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Hard Rock Destination Wedding at Punta Cana, Kristen Ann and Wade

Hard Rock Destination Wedding at Punta Cana, Kristen Ann and Wade

Hard Rock Destination Wedding at Punta Cana, Kristen Ann and Wade

 

Kristen and Wade grew up in a small Delaware town. They’ve graduated together, shared many of the same friends, but they never dated. Not until later in life, when Wade wished Kristen a Happy Mother’s Day on Facebook, which ignited conversation that led to date at Timothy’s Newark Delaware.

Proposal was magical as Kristen explained. After asking all 4 of the kids for their blessing, Wade surprised Kristen with a proposal in their home.

They’ve chosen Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana for their wedding venue. Bride and groom wanted the beauty of the beach to shine, it was pretty important for them to have white sand and blue water as a back drop, so, the ceremony took place at Isla Beach. Also, they incorporated a Glass ceremony into the wedding. The bride told us: “We went to a local glass blower with our kids and each selected a color of glass powder. The ceremony was setup like a traditional sand ceremony, but the kids poured the glass into a vessel. When we return home, we will go back to the glass blower and each child will make a glass piece with the mixed glass powder from the wedding.

We included our kids in every decision we made, they are the center of our lives and we wanted them to be a huge part of our wedding. They helped us pick the resort, their dresses, the cake flavors, menu, etc.

Another touching detail was that the bride took a quote from the last late grandmother’s letter to her and incorporated it to her wedding dress. Kristen’s Grandmother passed away years ago, but their special bond still remains true. It was a special way to keep her close to the heart.

Kristen and Wade said that the most anticipated moment of the entire Hard Rock Destination wedding day was the First Look. It was a special time for just the two of us, Wade explained. Kristen was late, which caused a few jokes. We are each other’s best friend and we always find peace when we are together. Seeing each other before the ceremony calmed down any nerves and allowed us to stop and appreciate the love we share.

The reception was set up at Harmonica Gazebo with the highlight of the evening – hired entertainment HOTS Production with the Black and White Crazy Hour. The bride and the groom kept them as a secret from their wedding guests, but once the entertainers were on the dance floor so was everybody else, and that is how it was the entire evening.

Here is the bride and the groom’s words of advice for the future couples planning a Hard Rock Destination Wedding:

“Let the location shine, it’s beautiful and stops you from stressing over all those irrelevant details! We knew no one would remember the color of the tablecloths but we can guarantee everyone will remember the Crazy Hour!

The only people who know things were not as you planned are the two of you! A few details were lost in translation with our coordinator, but it didn’t matter to any of our guests!

Stop a few times during your day, look around and appreciate everything that is going on!”

 

Vendors List:

– Venue: Hard Rock Punta Cana

– Travel Agent: James Berglie with Be All Inclusive

– Photography: Photo Cine Art

– Videography: Photo Cine Art

– Ceremony Officiant: Bride’s Sister Jamann Casselles

– Hair and Makeup Artist: Gisselle with Posh

– Florist: Lings

– Cake: Hard Rock

– Bride Dress: Davids Bridal

– Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal

– Entertainment: HOTS Productions

– Gifts for the guests: sea glass from Wofford Calligraphy

– Booze Cruise with: Renny Travel

 

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

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

We have a great pleasure to introduce our Hard Rock Resort gorgeous couple, Amber and Matt a high school sweethearts that life separated at first but then reunited again, speaking of true meaning of how real love always find its way, hey?

Since both of them shared same love for traveling and having huge wedding wasn’t never their thing, Amber and Matt chose Hard Rock Resort Punta Cana for their wedding venue. One more reason for choosing this Hotel was that Amber already visited Hard Rock Resort while on her business trip with her vitamin company LeVel in 2019 and she said that they all felt very safe and had so much fun, so she wanted the same thing for her family and friends as well.

Matt’s step mom Michele, who is at the same time best friend with Amber’s mom, helped Amber to choose a wedding dress. She opted for gorgeous Da Vinci laced mermaid wedding dress with sweetheart neckline.

If you are not already in love with this couple, wait until you hear about their engagement story! This will give you a serious heart eyes!

March 20th 2020 we were in Cabo San Lucas where he proposed to me, Amber told us. He wanted to propose to me on the beach at Lover’s Beach, however, that was the day that COVID pandemic started and president Trump closed the US borders with Mexico while we were there. Cringe! We had to run to the airport an figure out what was going on. It was a mess! We were not for sure if we were going to be returning to our hotel so he was unable to propose to me at the beach, but he chose a beautiful location on the 7th story balcony where we had spent a few nights and days whale watching in the Pacific. When he went to pull the ring out of the bag it flew out onto the ground in almost fell off the 7th story balcony but he caught it!!

