Real Wedding: Ashley Rockey and Daniel Frey
Happy Friday Lovies, hope you are all getting ready for a fantastic Memorial Day Weekend. Before we head out for a weekend full of fun in the sun we wanted to share the gorgeous wedding of Ashley and Daniel. Earlier this week we showed you their fun Old San Juan engagement shoot and now we have the stunning photos from their wedding at the amazing Hacienda Siesta Alegre. We simply love this venue, every corner is made for a picture perfect moment, and these photos are the proof. Choosing the photos for this post was honestly so hard because each photo is better than the next. Amanda K Photo Art did an amazing job at capturing this intimate affair.
From the Bride...We have always wanted a small, intimate wedding. Having visited many summers throughout my childhood, Puerto Rico was our first choice. I knew Daniel would love it as much as had! As soon as I laid my eyes on the Hacienda, it was love at first sight. It was everything we wanted to evoke on our day. The scenery was perfect; the cozy bed and breakfast had an old Spanish feel, and it was located in the mountains in the rain forest.
Our vision was romantic and soft with a touch of simplicity & elegance, but we still wanted it to feel relaxed. With it taking place in Puerto Rico, we also wanted to make sure we didn't lose the feel of the culture. We attend many weddings as photographers ourselves, so we decided to do away with all traditions that are just that, traditions. We kept it simple and did not have a bridal party other than the flower girls. Our reception wasn't based on a schedule, but rather a night where we could enjoy each moment.
In light of keeping the hispanic culture alive, we had a live band (a Batucada) during the reception unlike anything we've ever experienced. They played traditional music with drums and trumpets and got the guests involved by teaching them typical dances. It was the highlight to our evening. We also incorporated traditional food, and piraguas were served by a piragüero, in a small colorful pushcart.
Photographer: Amanda K Photo Art / Dress: Claire Pettibone / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Hair and Makeup: Ada Kristal Ortiz / Venue: Hacienda Siesta Alegre / Decor: M&M Flower Market & Deco / DJ: KMF DJ's / Cake: Letty Jovet