We are clicking our heels at the sight of Erica and Ronnie’s Puerto Rican rainforest wedding. Kara Marshall Events worked with Erica, an event planner herself, to design a tropical fete that had all the guests thankful for the destination of choice. Some of our favorite elements include the handpainted tile that graced both floor and table and the South American florals from Lorraine’s Flowers. This has to be the most stress-free destination wedding to date – and those hammocks at the reception are the proof in the pudding! Leave it to Lisa Blume Photography to tell a darling love story. So without further ado, we invite you to sit back, relax and drift off to this colorful Puerto Rican gathering.

Destination Wedding in a Puerto Rican Rainforest - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/destination-wedding-in-a-puerto-rican-rainforest

Erica and Ronnie live in Washington, DC and planned a fun getaway to Puerto Rico for their nuptials. This fabulous event was filled with so much joy and fun surprises! The bride and groom kept their wedding location a surprise so the guests could see it for the first time with no preconceived notions or expectations. Their wedding invitation referred to it as “The House with No Walls.” When the guests boarded the buses they were told they were going to the foothills of El Yunque National Rain forest. The excitement was palpable. After the formal dances and dinner, Erica surprised the guests by having a playful wardrobe change.

Destination Wedding in a Puerto Rican Rainforest - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/destination-wedding-in-a-puerto-rican-rainforest

weddings in Puerto Rico - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/destination-wedding-in-a-puerto-rican-rainforest

Destination Wedding in a Puerto Rican Rainforest - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/destination-wedding-in-a-puerto-rican-rainforest

wedding bouquet - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/destination-wedding-in-a-puerto-rican-rainforest

wedding dress separates - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/destination-wedding-in-a-puerto-rican-rainforest

destination weddings - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/destination-wedding-in-a-puerto-rican-rainforest

wedding venues in Puerto Rico - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/destination-wedding-in-a-puerto-rican-rainforest

outdoor wedding ceremonies - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/destination-wedding-in-a-puerto-rican-rainforest

bridal recessional - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/destination-wedding-in-a-puerto-rican-rainforest

bride and groom - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/destination-wedding-in-a-puerto-rican-rainforest

blue bridesmaids dresses - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/destination-wedding-in-a-puerto-rican-rainforest

wedding tablescapes - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/destination-wedding-in-a-puerto-rican-rainforest

tropical wedding receptions - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/destination-wedding-in-a-puerto-rican-rainforest

gold place settings - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/destination-wedding-in-a-puerto-rican-rainforest

wedding photography - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/destination-wedding-in-a-puerto-rican-rainforest

wedding receptions - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/destination-wedding-in-a-puerto-rican-rainforest

sweetheart chair signs - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/destination-wedding-in-a-puerto-rican-rainforest

destination weddings in Puerto Rico - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/destination-wedding-in-a-puerto-rican-rainforest

Erica is a corporate event planner, so of course there was attention to detail and incredible decor including native florals, a temporary tattoo station and lots of witty signage. One of our favorite details were the tiles sourced from South America that were embellished with hand calligraphy and used as the placement cards.

tiled table numbers - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/destination-wedding-in-a-puerto-rican-rainforest

pineapple cake toppers - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/destination-wedding-in-a-puerto-rican-rainforest

tropical weddings - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/destination-wedding-in-a-puerto-rican-rainforest

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Lisa Blume Photography

Second Shooter

Gray Kammera Photography

Event Design

Erica (the bride) of Hosts DC

Event Planning

Kara Marshall Events

Floral Design

Lorraine's Flowers

Getting Ready Venue

La Concha Resort, San Juan, Puerto Rico

First Look Venue

Castillo San Felipe del Morro

Ceremony and Reception Venue

La Hacienda Siesta Alegre

Bride's Top

Vivian Chan

Bride's Skirt

Watters

Shoes

Ted Baker

Hair and Makeup

Brides by Tatiana

Groom's Attire

Brooks Brothers

Catering

Bliss Catering

Wedding Cake and Cupcakes

The Little Cupcake Shop

DJ

Fabian Kroselj

Decor Rentals

Lorraine's Flowers

Table Runners

Ohms Design Inc.

Invitations

Minted

Signage and Paper Details

KCrook Design

2 comments
  • Bernard Wright

    Very nice pictures and venue

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  • SweetTeaPhoto

    Thank you so much for featuring this fabulous wedding!! <3