A Puerto Rico-based couple invites their guests to a formal destination wedding in New York City, with a traditional Catholic ceremony and glamorous Plaza Hotel reception.

Melissa wore a strapless Marchesa wedding dress with a pearl-embroidered bodice and a tulle overlay skirt that created the effect of a long, flowing train. "My Marchesa gown was the only dress I tried on," says the bride. "It made me feel like a bride, but still like myself."

Photo: Christian Oth Studio