I hadn't done wedding photography at the Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve in Rio Grande ever since it was called the Gran Melia. I was so happy to re-discover this beautiful wedding venue with the kindest of souls: Jessica and Nathan. We had to wait a little longer than intended for this one, as COVID meant we needed to choose two or three dates before one of them stuck. But it was worth it!
Bride & Groom Getting Ready Hyatt Regency In Rio Grande
One thing about the Hyatt Regency in Río Grande: it's gigantic! So if you're planning (or photographing) a wedding there, you need a solid timeline that allows for some movement between different suites. So we started at Jessica's bridal villa and photographed her and her bridesmaids.
Right before moving to Nathan's suite, we had a first look with Jessica's father. It was so emotional for him and their family to finally see her as a bride. We were so ready for this!
At Nathan's suite, he and his groomsmen were ready to go. Unfortunately, their suite was a bit dark, so we did most of their groom & groomsmen shoot outdoors, and then we took Nathan's to Jessica's villa for their first look.
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Rainy Wedding Day... No Biggie!
As the ceremony was about to start, a black cloud stopped right over the ceremony setup. We all walked back for cover, waited about 15 minutes, and then tried again. This time, the ceremony went out without a hitch. It was beautiful, romantic, and so emotional. Also, very windy!
But let's talk about that party! They put on a show for everyone, live entertainment, after-party food stations, and a coffee booth. Every single soul in that ballroom felt so appreciative and grateful for experiencing their wedding day, and so was I.
Puerto Rico Wedding Vendors
Wedding Venue: Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Rio Grande
Photography: Camille Fontz
Wedding Planner: Krizia Diaz
Wedding Videography: The Film Maker
Wedding Cake: Azuarte by Juan Calrlos
Music and DJ: Sin Prisa Band
Entertainment: Sak Entertainment
Make-up and Style: Wilmarie Pagan
Bridal Dress: D'Royal Bride
Groom's Attire: Leonardo's
Bridesmaids Dresses: JJ House
Minister: Mark Morris
Photobooth: Say Yes Photobooth
Coffee Booth: La Cafecleta