With family all over the Caribbean, Elena and Wesley knew they would have a boho wedding with a backyard vibe in Puerto Rico. After settling on Hacienda Siesta Alegre–without ever seeing it in person–the couple’s dream day came to fruition thanks to planner Rosalina Momentus. With lush palms surrounding the venue, the pair opted to keep the decor simple with light pink drapery, soft blush floral arrangements put together by Jat Lozano, and Chinese lanterns floating in the night sky.
Although we would love to describe everything we love about this wedding, we think that the couple’s photographer–and Junebug member–Melody Joy Co. described the day beautifully.
Melody Joy Co. On The Details of The Day
Hacienda Siesta Alegre has stunning views of the El Yunque rainforest mountain range. There were so many beautiful corners in the hacienda, including arched doorways and French window panes on a corner, where the couple read their vows.
They had so many unique details, like a cigar bar where handmade cigars were made and given to the guests. The outdoor reception consisted of beautifully decorated farm tables that surrounded a courtyard with a fountain in the center. The courtyard was lit by string lights that set the mood for both the reception and, later, an epic dance floor.
Elena and Wes surprised their guests by having Plena music played by the local group, Yuvi Plena! They had the crowd doing a dance train around the entire venue–a perfect complement to the evening, tying in a bit of Puerto Rican tradition for the guests with an exciting twist. They ended the night surrounded by sparklers and their loved ones!
Elena and Wesley
Hacienda Siesta Alegre, Rio Grande, Puetro Rico
Sharing Private Vows
The most memorable part of the day was exchanging our vows privately to one another before the ceremony. It was so intimate, and we were happy to have a brief moment before the festivities to share our love and commitment to one another.
Why Hacienda Siesta Alegre
Our venue was a reflection of our culture and styles. Wesley is Cuban and my family is from Puerto Rico, so I knew that’s where we would have our wedding. We weren’t interested in having a beach wedding—instead, we wanted to get married at a house or a Hacienda. When we were searching, we found Hacienda Siesta Alegre and knew it was the one. We put down a deposit before seeing it in person to secure the date. When we flew down to Puerto Rico we scheduled a site visit and were absolutely blown away with the beauty of this place.
Wedding Advice From The Bride
Talk to other brides! They may have resources or decor from their wedding to spare. Also, some details will be forgotten and not everything will go as planned. That’s okay! Try to be present in the moment and enjoy the celebration.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Melody Joy Co.
Event Planning – Rosalina Momentus
Venue – Hacienda Siesta Alegre
Floral Design – Jat Lozano
Catering – Mesa 364
Cake – Gabriel Diaz
DJ – Big J Music
Live Music – Yuvi Plena
Videography – The Film Writer
Makeup Artist & Hair Styling – Javier Moreno
Wedding Dress – Gali Karten
Bridal Accessories – Cassouto Jewels, Bella Belle Shoes
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Show Me Your Mumu
Groom’s Apparel – Suit Supply
Groomsmen’s Apparel – The Groomsman Suit
Rings – Creative Design Jewelers
Favors – Flipeate
Congratulations again to Elena and Wesley on their Puerto Rico destination wedding! Thank you to Junebug member Melody Joy Co. for capturing the day so beautifully. To see more of her work, check out her profile in our directory of best wedding photographers in the world!