I met Lisa & Marcelino when they were just getting started with the wedding planning. They knew they wanted a destination wedding in Puerto Rico, in honor to Marcelino's Boricua roots, and because of their love for Puerto Rican food (who wouldn't?). They took a trip the year before their wedding to get all the planning started, and also for their super fun and beautiful engagement session in Old San Juan.
Since we got acquainted pretty early in their wedding planning timeline, I was excited to learn new breakthroughs of L&M's wedding during the months before their marriage. I knew already they were an awesome couple but grew even more excited as I found out about their vendor and aesthetic selections along the way. The day resulted just as impressive as I expected it to be.
Destination Luxury Wedding at Condado Puerto Rico
Lisa & Marcelino got ready at the beautiful Condado Vanderbilt Hotel, where their ceremony would also take place. I started in Marcelino's room about three hours before the Ceremony start, in which I captured him having fun with his super cool #groomsquad. I especially loved the blue suits with camel brown oxford shoes and open necks, which gave a relaxed, tropical vibe to their outfits. After a couple of toasts and portraits, I left the guys having the last minutes of fun together before the big event and went up to Lisa's room. Lisa and her bridesmaids were waiting on beautiful robes for a couple of fun shots before getting dressed in their gowns. Lisa's portraits were beautiful, her look was stunning and elegant, and her updo entirely appropriate for an outdoor beachfront wedding (it gets breezy).
The ceremony was particularly emotive, as it was the rest of the event. You could feel the happiness among the attendants about this new union. But my favorite part was the party! When we arrived at Oceano Restaurant for the reception, there were photo booths, cigar rollers, pleneros, and people ready to dance the night away. After a night of dancing, we went up to the rooftop of Oceano for a sparkler send off! It was epic!
I was able to celebrate my 150th wedding milestone with such an amazing couple and gorgeous wedding day. I hope it's not the last time I have L&M in front of the lens. I enjoyed capturing this wedding, and I hope you enjoy scrolling through this full wedding feature.
Update: In light of the COVID-19 crisis, Oceano Restaurant closed its doors permanently on April 2020.
Puerto Rico Wedding Vendors for This Event
Wedding Photography: Weddings by Camille Fontanez Wedding Planning: Maria Lugo Getting Ready and Ceremony Venue: Condado Vanderbilt Reception Venue: Oceano Restaurant, Condado PR Floral and Decor: Lorraine’s Flowers Wedding Cake: D’Lights Cakes Music: Allied Music Solutions Plena Entertainment: Yuvi Plena Bridal Make-up & Hair: Nicole Rodz Bridal Dress: Brue Bridal, Austin TX - Lis Simon Officiant: Cory Casterton Cigar Station: Fernando González Clavell