Puerto Rico wedding photographers
As wedding photographers serving couples in Puerto Rico, we are thrilled to recommend the Island of Enchantment, as well as Culebra and Vieques. It’s easy to get to, absolutely beautiful, has lots of cultural history, and has many beautiful resorts, spas, beaches and natural attractions. The population of 4 millions means the service industry is well developed, so you can be assured that your wedding will be catered with style. If you want something a little more unique, consider a wedding on Vieques, where you can explore the island with a 4×4, driving down bumpy dirt roads to remote beaches. The photography opportunities are numerous.
Getting to Puerto Rico is super easy. It’s actually a main hub in the Caribbean, so you can get flights to San Juan from many, many airports in the US. The flights are inexpensive, since it’s the first stop for many flights venturing deeper into the islands. Also, US citizens don’t need a passport since the island is a US territory.
The wedding requirements on Puerto Rico are not as lax on some of the other islands in the Caribbean, because you will have to get a blood test. Also, be aware that it can take several months for the paperwork to get processed. You’ll need to contact the Demographic Registry in San Juan in writing for all the details, even if you’re planning a wedding on Culebra and Vieques. There is no fee for paperwork, nor is there a fee for a marriage in an open court in Puerto Rico. You’ll have to pay a fee to have your ceremony solemnized by an officiant or a judge in his chamber.
Best places to get married in the Puerto Rico
There are literally more than 1000 hotels on Puerto Rico. Here are some of the best places to get married there are The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, the Horned Dorset Primavera, the W Retreat and Spa on Vieques, the Ritz Carlton San Juan, Las Casitas Village in Fajardo, the InterContinental San Juan Resort and Casino, La Concha Resort, Hotel El Convento, El San Juan Hotel, El Conquistador Resort, Marriott San Juan, Caribe Hilton, Gran Melia Golf Resort, Rio Mar resort, Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza, Sheraton, and the Normandie Hotel. Also be sure to check out the Villas at Palmas in Humacao
What to do in the Puerto Rico
If you’re getting married on Puerto Rico, you don’t have to just sit on the beach — though that’s a pretty appealing proposition. You and your wedding guests can visit a number of national forests and historic sites, like El Yunque, Guanica, and Mona Island. These places lend themselves to fantastic photos. There’s a huge cave that’s worth a visit, called Rio Camuy Caverns, and you also check out the bioluminescent waters of La Parguera, Fajardo and Vieques, and Lajas. Last, check out Caja de Muertos Island if your wedding guests are interested in scuba diving. There’s lots of turtles roaming about!
Last, if you do choose to get married in Puerto Rico, wedding photographers who can bring dive cameras are key if you want an underwater portrait session after the big day.
Dreamtime Verdict: Puerto Rico
The island, though close to the US, will feel like you’ve entered a different world. The natural resources are well protected and abundant, so you and your guests can have lots of fun activities if you’re planning to tie the knot in Puerto Rico. As a wedding photographer, we can recommend the island due to its really awesome scenery and interesting natural and historical backdrops.