WHAT WENT DOWN
Malen & Antonio hired us through Fotos by Hector to shoot a film for their engagement session in Old San Juan + their wedding at Royal Isabela in Isabela, Puerto Rico. We instantly connected and they trusted us to give them a film that was cool and unique like their love and incorporated some of those classic Puerto Rico vibes. We tried our best to deliver!
When we first arrived to Royal Isabela, Malen & Antonio were getting ready in separate villas. Both of their get ready spaces had fantastic views – they didn’t stick the groom in a small, dark room while the bride got a huge, gorgeous suite like some venues do which we really loved! These kinds of details make a huge difference in the outcome of the film.
The ceremony took place on a cliff side that overlooked endless ocean. They had hundreds of guests and partied in their gorgeously decorated, oceanside marquee tent. They surprised their guests with a firework show at the end of their first dance along with a very well-known salsa band from the island, Pirulo ya la Tribu. They were amazing and really kept the party going until the early hours of the morning. Malen even changed into her Yeezy’s for the better half of the reception so she could really dance it out 😉
We loved everything about this day, from the intimate get ready to the raging party! We had no idea this would be our first AND last large wedding of 2020 but we’re happy we went out with a bang.
Photography: Fotos by Hector
Venue: Royal Isabela
Coordinator: Viviane Fortuno
Bride’s dress: Stella Nolasco
Surprise salsa performance: Pirulo ya la Tribu