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From the Bride…

When Charlie and I began the wedding planning process, we knew exactly what type of event we wanted: An elegant yet intimate ceremony possibly under the stars surrounded by our closest family and friends. We wanted it to feel timeless, personal and romantic. A celebration of love and life between loved ones.  I also knew I wanted to incorporate my Colombian heritage and customs into our wedding celebration. Loving all things creative, I was ecstatic at the opportunity to design and create a beautiful and memorable experience and so the search for the perfect venue began in our home city of New Orleans. However, after numerous site visits, nothing seemed to fulfill our vision! We started toying with the idea of doing an intimate destination wedding …after all, it would allow us to share in a weekend-long celebration with our guests! Immediately, a light bulb clicked and a trip to Puerto Rico from two years prior came to mind. When we visited the island, we fell in love with the architecture and its old world charm. Puerto Rico or “La Isla del Encanto” (The Island of Enchantment) as locals rightfully call it, was the perfect representation of our two cultures- a blend of both English and Spanish influences plus it offered the old world elegance and allure we desired. After proposing the idea to our families, it was an easy decision and the Puerto Rican adventure began!

Event/Floral Designer/Rental: Arquetipo / Reception Music: Sin Prisa / Wedding Cake: Lourdes Padilla / Ceremony Music: A-Z Music / Wedding Planner: Myrna Serrano Events / Ceremony Venue:  Fort San Cristobal / Wedding Gown: Ines DiSanto via Bridal Reflections NYC / Officiant: Daryle Parker / Reception Venue:  Hotel El Convento / Wedding Cinematographer: Elysium Productions / Wedding Photographer: Aaron Delesie Photographer / Invitations + Paper Accessories: Paisley Quill/ Bride’s Shoes:  Jimmy Choo / Jewelry: Vintage / Makeup Artist: Kandace Boutte / Groom’s Attire:Hugo Boss / Bridesmaid Dress: Jordan

Source: Style Me Pretty