July 13, 2012

Channing proposed marriage to Raquel while they were on vacation in Puerto Rico. So it would only be fitting that they decided to tie the knot on an Island that held such romantic memories.

We were thrilled to be invited to their wedding and made our reservations in late winter for the mid summer happening.

Rainy day arrival in Puerto Rico

It was raining when we arrived in Puerto Rico. But tropical islands are fickle and a rain cloud can pass quickly leaving a visitor drenched one minute and then the next minute standing in burning sunshine.

What we didn’t expect was that we’d walk into a movie set. More than half of the lobby was closed to the public and crowds of people were gathered everywhere trying to get a glimpse of a movie star. This made checking-in a pain in the neck. The movie is ‘Runner, Runner’ and it’s about online gambling. I suppose I’ll wait for it to appear on Netflix or HBO. Don’t think it’s something that I’d stand in line to see at a movie theater.

Even the film crew had to work under an umbrella when it rained.

The movie crew worked until late and had lots of light tricks to make it look like daylight.


One of the hotels located on the beach.

We spent hours watching the waves lapping on the shore and the clouds float above the ocean.

The wedding wasn’t to take place for a couple of days and we took advantage of the time to walk on the beach, have a few drinks at the bar later that night and to taste the local food.

The sun setting on the evening just before the wedding

There is something magical about sunsets over water and the evening of the wedding was ordinary by Island standards but a dream for those of us who are city dwellers.

Raquel made a beautiful bride.

The bride was escorted down the aisle. And the setting only made it feel all the more perfect.

Such a romantic affair.

It was a lovely affair and a wonderful way for this couple to start their life together.

Good times!!

We stayed one more day and took advantage of the beach.

Doesn't get much better than this!!

And we had one more luscious rum drink at a local joint located right on the oceans edge!!!



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  1. Sharon on July 13, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    WOW! Great trip for you two. Love the photo’s. Thanks for sharing.

  2. thelma straw on July 13, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Lovely pictures – we were waiting to see a picture of the bride…????
    T. Straw

  3. Susan on July 13, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    What a beautiful place to have a wedding! Wounderful picture of them dancing with the flowers, that one is special. Glad you got to go and have a great time, tool.

  4. Mary segarra on July 14, 2012 at 9:04 am

    We are all so happy that you were here to share this very special time with us!
    Love the pic of the dance. . Looking forward to sharing
    More photos

  5. Toddi on July 14, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Those pictures made me want to go to a beach and soak up the sun, surf, and drinks. You are an amazing photographer. Everytime, you make the place look exciting and beautiful. So glad that you share your photos and life with us all. Otherwise, we would be wondering what you are doing in your retirement times.

    The bride and groom looked so happy and such a perfect place to marry. Such memories!