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Indian wedding in Punta Cana, Lakshmi & Manoj, Hard Rock Punta Cana

Indian wedding in Punta Cana, Lakshmi & Manoj, Hard Rock Punta Cana

Indian wedding in Punta Cana. We have a great pleasure to present this incredibly beautiful event, Lakshmi and Manoj wedding celebration, that took place at Hard Rock Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

As you may already know, Hindu weddings are vibrant, well planned multiple day festivities full of joy and traditions. This wedding was no exception.

Exceptionally planned by Ateeth Ahuja from Indian Destination Wedding and accomplished the same way with onsite Hard Rock wedding organizers, Lakshmi and Manoj’s wedding celebration started with joyful Sangeet. Both families merged together for the evening full of singing, dancing and all-round happiness. In the Mehndi ritual artist was hired to do the designs for the bride and the guests. The artists created beautiful and pretty complicated designs on the hands or feet of the bride and her friends and family, using henna paste to attract good energy for the soon-to-be wedded couple.

Second day the Haldi ceremony took place. The Haldi ceremony is a ritual holy bath and it is one of the pre-wedding ceremonies in India where turmeric (haldi), oil and water are applied to both the bride and the groom by their families as the form of blessing and for protection. For Lakshmi and Manoj wedding it was and intimate ceremony but very emotional and bonding experience for everyone involved.

Third day, was the wedding day which started with traditional Baraat. Manoj were riding in Rolls-Royce “The Duchess” behind his procession, as his entire family and friends all lead him to the wedding altar.

Wedding ceremony was performed by Master of the ceremony: Pandit Bhargava Marthi under absolutely gorgeous Mandap, ceremony canopy, which was both modern and traditional at the same time, decorated with lush tropical fresh flowers and greenery as a nudge to the place they choose for their destination wedding. After exchanging floral garlands – the Milni Malas, as a symbol for their acceptance of one another the event continued with the reception.

All the events were led by professional south Asian Indian weddings MC and DJ Monish Tandon from DSD Lighting and Events. Food was provided by Pranama Restaurant and famous Punta Cana Indian chef Krishna Duddukuri. HOTS Productions provided special entertainment “LED party”.

Here is Lakshmi and Manoj love story to get to know these divine couple little bit better before you plunge into their wedding photos:

“July 2021, we met through a matrimonial site. We communicated through text messages and we liked each other based of our personalities. After many discussions, Manoj came to meet my home and we were initially nervous to meet in person. There was a period of silence in between conversations to break the ice. In order to spend some time alone, we went out for lunch at our local Mexican restaurant. After our date, there was clearly some chemistry between us. We met a couple of times after and with some hugs and laughs then decided we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. Fast forward to August 2022.  The big day! Our wedding in Punta Cana was here“.


Venue: Hard Rock Punta Cana

Photography: Photo Cine Art

Videography: Photo Cine Art

DJ : Mohnish Tandon

Master of the ceremony: Pandit Bhargava Marthi

Flowers: Mercaflor

Entertainment: HOTS Productions

Food: Pranama – Krishna Duddukuri

Jewelry: Radhika jewelers

Clothing brands:

Groom: Manyavar Mohey

Bride: Santhana Silks


Gifting Boutique

Makeup artist: Deepali shah, Styling Trio

Travel agent: Indian destination wedding (Ateeth Ahuja)


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Dreams Palm Beach Felicia & Shaun’s Punta Cana destination wedding.

Dreams Palm Beach Felicia & Shaun’s Punta Cana destination wedding.

Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana destination wedding.

Felicia & Shaun’s love story brought them from Canada to our “jewel of the Caribbean” – Dominican Republic for a small but beautiful wedding at the Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana hotel. Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana hotel is small family-friendly getaway for couples and couples with children on the sun-soaked beach on the east coast of the Dominican Republic. “For our wedding we wanted something that would be more than just a day to remember. Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I wanted a destination wedding. Convincing Shaun was easy, one-week free beer. Our colors were navy and blush, we wanted the simplest beachy wedding”.

I’ve photographed a lot of weddings at Dreams Palm Beach, but what sets Felicia & Shaun’s wedding apart was the amount of love and positive vibes radiating from the two of them and all their guests that made real pleasure to work with them. Felicia & Shaun’s love story is wonderful to witness. You can see their love for each other in the way they interact, look at each other, even the way they hold one another. “At age 18 and 19 we found each other. Both college students, both broke but both in love. We are polar opposites he’s quiet, and shy, and well I know some say opposites attract. I was lucky to find the one. I met my husband through a friend. She was on social media and she showed me a picture of him and I thought oh wow he’s cute. I friend requested him on Facebook and followed him on twitter. A few weeks later we met at a party. The proposal after 7 LONG years of waiting we took a trip to Point Peele with a few friends, at the beach he got down on one knee and proposed. It was the greatest day ever“, Felicia told us. I hope I succeeded to capture all those sensations on my film.

