Patria – Love never ends | A Puerto Rican Destination Styled Wedding


Loreanna Gónzalez of Creative by LG

An inspired shoot inspired by and dedicated to the memory of Patria Ramirez, “love never ends”.


Destination Wedding Planning & Design Consultation: Marlen Abolafia Events

Location Event Planning & Coordination:  Creatíf by LG

Wedding Couture Gown: Daniel Laukat Couture

Menswear:  Leonardo’s 

Jewelry & Bridal Accessories:  Elaine Moreira Jewelry

Bridal foot Accessories (Embroidered Sandals) by Galina Milutsa Bridal

Hair & Makeup:  Crossway Salon & Spa

Wedding invitations and stationery:  Creative Designs by Mimi

Florals:  Xchotil Tipton

Cake:  Sabe a Gloria

Couple:  Laura Aquino Gonzalez and Gabriel Guevara

Venue:  Playa Escondida Islote Arecibo

Director of Photography: Barbara Jacqueline 


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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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