Puerto Rico Wedding Weekend

Posted on March 31, 2011

This past weekend I was in Puerto Rico for my cousin’s wedding.  It was one of the best weekends I’ve had in a long time with amazing weather, gorgeous pools and beach, and good food.  The best part was that there was a great balance of spending time with my family (almost all of  my mom’s family was there!) and pool time with my book (read one and a half books from the Hunger Games).  Between the sun and the time dancing, drinking and eating with my family it was amazing.  Here are some highlights:

Traditional Puerto Rican food at the rehearsal dinner: shredded pork, chicken, mixed vegetables and plantains (my favs!)

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Birthday cake at the rehearsal dinner- my cousin got married the day after he turned 27!

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Really impressive cake, moist and delicious with a whipped cream-like icing

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Dancing on the beach at the rehearsal dinner

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Pre-wedding photos

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Matt and me

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Picture with my mom, sister and grandfather

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My dad and sister

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Such a gorgeous bride and groom during sunset

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Amazing backdrop to the ceremony

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Reception photos

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EAGLES!!! Philly pride:-)

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They used the red velvet cake to cut, yum!

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This is why I love my sister

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Picture with the best man / brother of the groom

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Matt with my cousins, uncle and friends

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Such a happy married couple!

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Quote of the night: “I don’t go to the casino to lose cupcakes” -Matt running back to the casino because he left his cupcakes there.

The day after the wedding, my sister, Matt and I went to Old San Juan to explore.  Authentic Puerto Rican food might be the best greasy hangover food;-)

Puerto Rican bread

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Fried pork tenders, fried plantains and onions

Fried Pork Tenders, Fried Plantains and onions

“Meat pie” (PR version of shepherd’s pie) with rice and plantains

meat and potatoes with plantains and rice

I can’t believe that just a few days ago I was soaking up the sun in Puerto Rico.  Now I am back to cold and rainy New York and daydreaming about the palm trees.

What was the last trip you took?

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