The absolutely amazing Punta Cana sunset didn’t fail me this time neither at at Dreams Palm Beach hotel. I took some amazing photos of the bride and groom after the ceremony and even managed to capture few sunset shots from the air (photos below the text). The reception was on the beach with incredible Caribbean Ocean as the backdrop. Cutest, sea-inspired decoration was so beautifully complementing long table sitting arrangement. This is what bride told us: “Having the wedding ceremony on the beach provided a beautiful background. Decorations for the reception were 3 vases for the bridesmaids DIY flowers, a few seashells on the table. The names tags for seating arrangement were DIY. We had real floral for my bouquet blush and ivory roses, my bridesmaids bouquets were DIY and brought from home. We wanted to keep the flowers simple“.

A little advice that Felicia have for all future brides: “Don’t try pleasing everyone. We started planning our destination wedding 1 year prior (2020) we all thought covid would be over. We had 30 people put down a deposit for the trip. When it came to final payments it was us plus 10. So many friends and family said we should push it back a year, but we stood our grounds. We wanted to have our wedding this year. I was beyond happy with our trip and wedding“.

They had a ton of beautiful photos from their wedding (exactly 1223 of them, from 6 hours of work). In a text below I’d share some of them for your viewing pleasure.


Vendors List:

– Venue: Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana
– Travel Agent: Kim Machan at Essence of Romance Travel
– Photography: Photo Cine Art
– Ceremony Officiant: Resort Officiant
– Hair and Makeup Artist: hair: Resort SPA, make up: sister-in-law Shayla
– Cake: Resort
– Bride Dress: David’s Bridal
– Bridesmaids Dresses: Etsy
– Groom Suit: Moores
– Groomsman’s suits: Moores


More destination weddings you might find interesting:

Secrets Cap Cana wedding, amazing Missouri couple Katie & Nick

Harmonica Palafitte amazing floral wedding, Alicia and Curt, Hard Rock Punta Cana

Dreams Dominicus Wedding, La Romana, Chelsea and Jeff




Punta Cana Photo Shoot Locations – Amazing Sites to Capture Your Love for One Another!

Punta Cana Photo Shoot Locations – Amazing Sites to Capture Your Love for One Another!

We have a special treat for all our Blog readers. In today’s blog post Punta Cana Photo Shoot Locations, we had a great pleasure to feature a post by a local company that brings amazing events to life. DIDEA Events & Entertainment – Punta Cana does events, weddings as well as dance shows and live music.

DIDEA Events & Entertainment write about 3 stunning locations for a couple’s photo shoot in Punta Cana, inspired by their experience with their clients.
Read along as you imagine yourselves at these beautiful sceneries, surrounded by turquoise waters and swaying palm trees.

We bet you already know what Punta Cana is about – a mini paradise in the Caribbean, where travelers get lost in the natural beauty. If you and your loved one are here for a vacation and feel like exploring a little bit more, think about a romantic photo shoot. It’s the perfect way to experience new, amazing locations and create a memory you will cherish forever.


1. Los Corales Beach

Located in the area of Bavaro, Los Corales Beach offers outstanding sea views, lush palm trees and white soft sand. The daytime atmosphere is lively, with a possibility to experience the vibrant local culture.


Photo Cine Art Los Corales DIDEA Events & Entertainment Punta Cana

Photo Cine Art Los Corales DIDEA Events & Entertainment Punta Cana


For a romantic photo shoot, we advise arriving early in the morning.
The sunrise at this beach is AMAZING, and there is rarely anyone there at that time. It’s simply perfect for you and your loved one to relax, enjoy and let yourselves be free.

Besides the beach, there is a small, Mediterranean-style village you can explore and have it as a backdrop to your pictures. The diversity of this beautiful place is ideal for the daring couples, looking for something different and unique.


Los Corales Punta Cana DIDEA Events & Entertainment

Macao beach Punta Cana by Photo Cine Art


2. Cabeza de Toro

A real hidden gem, Cabeza de Toro is an intimate place where you can enjoy complete privacy. The calm, bay-like area is off the beaten path, which makes Cabeza de Toro one of the most appealing Punta Cana photo shoot locations (and our personal favorite).


Cabeza de Toro photo by DIDEA Events & Entertainment

Cabeza de Toro photo by DIDEA Events & Entertainment


We recommend this site for those romantic couples who’d like to see the Caribbean warmth and tropics reflected in their photos.

Ideally, a mid-day photo session with all the dreamy colors is the right way to go. There is also a horse-ranch nearby, and we can book one of the horses as a beautiful addition to your photo shoot.


Punta Cana Photo Shoot Locations

Punta Cana Photo Shoot Locations by Photo Cine Art


3. Cap Cana

For the high-end couples who enjoy luxury and lavishness, the Cap Cana area is perfect as a photo shoot location.

Small streets, cute shops and restaurants, plus the extravagant Marina offer a background that’s hard to resist. The Marina’s architecture is inspired by Italy, so the look and feel is exactly as if you were in Venice.


Cap Cana by DIDEA Events & Entertainment

Cap Cana by DIDEA Events & Entertainment


This original place is best for a sunset photo session, when the colorful clouds reflect the water and make you feel like you’re in a fairy-tale.


Marina Cap Cana by DIDEA Events & Entertainment

Marina Cap Cana by DIDEA Events & Entertainment



We hope you enjoyed this read by DIDEA Events & Entertainment and their take on the most amazing Punta Cana photo shoot locations. For more information on their work, you can visit their Instagram profile.
To book a beautiful photo session, please feel free to contact us.