I hope that this message finds you all healthy and well, and that you too are looking forward to the holidays and a new beginning in 2021.
We’ve been working hard providing wedding experiences for our happy couples, especially small and intimate weddings like Jennifer & Jose’s as shown below. Allison & Cesar also chose our facilities at Hacienda 222 for their wedding day, and we’re so happy they did. We had a blast welcoming these happy couples to the PRDW family!
Finally, it might only be November, but Navidad is already in full swing. Read below a bit about the world’s longest (and we think most fun!) holiday season!
We’re excited for a busy 2021, from pandemic postponements to couples who don’t want to wait anymore to celebrate their union. Dates, especially weekend dates, are filling up fast, so let us know your plans and how we can help! Stay safe and healthy, all, and please keep us in mind for your Puerto Rico destination wedding, elopement, or vow renewal!
The Wedding of Jennifer & Jose
Jennifer & Jose’s elopement at Hacienda 222 was simply stunning. From their romantic first look, to their vows under The Ring, every moment celebrated their beautiful relationship. Read all about it in our recent blog post.
Our Christmas tree at Hacienda 222, made from reclaimed materials. The ornaments are coconuts from trees on the property!
Did you know that Puerto Rico is said to have one of the longest holiday seasons in the world?
We see Christmas lights as early as October and some don’t come down until Valentine’s Day! There are many rich traditions celebrated at Christmas time in Puerto Rico. Some of our favorites are:
Parrandas. The Puerto Rican answer to Christmas caroling, groups travel house-to-house to sing and play traditional Christmas songs. Everyone joins in with native instruments, from the guiro, a textured gourd played with a metal comb, or the palitos, smooth wooden cylinders that keep the beat.
Food and drink. Christmas foods abound; the famous arroz con gandules, pasteles, and roasted pig (lechon) are Christmas time delicacies… And of course, everything goes great with a shot of coquito, a coconut-based drink that is a local holiday staple (think eggnog only so much better!).
Three Kings’ Day. Traditionally, Epiphany, the sixth of January, was the religious and spiritual celebration of the Christmas season, celebrating the visit of the Magi to the baby Jesus. These days, kids leave straw and grass out for the Three Kings’ camels as they visit with gifts during the night.
Our new outdoor dining space at Hacienda 222
We’re delighted to share our latest stunning outdoor dining option at Hacienda 222, as seen in the beautiful intimate wedding dinner of Alison & Caesar. With seating for up to 20 guests, it’s the perfect private setting to celebrate and enjoy a delicious meal with your loved ones under the stars. Traditional Puerto Rican cuisine and music complete the amazing event!
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Our couples love binge-watching the happy couples and stunning locations on our YouTube channel.
Photography: AJR Photo Studio