People say planning a wedding, let alone a destination wedding, is one of the most stressful things you do in your life. Thankfully for us we had Sandy and her crew from Weddings in Vieques to make our experience almost completely stress free! Sandy walked us through every step of the process and let us know exactly what to expect. In our monthly phone calls she asked us questions about the wedding that we never even thought about, and gave us plenty of time to make our decisions. By the time the wedding weekend came around, we were both calm and knew everything was under control and in good hands. During the festivities Sandy and her crew were around to make sure everything ran smoothly, and anticipated and fixed any problems before they could even happen. Instead of having to run around and coordinate events during the weekend, we got to relax and enjoy our guests the entire time – in paradise! Vieques is a very special place to us both, as we have traveled there many times previously, and to be able to enjoy our wedding weekend as a vacation without having to worry about anything was priceless for us. All of our guests had the time of their lives, and said that it was the most special, fun and memorable wedding they had ever attended. From the welcome party to the pig roast beach party, to the wedding and day-after brunch, it was unforgettable for everyone. The suggestions that Sandy made for our venue, ceremony music, DJ, flowers and decor for the wedding were spot on. Our photographer, Vanessa Velez Photography was outstanding. She and her husband are incredibly talented photographers, and the photographs are above and beyond what we could have ever imagined. They both made our guests feel so comfortable – you hardly knew they were there. They were both so kind and flexible with any schedule changes as well. We highly recommend Vanessa Velez Photography, as we have endless great things to say about our experience with her. DJ Paul was also fabulous. Based on the list we gave him, he worked in exactly what we wanted to hear and kept the party going all night. The music was absolutely perfect. Sandy Malone and her entire Weddings in Vieques team know how to get the job done, and will do whatever it takes to make the bride and groom completely happy throughout the entire celebration (even when there was a chance the groom wasn’t going to make it because of a snowstorm!) We couldn’t be happier that we got married on the beautiful island of Vieques and chose Weddings in Vieques to make it happen!
Lindsay Giuffrida and Patrick Stanley, married in Vieques on February 16, 2014