Dreams Macao Beach bohemian wedding in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic:
Yajaira and Salvador met at, as they say, tender ages of 18 and 19 through a family friend in 2009. They’ve welcome daughter into the world in 2011 and it’s been a party of 3 of them ever since.
“I am not keen on big elaborate-put the attention on only me situations”, Yajaira told us, “and although he had planned a huge proposal, he soon realized after a bedside conversation that it was not going to work for me. He took those hints to heart and went back to planning a super intimate at home proposal that included our daughter and her own ring.”
Since they have always dreamt about having a destination wedding, this gorgeous couple chose a Dreams Macao Beach Resort as their wedding venue. Dreams Macao is recently built and the only family – friendly resort at breathtaking Macao Beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Located 40 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport an idyllic heaven where families and couples can relax and fully enjoy the true gem of the Caribbean, it is a no surprise why Yari and Sal chose this place to have their destination wedding.
The wedding was bohemian style with rose gold/neutral color palette. The bride and the groom went from pre-decorated plans that are completely customizable. They started with the “Ensoul” collection for the ceremony and the “Wonder rose” collection for the dinner tables. The featured greenery in the “Ensoul” collection was Pampas grass. It really tied the neutral tone together with the rose gold accents. The bride’s bouquet also featured dried palm leaves along with the pampas grass to give it that tropical feel without any bright colors.
The bride walked down the aisle in amazing Stella York dress that had a corset added to the back and a cape instead of a traditional veil. The groom had an “Emmanuel” suit in a shade of pink paired with shoes from Aldo that featured the word “Love” along the sides of each shoe.
Ceremony was set up on the rooftop overlooking the Ocean which give especially elegant note to this destination wedding. During the ceremony couple included a prayer which was truly emotional moment for Yajaira’s parents.
The bride wanted to incorporate her late sister into the wedding with small details. Her favorite movie growing up was The Beauty and the Beast so they had a custom “Be our guest” photo guest book made for our guest to sign and the Groom’s jewelry featured a rose. They also had a memorial frame with pictures of her.
The wedding reception was held in the garden and GCstar DJ did a fantastic job of keeping the party alive which is super difficult when the party size was under 20 people.
The most anticipated moments of the wedding day was the bride walking down the aisle and the groom dancing with their daughter.
Here are the advice for the future couples planning a wedding that Yari and Sal shared:
“Cutting costs are great but the one thing I refused to cut corners on was my photography and videography. Those memories last a lifetime and I did not want amateurs capturing those moments just to save a couple dollars. Also take a second to step back and just enjoy the moment; look around to see and appreciate those who truly love you and wanted to share your day with you. I promise once you do that you will realize all the stress was worth it!”
– Venue: Dreams Macao Beach Punta Cana
– Travel Agent: Wright Travel Agency
– Photography: Photo Cine Art
– Videography: Photo Cine Art
– Ceremony Officiant: Sa’D Maxwell (family friend)
– Hair and Makeup Artist: Olga Montilla
– Florist: Caribbean Celebrations
– Cake: Dreams Macao Beach Hotel
– Bride Dress: Stella York
– Shoes: Miss Lola
– Bridesmaids Dresses: Mumu weddings
– Groom Suit: Emmanuel’s
– Groomsman’s attire: Asos wedding
– Shoes: Aldo
– Entertainment: GCStar Punta Cana
– Gifts for the guests: Wedding Program Craft Paper Bag – esty shop: RedLetterVows
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