Beachside Destination Wedding in Puerto Rico by Dustin Cantrell
I can hardly believe that I’m saying this, but today’s post is actually our last ‘real wedding’ post for 2014! It doesn’t seem that long since we opened the year with this beautiful Spanish wedding by Sara Lobla, and since then, we’ve covered over 40 different countries on the BWB blog! Next year is looking even better, and I have weddings from Iceland, Hawaii, Greece, Italy, Costa Rica, Mauritius and Switzerland to share with you … and that’s just in January!!
This isn’t the last blog post for the year however . . . I’ve got something a little bit different to share with you between now and the end of the year. Drop back tomorrow and all will be revealed!!
In the mean time, I’m going to leave you in beautiful Isabela, Puerto Rico, for the wedding of Katie and Derek. Not a bad spot to end up! I’d like to send a huge thank you to all of the couples who’ve allowed me to share their weddings on the blog this year, and most importantly, to the totally amazing photographers whose work has graced the pages of BWB. There are the standard wedding photographers, and then there are the wedding photographers who take it to another level entirely – artistic, creative, unique, personal, original. You guys are IT and BWB simply wouldn’t exist without you. Thank you, not just for sharing your work on the blog, but for giving BWB the chance to show couples what’s possible, and just how beautiful wedding photography can be. When I got married six years ago, I simply wanted a photographer to capture it for posterity. I had no idea that wedding photography like this even existed. Thank you for being the people who redefined it. I cannot wait to see what you do next!!
Now . . . Puerto Rico!
From the Photographer: Katie and Derek planned the perfect destination wedding. If you’ve been lucky enough to visit Isabela, Puerto Rico you would know exactly what I mean. The beautiful beaches, great food, amazing surfing opportunities, and very few tourists make it the ideal spot for a destination wedding. The bride and groom started the wedding weekend off with a relaxed sunset reception at the Villa Tropical with stunning beach views. Their wedding day was full of love, laughter, and emotion. After the beautiful ceremony officiated by Derek’s best man the bridal party walked barefoot with their arms wrapped around each other as the sun started to set on the beach. It was a moment I doubt any of them will ever forget and will always be one of my favorite photos. The night finished of with a bonfire and S’mores. The day after the wedding was spent surfing and relaxing on the beach. It was a destination wedding most dream about and never get to have. I’m thankful I was chosen to capture Katie and Derek’s wedding and know I will never forget how magical it was.
Wedding Photographer: Dustin Cantrell
Wedding Coordinator, Wedding Ceremony & Reception Venue: Villa Montana – Isabela, Puerto Rico
Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero
Bride’s Shoes: Benjamin Walk
Bride’s Jewelry: Ann Taylor