Real Weddings: Cassandra Gonzalez and Antonio Zamorano

Photography by: Noel del Pilar Happy Monday lovies! Summer has well and truly arrived so grab a cup of something cool and sit down to hear all about Cassandra and Antonio’s gorgeous wedding at the fabulous La Concha Resort in San Juan.

This love story reads something like a fairytale; the couple met in graduate school where they were both studying psychology. Antonio asked Cassandra for a copy of a presentation she had recently given, Cassandra obliged, and the rest, as they say, is history! After receiving her father’s blessing, Antonio proposed on Cassandra’s birthday in Cozumel, Mexico, where they had just spent a romantic day scuba diving together.

Their wedding and reception was just as dreamy as the story that preceded it. The gorgeous couple opted for a clean, sophisticated look, using elements of white décor from SIOD Inc., offset with some warm gold detailing. They emphasized Ampersands (& symbol) wherever possible throughout their events, including highlighting it on their invitations, their sweetheart table and even in guest favors.

Cassandra and Antonio certainly share many great moments and memories, including a love of travel, which they were also able to incorporate into their celebrations with a map-themed guest book. Their unity (tasting) ceremony also represented their uniqueness and thirst for adventure, and at the end of the night, guests were encouraged to write well wishes on white balloons which were symbolically released into the sky to symbolize the eternity of their union.

Both the ceremony and reception took place at the La Concha, during which guests were treated to a beautiful bespoke wedding cake from CakeLand Designs.

Cassandra sparkled on the dance floor in a beautiful gown from Impression Bridal, as the couple took their first and last dances with music courtesy of the Son Caribe band. In Antonio’s words ‘dancing our last dance and seeing her smile’ was a truly memorable and touching moment.

Cassandra and Antonio were happy to spend their special day surrounded by the love of family and dear friends, which of course included their dogs who also bore witness to the ceremony!

Let’s take a look at some of their stunning moments captured by Noel del Pilar:

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Photographer: Noel del Pilar / Videographer: NDF Films / Planner: Anne Marie Kleis, AMK Events / Dress: Impression Bridal (Houston, TX) / Hair and Makeup: Miguel Alexan Castillo / Decor: SIOD, Inc. Gadiel Valentin / Venue: La Concha Resort / Ceremony Music: Pancho Irizarry / Reception Music: Son Caribe / Lighting: Music Factory, Inc / Cake: Amy Cabrera, Cakeland Designs