"I have always been a little more bohemian and love to travel, so I wanted a relaxed wedding on a beautiful beach," says the bride.
"Andrew appreciates a really modern and polished atmosphere, so we combined those two visions and came up with an amazing concept." Their big day, held at the W Retreat & Spa in Vieques, Puerto Rico, was a vacation for the couple and their 35 guests.
While Andrew was stressed, Valerie kept her cool until they found the right direction — and the pair has balanced one another out ever since.
"We met, fell in love, and knew we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together after only six months of dating," Valerie says. We always have had an amazing connection and mutual adoration for each other."For their May 23, 2015, wedding, the couple decided on a romantic-yet-modern bash.
Beautiful girls from Puerto Rico are waiting for you!
It is an archipelago that includes the main island of Puerto Rico and a number of smaller ones, such as Mona, Culebra, and Vieques. Its official languages are Spanish and English, though Spanish predominates.
Vanessa Williams stepped down in 1984 as the first black Miss America after nude photos of her appeared in Penthouse magazine.
She went on to have a successful singing and acting career and has written a memoir.
Four centuries of Spanish colonial government transformed the island's ethnic, cultural and physical landscapes primarily with waves of African slaves, and Canarian, and Andalusian settlers.
In the Spanish imperial imagination, Puerto Rico played a secondary, but strategic role when compared to wealthier colonies like Peru and Mexico.