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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

 

 

 

Hyatt Ziva Zilara weddings. Samantha and Robert, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Hyatt Ziva Zilara weddings. Samantha and Robert, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Hyatt Ziva Zilara weddings. Samantha & Robert, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

 

If you’ve never considered a tropical destination resort for your wedding venue, Samantha and Robert’s romantic Hyatt Ziva Zilara wedding day will encourage you to think even more about it. First Hyatt chain hotel in Dominican Republic (opened December 2019) Hyatt Ziva a modern, chic resort in Punta Cana on the east cost of the Dominican Republic was the perfect picturesque location for their big day.

Samantha’s floral lace wedding gown fit in beautifully in the tropical surroundings, the groomsman wore khaki suits and the bridesmaids were in navy dresses accompanied with beautiful bouquets made of white Lilies, coral and navy roses and blue thistles.

Ceremony was held under Ziva gazebo, officiated by Hyatt Ziva Zilara weddings officiant and was spiced up with couple’s personal vows that were both very emotional and funny.

All the stress of destination wedding planning melted away when they stood in front of a lot of their family and friends on the shore of tropical paradise playa Juanillo, Cap Cana and said their promises to each other.

The reception was at partly covered open air terrace, overlooking the ocean and amazing pools with hotel building in the background. Amazing DJ Makuto was in charge of very lit entertainment that went on until late night hours. Everyone had so much fun, kids included! As for the adults only entertainment, there was an open bar and rich flavors of Los Duenos cigars, made in Dominican Republic with famous tobacco originating from this Caribbean area.

We sincerely hope that we managed once again to capture all the love we had pleasure to be surrounded that day. Scroll down to see their wedding story trough the photos, the beauty of the day and love shared among people that will spell-over on you to make your day better!

 

Vendors List:

– Wedding venue: Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana

– Wedding Photography: Photo Cine Art

– Wedding Video: Photo Cine Art

– DJ: Makuto Deejay / Punta cana wedding DJ

– Travel Agent: Liberty Travel

– Hair and Makeup Artist: Hyatt ziva salon

– Wedding DJ and MC: DJ Makuto

– Bride dress: Blue by Enzoani

– Veil: hand maid at Country way bridal

– Favors for wedding guests: Cigars, Los Duenos

 

More Cap Cana weddings you’ll love:

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

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