The Tropical Code


About The Tropical Code

Wedding planning can be stressful which is why I created The Tropical Code. If you've decided to plan your wedding on your own or you just want to have a better understanding of Costa Rica and how to plan your wedding then you've come to the right place. I believe that in life, secrets are best shared (so we can all succeed!) and I’m excited to spill it!

The Tropical Code initially started in 2016 as a blog that was a fun passion project but after hearing an overwhelming number of brides ask the same questions over and over. I realized that there really wasn’t much info out there online for brides and and wanted to help! Planning a wedding thousands of miles away can add pressure to an already difficult process.

About Kirsten

Hey, I’m Kirsten and I am in love with Costa Rica. I was born and raised in Seattle, WA but when I came to Costa Rica for vacation a few years ago I quickly realized I had never felt more at home. I planned corporate events for 5 years in all over the United States for Fortune 500 clients and and started planning weddings when I arrived in Costa Rica almost 4 years ago!

I'm originally from Seattle but I've been living in beautiful Costa Rica for the past 3 years! When I first moved to Costa Rica, I wanted to travel all over- I started in Panamá, then flew to Mexico and made my way down through Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and finally back to Costa Rica.

Fast forward a bit, I found a position as a Wedding Planner at Four Winds Weddings and later became the Wedding & Event Manager for the Four Season Resort Costa Rica.

I find so much joy in helping others plan their wedding, event, or simply travel around Costa Rica. I love the happiness I see radiate from my clients on their wedding day, birthday, or just a fun celebration with their loved ones. I’m blessed to be able to share in these moments, and as cheesy as it sounds, it is so rewarding to help my clients make their dreams come to life.

Do you want to know what lights me up? Hearing from you! Making friends all over the world makes my life a little brighter. Whether you need help planning your wedding, need some travel advice, or simply want to say hello, please send me a note or say hi on InstagramI’d love to hear from you!