“Hotel Mariott Courtyard in Isla Verde has awesome beachfront rooms with balconies and Fraternidad AFDA is a beautiful wedding venue surrounded by glass walls.”


Getting Ready at Hotel Marriott Courtyard with Awesome View

I love when weddings have different cultures and vibes. Melissa, the bride, is Puerto Rican and Samuel, the groom, is American. They decided to get married where Melissa grew up and Melissa wanted Samuel to enjoy the beautiful views of the island. They getting ready was in the Hotel Mariott Courtyard in Isla Verde. This Hotel has awesome beachfront rooms with balconies.

When I entered the room, Melissa was singing and dancing with her bridesmaids. She really wanted to be stress-free and enjoy to the fullest her big day. The groom also was very excited! Before the ceremony, the groom and the groomsmen raised their glasses to celebrate one of the best days of Samuel and Melissa’s life.

Emotive Ceremony at Fraternidad AFDA 

Fraternidad AFDA is a beautiful wedding venue surrounded by glass walls. This Venue has two floors and usually, the second floor is used for the ceremony. Doing the ceremony and reception in the same place has great advantages.

Beachfront Cheerful Wedding Reception 

As you can see in the photos, behind the newlyweds’ table there is a beautiful panoramic view of the sea. This wedding is a wedding that I will always remember as one of the most enjoyed weddings by the newlyweds and the guests. When the DJ put the first song, all the guests (yes, all the guests …) went to the dance floor to danced and enjoyed song by song. It’s was incredible how they enjoyed their reception party.  Thanks to Melissa and Samuel and their families to choose me as their photographer. I want to give a special thanks to Melissa’s mom for trusting in me and in my work from the beginning.


Always my pleasure!


Melissa and Samuel’s Love Note:

“I cannot begin to describe how amazing and professional Diana’s work is. She made my husband and I feel so comfortable throughout the entire day. She made it look so natural and perfect. When you look at the pictures you can appreciate the dedication and attention to detail that Diana has. I highly recommend her if you want your pictures to look naturally beautiful. She captured every moment I wanted with such beauty and grace. She was also very flexible and responsive to our needs as a bride and groom. HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend her!”

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