OCEANO Restaurant Wedding – San Juan, Puerto Rico – Antonia & Kimberly
Antonia and Kimberly met many years ago at a company they both worked for. One glance and they both knew there was something there however, life took them in different directions. Kimberly moved away started a new job and a new life. Many years later and a phone call from Kimberly, they then connected in Boston, Kimberly was travelling to see family. She asked Antonia to meet her, they met talked and she then asked if she would like to meet again in a few months, she wanted me to meet friends that would be visiting Boston from New York. Antonia said yes because it was a good reason to see her again. In March 17, 2012, they met for dinner and drinks with the friends from New York, but little did they know that was the day that unveiled the hidden love and passion which they concealed, not realising that they were meant to be together. Many trips to Boston from New York for Kimberly, moving after one year, to be together which lead to their wedding day on June 10, 2017.
“The inspiration behind our day was the love of all elements that ground us. The Ocean for its power and its strength. The sun for its warmth and continuous glow. We both love the colours of sea glass, we are beach lovers. I Antonia, am a native of Puerto Rico which draws me to the Island since my early years. Kimberly is a Native of Massachusetts which is surrounded by water and known for its beautiful beaches. This was the reasons for our Beach theme. Sea glass, sea shells, driftwood and all the different hues of blues. A sand ceremony was used to represent the beautiful Island of Puerto Rico which we both are enamoured with.”
“Our flowers were a representation of all that is love such as hydrangea, orchids, peonies, white roses, dusty mill, calla lilies and snapdragons. All arranged in sea glass coloured vases with tea lights and seashells, sea glass and driftwood. Beautifully arranged on the tables to bring together all the elements. The bridal bouquet and boutonnieres consisted of calla lilies held together by a soft and white ribbon. Centrepieces were crack glass vases, driftwood with all flowers mentioned. Tall vases with candles and white orchids floating in water.”
“For our meet and greet we infused a taste of Puerto Rico to our guests, a peach mango sangria bar, and many sweet treats to tease the palette. Our favourite part of our wedding was the beautiful backdrop of the ocean, the sun as it gently caresses and shined on our ceremony, and as it set to give us that splendid beauty for our pictures and to begin celebrating with family and friends.”
“My dress (Antonia’s) was tea length to bring everything together from day to evening. Sheer top and elegant beading with silk cloth cover buttons running down the back of the entire dress. Embedded were pearls and rhinestones throughout the dress which gave it a beautiful touch of elegance and timeless tradition. It brought back a memory of the buttons my mom had on her wedding dress. Kimberly chose to have a suit design to compliment her wife to be. Which consisted of a soft light grey, linen with silk lapels the colour of Antonia’s wedding dress. Swarovski crystals with blue and clear stone earrings and a teardrop blue crystal necklace. Kimberly’s suit was designed by Sumissura, a silhouette style suit, with silk lining. Very rich and elegant. Off-white silk camisole, silver belt and silver strappy rhinestone sandals which brought everything together. Simply stated jewellery which represented something borrowed and something blue.”
Photographer: Rosedramos Photography // Venue: OCEANO Restaurant // Event Planner: Impress by Marlene // Dress Store: David’s Bridal // Cake Designer: D’Lights Cakes & Desserts // DJ: SBN Entertainment Inc. // Officiant: Get Married Puerto Rico