May 7, 2020

Elopement in Old San Juan

FILED IN: Elopements, Weddings

From the salty air to the warm cobblestones as you walk along the historic city, Old San Juan is a magical place for your elopement. The smell of that puerto rican food sneaking out the doors of the different restaurants lining the streets as you look up to the incredible detailed architecture surrounding you. Hearing the beautiful words that are spoken by the locals, even if you don’t know Spanish, you can tell in a moment that it is alive and real. For a moment you might even think that you are in Europe with the Spanish colonial architecture. See, that’s what Old San Juan does, it transports you to another place even another time some might say.

Spanish Colonial Architecture

You can indeed get lost for hours just exploring all the hidden corners, talking to the bartended in a colorful bar and running through one of the two forts edging the corners of the old city. And among it all, you can literally find the most beautiful unique place to get married without the need for much because the beauty that surrounds you is enough to make anyone want to say I Do!

Eloping to Puerto Rico is without a doubt the perfect solution for those who are looking to have a gorgeous location, without the need for international travel or a passport and with some of the best food on this side of the Caribbean. Old San Juan everything you will need for the perfect elopement.

Envision yourself with your partner, walking along the cobblestones and stopping under a hidden pathway that is lined with colonial style houses painted in all the pastel colors you could think off. A guitar player stands to the side as you turn to each other and look into your eyes while your officiant tells your story and asks for your vows. Just as you feel the tears coming through you smile and feel in love, not only with your partner but with the essence of Old San Juan and it’s welcoming hug that will forever be your place, the one where a new era of your life began.

Some Great Locations for your Elopement:

The Cathedral of San Juan Bautista

Hotel El Convento:

Old San Juan Streets & Corners: You can find so many great locations around the old city

-Old San Juan Forts { El Morro and San Cristobal Fort}

-Air B&B’s in Old San Juan: There’s lots of great ones with private terraces and balconies which are perfect for your ceremony

These are just some ideas for your perfect elopement in Old San Juan but we can work together to create the ultimate experience for your day. As an elopement wedding photographer in Puerto Rico we have lots of knowledge of the island. There are some beautiful locations and incredible vendors who will help make your elopement the day you have dreamed of.

Let’s Plan your elopement! vanessavelezphotography@gmail.com

Shout out to some of the planners behind the scenes featured here:

Alexandra Rodriguez

Rosalina Torres

Chezelle Rodriguez

Elopement Ministers & Officiants:

Wedding Ministers

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