A Wedding for Food Lovers at Perla Restaurant in Puerto Rico

Melissa Baran

"The best moments of our lives have happened when we are eating and drinking with people that we love." ...words from the beautiful Bride, and I couldn't agree more. She is in the food and wine industry and her Groom designs restaurants, hotels and bars as an architect. For this foodie-loving duo, an appropriate celebration at Perla Restaurant in Puerto Rico was just the experience they wanted to give their guests and remember their Big Day by. Complete with florals from STEM Events, every darling bit was snapped up by Lucky You Weddings for us to soak in today! From STEM Events... Say Cheese and she will smile. And she smiled when she saw the restaurant with the decor she wanted to have when she entered the room. With her fluffy dress and great smile she said to her husband: "look Jean Paul this is what I wanted", - and my job was done. I prepared Melissa a bouquet of Garden Roses but I included Salvia, Rosemary and Olive Branches. I got inspired by everything related to wine and cheese and cooking ingredients. Herbs, mint julep vases or grapes were among my decor choices. This wedding was all about her beauty in her fluffy dress that made her look like a young Grace Kelley and the great food and wine everybody enjoyed at the iconic restaurant. From the Bride... My husband and I are both lovers of good food and wine. The best moments of our lives have happened when we are eating and drinking with people that we love. I have been in the food and wine industry since I started my career. My husband also designs restaurants, hotels and bars at his Architecture job. We both have French and Spanish ancestry. We knew from the start that we had to incorporate our heritage and passions into every detail of the wedding. Perla Restaurant at La Concha Resort is an architectural landmark at our hometown of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Anabelle did a fabulous job in capturing our idea of making our wedding a culinary and cultural experience, and the decor was thematic and beautiful. Our love for each other and for our families combined with all of the beautiful details of our special day made the wedding perfect. We couldn’t be happier!

Photography: Lucky You Weddings | Coordination: Anne Marie Kleis | Floral Design: STEM Events | Wedding Dress: D'Royal Bride | Invitations: Minted | Ceremony Location: Parroquia Stella Maris | Reception Venue: Perla Restaurant | Reception Venue: Perla Restaurant | Bridesmaids' Dresses: JJ's House | Hair and Makeup: Junior Meléndez | DJ: Jose Concepcion | Band: Red & Blue Band | Groom's Attire: Leonardo Fifth Avenue | Bride Shoes: Thalia Sodi | Cheese : Vaca Negra | Rentals: STEM Events