Kukua restaurant Punta Cana was a host for a wedding of stylish New York couple Kayla and Jason. They always shared the love for each other and travel and adventure! Kayla and Jason organized a never-seen-before bohemian wedding on the beach in Dominican Republic. Elegant local venue, Kukua restaurant Punta Cana was filled with pampas grass, hanging centerpieces, and A LOT of fresh flowers!
“Our wedding decor was boho based! So much thought was put into my decor that I think the wedding planners themselves wanted to fire me! It was so important to me to design my own decor from flowers, specific placement, and centerpieces. I’m pretty sure they needed to order all pampas grass available in DR! There was no such thing as NOT ENOUGH pampas grass or macrame. All 50 of Our macrame place-mats were handmade just for the big day! The bridesmaids macrame bouquet wraps were personally cut and shaped. Our ‘The Moore’s” neon sign hanging on the greenery wall with the boho chair was a must!” the bride told us.
Circular wedding ceremony infinity arch added an extra modern touch with a perfect mixture of pampas grass in-between white, ivory, blush, greenery and terracotta color-based flowers.
The bride looked breathtaking in her Pearl by Enzoani wedding dress, while handsome groom, looked sharp and on point with his suit – Bar III. The outdoor ceremony took place on the beach, where the couple exchanged their personalized wedding vows.
At the end of the night all of the guests (bride and groom included) ended in the swimming pool. I believe that the explanation here is not needed to describe how fun was that!
After this amazing wedding day, we went to do a trash the dress photoshoot, this time with a twist! By Kayla’s wish we added underwater shoot at famous Punta Cana Cenote. Scroll down to see the results.
“When we got engaged, we knew immediately that a destination was the right way for us! My now husband Joe is from Colombia, it was very important that his family was able to attend! We live in Canada and that would cause some hindrances, plus… who doesn’t love a vacation packed with your favorite people!! When we first started planning, we went with the typical “Beach Theme” however once we realized that we could make it what we wanted we shifted to our peacock theme! We decided to go with the blues, bright green and purple from the eye of the peacock feather! Neither of us are super religious, while we do have beliefs, we didn’t feel it was important to impede these upon our guests! We did however write our own vows and we had my dear aunt officiate the wedding for us! It was simply wonderful!” Amanda.
Kukua venue at Punta Cana. It was a perfect day in the Caribbean. We were heading towards another piece of haven secluded in between two major hotels on Punta Cana shores, Bahia Principe Luxury Resort and Riu Palace. Passing by golf courses we hit the fairy-tale view, cozy road full of greenery, side entrance prepared for wedding guests and incredibly decorated covered salon. From the salon, over the sparkling blue pool, you can see in the full Caribbean glory gorgeous gazebo nested in the middle of the beach overlooking the ocean. Kukua venue wedding was in full preparation swing. Perfectly orchestrated, stuff was decorating straight from the heart to fulfill Bride’s dream… On the side of gazebo there was prepared a covered beach house, Palapa. A solution for the case of rain. Little decorated chapel, next to the ocean but not on the beach which make it perfect for religious ceremonies. While I do’s ware echoing over the ocean, indistinct murmur and cheering of guests at Kukua venue amazed with pure manifestation of love in front of their eyes, starts to expand on the beach and streams of good food and exotic drinks start to flow all the way into the reception. Party by the pool… Love ware shining… While we were leaving into the night our hearts was full of love and joy.