Victoria and Chris had their wedding ceremony and reception at Sunset Paradise Villas Rincon, PR. We have photographed many weddings at Sunset Paradise Villas, but Victoria and Chris chose to have their ceremony in a different location from any of our previous couples, a nice little corner of the lower patio overlooking the ocean. It worked out beautifully, with some of the late afternoon sun partially filtered through some of the pillars and walls of the building, but enough of that gorgeous golden Puerto Rican sun coming through and lighting the two of them during their ceremony.
We showed up early at Sunset Salon and Spa where Jenny was taking care of Victoria’s makeup. We always love having the chance to visit Jenny, and love her relaxed and fun atmosphere. Brides always do seem to leave Jenny’s Salon in a great mood! On top of that, Jenny has tons of experience doing wedding makeup here in this tropical, hot humid Puerto Rican climate, and it lasts! We are consistently amazed with how well her makeup performs late into the night and as the dance party moves on.
Their ceremony was officiated by Chris’s brother, a touching and personal bringing together of Victoria and Chris. Everyone stood close together, surrounding them on the outdoor marquesina. We split up for most of the ceremony, Greg down below near the two of them getting close up portraits, and Frances retreating to above for a different angle.
Daddy D’s Smokehouse brought a full spread of food with all the fixins, everyone took a break to eat before toasts, cheers, and winding down after dinner and a long day. Victoria and Chris were so nice and warm towards us, and our goodbyes to them and their family that night went on for quite a while. Also a special thanks to the hardworking staff at Sunset Paradise Villas Rincon. Two days later we met at Pools beach for a couples photography session with the two of them, and continued the fun. Look out for another blog post with their couples photoshoot!