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 moments of the day.
Beachfront Wedding on a Rooftop Restaurant in Condado
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 and warm 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 session. 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.
After we had brushed the sand of our toes, we went upstairs to the second level of Oceano, 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: 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 Ceremony and Reception Venue: Oceano Restaurant in Condado, San Juan Puerto Rico
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