Destination weddings are pure genius to me. I mean, what beats a trip with your nearest and dearest to celebrate your love? I honestly can’t think of much, expect maybe having Kimberly Chau Photography on hand to capture every sweet moment of the weekend unfold. These two genius cuties had just such a plan, and the result is one beautiful gallery of memories.
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From Kimberly Chau Photography… Vanessa + Ariel’s destination wedding to Puerto Rico was very simple, intimate, and easy going. The wedding day was flawless and oh-so-beautiful. The bride put together a lovely evening in the island of Vieques and it was nice that the whole family came to celebrate. Puerto Rico is just full of loveliness and I cannot wait to go back!
Thank you, Vanessa + Ariel for inviting me to the wonderful island to photograph your wedding! You and your families were so courteous and attentive to my stay and experience. I wish you two the best in your marriage!
Wedding Photography: Kimberly Chau Photography | Ceremony Venue: Paradise Edge at W Retreat & Spa in Vieques Island, Puerto Rico | Reception Venue: Living Room Deck at W Retreat & Spa in Vieques Island, Puerto Rico | Officiant: Sandy Malone from Weddings in Viennese | Floral Design: Patricia Suero from Puerto Rico Wedding Flowers | Wedding Cake: W Retreat & Spa | DJ: DJ Ricky from DJs of the Islands | Wedding Dress: Legends by Romona Keveza | Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid’s Attire: Odylyne | Bridesmaid’s Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Groom’s Attire: Banana Republic | Groom’s Shoes: Johnston & Murphy | Groomsmen Attire: Zara | Groomsmen Shoes: Calvin Klein | Hair + Makeup: Away Spa at W Retreat & Spa
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