Real Wedding: Camille M. Bertrán Astor and Pedro J. Zorrilla Negrón
If you are from Puerto Rico you know that no one celebrates the holidays like we do! From November-February it is major party season on the island which was the perfect time of year for todays couple Winter Wonderland wedding.
Camille and Pedro met 5 years ago at her aunts birthday party at a local Mexican restaurant. After an evening of great conversation Pedro asked Camille out to dinner the following night. They have been together ever since.
A year ago, Predro wasn’t going to be able to make Camille’s birthday party as he had to work. He is commercial airline pilot and had a sheduled flight that wouldn’t let him make it in time. However just as her friends and family were about to sing happy birthday Pedro walked in still dressed in his uniform, went straight up to Camille, got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. She oviously said yes and her birthday party became an engagement party!
The couple chose the newly renovated Capilla Mayor at Universidad del Sagrado Corazon because it is of special significance to the bride’s family since the key to the altar’s sagrarium has her grandmother’s name engraved on it. To the tunes of Trumpet Voluntary and Bridal Chorus interpreted by Camerata Coral, a radiant Camille was escorted to the altar by her proud father Dr. Juan M. Bertrán Pasarell.
After the ceremony guests headed to the Caribe Hilton where the ballroom shined with decorations in silver and glass with white dendrobium orchids, delphiniums and hydrangeas, under the soft blue lights that provided a white winter ambiance. The tables were identified with the names of different airplane models to the couple’s delight. As the guests enjoyed the music and the exquisite and varied buffet stations prepared and attended by renowned Chef Mario Ferro, a great surprise offered by the parents of the bride was the presentation of famous puertorrican composer José Nogueras, who dedicated a lively Parranda Navideña to the newlyweds.
Photography: Tuty Feliciano/ Videography: Tony Fonseca / Planner: Olga Rodriguez Veve / Brides Dress: Pronovias / Headpiece: Xiomara Simo / Jewelry: Lluis Brothers / Hair: Angel Rosario / Makeup: Millie Banch’s / Grooms Tux: Leonardo’s / Ceremony Venue: Capilla Mayor, Universidad Sagrado Corazon / Officiant: Father Jorge Ambert, SJ/ Reception San Geronimo Ballroom, Caribe Hilton Hotel / Catering: Chef Mario Ferro / Decor: i2 Events Carlos Gonzalez / Ceremony Music: Camerata Coral Directed by Juan Carlos Vega/ Reception Music: Arpeggio, Coqui Music Osvaldo Martinez and Jose Nogueras / Silver Dance Floor: All Stage / Invitations and Calligraphy: Creaciones Ana / Cake: C+M Cakes
Wedding Planner: Olga Rodriguez Veve 787-292-3952 787-319-8350
Videography: Tony Fonseca 787-251-6294
I2 Events Carlos Gonzalez-787-375-5948
A-Z-Music Juan C. Vega 787-649-8378