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Harmonica Palafitte amazing floral wedding, Alicia and Curt, Hard Rock Punta Cana

Harmonica Palafitte amazing floral wedding, Alicia and Curt, Hard Rock Punta Cana

 

Harmonica Palafitte amazing floral wedding, Alicia and Curt, Hard Rock Punta Cana

Meet Alicia and Curt, the fun and dynamic duo that has lighten up this year’s Caribbean winter at Hard Rock Casino and Hotel in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Alicia and Curt meet in college. They were friends for a while and then started dating. As they explained,”We quickly learned that we shared the love for delicious food, wild adventures and good music. Over the past 12 years we have traveled the world and made great memories. Curt surprised me with engagement ring after we returned home from our vacation to Thailand. So, having a destination wedding was exactly the way we wanted to celebrate our love.”

Harmonica Palafitte was excellent choice for their Hard Rock Punta Cana beach wedding ceremony. The bride Alicia wanted to be surrounded with vibrant tropical colors. So, she picked a bright color for her bridesmaid dresses and wanted her bouquet filled with tropical flowers to compliment that. The wedding dress was a perfect match for the beach ceremony and a night full of dancing. The groom had a navy-blue suit as well as the groomsmen to compliment the theme. We hope we lived up to the expectations and captured it all on our cameras.

The couple brought an assortment of gifts for the wedding guests. Welcome bags with vacation necessities, and custom party favors (sunglasses, handheld fans, labeled insulated cups, hand sanitizer, chapstick etc.)

They also said that the sax player at the cocktail hour was worth every penny! Guests LOVED IT. They had a crazy hour at the reception that hyped up everyone on the starlight dance floor. Not that they needed hyping lol!

 

Vendors List:

– Venue: Hard Rock Punta Cana

– Photography: Photo Cine Art

– Travel Agent: Cherie Peninger, Island Vows

– Ceremony Officiant: Ron Albert, family friend

– Hair and Makeup Artist: POSH salon HRPC

– Florist: Mercaflor

– Bride Dress: Eddy K, Dreams collection from Bella Sera Bridal in Danvers, MA.

– Shoes: Macy’s

– Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal, Vera Wang, color Cassis

– Groom Suit: Black Tux

– Groomsman’s suits: Black Tux

– Shoes: Black Tux

– Wedding Entertainment: HOTS Production

 

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Hard Rock beach wedding at Punta Cana, Cassandra and Don

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

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

 

 

Hard Rock vows renewal ceremony at a beautiful beach in Punta Cana, Anisha and Nitin

Hard Rock vows renewal ceremony at a beautiful beach in Punta Cana, Anisha and Nitin

Hard Rock vows renewal ceremony at a beautiful beach in Punta Cana, Anisha and Nitin.

To quote Brides Magazine “A vow renewals are a heartfelt way to celebrate your love and reaffirm the promises you made to each other on your wedding day.” Exactly that happened one week ago, at gorgeous white sand beach at Hard Rock Hotel in Punta Cana.

“Our wedding was beautiful, but not what we wanted. Since everything happened so quickly, we didn’t really get a chance to plan anything. Since then, all I ever wanted was to have a little ceremony with our loved ones at some beautiful beach. Life got so busy that it took us 11 years to finally plan the wedding we wanted” Anisha told us.

The couple had symbolic vows renewal ceremony at Hard Rock hotel beach. They also added Mehndi (traditional form of temporary skin decoration in which decorative designs are created on a person’s body, using a paste, created from the powdered dry leaves of the henna plant) and changed their clothes just before the reception, into traditional clothes made by Sawan Gandhi, as the special nod to their Indian heritage.

 

Scroll through our photos bellow to see how this amazing day went!

 

Vendors:

 

Wedding venue: Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana

Ceremony location: Isla Beach at Hard Rock Punta Cana

Reception location: Piano Gazebo at Hard Rock Punta Cana

Photography and Video: Photo Cine Art

Bride’s ring: Cartier

Bride’s gift bracelet: Cartier

Bride’s Indian Outfit: Sawan Gandhi

Bride’s Gown: Occasions Boutique

Bride’s sandals: Saint Laurent

Groom’s suit: Hive & Colony

Groom’s gift watch: Cartier

 

Kukua Punta Cana, Michelle & Michael’s destination wedding

Kukua Punta Cana, Michelle & Michael’s destination wedding

Kukua Punta Cana, Michelle & Michael’s destination wedding.