I don’t know about you guys, but my heart just stopped a bit there!

If you want to see this lovely people’s beautiful wedding day check out their preview photos below.

 

Wedding Vendors:

Wedding Venue: Hard Rock Resort Punta Cana

Photographer: Photo Cine Art

Wedding Dress: Da Vinci

Wedding Rings: Vera Vang

Groom’s Suit: Calvin Klein

 

Amazing destination wedding at Hard Rock Hotel in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Destiny and Gregory

Amazing destination wedding at Hard Rock Hotel in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Destiny and Gregory

Destiny and Gregory are every wedding photographer dream client! Absolutely gorgeous people! Both beautiful and kind, they were pleasure to work with.

The wedding took place at famous Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana Dominican Republic and couple of days after, we did the Trash the Dress photo shoot at nearby Macao Beach, amazing public beach couple of minutes driving from the hotel. We so are grateful that we had that extra time, more time to really get to know them.

Since Destiny and Gregory wanted their wedding decor to be very simple, but still have a nice ambience to match tropical scenery. Table centerpieces had a little greenery to match the stationary of the menus. The bride made the Menus and Table numbers herself. That was the only DIY at this wedding.

The wedding day started with bridal hair and make-up preparation at POSH Salon at the Hard Rock Hotel. Guys started their own fun in groom’s room. The ceremony took place at Harmonica Beach in front of La Isla restaurant in Hard Rock Punta Cana Hotel and the reception at Element Terrace.

The absolute highlight of the day was the bride walking down the aisle seeing the groom. She told us later on: “I was hoping not to cry, but I don’t think that worked out in my favor.” As for the groom, Gregory, he told us that: “the most anticipated for me was the kiss, I was kind of nervous kissing in front of all those people. I was even more nervous when the photographers said I would have to kiss for more than 10 seconds.” Lol that would be us, the Darth Vader of weddings :D.

To have complete impression on how everything looked like, check out the photos below! Yours truly… Photo Cine Art

 

Blondie and Dave’s Vows Renewal at Hyatt Ziva, Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

Blondie and Dave’s Vows Renewal at Hyatt Ziva, Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

Hyatt Ziva. Blondie and Dave’s Vows Renewal. Vow renewals hold a special place in our hearts, because it is always about celebrating life, love and marriage!

After a certain time, many couples decide to renew their wedding vows. The reason behind is reaffirmation of the love that they nourished for each other over the years, which very often got even bigger over the time. It always gets us right in the feels, because it gives us the real-life image on how, all those couples whose wedding celebration we got the honor of capturing on photography and video, will love each other after, five, ten, or more years.

Blondie and David are one of those couples that decides to renew their vows and celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary in style at Hyatt Ziva, Cap Cana in Dominican Republic.

Ziva and Zilara are one of the newest hotels in growing region of Punta Cana. They are located in gated community of Cap Cana at Juanillo Beach, which easily can be one of the most beautiful beaches in Punta Cana. Zilara is adult only hotel and Ziva is family friendly, both all-inclusive and both quite sexy resorts offering ultimate escape to the Caribbean Paradise. Swim-up bars, infinity pools, numerous restaurants and bars all wrapped into gorgeous colors of white sand and turquoise Ocean. Now, you can see how all of this made a perfect backdrop for photos and video of Blondie and Dave’s vows renewal!

We got the honor to meet their daughter Keyon who gave us a little insight of how this love story started in the first place:

“25 years ago, Blondie and Dave Nelson were in the same place at the same time at church seeking the Most High. Spiritual destiny brought them together. Dave praises Blondie as the most virtuous woman he ever met, while Blondie praises Dave as a mighty man of valor! Now they have come together as one, serving others, traveling the world, enjoying children and grandchildren, family and a host of friends whom all adore them. As they continue to be the most loving and giving people, they have been called to be together a quarter of a century later and beyond!!!”

 

Venue: Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

Photography: Photo Cine Art

Cinematography: Photo Cine Art

DIY Coaching Planner: Claribel Peña, Dream, Plan & Enjoy

 

Travel Agent Top Reasons to Marry in Punta Cana. Dominican Republic Destination Weddings

Travel Agent Top Reasons to Marry in Punta Cana. Dominican Republic Destination Weddings

Dominican Republic Destination Weddings

Our couples are more excited than ever these days to plan their Dominican Republic Destination weddings. There are so many amazing areas to choose from when it comes to exchanging your vows. Firstly, to the popularity of our couples over the years, La Romana, Cap Cana and Bavaro are our top contenders. Secondly, all three are conveniently accessible from the main Punta Cana International Airport. Thirdly, all three areas are guaranteed to provide a unique and colorful pallet of fantastic beaches, resorts and activities. Best of all, we’ll offer flight tips and our best travel agency tips. Lastly, who doesn’t want to show off those once in a lifetime white sand, turquoise ocean wedding photo memories?

