Our wedding day at Royal Isabela

On May 19th, 2023, we invited 39 of our closest friends and family to witness us exchange vows and commit our lives to each other after almost 6 years together.
Our photographers and videographers were friends that have known us both individually since before we started dating – Max McQueen and Christian and Emilio from Natura Collective.
Hector edited our photos himself, and Tessa’s best friend of 12 years, Madison, edited our video.
Our officiant, Frankie Rose, is also a close friend in the industry that Hector has known for over a decade.
We intentionally curated a vendor team and guest list to support the intimate and emotional vibe we wanted our wedding day to emanate.
We picked Royal Isabela as the venue and it could not have been more perfect. With only 20 casitas and over 400 acres of property, we had the whole resort to ourselves and didn’t see anyone besides family and friends the whole weekend. We got to celebrate for multiple days and the staff couldn’t have been more accommodating. The resort also provided our catering, which was farm-to-table and blew us and our guests away. As self-proclaimed foodies, it was important to us that our guests raved about the food haha.
Handcrafted Weds was the only choice when it came to wedding coordination and planning. They anticipated moments that even we didn’t think of as wedding professionals of 10+ years ourselves. They handle everything with grace and took care of not only us, but our friends, family and vendors too.
Our wedding cake was unintentionally the main event. We had a tasting where we were able to taste pre-selected cakes and frostings and review some Pinterest inspiration for the design. We chose coconut cake with passion fruit frosting and Valeria from Dulce Petalo handled the rest.
Tessa designed her custom dress with Jean Cintron in his private studio in Caguas and Hector’s bespoke tux was made-to-measure at La Tigre.
Our amazing flowers and decor was by Stem Events and DJ Dennis and entertainment from Plenativa and Sak Entertainment created the most amazing atmosphere for our party.

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