Monica Puig and Nathan Rackitt connect their lives
The setting for the wedding was the azure ocean that bathed Puerto Rico’s northern coast Monica Puig and Nathan Ruckitt. A light rain fell during almost the entire ceremony – the magazine had exclusive access – and created two rainbows, which contributed to the creation of a romantic image, through which the first Olympic gold medalist from Puerto Rico dreamed so much.
The festivities began at 4:30pm on the beach side of the Carib Hilton Hotel as soft music began. The bride was marched to the altar on the arm of her father, José Puig.
The couple – who couldn’t hide their emotions and smiles at any point – saw 140 guests, including their family and friends.
The ceremony was conducted in English by priest Antonio José Vázquez Colón, known by many as “Padre Tito”. Stella Maris Parish of Cantado.
After reading a biblical passage from the book of Genesis, the priest spoke to the couple about the importance of supporting each other, using as an example the experiences of the New York Marathon that the two ran last week.
“You ran a marathon together. If you can run a marathon together, you’re ready for the marathon of life.” The priest said to some excited bride and groom who held hands throughout the ceremony.
Puig and Rockit got engaged in October of last year and share a home in Atlanta, where the two met nearly 15 years ago while attending a tennis camp.
Puig noted in his vows that they met again after 13 years and were never separated again.
“He met me through all those moments in my career, in my life that was so dark, with all the injuries, all the tough situations. He saw the best of me, the most beautiful of me, the things I thought were terrible about me, and he loved me that way. We have created something really cool,” Puig told this media outlet recently.
Puig looked gorgeous in a dress designed by Harry Robles. An off-the-shoulder style with a beaded bodice and fringed skirt in a variety of creams and pinks was complemented by a wide, flowing train, a veil and a short hairdo.
The bride’s makeup and simple hairstyle went well with all the trousseau. In her charge were hair stylists Ingrid Roman Olivieri and Carlos Marrero.
when The groom wore a classic Leonardo Fifth Avenue black tie.
At the end of this edition, the newlyweds and their guests enjoyed a feast that highlighted both Puerto Rican gastronomy and music and customs, said event coordinator Rosalina Torres.
After the wedding, Puig and Rockit will return to their home in Atlanta. There he started a new job, working as a sports commentator for ESPN. The duo’s priorities include traveling and adopting another dog who will soon join their pet Bubba.
“We’ve already started normalizing our lives and there’s nothing better than coming home, seeing him there and having a normal life, which I haven’t been able to have for a long time,” Puig said. Future mother.
Check out Magacin’s special wedding edition this coming Sunday, November 20, where we’ll have exclusive coverage of everything that happened at the ceremony and reception.