About Blue Butterfly

“Inspired by nature” isn’t just a tagline; it’s a way of living and working in harmony with our environment. A boutique planning company, Blue Butterfly embraces nature in creative, innovative, and regenerative ways. We’re eco-chic and green, with a dash of jungle improv and a generous pour of authenticity. We strive to make a difference in every event we do. We facilitate events and experiences in paradise, marrying natural luxury to unbeatable hospitality and impeccable details. We’ll support you every step of the way to create a meaningful, inspired, and even transformational event—without the stress. 

If you’re looking for a totally unique experience, contact us today!

 

 

 

 About Tui

I live at the base of the Arenal volcano with my husband (who was my high school sweetheart), our precocious daughter, three dogs and a cat. Born in Costa Rica on an herb farm (on another, less active volcano), I grew up in the little town of Mt. Dora in Central Florida. Looking for a simpler lifestyle, we moved back to Costa Rica in 2004, and have worked in the event-hospitality-tourism industry since. More than fifteen years later, we are still enjoying the ultimate adventure of living in the rainforest and raising our free-spirited daughter. 

I consider myself incredibly blessed to: combine my passion for planning and love of nature in my business; call a 250-foot waterfall my office many days of the year; work with clients who inspire me; and witness, time and time again, some of the most meaningful moments of people’s lives. It is an honor to share my home with you, my clients, in your celebrations and connections. 

A third generation planner, it is in my blood. From my grandmother and my mother right down to me, troubleshooting, hospitality, and extreme attention to detail just run in the family. I love using my skills to share my home (Costa Rica) with people and create magical memories for them. Living in the jungle has taught me a lot about going with the flow, too, and I try to follow nature’s lead when (predictably) the unexpected happens. 

Some Things I Love: all things ginger, researching random topics, fairies and fireflies, waterfalls, TED Talks, burritos in any form, intimate events, morning family snuggles, good teas, dark chocolate, finding creative solutions to unique challenges, lazy picnics, hot springs on rainy days, epic adventures, good intentions, passion fruit mojitos, making new friends, unusual and unique names and exploring new places, foods and experiences - and deep breaths….. 

Some Things I Don't Love: styrofoam (just no), not understanding something clearly, scary movies, pet hair (but love my pets!), not having a plan, waste at events, overtired kids, websites whose about us sections are vague, the sound of popping balloons, rushing into things, and being a complete disaster in the kitchen. 

Ready to co-create something amazing? I would love hear from you about how we could work together! If you want to see more about my experience and why to hire us, go to Why Blue Butterfly

 

Our Vision

Sustainability is no longer enough. At Blue Butterfly, we seek to be regenerative in all that we do. We strive to use green, eco-friendly and recyclable options whenever possible. Zero waste weddings inspire us. So do Costa Rican culture, natural beauty, and renewable energy. In Costa Rica, we can often serve drinks right out of coconuts or pineapples instead of plastic. We use materials like bamboo as straws and banana leaves as place settings. Our preference is always for the local option—supporting our immediate community. 

We believe wholeheartedly in the “butterfly effect.” Those small choices you make about your event? They add up. Those small efforts you and your guests make to give back to the community or protect the environment. They matter—a lot. We truly believe that each event is an opportunity to make the world a better place. 

We’re passionate about curating meaningful events—with flawless logistics. We love to figure out all of the details and fit the pieces together; we work to think of everything, so you can fully immerse yourself in your experience. The natural world is our guide. Metamorphosis and transformation aren’t just possible; they’re inevitable. We are honored to facilitate these in big and small ways by marking life milestones, striving to have a positive impact, and designing authentic experiences of connection and gratitude. 

We take our cues from the natural world; from design and color to timing and flow, Mother Nature knows perfection better than anyone. When you host your event in paradise, you are going to be totally immersed in natural beauty. With the unbeatable natural backdrops of the Arenal area, we’ve found that you really don’t have to spend a lot on décor or flowers to make a major impression. Our years of experience have honed our ability to use what is locally available and inexpensive to make a big statement. We like to work with every client and venue, and along with nature, in creating one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime events.

 

Why It's Called Blue Butterfly

I became interested in butterflies as a little girl after an inside joke with my favorite aunt. As I grew up, I learned more about butterflies and began to really appreciate their symbolism. 

Butterflies hold many meanings for many cultures. They most commonly appear as symbols for life, love, change, and powerful transformation. The butterfly can represent any metamorphosis in your life or personality, moving through different life cycles, renewal, and rebirth. They are also believed to symbolize a person's essence or soul—past, present or future. 

The color blue in a butterfly is often thought to symbolize joy, purity, love, beauty, or a change in luck. (This is why you should carry something blue with you on your wedding day.) In Costa Rica, seeing a blue butterfly is viewed as good luck. 

While all blue butterflies are stunning, the most impressive is the Blue Morpho. The Blue Morpho lives in the tropical rain forests of Costa Rica and is one of the largest butterflies in the world. Its wing span ranges from 5 to 8 inches. With its iridescent, bright blue wings edged in black, it is a breathtaking sight. 

We feel that events are like butterflies… So often, events celebrate or mark a new beginning. Whether a new life together as partners or the start of a new sales period, some kind of change is occurring. Like butterflies, we are always evolving, always growing, and always at one of these stages in our lives. It's about celebrating those transitions with authentic, meaningful connection!

Contact us today to get started!

Your Adventure Begins Here!
      
Blue Butterfly Events
Arenal Costa Rica
506.8581.9835
 
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