Beautiful Puerto Rico destination wedding photography captured by member Vanessa Vargas Photography.
“Surrounded by their family and closed friends Muriel and Guillermo celebrated their destination wedding at the well know Hotel Caribe Hilton, located in Old San Juan. Before the ceremony took place the couple decided to have a romantic pre wedding session at the amazing and always charming old san juan city located near by, the old forts, pebble streets and old buildings were witness to this couple’s special day.”
Such a sweet story from the bride below on how they met, how the groom proposed, and why they chose Puerto Rico for their wedding destination!
From the Bride:
JR and I met while working as servers at a restaurant in 2007. He was so charming, funny, and so handsome. We started off as friends but little by little our feelings started to grow, and one day after work we were outside in the parking lot and as he gave me a hug, he kissed me and it was magical. A little over a year later we had our first son, Isaiah. JR has been an amazing father.
During Christmas 2011, our whole family was gathered at my in-laws house, like we do each year, we all sat in the living room and started handing out our secret Santa gift. After he opened his secret Santa gift, he said “okay, my secret Santa is Muriel.” So I get up to sit in the chair in the middle of the family, JR hands me a huge box. I start unwrapping it and I open the box and there’s 3 small coolers in the box and I was like what is going on. I got the coolers out of the box and then there was another smaller box at the bottom. I opened the smaller box and in that box there was a small silver box. As I opened the box and saw that it was empty, JR came next to me and got on one knee. I was so nervous because I knew that he was about to propose. He told me how much he loved me and how much I meant to him. Then he said “will you marry me?” I said yes. It was so special because the whole family was there watching and my son was next to me the whole time.
We chose Puerto Rico because we had always wanted to visit. We liked the culture and the scenery. We chose the Caribe Hilton because of Hilton Hotel reputation. I loved the landscaping, the pool and the décor looked nice. I also loved the fact that the Caribe Hilton has its own private beach. The hotel was also very conveniently located in between old san juan and condado or isla verde where the casinos are. My wedding day was perfect. It was simple and small but everything that I wanted. Since I was a little girl, I dreamt about getting married on the beach. The ceremony was very intimate and it was great having our pastor fly to Puerto Rico to marry us. Pictures turned out beautiful and our dinner was great. I can’t wait to go back to Puerto Rico.
Vanessa Vargas Photography is a contemporary destination wedding and portrait photography, her love for photography and been a hopelessly romantic motivates her to capture weddings with a unique story telling style.
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