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!”
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.