Photographers Fran and Mils of Love Bears created this styled Puerto Rico elopement shoot to show the diverse possibilities Puerto Rico has to offer, besides the traditional tropical experience — and we’re totally obsessed with how they pulled it off! Models Bryan and Mairaly totally rocked their ASOS attire, making the affordable fashions look like custom pieces. We love Love Bears’ choice of a romantic, modern Airbnb mixed with a variety of natural landscapes. Scroll on for all the ultra-fashionable Puerto Rico elopement inspiration!
Simplicity and community were top priorities at Victoria and Ilya’s earthy, romantic wedding at Best View Barn in Utica, New York. It’s always a great thing when you can hire a team of creative vendors to work on your special day and make your vision come true, but when it came to Victoria and Ilya’s wedding, they choose a different route. They hired GLDN Soul Events to help their vision of a happy, family gathering vibe come to life — and that’s exactly what it was! The florals, dessert, stationary, catering form Zeina’s Cafe, and even the furniture, were all carefully handcrafted by members of the community. Lawn games, blowing bubbles, and heartfelt patio chats were the highlight of the evening at Best View Barn. We can’t wait for you to see how Afrik Armando beautifully documented it all!
The most memorable part of our day was just before the ceremony. Upon arriving at the venue, it was almost overwhelming to see all those people there to celebrate our marriage. Before walking down the aisle, my husband and I took some time aside for a few minutes just to freak out and let everything settle in. We couldn’t believe after all the planning, our day was finally here! I was a little nervous and that small moment before walking down the aisle helped ground me and calmed my nerves.
Afrik Armando was incredible. He helped put us at ease and made our day so much fun. We haven’t had much experience being in front of a camera and Afrik made us feel comfortable. He made sure we had all dreamy photos we wanted.
The most important part about planning our wedding was definitely finding the right wedding planner. Planning is not my forte.. at all. So when I met my planner Ilona, she helped me design a mood board and select decor that was in line with my vision. I also didn’t want a traditional wedding. I wanted it to feel more like a party and celebration rather than a formal event.
For me, simplicity was key. The venue was so beautiful on its own, and I didn’t want to clutter with decor. I used inspiration from other weddings and decided I love the look of greenery, bohemian elements, and whimsical wildflowers.
Christina and Garrett’s Wolf Feather Honey Farm wedding brought motorcycles, tattoos, and the rock ‘n roll glam vibes that Pinterest boards are made of! The couple is “a little bit country and a little bit rock n’ roll,” so they incorporated all of the things they love the most: gold, leather, URBN Pizza, Diet Coke’s, Blackcat Motorcycles + Coffee, live music, sparklers, and more! Christina looked like a boho goddess dressed in a BHLDN gown and floral applique cape, and her groom was styling in a white ASOS suit . Singler Photography nailed it in capturing every moment of this truly unbelievable wedding at Wolf Feather Honey Farm!
During the ceremony, our officiant, Craig, left us to exchange our vows under the tee-pee, under the vast open sky, all alone – just us two. At that moment, we felt like the only two people in the whole world. We remember nothing more than the stoic look in each others eyes, the sound of unparalleled love in each others voices & the way the wind passed between us, calm and serene.
Wedding planning advice from the bride and groom: Stay cool – keep calm – everything will be ok! It’s easy to get lost in the list of things to do, but time flies and planning is only as fun as you make it . Do it together, the biggest decisions are the easiest ones to make, go with your gut and stay true. You won’t be able to make every guest happy, so really, make your happiness the highest priority.
We thought we would surprise our guests with free tattoos from one of the most talented artists in the business. We designed a flash sheet with a dozen different designs that represent us the most; lightning bolts, traditional roses, dice, cherubs – the vibe inside the barn felt like a classic California motorcycle show!