Renee & Andrew’s Wedding Weekend Extravaganza in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Love, laughter, and vibrant energy filled the air during Renee and Andrew's enchanting wedding weekend in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Their celebration was a three-day extravaganza with unforgettable moments, elegant events, tasty food, and heartfelt memories. Join me as I take you through their stunning wedding journey, from the welcome cocktail in Hotel Palacio Provincial to the grand ceremony at Hotel El Convento.

Day 1: Welcome Cocktail at Hotel Palacio Provincial

The festivities began on Friday evening with a delightful welcome cocktail party at the historic Hotel Palacio Provincial.

It was a laid-back event, but with electric energy as guests walked in, mingled, and enjoyed refreshing cocktails, churros, and tapas in the elegant courtyard. I've seen all kinds of wedding-related events at Hotel Palacio Provincial, and loved it every time.

The night set the tone for the weekend, combining the charm of Old San Juan with a modern, sophisticated vibe without unnecessary formalities.

Day 2: Rehearsal Dinner at Sur Barra Nikkei

Saturday night brought a unique twist to the traditional rehearsal dinner. Instead of a formal seated affair, Renee and Andrew hosted an intimate gathering at Sur Barra Nikkei, a Peruvian-Japanese fusion restaurant in Santurce.

Guests indulged in exquisite tapas-style seafood courses, beautifully presented and bursting with flavor.

The relaxed atmosphere allowed everyone to unwind and get acquainted, creating a warm and welcoming prelude to the big day.

Before I left, a waitress treated me to a ceviche. It was so good that I brought in my husband the following week for a tasting menu experience. Delicious.

Day 3: The Wedding Day at Hotel El Convento

As Renee and Andrew prepared for their wedding day, Sunday arrived with anticipation and excitement. The historic Hotel El Convento was the perfect backdrop for their love story, combining timeless elegance with picturesque views of Old San Juan.

My day started three hours before the ceremony at Reneé and Andrew's getting-ready suites. Since they were both staying on-site, both video and photography teams could switch back and forth between them to complete a thorough recounting and make the best use of our time.

When the bride and groom were ready, we moved them into one of El Convento's terraces for an intimate first look. After letting them have their exciting moment, we moved them through different outdoor Old San Juan areas for their couple portraits. Although many of these portraits were scheduled for after the ceremony, we were keeping an eye on rain, so we decided to secure all outdoor photography sooner rather than later.


Ceremony at Plazuela La Rogativa

The ceremony at Plazuela La Rogativa was a vision of romance, with vibrant decorations reflecting the couple's joyful spirit. We were so lucky that the rain never came, but it left an overcast sky that, although many would think less of it, was so helpful in shielding us from the hot afternoon April sun.

After the couple finished their rituals, a surprise performance by Yuvi Plena escorted us back to the hotel, adding a burst of cultural flair and filling the air with lively music and dance.


A Gorgeous reception at Salon Campeche, Hotel El Convento

The reception at Hotel El Convento seamlessly blended elegance and celebration. The era of vibrant, colorful weddings is here, and I loved Renee and Andrew's decor so much. It warmed and brightened the classical Campeche ballroom.

Every moment was filled with love and joy, from the heartfelt speeches to the energetic dance floor. Ricardo from Moi Chic's meticulous planning ensured that every detail was perfect, creating an unforgettable experience for everyone present.

I connected with Renee very early in their wedding planning journey, and it was so exciting to build a trusting relationship and see their plans unfold into this majestic celebration. I'm honestly so happy and satisfied about the epic wedding weekend they celebrated with their loved ones, and the epic party that unfolded was the best evidence!



Renee's Review

Best. Photographer. Ever!

Cami was an absolute DREAM to work with! She truly made our wedding weekend even more special than we could have ever imagined. Firstly, her talent and eye for detail are exceptional, capturing some truly amazing and unique shots and details that we will forever cherish. Weddings can be such a blur, but Cami caught so many special aspects of our events!

Her calming and fun presence helped ease any camera shyness we may have had, resulting in flawless and natural photos despite any initial awkwardness (especially on my part!). Cami went above and beyond in every aspect. Not only did she stay extra time at our events, but she also stepped in to assist with non-photography related things that popped up (wardrobe malfunctions, etc 😉 AND she made sure to make all of our guests feel special.

I genuinely wish I lived in PR so I could be her friend! I cannot express enough gratitude for Cami's incredible work. I wish I could have her at every special occasion for the rest of my life! She is truly a GEM!!!

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Puerto Rico Wedding Vendors

Wedding Venue Hotel El Convento
Wedding Photography Camille Fontz
Wedding Planning Ricardo, Moi Chic Events
Wedding Videography FAB Films
Floral & Decor Miriam Doba
Wedding Cake Sabe a Gloria
Music and DJ DJ Dennis, Deejays Corp
Entertainment Yuvi Plena
Make-up and Style Glam by Gio R
Bridal Dress Grace Loves Lace
Wedding Officiant Wedding Ministers Puerto Rico
Photobooth Flipéate
Churro Bar for Welcome Cocktail El Churro Bar
Welcome Cocktail Venue Hotel Palacio Provincial
Rehearsal Dinner Venue Sur Barra Nikkei