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Destination wedding in Punta Cana, Jerelyn and Mariano. Kukua restaurant

Destination wedding in Punta Cana, Jerelyn and Mariano. Kukua restaurant

Destination wedding in Punta Cana, Jerelyn and Mariano. Kukua restaurant.

 

Jerelyn and Mariano are one of our couples from 2020 that had to postpone their wedding to 2021, but besides that obvious obstacle, their wedding was their vision executed to perfection.

The bride told us that she always dreamed about beach wedding with her favorite colors turquoise and coral. Their wedding venue Kukua Punta Cana was full with vibrant flowers. The short table centerpieces, matched with hanging ones, all filled with abundance of flowers and greenery. The ceremony gazebo was beautifully decorated with a flower garland. The welcome table had a Polaroid photo guest book and a beautiful memorial to the groom’s uncle who recently passed away.

This magical love story started all the way back to the elementary school. They’ve meet in the 5th grade where they held hands and called each other boyfriend and girlfriend. Then they started dating in senior year of high school, got 2 beautiful girls but ended up separating for 5 years. Fortunately, they found their way back to each other and 2 years later Mariano proposed on Christmas morning with a little help of the girls.

The bride walked the aisle in Galina signature dress from David’s Bridal, embellished from top to bottom with off the shoulder’s sleeves. Bridesmaid’s wore sheer coral dresses, daughters off the shoulder sheer turquoise dresses and the men wore linen vest and pants which helped them stay comfortable in the heat. Al around gorgeous, relaxed tropical look.

Jerelyn told us that the most special moment of the wedding was their first dance. “We picked a duet song that described us and our journey so well. Even though we were surrounded by many people it felt that we were alone just listening to our song and practicing to dance in our living room just like we did at home before the wedding”.

The word of advice from our bride and groom for the future couples heading on to the journey of planning their destination wedding: “Take it easy, enjoy the ride, don’t sweat the small stuff and remember everything happens for a reason and at it’s right time.”

 

Vendors list:

– Venue: Kukua Beach Club Punta Cana

– Travel Agent: Barefoot Bridal

– Photography: Photo Cine Art

– Videography: Photo Cine Art

– Ceremony Officiant: Alejandro Angulo

– Hair and Makeup Artist: Olga Montilla

– Wedding Décor: Mayte Marie

Cake: Cake Studio Bavaro

– Bride Dress: Galina Signature / Davids Bridal

– Shoes: Davids Bridal

– Bridesmaids Dresses: Davids Bridal

– Groom Suit: Bar III from Macys

– Groomsman’s suits: Bar III from Macys

– Entertainment: HOTS Productions

– Gifts for the guests: Reny Travel Boat Party

 

More Punta Cana weddings you might like:

Secrets Cap Cana, Audra & Tyler wedding, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Hard Rock Resort destination wedding, Amber and Matt, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Fairy-tale wedding at Bahia Principe Fantasia Punta Cana, Gisselle and Thomas

 

 

Kendra and Elysia’s jaw-dropping and elegant beach wedding at Kukua Beach Club in Punta Cana

Kendra and Elysia’s jaw-dropping and elegant beach wedding at Kukua Beach Club in Punta Cana

“Our love story started before we knew it started.”

I have never heard words that better describe true love! This beach wedding at Kukua, that happened just couple of days ago (October 2020), was all about that – celebrating true love!

There’s nothing we love more than a totally personalized wedding that is a show-stopper. Kendra and Elysia’s destination, beach wedding at Kukua Beach Club in Punta Cana was exactly that and then some. With help of Kukua’s wedding planning team Rachel and Mayte Mari, these ladies created an extraordinary day with Kenrdra & Elysia’s loved ones witnessing while they profess eternal love to each other.

With a million (and this is without exaggeration) flowers filling every corner and an airy color palette, highlighted with black and gold details pronouncing the beauty of tropical space, this wedding was a page straight out of a fairy-tale. Kendra told us: “I knew before being engaged that I wanted a destination wedding. I had somehow found this venue called ‘Kukua’ and was in love with it. I lived on Pinterest while planning our wedding. I knew I wanted flowers and lots of them. Our wedding planner said we had over 6000 flowers and yes, all of them were real. I changed our wedding colors 7 times lol. We finally decided to go with black, white, ivory, and blush pink. We had a gazebo for our wedding cake and it was beyond beautiful. We even had a memory table with photos of us, showing the years that we had been together, it was a big hit. I wanted us to have a wedding that was unique, elegant, and EXTRA lol. Every time I saw something on Pinterest that caused my mouth to drop, I would say to myself, “oh I got to have this.”

Kendra and Elysia have known each other since middle school and after high school they became best friends. Even then there was a spark between them. Elysia told Kendra: ”I have been watching you since high school, when you use to wear that red dress all the time to school.”

This is how Kendra relived their love story for us: “We started dating in 2008 until 2010 when broke up slowly stopped talking. The break-up was very hard on the both of us. I honestly think we were just young at the time and we both needed to grow. Throughout the years Elyisa and I would talk from time to time but it was nothing major, unfortunately our friendship faded away from the breakup as well. Four years passed when on May 26th 2014, while on Facebook I get a message from Elysia saying “you still have that scarf I see,” the scarf was something I bought when Elysia and I were together. At first, I was saying to myself, “what does this girl want?.” Lol Since then, I can honestly say we have been inseparable. We do almost everything together. We have seen each other at our lowest and highest.

I totally believe in the saying “if you let someone go and they return, then it is meant to be.”

Elysia proposed to me on March 8, 2019 and I knew it was going to happen but after we finished dinner and nothing happened, I said to myself, “well it’s not happening tonight,” so I excused myself and went to the ladies room. When I came back our waiter brought me dessert and when he took the lid off the plate there was a beautiful ring. Elysia, was recording the whole thing and I, I did not even know it. The proposal was priceless. It’s been a joy doing life with Elysia. And it doesn’t hurt that I’ve known my wife since middle school!“

So, if you want to see how gorgeous a destination, beach wedding at Kukua with 6000 real flowers on the beach in Punta Cana looks then scroll down for photos!

 

Update: We just found out that Kendra and Elysia’s wedding was published in famous Munaluchi Bride Magazine!!!! Printed edition no less!!! We are over the top happy, honored and thankful to be a part of this spectacular wedding and to be published in one of the most important wedding magazines today! Here is the digital version of the publication: https://issuu.com/munaluchibride/docs/munawinter21-woody-amani-mafs/144

 

Elysia and Kendra choose majority of the local Punta Cana wedding vendors:

Wedding Venue: Kukua Beach Club Punta Cana

Wedding Photographer: Photo Cine Art

Kukua wedding planner and decoration: Rachel and Mayte

Destination Wedding Specialist: Carol, Barefoot Bridal

Wedding Videographer: Dominicanca Photo & Video

Hair and Makeup: Pippa Valette

Rings: Gold & Diamond Source Clearwater, FL

Head piece and earrings: Elena’s Bridal accessories, Brooklyn New York

Elysia shoes: Aldo shoes, Tazio

Stationary: Pro Wedding Invites

Suit: Tazio

Robe: Kaftan and Brides

Cake: Cake Studio Bavaro

Wedding Officiant: Alejandro Angulo

DJ: Resident DJ at Kukua