I like the city of San Juan…
What a nice surprise this morning to see these beautiful images from bride Christina’s wedding in Puerto Rico that she sent me. Christina’s vision was to have a Spanish themed wedding in Puerto Rico, where she and her husband Carlos first met. Christina described Old San Juan, Puerto Rico as “a modern day movie set for lovers of all things Spanish.” I certainly agree. I adore the vibrant colors + decor that are uniquely Spanish. It makes me reminisce of my time spent living in Spain watching the flamenco dancers in their bright red attire + doing a little flamenco dancing myself. Olé.
Carlos and Christina had a traditional Catholic service ceremony at El Cathedral de San Juan. The ceremony music was performed by a Spanish guitarist. The reception was at El Convento Hotel where they had a traditional Puerto Rican cigar roller, a Spanish guitarist who played all night, and served Puerto Rican food. The decor consisted of paper flowers (by Anne Musings), candles and carnations. The signs were were all written in Spanish and the place cards were tiles by LH Calligraphy and were later used to write well wishes on for the couple.
Christina’s dress was by Spanish designer San Patrick and her veil was by Elie Saab. The bridesmaids wore veils and gloves to create a more vintage look. The men wore converse shoes, and not just any….they were designed by the groom with Puerto Rico written on the side. The flower girls were spunky in their fun+ non traditional outfits and cute pink converse shoes. And, did I mention there were parasols?… Always love when they’re included!
Below are the images of their wedding, photographed by Shawna Herring. Talk about amor…I am loving the color palette, the decor, the attire, the setting…
[image credit: Shawna Herring]
Accommodations by El San Juan Hotel
Silk hair flowers by Mandi Derrow
Programs, door signs and menus by Tiffany
Teal signs, tees and totes by Wedding Chicks
Destination Wedding Planner – Lisa Rodriguez
Travel provided by Ary Hernandez