Almost exactly one year after her sister Paola's Al Fresco Wedding in Santurce, Gabriela hired me for capturing her wedding day with her sweetheart Ron.
She wanted to keep the rehearsed documentation to a minimum, focusing primarily on capturing the candid, uncripted highlights of the day.
Beachfront Wedding on a Rooftop Restaurant in Condado Beach, Puerto Rico
That day, I arrived directly to the ceremony at the restaurant's rooftop in Condado, Puerto Rico where I met Ron minutes before Gabriela arrived and the day started.
They exchanged vows on a perfectly sunny, warm, quiet beach day, surrounded by their closest loved ones. It was flawless!
After the I do's, rings, and kisses, we walked down to the beach for their newlywed portraits. I loved their shy and tender demeanor and their gorgeous looks.
Gabriela's off-the-shoulder column dress was super chic, and Ronald's gray suit paired with a beige bowtie made them look super classy and sophisticated.
Condado Beach Microwedding Reception
After we had brushed the sand of our toes, we went upstairs to the second level of the restaurant, where the reception would be taking place. There, we did family and formal group pictures. Afterward, I captured the reception decor photos.
The decor was minimalistic (with beach views like those, not much else is necessary), white-on-white florals accessorized with candles and wooden table numbers.
Ron's dad toasted the newlyweds, after which the couple did a super cute, shy first dance, and then yummy dinner started. It was a picture-perfect day, and so laid-back, I loved it!
Congrats to the newlyweds!
Update: Oceano Restaurant closed its doors permanently on April 2020. You can find a similar vibe in Condado Beach at the Wicked Lily Restaurant.
Puerto Rico Wedding Vendors
Wedding Photography Camille Fontz
Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue: Oceano Restaurant (permanently closed)
Florals Flores & Servicios
Wedding Cake Edgardo García Castro
DJ SBN Weddings
Bridal Make-up Tattiana Torres
Bridal Hair It's Miranda Salon
Diseño y Coordinación Hazel Echevarria, CR Design Studios
Officiant Wanda Cruz