A Bohemian Destination Wedding at the El Blok Hotel in Vieques, Puerto Rico

Diana Dozier (30 and a digital strategist) and Stephan Hein (36 and an innovation consultant) were friends and coworkers in New York City for three years before things got romantic. “We bonded over our love of music and increasingly spent more time with each other at shows and around the city,” Diana says. For their laid-back, tropical destination wedding, the two chose the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico. The event’s bright, playful, color scheme—comprising mainly pink, orange, blue and pops of yellow—also honored the island’s flora and fauna. Invites spotlighted flamingos, pineapples and a custom crest with iguanas. Diana and Stephan held their ceremony before 85 guests under a simple wooden arbor on the rooftop of the El Blok Hotel. At the on-site reception, guests enjoyed rum tastings, fresh cut coconut cocktails and photo ops with parrots and iguanas. Destination weddings can be challenging, so cultivating a reliable team of experts and vendors is key. “Work with people you trust, and understand yourselves as a couple,” Diana says. “We worked with amazing vendors who truly got us. We were able to be very hands-off with a lot of elements because we knew we were in great hands.” —Carolyn Meers