Sara & Rob’s wedding was kind of last-minute for me. Being a Puerto Rico Photographer I actually enjoy and embrace when I have these last minute opportunities.
The nice thing about these last minute bookings is that you get to meet and interact with the couple repeatedly through a short period. After a few phone calls, Sara’s sweet personality and excitement towards her wedding were evident, and I was just so excited to meet them on their big day! Their day was nothing short from perfect, and I’m happy to share this amazing wedding feature with you!
Destination Wedding at Villa Montaña Beach Resort
The big day started, for me, at Rob’s villa, where he was getting ready with his groomsmen. Everyone was in a happy, cheery mood. Since they didn’t take long to get fully dressed, and the sunlight was not too harsh (for a June wedding, at least!), we went out to get some portraits in the gorgeous nature surroundings of the resort. Then I moved to Sara’s villa, which overlooked the ceremony area. The peaceful look on her face was incredible! While she was finished with her make-up, and with the help of her bridesmaids and family I took pictures of all the special details that made her look and wedding unique. After she got dressed, we got ready for the first look session. Their first look was particularly special, as they wanted that moment to read their custom vows in private. I ninja’d the whole thing from afar, so I couldn’t eavesdrop, but their expressions revealed the beautiful promises they exchanged in that intimate moment. Minutes later, I took them for a stroll for a short photo session before the ceremony.
Beach Wedding Ceremony Rituals – Puerto Rico Photographer
As the officiant revealed during the beautiful ceremony, Sara & Rob wanted their first act as a married couple to be in service of each other. That’s why, after they were proclaimed husband and wife, they took a time to do a foot washing ritual. After that, they had a beautiful first kiss and we were ready to celebrate! After sharing a short sunset newlywed session, the weather started getting weird, so we moved to the reception area. It ended up pouring a storm, but it didn’t water down the mood and excitement for one minute. The decor was super dreamy in a white and pink palette with accents of silver. The newlyweds honored their multicultural upbringing by naming the tables after the area’s representative of their guests. As part of this incredible mix of Filipino, Libyan, New Yorker and Puerto Rican guests, the dance floor was a blast!! I’m so happy of being trusted with this memories, I will cherish them forever! xo, Cami
For the past 8 years, as a Puerto Rico Photographer, Camille has specialized in capturing beautiful and authentic love stories in Puerto Rico and worldwide. Contact Cami here.
Puerto Rico Photographer and Wedding Vendors for this Event
Wedding Photographer: Weddings by Camille Fontanez
Wedding Venue: Villa Montana Beach Resort, Isabela
Bridal Hair & Makeup: Caridad Vidro
Bridal Dress: Martina Liana
Groom’s Attire: Bonobos
Music: DJ Eric, SBN Entertainment