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As a beach bride myself (hey, girl hey!) I have a certain special love for destination weddings. Give me white sand beaches, waving palms, coconut cocktails & a midnight dip under the stars.

So whenever we’re introduced to a swanky beach wedding venue fit for our beloved Bridal Musings readers, we can’t help but jump at the chance to share! If like me, you’re dreaming of oceanside ‘I do’s’ may we introduce to you The St. Regis Bahia Beach – the stunning beachside resort on the sandy shores of Puerto Rico.

I know a lot of brides & grooms initially tantalized by the idea of a flyaway wedding, quickly worry it might be too difficult – the planning, the travel, even just choosing the right destination and venue! It might seem overwhelming, but the truth is if you find that perfect venue (a la The St. Regis Bahia Beach!) that makes planning a breeze and lets you enjoy your family, friends and newly-wedded bliss, there’s truly nothing better than a tropical beach wedding weekend.

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So with that in mind, we’ve put together all the details to get you jet-setting to Puerto Rico. Below you’ll find all the important venue details and excursions to fill your Puerto Rican adventure & we’ve even ‘planned our own’ The St. Regis Bahia Beach wedding – feel free to take our timeline & ideas!

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Why St. Regis Bahia Beach?

There’s truly so much to love! Not only is the venue strictly stunning & just steps from the beach, when you book your wedding at St. Regis Bahia Beach so many amazing services are offered…

  • Wedding planning – Check literally everything off your to-do list with personalized wedding planning services. And this isn’t your cookie-cutter destination wedding planning! The on-site team can put together your boho beach wedding filled with natural decor or glam it up with a Gatsby-style wedding with gilded decor & swanky fixings.
  • Ample space & so many backgrounds to choose from – The venue features 8 rooms, over 26k square feet of wedding space and can accommodate up to 620 people. Whether you choose intimate nuptials in the lush tropical gardens or a big wild bash by the beach, there’s a stunning space ready for you on the grounds.
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  • Personalized Butler Service – Need a last-minute wedding dress steaming or a request for nerve-calming tea before you walk down the aisle? One of the signature services at The St. Regis Bahia Beach (which we haven’t seen often before!) is the luxury of having a butler accompany & care for you on your wedding day.
  • Personalized menus – One of the best ways to personalize a destination wedding is through food, and The Art of Culinary team is ready to plan the perfect menu that speaks to you and your other half.
  • Luxurious relaxation – While the venue team plans it all, find yourselves relaxing between an oasis of pools & cabanas and the luxurious Iridium Spa. All you need to work on is that dreamy beach glow ;)
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How We Would Plan Our Dream Wedding

So what would our Bridal Musings dream wedding weekend look like?

Arriving early in our wedding week, we’d post up in the oceanfront Governor Suite, and work on our beachy glow at the hotel’s Iridium Spa. All over skin scrub (you know, for that super low-back wedding dress we’ve chosen) massage & facial, please!

Lovers of an intimate affair, we’d say “I do” at late afternoon in the seductive wedding pavilion amongst the banana trees & tropical palms. We love the idea of placing whole coconuts on each guests’ seat to keep hydrated as the ceremony begins.

 

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Leading our nearest and dearest toward the ocean waves, we’d be greeted by Mai Tai cocktails and share the first dance under the waving palms as the sunsets. We imagine the charming staff passing around tropical seafood delights like tuna crudo and coconut crab cakes before sitting down to a dinner of fresh fish & a whole roasted pig over a fire spit. Can we just keep the theme going with a mile-high coconut cake?

A champagne toast (where yes, we’d saber the bottle!) would kick off a night of dancing mixing all of our favorite hip hop hits with Caribbean vibes. We’d keep the party going with a Caribbean beignet station (hallelujah that’s a thing!) and ‘Media Noche’ sandwiches.

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What To Do In Puerto Rico

Before & after your ‘I do’s’ you’ll have plenty to do! Not only is the island surrounded by beautiful beaches, but there are also a number of inland excursions & tantalizing cuisine to take part in. Let’s chat about a few of our favorites:

  • El Yunque National Forest – Ride horseback through tropical rainforests with your crew to idyllic swimming holes below some of Puerto Rico’s most majestic waterfalls. With help from St. Regis’ concierge, the biologists from Bahia Beach foundation named Alma de Bahia (Soul of Bahia) will guide you on an exclusive tour to El Yunque. Be sure to keep an eye out for ancient petroglyphs, made by the indigenous TaĆ­no people.
  • Old San Juan – If colonial architecture, art & history are your thing, get a taste of old-world Europe strolling the beautiful streets of Old San Juan. We can imagine some pretty stunning newlywed photoshoots amongst the cathedrals and grand structures throughout town.
  • Vieques – If ocean exploration is more your thing (and there’s plenty of ocean to explore!) take a boat trip to the island of Vieques where you’ll visit the Bioluminescent Bay, beautiful beaches and snorkel with some of the most unique sea creatures in the Caribbean.
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Essential Info

Learn more about weddings at The St. Regis Bahia Beach on their website & read all about their wedding services here.

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This post was made in partnership with The St. Regis Bahia Beach.

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