After the relaxed sunrise engagement session I captured for Maria and Kenneth, we developed a great relationship. Maria and Kenneth trusted me enough to consult with me a couple of times during their wedding planning period for their Convento Hotel Wedding. I love when I'm able to become a resource for my clients, as it helps me get to know and plan their event better, making my job easier.
Groom & Bride Getting Ready at Hotel El Convento
On their wedding day, my day started at Kenny's Hotel El Convento suite. He was quite nervous, and I could see how meaningful this day was to him and everyone around him. After the getting ready pictures, Kenny was prepared for the gift Maria had for him. He couldn't hold back his tears, as Maria and he had the same gift idea: a customized book. Needless to say, when I arrived at Maria's suite, I already knew they would have the same gift. It was so amazing to her reaction. She cracked up in laughter and subsequently cried because she was overwhelmed at the beautiful words and stories in Kenny's book. We went through the accessory and bridal portraits, after which I ran to the Cathedral because it was almost time to start the ceremony.
Marriage Ceremony at Old San Juan Cathedral
This ceremony was particularly special. Although it was a Catholic ritual, there were also hosting parts of the ceremony made to honor Kenny's Jewish family. As a result, it was quite an emotional event. After the couple was married and group portraits were done, Maria, Kenny and I moved outside for their newlywed pictures in timeless Old San Juan.
Reception at Salon Campeche, Hotel El Convento
Their wedding reception had it all. Beautiful, emotional toasts, happy first dances, an exciting hora dance, caricaturist, semi-permanent tattoo artist, pleneros, you name it. And unlike other weddings where guests stay within their circles, in Maria & Kenneth's wedding, guests were just all mingling and dancing with each other, which made it feel like one big family. Such a great event, I hope the photos do it justice. Xo, Cami
Puerto Rico Wedding Vendors for This Event
Wedding Photography: Weddings by Camille Fontanez
Ceremony Venue: Catedral San Juan Bautista in Old San Juan
Reception Venue: Hotel El Convento
Wedding Planner: Maria Lugo
Wedding Cinema: NDF Films
Florist: Miriam Dobano
Make-up & Style: Brides by Tatiana
Bridal Dress: Allure at Lizelles
Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Leonardo's
Music: Latin Concept
Entertainment: Yuvi Plena
Wedding Cake: Vanessa Caro