Carol and Harry had a dream destination wedding in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. With a color palette perfect for the tropical location, this gorgeous couple were feted by a beachside ceremony and a luxurious reception under the stars. And to cap it off, they rejoiced with a photo shoot that captured their jaw-dropping wedding style.
Carol was the epitome of bridal glamour. She wore a fitted gown with a sweetheart neckline, figure-flattering waistline and a voluminous mermaid skirt.
She accessorized with a jaw-dropping pair of sparkling heels.
The white sand beaches and bright blue sky framed the luminous ceremony location. Personalized white columns and flower arrangements of purple roses and white hydrangea lead the way to the aisle and floral arbor.
The arbor was beautified with an abundance of pink, white and purple flowers, with billowy white fabric on all sides and a stunning chandelier in the center.
Carrying her colorful bouquet, with the breeze gently drifting through her hair, Carol was escorted down the aisle to her awaiting groom.
A handsomely-dressed Harry looked radiant in a classic black tuxedo and black bow tie. He held tight to his beautiful bride’s hands as the two made their promises to one another.
They sealed their vows with a kiss and made their way back up the aisle under a flurry of flower petals. Even the confetti of color couldn’t hide the excitement on their faces.
The couple took photos with their bridal party after the ceremony right on the beach. Carol’s bridesmaids complemented her in long purple gowns.
Carol and Harry didn’t waste the chance to capture a few photos in between the palm trees as they made their way to the reception.
Guests were wowed with the bright lounge area and dance floor outfitted with white and purple fabric and comfy seating.
In the open air structure, guests found their seats for dinner at long reception tables that featured jaw-dropping centerpieces. The linen-covered tables were accented with ghost chairs for a clean and crisp look.
Place settings included a unique mix of gold flatware, clear plates, and an assortment of colored and gold-rimmed stemware. Each guest was treated to a rose bud and a cookie personalized for the event.
The couple designated their seats in an elegant way, too!
The cake was an artistic masterpiece thanks to its intricate detail. The tiny pearls of frosting and gold touches made this dessert a fantastic focal point at the reception.
The couple left no detail unnoticed. Outside their reception venue they included a “Love” sign that was lit up for when guests arrived, as well as letters that spelled out “I Do” at their reception. And once the party got started, the sparks flew – literally.
Carol and Harry enjoyed their first dance as husband and wife under the night sky. Carol even changed up her look with a beautiful beaded headband for the reception. Guests enjoyed various entertainers and fire performers long into the night before the couple geared up for their next adventure.
The new Mr. and Mrs. decided upon a separate photo shoot to capture the essence of their style and union in picturesque Punta Cana. This is an ingenious idea, especially if you want to take your time with such special photos.
Their time spent walking down the steps, finding shade under the palm trees, and sharing affectionate moments were awe-inspiring.
Carol and Harry’s destination wedding was like a Caribbean postcard. It was rich with color and sunshine, and full of luxury for everyone in attendance. As sure as the tide, this wedding is one to remember for years to come.
Photo: Karina Jensen
Venue: Jellyfish Restaurant in Punta Cana
Dress: Allure Bridals
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Headpiece: Hera by Bo & Luca
Groom Suit: Dobelli
Video: Arana productions
Travel agency: Barefoot Bridal
Makeup: Maria – Makeme up maria
DJ & MC : EPC events
Wedding planner: Carol Ebua