When this couple initially contacted me for their wedding photography at Royal Isabela Resort, COVID-19 wasn't a thing. Back then, they planned to bring over their friends and family for a destination wedding in Puerto Rico.
However, we all know what happened. Originally for Summer 2020, their wedding was caught in the crossfire amongst lockdowns and travel restrictions.
My last time at the Royal Isabela was a few months before the pandemic for Arianne & Xavier's engagement portraits. I was looking forward to their date, as it would be my first wedding at the Royal Isabela.
After two date changes, we settled on Summer 2021 with a significant difference. Instead of a destination wedding, it now would be an elopement just for the two of them.
Wedding Photos at Royal Isabela
I met them for their getting ready at their bridal and groom suites, then moved around the property for first looks, a beautiful cliffside ceremony, and after newlywed portraits around the golf course.
After we exhausted the locations around the resort, we moved out to Playa Pastillo, a neighboring beach that was special to the couple.
We ended the night with the first dances and dinner for just the two of them. Epic, gorgeous, and so very special.
I was requested by the couple to keep their identities private, but I wanted to share some glimpses of their story, which is why you won't see names or faces on this sneak peek.
For this event
Royal Isabela Wedding Vendors
Wedding Venue: Royal Isabela Resort, Puerto Rico
Photography: Camille Fontanez
Wedding Planner: Wonderland PR
Wedding Videography: NDF Films
Wedding Cake and Catering: Jota at Royal Isabela
Music: Cuerdas N
Make-up and Style: Caridad Vidro
Bridal Dress: Ballew Bridal
Minister: Lic. Ana Maria Hernandez, Wonderland PR