspires awe.
The facility is complete unique - unlike anything we have ever seen. The coastal retreat center has four different venues for use for wedding and celebrations. You can take you walk down an aisle that is either lined with giant redwood trees or possibly have the sun descend into the pacific against the backdrop of crashing waves - I'm glad I am not the one who has to choose!
Ask the Experts
If we didn’t know any better, we’d think that this wedding was an inspiration shoot. The lush greenery, stunning sky, and quaint lighthouse seem almost too picturesque and perfect to be real. And yet, they are.
Laurie Levenfeld and Jessica Epstein of Zoom Photography were able not only to capture these gorgeous surroundings but also the sincere emotion between the bride and groom exquisitely. The soft, diffused lighting and dramatic landscapes are a photographer’s dream and will make for absolutely magnificent wedding photos worthy of hanging in a museum.
The peaceful air, serenity, and calmness inherent in the location is absolutely breathtaking and suits the wedding perfectly. We love how the simplistic décor adds to the natural surroundings rather than detracting from it. The ceremony arch with its natural wood elements and sweet florals is effortlessly beautiful against a backdrop of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Everything about this wedding seems so effortless and serene - yet so lovely too.
I Do Venues wants to recognize the talented team of wedding professionals who helped to make this bride's dream a reality: Photographer - Laurie Levenfeld and Jessica Epstein of Zoom Photography, Florist - Sheri Hermone, Cake - SusieCakes.