Happy Monday, ladies! We hope you are ready to start a new week because we are starting hard! Today we are taking you on a trip to Puerto Rico so you can enjoy all the beauty surrounding Debora & Omar's big wedding festivities! So, get your travel documents with you, and get ready to dive into this romantic story! For this first installment, we'll be taking a look at the Mehndi ceremony that marked the start for the festivities! Rosalina Torres planned this bright and joyful event down to the smallest detail, and we absolutely loved the final result. The spectacular and colorful decoration put together by Emilio Olabarrieta was mesmerizing, and it could only be overtaken by the love and beauty of our sweet Debora, who attended this pre-wedding ceremony looking like a vision of beauty. She embraced her new culture wearing a dual-tone lengha with golden embroidery, very well complemented with the flawless makeup and hairstyle by Ingrid Rivera. The whole night centered around our lovely duo and the fantastic Mehndi designed by Karina Stella, who created an impressive artwork. And thanks to Esteban Daniel Photography, we can take a peek to this colorful and traditional ceremony, just like if we were there. Remember that you can always visit our full gallery to take a closer look at this dazzling event! Believe us; it is going to leave you speechless.
Dorado, Puerto Rico Indian Fusion Wedding by Esteban Daniel Photography
How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
We met in our first year of residency (post medical school training for our respective specialties). I knew he was the one when he started speaking fluent Spanish to me!
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We had invited all of our closest friends from all over the USA to our house in Phoenix to celebrate his birthday (or so I thought). We have a beautiful balcony in our house that overlooks the mountains and right at sunset, after we all sang him a happy birthday on the balcony he said "I made a wish, let's see if it comes true" and he got down on one knee and proposed. Nobody knew! It was a surprise to all of us.
Tell us how you went about planning your wedding, and your overall experience with the Venues, Hair & Makeup, Outfits, Decor Theme, and all of the other important details.
We hired a wedding planner from Puerto Rico and she helped us with everything. Experience was great!
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
R. I looked at all the designers websites and Instagram pages and fell in love with Ali Xeeshan.
I knew I wanted a bright multi colored lehenga for the mehndi and a traditional red/gold one for the reception.
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
Planning this together as a couple and all the trips to PR.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
I think they loved how unique it was and how involved we were in the whole process. They also loved that they felt taken care of the whole weekend and that everyone had so much joy and love for one another.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Our first look, the speeches.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Enjoy the process and don't stress over the little things (easier said than done).
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
Thank you so much for featuring us! We are truly honored.
Sangeet Venue: Casa de España | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Su Casa - Dorado Beach a Ritz-Carlton Reserve | Planning & Design: Rosalina Torres | Floral & Decor: Emilio Olabarrieta | Hair & Makeup: Ingrid Rivera | Catering: Chef Pinero | DJ: Big J | Baraat: Saak Entertainment | Bridal Fashions: Ali Xeeshan | Cake & Treats: Su Casa - Dorado Beach a Ritz-Carlton Reserve | Cinematography: Ray Roman Films | Favors: Delighted by Yare | Invitations & Wedding Stationery: Paper Crafts PR | Mehndi Artist: Karina Stella | Tuxedos: Brother's Tailors and Clothing Co. | Bride's Wedding Dress for Western Ceremony: Pronovias | Groom's Tuxedo Jacket for Reception: Hugo Boss | Photography (Mehndi): Esteban Daniel Photography | Photography: Ray Roman Films