Kristen & Arzhang’s Magical Old San Juan Wedding at Hotel El Convento

I met Kristen over 14 years ago when I photographed her and her sister’s high school senior photos. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to photograph her and her family again and again, and it has been an honor. I love this family so much and have cherished every time I’ve gotten to spend time with them. In 2020, I saw them all for Kristen’s sister’s wedding that I photographed. At the time, Kristen and Arzhang were dating, so I got to meet him then! When Kristen contacted me to talk about flying down to Puerto Rico to photograph her and Arzhang’s wedding, I had to pinch myself. 

Most would think I was pinching myself because it was an amazing opportunity (and it was), but more than the chance to travel somewhere amazing to document a wedding, I was over the moon that I was going to get to photograph my friend’s wedding. I have watched her go from a high school senior to the amazing woman she is today. I have loved getting to know her over these many years, and I am pretty sure there will be a lot more years of getting to know one another. It was an honor to spend a few days with her & Arzhang and their people in beautiful Old San Juan.

Old San Juan Wedding at Hotel El Convento

Kristen and Arzhang were married at a plaza a short walk from Hotel El Convento. And y’all, it was BEAUTIFUL!!! For a lot of the day, we were watching the weather because it wasn’t looking good for the ceremony/portrait time. But about an hour before the ceremony, the chance of rain went away, and Kristen and Arzhang had blue skies! Following their ceremony, their guests walked back to the hotel for cocktail hour, and Kristen, Arzhang, and I had a little fun in a few different spots. One of the things Kristen and Arzhang wanted were portraits in Old San Juan. They got them, and I am so excited about their portraits. 

We went straight from portraits into the room where the reception was going to be for them to have a look at it. I loved getting to be there to watch their reactions when they saw it all finished for the first time, with all the candles lit and ready for their celebration! And y’all, celebrate they did! They danced, ate, and had the best time!

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Why Choose Old San Juan for Your Wedding

The Charm of Old San Juan

Old San Juan is a stunning location for a wedding. The vibrant streets, historic architecture, and beautiful plazas provide an idyllic backdrop for capturing timeless wedding photos. As an Old San Juan wedding photographer, I can tell you that this location offers endless opportunities for breathtaking shots.

Hotel El Convento: A Historic Venue

Hotel El Convento is an iconic venue in Old San Juan. Its Spanish Colonial architecture, lush courtyards, and stunning views of the city make it a perfect choice for a wedding. This venue provides an elegant and romantic setting for both ceremonies and receptions, ensuring your special day is unforgettable.

Tips for Planning a Wedding in Old San Juan

Weather Considerations

The weather in Puerto Rico can be unpredictable, so it’s important to have a backup plan in case of rain. Fortunately, Old San Juan offers many beautiful indoor locations that can be used for ceremonies and receptions.

Booking Your Vendors

When planning a San Juan wedding, it’s essential to book your vendors well in advance. Popular venues like Hotel El Convento and top wedding photographers can get booked up quickly, so don’t wait too long to secure your date.

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes Old San Juan a great wedding destination?

Old San Juan’s historic charm, vibrant culture, and stunning scenery make it an ideal location for a wedding. The colorful streets, beautiful plazas, and historic venues provide a perfect backdrop for your special day.

How can I find the best Old San Juan wedding photographer?

When looking for a Puerto Rico wedding photographer, it’s essential to check their portfolio to ensure their style matches your vision. Reading reviews and getting recommendations from friends or wedding planners can also help you find the right photographer for your big day.

What should I consider when planning a San Juan wedding?

Consider the weather, travel arrangements for your guests, and booking your vendors early. It’s also important to familiarize yourself with local customs and regulations to ensure your wedding goes smoothly.

Kristen and Arzhang, your wedding day (wedding weekend) was incredible. THANK YOU for wanting me to document every part of it! I am so excited for y’all, and I can’t wait to watch y’all be married! 

A huge shout-out to all the vendors that made Kristen & Arzhang’s wedding day a reality!

Wedding Dress | Lovely Bride Houston

Dress Designer | Alexandra Grecco

Venue | Hotel El Convento

Florist | Lorraines Flowers

Wedding Planner | Hill Country Native

Hair & Makeup | Nicole Ygartua

Photographer | Kendra Martin Photography

Videographer | Photo House Weddings

DJ | Media Entertainment Puerto Rico

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