Rudy and Marta met Gabi and her mom at a bridal show in Orlando, Florida back in 2014. Originally, they were just inquiring about an engagement session so they could use the pictures for their save the dates. Completely fine with that, Rudy and Marta set up a date for the session and things just took off from there. Gabi and Gabe were blown away by the save the dates Marta had designed for them which made them think, heck, we main as well take them to Puerto Rico with us so they can document the big day! And so they did. Rudy and Marta flew out to Puerto Rico on a beautiful February day to capture their wedding and they had a blast. Did I mention Rudy is from Puerto Rico, so it was basically meant to be!
The wedding took place at Hacienda Siesta Alegre in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico and I must say, what a stunning venue! It is full of stunning Spanish Colonial architecture, has beautiful gardens (which are always lush because of the nearby El Yunque rainforest) and offers a lovely breeze from the trade winds. Gabi and Gabe were married in a garden with beautiful trellis as their alter surrounded by their close family and friends. Designed with a very open concept, the "house without walls" also made for the perfect reception setting. Rustic wooden farm tables lined a market light-lit courtyard and they danced the night away under the stars. It was the perfect wedding!
The Monday following the wedding, Rudy and Marta took the newlyweds out for a day in Old San Juan where they were able to take the time and get some "epic" photos in their wedding attire once more. Sort of like a "trash the dress" session, but the dress didn't get trashed. Let's call it a post-wedding portrait session. :) If every couple were able to do that post-wedding, how amazing would that be?
Thank you so much to Rudy and Marta for sharing this beautiful destination wedding with us. It was an honor to feature it on AnEpicElopement.com.
From the photographers: "It’s easy to say this: This was easily one of the most fun weddings we ever photographed. The Puerto Rican Wedding photographs came out great. We would do it again in a heartbeat."
Special thanks to...
Event Planner | MR Party & Events
Puerto Rico Wedding Venue | Hacienda Siesta Alegre
DJ | DJ Fabian Kroselj
Orlando, Florida Photographer | Rudy + Marta Photography
Hair + Makeup | Color Touch by Ana
Cake | Vanessa Caro
Musicians | Sal Pa’ Fuera Batucada
Specialty Foods | Helados Caribe
Wedding Gown | Algeria’s Brides - Designer | Jim Hjelm
Suits | My Grooms Room
*Photos courtesy of Rudy and Marta Photography of Orlando, Florida for publishing on AnEpicElopement.com.