From the moment Lan and Tim told us they were having a destination wedding, we knew we were going to be in for an amazing ride!
It's an early morning in late March and we find ourselves departing from a sleepy, chilly Seattle and readying for the 80 degree weather that awaits us in San Juan, Puerto Rico. VIA works with Tim's company on quite a few projects and as the big day drew nearer, he would always remind us, "better bring your sunscreen!" It didn't settling in how hot it was going to be until actually stepping off the plane and feeling the mildly foreign wall of heat that you experience after a long Seattle winter, kind of like the opposite of walking into a department store with those super high powered A/C fans that blast a definitive barrier of cool air as you walk in... yeah, the exact opposite of that. Regardless, it was a welcoming change of climate as we arrived at La Concha Renaissance Resort, where the wedding was held. It was bustling and BEAUTIFUL. One of the first things we noticed when we were there (other than that it reminded us of a sort of Spanish influenced Waikiki) was that the sunsets were gorgeous but set incredibly fast! Here in the northwest, it feels like the sunsets like to linger and slowly fade into a gentle pre-dusky glow. Not here in Puerto Rico, it went from late evening light to brilliant sunset to pitch black night in less than an hour.