Once in a Blue Moon

Captured by Alden Melendez Photography
Submitted by Las Verandas Hotel & Villas

For Doris and Jesse the moon had to allign perfectly for their special day! After postponing their wedding in 2020 and planning for two years, the date was set for Sunday, August 22, 2021 when the moon reached it peak illumination, the last of the summer, when something extremely rare in occurrence happens and only in a month before a featured solstice or an equinox, a fourth full Blue Moon.

Doris, originally from Honduras living in New Jersey is a presenter for New York 1 and Jesse, Founder of mademeals.co with their family and closest friends traveled to the island of Roatan, Honduras for the 3 day event: Welcome Party, rehearsal dinner & the BIG day—hosting 75 guests.

The boho-chic wedding took place at the luxurious and Internationally Awarded Las Verandas Hotel & Villas on its private beach where the moon-shaped-arch decor with lush colors and perfect weather next to the ocean created the most beautiful and heartfelt family affair. The Bride and Groom exchanged vows with laughter and tears. The guests were welcomed to the reception with Signature Cocktails Doris’ “Over the Moon” and Jesse’s “Lunar Eclipse” served during sunset fit the occasion perfectly. The Moon and the Stars came out for the evenings reception, romantic candlelights welcomed guests to their tables, toast were made, Garifuna Punta Dancers entertained and the traditional Gifiti liquor was served to entice guest to party! positivity and love was all around, the Blue Moon shone down over this amazing couple with blessings and the night ended with an unexpected pool party.

Bakery:SUGAR CREATIONS//Floral Designer:Floreria Primavera//Location: Las Verandas Hotel & Villas//Photographer:Alden Melendez Photography//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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