Stunning Destination Wedding At Vanderbilt Hotel, San Juan PR

By Angel López - 21 de Julio 2023

Wonderful day filled with a resplendent sun that covers the island of Puerto Rico on April 29, 2023. This time we headed to the Hotel La Concha & Hotel Vanderbilt in Condado from the vibrant city of San Juan to the incredible outdoor patios of the Vanderbilt Hotel. This Hotel offers an impressive setting for an unforgettable wedding. With its mix of orange, cream, and dark colors, it offers a unique experience full of colors, music, and exquisite flavors.

We first arrived at the Hotel la concha where Christian was waiting for us with the groomsmen for his most anticipated Getting Ready. Upon arrival, the boys were super happy about this great day that awaited them. As usual we start with the details of the groom before proceeding to the individual portraits of him and the groomsmen. One of the things I enjoy most about weddings is being able to capture every detail of this wonderful day. Christian was a super compromising person at the time of the photos in his preparation and by the way the photos with the boys were from a movie. He soon left them a short summary of what happened in that room.

A wedding entails a lot of preparation, logistics, organization among other things, which is why time is super valuable and we must be attentive to the time so that everything flows evenly to the rundown. We got to Valerie at the Vanderbilt Hotel where they were finishing with her makeup and hairstyle. When we saw her, it was a Wow, how beautiful today's bride was. I really enjoyed the photos of her with her and the one of her bridesmaid of her. They had the room decorated with balloons and ribbons to give a different touch to her photos. I love when brides do this type of initiative, they leave a lot to say in their photos and I thank them very much. We headed to the balcony of her room to take a few photos before the first look.

Let's talk about this First look. Wow Valerie was radiant and beautiful walking right up to Chris for his first look at her wedding dress. Many emotions were in the air at that time and as many know I am super sentimental and there are times when tears come to my eyes. The ceremony of this beautiful couple was super emotional with a view of the ocean from the hotel you could breathe that fresh breeze and those faces of all the family and friends reflected the happiness and emotion of the moment. So that you can enjoy the photos, I tell you that the decoration and the party were incredible. Valerie & Cris definitely enjoyed their day like never before. She left you a little piece of what this beautiful and wonderful day was like. Many congratulations to both!

With Love,

Angel López


Photo: Angel Lopez Photography

Assistant: Elizabeth Valdez

Planner: @phuliffectsevents 

MUA: @melinamua

Venue: @condadovanderbilt