I met Apryl and Jason over a Skype call about a year before their wedding. Originally scheduled to be my first wedding at Villa Loma Sol, after Hurricane Maria they found new availability in the venue they originally wanted, Hacienda Siesta Alegre. Not bad for a Plan B.
My time with them on their wedding day was short and sweet. We were able to squeeze so much fun into my photography timeline even though it felt like an entire days coverage.
Tropical Destination Wedding in the Caribbean
My day started at Apryl's room. I loved everything about the design selections she made: she was wearing a super cute day dress while her bridesmaids were wearing matching rompers, all in a blue tropical print. Which also matched the stationery. Win. After a gift exchange and a toast with sparkling wine, we went into the room to get dressed and capture some beautiful bridal portraits. After that, we quickly went upstairs where guests were waiting for us for the ceremony.
Newlywed Portraits Around Hacienda Siesta Alegre
It was a weird day. Everything around us was cloudy except for the ceremony area. We took that as a blessing for the couple. They were so happy, spontaneous, and present which doesn't happen as often as it should. In our numerous e-mails before the wedding, Apryl had requested a group photo of everyone, so after they were walking down the aisle as an officially married couple, we called everyone to join us in a happy and big picture. Afterward, we left the guests at cocktail hour while we did a beautiful newlywed portrait session around the hacienda.
The decor was very minimal, as the Hacienda doesn't require too much to look beautiful, but it was Cinco de Mayo, so they had a themed cupcake table for that festivity. My shift that night finished as everyone was gathering on the dance floor to celebrate the new marriage. What a beautiful event, and what a blessed job I have!
Puerto Rico Wedding Vendors for This Event
Wedding Photography: Weddings by Camille Fontanez
Wedding Venue: Hacienda Siesta Alegre
Wedding Cinema: Ferrer Video
Officiant: Pastor Jason Dennett
Florist: All Occasions Party Rental
Make-up & Style: Nicole Rodz
Music: (Cuerdas)n Ceremony Musicians
Catering: Mesa 364
DJ: DJ Revolution Sound & DJ
Cake & Desserts: Double Cake