Bavaro – A wealth of resort options

Bavaro, is located in the heart of Punta Cana and so popular for wedding groups. There are a plethora of outstanding resorts to pick and choose. You’ll also find endless miles of sensational beaches. A long coral reef line creates calm shallow waters perfect for careful vacation swim days. Enjoy fun-filled golf days, shopping at San Juan Shopping Center (accessible Downtown Center). There is a wide variety of beachfront properties such as Paradisus, Hard Rock, Melia, Barcelo and Iberostar. For the private ceremony and reception venues, check out fantastic options such as: Kukua Punta Cana Restaurant. You’ll be amazing at Jellyfish Restaurant. And be sure to check out Huracan Cafe. All three of these trendy venues are located in the heart of Bavaro.

 

Destination wedding in Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Destination Weddings

 

Cap Cana – Perfect for off the beaten path vacations

Cap Cana is well known for offering outstanding 5-star luxury resort options. Where you’ll find some of the best all-inclusive adult-only resorts. Winding roads aligned with signature palm trees bring a welcome element of luxury and privacy. Cap Cana is the ideal antiquated private beachfront community. Best of all, Cap Cana, located just 15 minutes from the Punta Cana airport. It offers over 30,000.00 acres of flawless beachfront. The bluest of the Caribbean ocean is your scenic wedding backdrop. For the golfers in your group, they’ll find proximity to the famous Punta Espada Golf Club. This exclusive area also boasts private homes, clubs and cherry-picked wedding venue options. And don’t forget to check out Scape Park while you are here. This fantastic park is home to zip-lining, a natural sinkhole and amazing ancient caves.

 

Dominican Republic Destination Weddings

 

La Romana- Your dream destination wedding starts here.

La Romana offers a lovely and scenic 50-minute drive from the Punta Cana International Airport. This quiet, tranquil area is worth the trip. Minutes from La Romana, you’ll discover high-end property villas and resorts such as Casa de Campo. You will also find the famous beach Playa Minitas. There is an abundance of charm here, including a 16th century re-created Mediterranean village – Altos de Chavon. Fantastic tours to Saona Island begin their journey from Bayahibe, a neighboring village. Many new resorts have vied for the hearts of destination wedding couples. This is unequivocally due to the sublime beachfront. Also noteworthy are the Iberostar, Bahia resort chains and beloved Dreams chain of resorts.

 

Dominican Republic Destination Weddings

 

Punta Cana Airport – How fast can I get there.

If we haven’t yet sold you on the location’s beaches and activities, then let’s take a look at how affordable and easy it is to fly to Punta Cana. Because of its popularity, there are direct flights from most Canadian cities. You can also book many direct flights as well out of the US. Otherwise, one-stops are readily available through most North American cities. If La Romana is your chosen destination, seasonal flights may be purchased directly into La Romana airport. Round trip group and individual airport transfers can be set up by your travel agent to all three stunning locations.

 

Dominican Republic Destination Weddings

 

Travel Professionals- Make it so easy.

So, you’ve decided that Punta Cana is the perfect destination to exchange your wedding vows. Wedding travel planning can be daunting. We highly recommend working with an experienced destination wedding travel agent. They know the locations well, can make fantastic recommendations for all-inclusive resorts as well as those cherished private wedding ceremony and reception locations. Liz Moore Destination Weddings. Consider that guests may be arriving from North America as well as abroad. This makes having a dedicated travel agent, your best friend during the booking process. It’s also wonderful to have that your dedicated agent by your side before departure, once on property and even post-travel if need be.

 

Harmonica palafitte Hard Rock

 

Popular Venues-Offer Unforgettable photography

Last but not least, we highly recommend consulting with a reputable Punta Cana wedding photographer during your initial planning stages. Many destination wedding photographers live in the destination they shoot. This makes them an invaluable resource. They can offer valuable information about not only your chosen destination but the resorts and venues that provide ideal photography options and cinematography. Photo Cine Art. We love working with Milan from Photo Cine Art. Milan and his team offer up a wealth of experience in these regions, as well as capturing those once in a lifetime wedding photos. Additionally, they offer must-have wedding photography tips.

 

Dominican Republic Destination Weddings

 

We hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about one of our most cherished wedding locations, for your Dominican Republic Destination Weddings. If you choose to marry here you’ll no doubt cherish your wedding memories and photographs for a lifetime.

Liz Moore
Destination Wedding Travel Expert
Liz Moore Destination Weddings