Puerto Rican singer-songwriter José Ángel López Martínez, known professionally as Jay Wheeler, married Venezuelan singer and dancer Zhamira Zambrano on Saturday in an extravagant church wedding in Puerto Rico.
The wedding caps over six years of dating between the Latin music stars. It comes a year after the couple wed in a small civil ceremony in 2021.
Over 200 Guests Gathered at Luxury Golf Resort
The religious ceremony took place at the exclusive Royal Isabela golf club in Isabela, Puerto Rico, Wheeler’s hometown. Over 230 guests were in attendance, including close friends and family of the musical pair.
The lush seaside resort overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and features both a championship golf course and a five-star hotel. The wedding celebrations lasted through the weekend, with guests posting photos and videos on social media of the festivities.
Bride Dons Vera Wang Gown After Trying 50 Dresses
In an interview with People En Español magazine, Zambrano said she struggled to find the perfect wedding dress, trying on at least 50 gowns before settling on a dress by famed designer Vera Wang. The strapless white mermaid gown featured a ruffled skirt and sweetheart neckline.
She completed the bridal look with a long veil and wore her hair in loose curls, decorated with small white flowers.
The groom wore a custom suit designed specifically for the special occasion. He thanked the designer, known only as Brandon, during his wedding toast.
Musical Performances Created Festive Atmosphere
The star-studded guest list was treated to music throughout the evening. Latin band Super Banda performed live during the reception, while an unnamed DJ also contributed to the soundtrack for the couple’s special day.
“We went with a DJ because we like the youthful vibe,” Wheeler told People En Español about the musical selections.
Video posted to Wheeler’s Instagram showed the wedding party dancing exuberantly together on stage along with the musical guests.
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Newlyweds Thank Guests During Speeches
In a toast to his new bride during the reception, Wheeler expressed his gratitude for the chance to wed Zambrano, calling her the “woman of my dreams” not just for her beauty but also her “genuine and beautiful heart.”
He also promised to always give her his best, according to a report by People En Español.
For her part, the new Mrs. Wheeler told the magazine’s reporters weeks prior that both she and Wheeler were thrilled to finally experience their dream wedding surrounded by loved ones after years of waiting.
Valentine’s Day Concert Announced
On the heels of the wedding celebrations, Wheeler revealed his plans for a special Valentine’s Day concert at Puerto Rico’s famed Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot arena on February 14, 2024.
He announced the upcoming show, his first on the island since October 2022, in a social media video co-starring his blushing bride.
Couple’s Careers Continue to Rise
Professionally, the wedding represents the start of an exciting new chapter for both singers.
Wheeler recently completed his first-ever world tour, “Emociones World Tour,” on the strength of hits like the 5x platinum-certified Latin pop smash “La Curiosidad.” Four shows in San Juan sold out the island’s premiere entertainment venue, El Choliseo.
Meanwhile, Zambrano has found success with songs like “Amor Falso” and continues to grow her international profile. She also serves as a brand ambassador for companies like Smart Fit gyms.
As the newlyweds set out together on Wheeler’s blossoming career, the future looks bright both personally and professionally for the popular young artists.