Oh, Puerto Rico. You are an amazing place. Crystal blue waters, stunning architecture, vibrant hues every.which.way you turn… paradise never looked so good. And when you add in a gorgeous couple ready to say I Do, well. It makes for an even sunnier destination. Especially when that gorgeous couple happens to be an uber-stylish duo such as these two and their day was captured by Alan Phillip Photography. This is what we call a match made in engagement session heaven and you can see it all right here.
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From Alan Phillip Photography… This bride, who is a photographer, definitely didn’t want the cookie cutter engagement session. It’s always an honor when a couple chooses me to photograph their engagement, but it’s even more of an honor when a photographer who recently got engaged trusts you with their engagement photographs. We flew out to beautiful Puerto Rico from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where the couple is originally from. Her fiance, Alex, is originally from Puerto Rico, so Polyana wanted to do her engagement session somewhere that meant a lot to the both of them. It was just a perfect location. I started their session in El Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which is rich in history and culture. I loved every minute of their session, and I would do it all over it again.
Photography: Alan Phillip Photography / Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Being whisked away to a far away place with your main squeeze post wedding could be the dreamiest dreams of all. It’s taken to another level when Vanessa Velez Photography just happens to be along for the ride to capture all those sweet newlywed moments, and the new Mrs. is rocking a short little Vera Wang stunner…we have all officially entered dreamland, and you can see it all here!
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From Vanessa of Vanessa Velez Photography… This beautiful couple decided to have their photos done on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico after a friend suggested the location because of its history and gorgeous spots. So they booked a plane, a hotel and a photographer, and off they went to the enchanted colonial island. Surrounded by its beautiful waters and stunning architecture, they made their love official through their first set of wedding photos as a couple. Their session took place at the San Cristobal Fort and then through the streets of Old San Juan.
Photography: Vanessa Velez Photography / Venue: Fort San Cristobal in San Juan, Puerto Rico + The Streets of Old San Juan / Wedding Dress: White by Vera Wang / Bride’s Shoes: Steve Madden / Groom’s Tuxedo: Hugo Boss
I’m totally head over heels for this tropical and romantic fete. I love the simplicity of the monochromatic florals and their incredible impact on the tables surrounded by the white chairs and gorgeously draped white fabric overhead. The romance and drama continued into the night with candle lit dining and a gorgeous sunset. And when the bride and groom had their first dance, all the guests were surprised by a pretty, pretty firework display. We’re talking pure romance from beginning to end thanks to Elegant Occasions. Ambrosio Photography captured all the details and I highly recommend checking out the full gallery for this one!
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From Ambrosio Photography…LeAnn and Bernard chose Vieques because of the ease of access and being a U.S. territory. The W does a wonderful job at transporting you to some place new, a place that is relaxing. Elegant Occasions helped design and produce elevated flowers on boxes that glow. This helped create a romantic feeling for the two long tables. LeAnn was all about the details.
The day before the wedding, everyone went on a Biobay tour. For the day of the wedding, the beautiful town’s church hosted the ceremony. LeAnn hired the local high school marching band to lead the bridal party and guests out of the church. She did this because in high school she was in marching band! Cocktail hour consisted of over-looking the beautiful sun setting. Another surprise for the guests was as the couple started their first dance, there was a fireworks display.
Venue: The W Resort and Spa / Planner: Elegant Occasions / Wedding Photography: Craig Ambrosio Photography / Florist: Arquetipo