Garima & Michael met each other in Art History class. They knew it was meant to be after missing each other so much during a period away on the school break. She loves his goofy personality, he loves her cooking.
Eloping to Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
One of their shared passions is travel. After graduating school they started traveling the world together, and in one of those trips they met and fell in love with Puerto Rico: during their first real vacation together as a couple.
When confronted with the process of planning their upcoming wedding, this lovely couple opted for a less traditional route than the big white wedding: they chose to elope. When we met through FaceTime, they stressed that the most important thing for them was having a day that was all about them and their relationship. They wanted photos that really captured the romance and intimacy of their day. Obviously, all those words together make me a very happy photographer, so I immediately was into their event!
Getting Ready and First Look at Villa Herencia Hotel
On the wedding day, we arrived to the quaint Villa Herencia Hotel, a boutique hotel located in the prettiest area of the old city. There I visited G&M while they were getting ready, took detail shots, and got Michael ready for their first look, which took place in the indoor patio of the hotel. After this emotional moment, we all hopped in a cab, and drove to El Morro, where their officiant was already waiting for us for their intimate wedding ceremony. After the ceremony was done, we started strolling through the Old City, with a few important stops to change shoes (always bring flip-flops to relieve tired feet!), and to refresh ourselves with limbers, a traditional frozen treat made of tropical fruit flavors.
It was a picture-perfect, emotional, and delightful day, and I'm beyond happy with the results. Thank you Garima & Michael for inviting me to your intimate wedding day, and I hope the future holds many beautiful adventures ahead for you guys!
Puerto Rico Wedding Vendors for This Event
Wedding Photography: Weddings by Camille Fontanez Getting Ready & First Look Venue: Villa Herencia Hotel Ceremony Venue: Castillo San Felipe del Morro Hair & Makeup: Brides by Tatiana Florals: EOS Events, Inc. Groom's Suit: Bureau Made Bridal Dress: Allure Bridals Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka