As you know by now, the two of us were in Puerto Rico all last week celebrating the wedding of our dear friends, Shannon and Chris.
We posted the video from our trip earlier this week, but now we have finally scrubbed through the hundreds of photos we took while out in San Juan and condensed it down to this blog post.
This was our first time in Puerto Rico and needless to say, we fell in love. The food, the music, and overall culture were such a treat last week. We spent our days waking up oceanside in our hotel in El Condado before venturing off to Old San Juan for food, day drinks, and exploring. Old San Juan was just as you'd expect or have seen in the movies-- houses and business clad in either the bright colors of a fresh coat of paint or in the pastel tones of painted plaster that has long since become faded and distressed. However, no matter the age of the paint, one thing that was consistent was the spirit and pride of this country. Puerto Rican flags waved in the sky and draped over shutters at every turn in the most beautiful way.
SLIDESHOW OF THE BEAUTIFUL CITY OF SAN JUAN:
By nightfall (basically every night we were there), our squad, which consisted of family friends, college fiends, and new friends (looking at you Garza family!), made its way down to the hotel bar for warm-up drinks then headed back to Old San Juan like clockwork for craft cocktails at La Factoria (you MUST check this place out if ever in San Juan!), empanadas, and salsa dancing (SO MUCH SALSA DANCING!). To be honest, we were pretty impressed with ourselves for hanging three (LATE!) nights in a row without a single hangover!
But like we said in the beginning, we were in Puerto Rico for a wedding-- and it was magical. Chris and Shannon were married in the cathedral in Old San Juan and followed it up with a ballroom reception that included perfectly-curated local fare, live salsa music, hand-rolled cigars, and (again) A LOT OF DANCING. We are so grateful to have friends like them in our lives and feel so privileged to have shared their day with them. Until next time, Puerto Rico!