Luxury Destination Wedding in Puerto Rico: Uwayemen + Reagan

Class, elegance and sophistication was infused into every aspect of Uwayemen’s (Uwa) and Reagan’s destination wedding in Puerto Rico. They decided on a light color scheme of blush, ivory and gold. Blush stationery with intricate gold lace trim, gold chargers and candelabras, and ivory and blush flowers all helped create a chic ambiance.  Uwa stunned in three gowns.  Her first dress was a beaded mermaid dress by Steven Yearick, which she accessorized with a stunning Hera headpiece from Bo and Luca. Uwa wore this gown for a very special first dance. She reminisces, “We had two songs for our first dance; the second song was "One for me" by Macy Gray where we had all couples come out and dance with us. It was beautiful.”

The couple then made a second entrance honoring their Nigerian culture. Uwa recalls, “We [entered again wearing] our tradition Nigerian outfits, and  dancing to a popular Nigerian song at the time, ‘High-life dorobuci.’ All our family members (parents and siblings) wore Nigerian attire too.”

To end the night, Uwa changed in a third dress with straps making it easier for her to dance the night away. The festivities ended with a gorgeous fireworks display! While the dress changes, stunning ivory and gold décor and fireworks definitely made a great impression on guests, Uwa stresses that all of the glitz and glamour should not get in the way of enjoying your wedding. She shares, “Enjoy your wedding day - you've worked so hard the past months for it. It's important to focus on the love between you and your husband, and ignore anything you "think" might not be going the way you planned.” We couldn’t agree more.

Enjoy these lovely photos by Claudette Montero Photography! You can also see this wedding in our SS15 print edition.

First dance song: John Legend - You and I (nobody in the World)
Bridesmaids/Groomsmen gifts: Bridesmaids: Perfumes/robes/earrings/makeup. Groomsmen: Colognes and shaving kits
Favorite item on the menu:  Intermezzo was my favorite; my husband enjoyed his steak and risotto. Intermezzo is a palate cleanser that is served before the main course to cleanse ones palate and allow one savor the next meal. I enjoyed my lemon intermezzo

On incorporating culture:

During the wedding, we changed into our Nigerian outfits to represent our cultures. We made a second entrance in our tradition Nigerian outfits, dancing to a popular Nigerian song at the time, "High-life dorobuci." All our family members (parents and siblings) wore Nigerian attires too.



Wedding Planner: Chioma Nwogu from Dure Events
Wedding dress designer: Steven Yearick
Wedding dress shop: Dimitra's bridal couture, downtown Chicago, IL
Bridesmaids dresses: David's bridal
Hair and makeup: Glam by Isoken
Hair piece: Hera by Bo and Luca
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Venue:  La Nereidas ballroom La Concha Resort, San Juan, PR
Photography: Claudette Montero and Videography
Florist and Event designer: Akua Pr, PR
Cake: Karen from Lourdes Padilla, PR
Stationery: Wedding invites: Ijorere
Day-of stationery: Isabella Invites
DJ: DJ Tunez
Nigeria Tradition outfit: Lisonel, Lagos, Nigeria
Accessories for traditional outfit: Beads by Oma, lagos, Nigeria
Sibling Aso-ebi: Foradora fabrics, Lagos, Nigeria


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  1. Couture Boudoir | Atlanta Photographer

    This is such a luxurious wedding and all of the details are so elegant. Fabulous post!


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