Where to even start?? Nicole and Jose’s Puerto Rican wedding was truly the experience of a life time.
When Nicole approached me last minute to shoot her destination wedding I was ALL IN, lol! I have always heard how wonderful Puerto Rico is, but nothing could have prepared me for just how magical of a place it is. Not only is it just stunningly beautiful… white sand beaches, palm trees, historic shopping districts, ancient forts and castles….but the culture is unlike any I have experienced. The people of Puerto Rico are so incredibly helpful and kind, they take you in right away as their own and treat you like family. I will never ever forget my time there and right now this beautiful place is being ravaged by hurricanes. My heart and thoughts go out to everyone on the island.
So we are off!!! My second shooter Amy Jo and I hopped on a plane and flew to Puerto Rico! Any trip we take is always a good time, but give us a few extra day of poolside margaritas and exploring a new place and we are in our element! After spending some time exploring the island and making new friends it was time to shoot!!!
After some seriously hilarious and stressful moments trying to navigate the mountain side jungles in our rented jeep, we finally found the venue! This place was insane! Perched at the tippy top of a mountain and surrounded by jungle and wildlife! By far the most unique venue I’ve ever gotten to experience!
Even tho it was hot, this bride and groom were just down right beautiful in their wedding attire, they had a super sweet first look and headed to there super sweet and intimate ceremony. Tons of laughter and tears were shared by the small group of friends and family who came to celebrate this young couple’s love!
And the food… oh man! These people know how to cook! Hahahaha they had food from all over the world and one massive wedding cake!
Most exciting part of the night was for sure the surprise Christmas band that came roaring out of the night! This troop of dancers, singers and musicians really made this party a party!