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Secrets Cap Cana wedding, amazing Missouri couple Katie & Nick

Secrets Cap Cana wedding, amazing Missouri couple Katie & Nick

 

Secrets Cap Cana wedding, amazing Missouri couple Katie & Nick.

Our gorgeous couple, met at a Seven Lion’s concert at the Old Rock House in St. Louis. There was a long line for drinks, Nick offered to show Katie to an area with a shorter line or to keep her company until she realized he was right… He turned out to be right. They shortly after made plans for a proper date before dancing the night away.

Nick and Katie had plans to jet set to Europe on May 7th, 2020. Nick’s plan was to propose in their house with a romantic scavenger hunt the day before their departure. He had a series thoughtful and clever clues hidden throughout the house in gorgeous money envelopes. The last clue read, “You’ve come so far and so have we, there’s adventures to be had and many more to seek. Clue #7 is the luckiest you see, it’s you and me what’s meant to be. There will be life to live and love to give. Give me your heart and for life we’ll live. You’re oh so close to earning a toast, look to the one that loves you the most…” Katie turned to find Nick on one knee with a beautiful Marquise diamond family heirloom diamond ring.

Due to Covid-19, they could not celebrate in Europe, so instead took the doggies to Nick’s family cabin in Piedmont Missouri. Leading to the joke #PiedmontOverPrague.

Nick and Katie share a passion for traveling. They love to explore new places, food and music scenes, meet new people, and learn about new cultures. Nick travels frequently for work, earning the companion pass with Southwest, leading to more frequent travels and the use of their #companionpassendeavors. In 2012, Nick and Katie traveled to the Dominican Republic together and absolutely fell in love with the scenic views and people. Shortly after becoming engaged, they very soon realized they wanted to incorporate their love for travel into their wedding day. The Dominican Republic was the perfect setting.

The natural beach setting was the inspiration for the color palette. The setting of Secrets Cap Cana is picturesque in itself and did not need a ton of additional decor in order to look beautiful. Bistro lighting, soft pastel flowers, and natural elements such as wood trivets were small accents that accentuated the already amazing natural backdrop.

The venue, Secrets Cap Cana, helped make a custom wedding arch shaped as a triangle, like delta, representing the change. The arch was decorated with hydrangeas, roses, and greenery with soft pastel colors.
The bridal bouquet was roses and lilies with greenery. The something blue was a bracelet gifted by Katie’s Aunt Mona and was wrapped around the bridal bouquet. Something old/borrowed was a beautiful handkerchief the groom’s mother Joetta brought to the Dominican Republic that originally belonged to Nick’s Great grandparent in Italy.
Our couple requested coconuts with rum to give the reception an island feel, as well as bonfires and tiki torches to for a true beach party vibe.
With the Caribbean setting, the couple wanted fabrics and designs that would speak to the setting.
The groom found a collarless linen shirt from Cubavera and a tan linen suit from Men’s Wearhouse. Linen was in high demand in 2021 with limited sizing, yet he finally found the perfect suit. The groom wanted a shoe that would not trap sand and found a pair of leather loafers on Etsy. While shopping in St. Augustine while visiting the Groom’s mom, they found the perfect hat to accent his linen suit.
The bride originally aimed for a romantic and flowy dress, but instead found a crepe spaghetti strap gown from Cleo Bridal. The buttons down the entirety of the back and intricate lace applique made the dress stand out above the rest. Shoes were champagne satin from Belk.

The most anticipated moment of the day was seeing each other for the first time. The bride stayed in a separate room and the couple did not see each other until walking down the aisle. It was a truly special moment.
Now, wise words of advice for future couples planning a wedding in Dominican Republic:

“Take in every moment, it goes so quickly!”

 

Vendors List:

– Venue: Secrets Cap Cana Preferred Beach
– Travel Agent: Shanna Fowler with Dream Vacations
– Photography: Photo cine Art
– Videography: Photo Cine Art
– Ceremony Officiant: Pastor Harold Diaz
– Hair and Makeup Artist: Marilyn with Secrets Cap Cana SPA
– Florist: Secret’s Cap Cana
– Cake: Secrets Cap Cana (They surprised us with a first ever lemon cake!)
– Bride Dress: Sincerity from Justin Alexander
– Shoes: Badley Mischka
– Headpiece: flowers picked fresh from orchid plant in the Bridal Suite
– Bridesmaids Dresses: Birdy Grey in seaglass
– Groom Suit: Joseph Aboud
– Groomsman’s suits: Joseph Abboud pant
– Shoes: Etsy
– Entertainment: Spotify currated by Nick Scodary

 

Their Highlights video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTJ1ku7w4vY

 

Other Cap Cana weddings you might find interesting:

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

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