Yanira + Jose | Casa de España Wedding Event and Planning

I had the distinct pleasure to plan and design a beautiful setting in the most romantic island in the Caribbean. Puerto Rico. Casa de Espana a historic mansion with such an impeccable influence of Spain  was the ideal place for this couple in love to get married. For me it was a canvas to  be painted.
Nira and Jose had been dating for a few years and finally decided to tie the knot. I was recommended by a good friend of Jose (the groom) and all three of us hit it off. Being fully Bilingual  was a plus  to get around this beautiful Island. We all had something in common to  have a  breathtaking wedding that would be embedded in their memory as well as their family.  No detail was overseen from chocolates flown in from California custom made for the couple  with their favorite flavors created by  Raffine   Chocolates. Spanish wine  and Cava Sparkling cider and  their spirits complemented the local food from the Island from a local prestigious caterer on the Island.
Linens  Fabulous Tiffany blue linens were brought in from Napa Valley Linens from San Francisco, California.
Hand made Centerpieces by Xochitl as well as small guava trees which were harvested by Nira’s father from the lands where she grew up in.  Nestled in these small trees were  Orchid Flowers flown in from Thailand with their wedding colors in mind.
This was all complemented with a Guava and Coconut cake from a Local bakery while the ten piece band played the tunes they  danced while they were falling in love. Friends and family gathered to send them off to their new life while sparklers illuminated  their future together.
Que el amor esté siempre presente… May the love always be present.
The Vendors:

Ceremony at: Capilla Nuestra Senora de Lourdes

Reception: Casa de España

Catering:  Chef Marisoll

Cake:  Sabe a Gloria

Video: Ian from Blink & Sin Pictures

Photography: David Medina Photography

Make-up/Hair: Caridad Vidró

Event Designer: Marlen Abolafia Event Planning & Design

Florist – Xochitl Tipton- Flowers by Sochi  

Music – Grupo Aora 

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Marlen Abolafia Events & Planning was launched in (year) by Marlen Abolafia and Martin Canales MAE is comprised of top-notch experienced, dedicated and talented event team led by Marlen.

As an effective planner and designer, she exemplifies a personal touch for each individual client. Keeping up with the latest trends is important as well as maintaining excellent service and overall client experience.  Our trademark embraces energy and prevision that builds and maintains constructive vendor relationships and long-lasting clients relations. We feel it is imperative to collaborate with each vendor in order to support prudent and careful execution of events.

MAE's extensive experience has presented wedding destination opportunities in Central and South America as well as the Caribbean.  Marlen has served on the Board of Directors of San Francisco NACE and continues to be an integral part of Wedding and Event Professionals of San Francisco and the greater Bay Area.

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