Oh what to say about the most incredible day that was Sheila and Ricardo's wedding? Over the last year Jonathan helped complete the vocal production for the upcoming album of Retroaudio, Ricardo's band. Through the process, I was blessed to get to know him, his incredible girlfriend of 13 years, Sheila, and all their beautiful Puerto Rican friends and family. When they got engaged and began planning their oceanside wedding, I was honored to have been chosen to document this significant day in their lives for them. You see more than being awesome clients, the bride and groom have become dear friends of ours.
On the day before their wedding, as we unpacked our bags at the beautiful Villa Montana resort, I told Jonathan I just knew the weekend was going to be perfect. The resort, set on a long strip of deserted Caribbean beach was designed with the perfect blend of modern, earthy and inspiring detail. With a carefree bride and groom, the ever-classy color palette of yellow and grey and this especially peaceful location it was a photographic dream.
While Sheila prepared for the day at the resort, Ricardo was at a friend's nearby beach house with his guys. Ricardo and his groomsmen's suits were handmade by a tailor in their hometown of Cabo Rojo. I personally think every groom should have a custom fit suit!
Shortly after, the two met in a quiet, shaded garden at the resort for their "first look", followed by a series of beautiful casual portraits.
I love this shot Jonathan captured of Ricardo waiting to see his bride.
The following series are my favorite shots of the day!
The ceremony site was set, complete with the majestic view of the sea, a big beautiful sky and color-coordinated parasols as guests arrived to share in the moment when Sheila and Ricardo would be married.
Just like our wedding, the groom's father officiated the ceremony, making each moment incredibly personal, moving and even funny!
Just after the ceremony, qests were invited to enjoy the beautiful, open-air restaurant for the reception. Watch for the second part of Sheila and Ricardo's wedding celebration to be featured in a follow up blog post tomorrow!