Destination I Do
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Real Destination Wedding Wednesday - Paradise in Puerto Rico

Words by Jennifer Stein
Words by Kate Darnell
Images by Chelsea Elizabeth Photography

It is evident while reading Jason & Barbara's questionnaire and personal wedding web site, that they truly have a love for life and even more so, a love for one another. Jason enjoys loud music, while Barbara enjoyed living her early years helping her dad catch "crawdads" and sea urchins on the island of Puerto Rico.

Since their families were scattered all over North America, the darling couple made the executive decision to do a destination wedding and return to Barbara's roots in Puerto Rico.

On December 5, 2009, they made it official with a gorgeous ceremony and brunch reception at the San Juan Ritz-Carlton Puerto Rico.

Barbara selected gowns from JCrew, jewelry from Anthropology and her flowers were a bright arrangement of gingers, orchids and heliconias created by Festivo.
One very special touch that the bride decided to add was in honor of her father, "In lieu of traditional favors we had charity favors-mini bags of Haribo Gummy Bears! My dad recently passed away and gummy bears were his favorite candy. He used to keep a bag hidden in the couch cushions so when he got home from work he could turn on the TV and pull out his secret stash. So, we made a donation in his memory to the American Heart Association and attached a note to the gummy bears for the guests."

Barbara's favorite moment of the day was walking down the aisle with her grandfather and making eye-contact with her soon-to-be husband. And as for future plans for the couple? They look forward to starting a family, and Barbara is working towards getting her PhD as they continue to travel and adventure together hand-in-hand.

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