Our Team

WMA Founders

Molly & Adam McBride

This power couple have dedicated the last decade to building a fabulous Manuel Antonio "GREEN" event planning team and a reputable network of local partners with over 40 years combined experience.

As Massage Therapist and Aestheticians, Adam and Molly met while managing two different day spa's in the Virgin Islands. From that point on the two headed off to Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica and have never looked back. Their professional lives have since been committed to bringing health, wellness and inspiration to all they meet.

Known as pioneers in the Manuel Antonio community, they created Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica's first Organic Day Spa in 1999, SPA UNO. The couple's "Flagship" company celebrates the success of there 12 year personal and professional relationship together.

Their second company was formally created in 2002, when Molly decided to pursue her lifelong dream of developing her own organic product line, Raw Botanical's. This product range is hand made, fully biodegradable and sustains a wide range of local fair trade farming families.

The Spa Uno "Flag Ship" company serves as the back drop for the culmination of the above and their third and final company Weddings Manuel Antonio!

The results equal unsurpassed customer service and "individualized" itineraries that make each wedding/elopement/honeymoon or engagement unforgettable, for the bride, groom and all who attend.

"We hope you enjoy the fruits of our labor, as much as we enjoyed creating them for you."

The McBrides

Our Wedding Planners

Sylvia Chaves

Sylvia Chaves is an award winning event planning specialist first establishing her company in 1995 and is considered one of the top wedding planners in Costa Rica.

Sylvia handles events all over Costa Rica, but has become increasingly sought after for her experience in wedding planning in Manuel Antonio. With Sylvia's grace, charm and patience your wedding possibilities are endless.

A Sylvia Chaves wedding is an experience that is fun, intimate, energetic and moving.

Hair and Makeup

Molly and her staff have helped countless brides feel and look as beautiful as they imagined, making their Manuel Antonio wedding experience even more memorable. Professional and Friendly, Molly and her team of makeup artists & Hair styling experts are looking forward to being a part of your special day in Costa Rica!

With a mobile service available 7 days a week, they will come to you, or you can pop on into their central located rainforest location in Manuel Antonio.

Our Manuel Antonio Catering Experts

Marc and Luis from one of our preferred venues are famous for creating authentic Italian and Pacific Rim Cuisine that is unique and delightful.

All of our Exotic Venue locations are known for their international style and creativity.

WMA takes great pride in having established our reception venue relationships through our years of destination weddings planning. Creating fabulously prepared food, using fresh local ingredients is our Exotic Venue locations secret to creating your Costa Rican Wedding event!


Widely considered to be among the top wedding photography teams in Costa Rica, Diana, Juan Carlos and Andrea have a passion for wedding photography that knows no bounds!
Melding delightful spontaneous imagery with the rare beauty of Costa Rica, they create wedding photos that make albums into heirlooms, and framed pictures into treasured works of art.

Well known for their kindness, extraordinary customer service, and distinctive sense of photographic style; this team is simply one of the best wedding photography teams available anywhere. On top of all that, they carry the latest and best in wedding album choices & equipment. Who could ask for anything more.



Juan Carlos


Liz Galloway Spa Director & Beauty Liaison

Liz Galloway is one of Costa Rica's leading wellness specialists.
With worldwide experience in not only the Spa industry, but bridal, photographic, television and fashion, Liz is ready to create a tailored look to suit your needs, having you looking bridal beautiful on your special day.

The Esthetics and Massage Team at Spa Uno, Manuel Antonio

Our internationally trained Spa Uno specialists truly love working with each other!

Our Manuel Antonio team prides itself in offering personalized services, and believes health is beauty and experience matters. With more than 12 years providing spa services to thousands of clients in Manuel Antonio, we continue to create unique spa memories for your Spa Party Wedding event.

Thank You All,
The Spa Uno Team
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Floral Artistry

Weddings Manuel Antonio is proud to be working with one of Costa Rica's most professional florist teams. Our floral artist hand selects each flower from several organic greenhouses throughout Costa Rica, just a day before your wedding. Our selection of flower bouquets and boutonnières have been custom designed in advance to guarantee you lovely, long lasting and crisp tropical flowers on your special day.

Our Hot Air Balloon Pilots

Roberto Kooper Orlich & Seth O'Neal, our balloon pilots.

Roberto was born a coffee man, but now is serving as a member of the Board of Directors of Costa Rica's governing body for aviation.

Seth inspires a completely fresh approach to visiting Costa Rica, making each visit more like visiting a friend than touring a tourist attraction. The result is an intense immersion and delightful romantic adventure, that you will never forget.

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