Idyllic Wedding On the Island of Enchantment

You won’t want to miss another Chic Parisien Trunk Show once you hear about this month’s Real Chic Bride, Gabriella, who found her dream gown during one of our Monique Lhuillier Trunk Shows. While she had previously eyed the gown while searching online soon after she got engaged, she knew it was “the one” when she finally tried it on in person. “My dress was the first one I tried on at the Trunk Show,” says Gabriella. “I tried on a few more gowns that day but none of them felt like the first. I was absolutely convinced that was my dress.”

The wedding of Francisco and Gabriella took place at the Parroquia San Pedro Mártir in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, followed by a reception at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in San Juan. Dressed in hundreds of flowers, soft glowing candles and floating votives encased in glass, the reception venue struck the perfect balance between modern and classic. The décor, which followed a black and white color scheme, gave off a dramatic yet elegant feel. “Even my bridesmaids wore black and white dresses!” says Gabriella.


Bride’s Favorite Moment: “Believe it or not, my favorite part is that it didn’t stop raining all day. I was stressed about the weather at first but it actually ended up making everything feel so intimate and romantic. Francisco and I enjoyed every minute of our wedding.”

The entire Chic Parisien team wishes Gabriella and Francisco a lifetime of happiness and joy. We send them our heartfelt congratulations!

Photographer: Jorge Tinajero / Focal 74 (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico)

Wedding/Event date: November 30, 2013

Wedding venue: Parroquia San Pedro Mártir in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Reception venue: Ritz Carlton Hotel in San Juan

Dress: Monique Lhuillier

Make-Up: David Lang

Hair: Peter Cardón from Peter Cardón Salón in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Wedding planner: Eli Renaud

Flowers: Flora by Arquetipo