It is always a privilege to witness two people declaring their love to one another, it is even more special to witness when two families merge into one love. Michelle and Michael’s wedding was exactly that kind of love that unites people.

All of their children had a special role during the wedding ceremony, with the oldest Michael’s son, who was performing the actual wedding ceremony and let me tell you it was awesome and then some! That ceremony gave the tone to the entire day, it was relaxed, emotional, fun and filled with love!

About the wedding venue Kukua Punta Cana: it should be written in novels. That place is straight from a fairy-tale with the main magician Mayte behind all of the world’s most gorgeous decorations and Rachel as THE wedding planner! If you have not visited them, visit them now, to see for yourself how amazing this place truly is!

 

– Venue: Kukua Punta Cana
– Photography: Photo Cine Art
– Ceremony Officiant (family): Dominik Treadway
– Hair and Makeup Artist: Olga Pipich
– Bride Dress: Lulus
– Shoes: David’s Bridal
– Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s bridal
– Groom Suit: Kohl’s
– Groomsman’s suits: Kohl’s
– Shoes: Nike

 

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

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

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

Audra and Tyler met through friends at a local bar. It was closing time and they’ve exchanged phone numbers and never stopped talking after that. Tyler visited Audra at her bar-tending job every night and helped her study for college after she got off work.

3 years later, Tyler proposed in Keystone, Colorado at the top of a ski mountain. It was beautiful, scenic, and intimate. They celebrated afterwards with a shot at the mountainside lodge. They started a tradition of taking a shot and cheers when something happens to celebrate the wins in life… When they started new jobs, bought a house, got engaged and now got married. So, we too are joining this tradition with a huge cheer to this beautiful couple!

Since Audra and Tyler love to travel, choosing a Secrets Cap Cana, a luxury all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic was a no surprise. They told us that they wanted for their wedding to be intimate with only close family and friends so they can be able to talk to everyone. They’ve picked a neutral color scheme (white, tan, greenery) along with dusty rose because “we typically like things more simplistic and minimalistic… nothing over the top” they’ve explained. They had everyone’s names on oysters for their name as a place “cards”. Audra also DIY’ed the “take your shot and your seat” sign. Both the groom and the bride each chose their favorite shot that had tried at the resort in their first 4 days there. The one long table with everyone included was important and bride’s favorite piece. Also, they brought a Polaroid camera and guest book for selfies to accompany their note and signatures.

Bride chose a wedding dress that mixed lace elegance with fluffy, soft tulle. The boys wore tan pants and white long sleeve shirts to keep everything neutral and beachy. Tyler wore a jacket to stand out from the groomsmen. The girls had a pop of color, dusty rose, which matched the table decor as well.

We asked Audra what was the most anticipated or special moment of a wedding day and she told us that it was “Seeing each other down the aisle for the first time. We didn’t do a first look and slept separately the night before. We had to reschedule the wedding 2 times in the last year due to Covid, so it was a long-anticipated moment.”

And this is their grain of wisdom for all the future brides and grooms to be: “Don’t let small things become big things. Always talk when there’s something on your mind, marriage isn’t a game. Trust is also so important… Being able to be separate and do your own thing without worrying about the other person is so nice!”

 

Highlights video: https://youtu.be/mYdjykvKQ_c

 

Vendors list:

– Venue: Secrets Cap Cana

– Travel Agent: Dawn & Zac Travel

– Photography: Photo Cine Art

– Videography: Photo Cine Art

– Ceremony Officiant: Secrets Cap Cana

– Hair and Makeup Artist: Secrets Cap Cana

– Florist: Secrets Cap Cana provided

– Cake: Secrets Cap Cana

– Bride Dress: Allure Collection at Tulle in Clinton, Wisconsin

– Shoes: Amazon

– Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie

– Groom Suit: Perry Ellis

– Groomsman’s suits: Perry Ellis

– Entertainment: Secrets Cap Cana DJ & Caribbean trio

 

Interview with our beautiful Hard Rock bride, Jen. Punta Cana Hard Rock Jen & Jason wedding.

Interview with our beautiful Hard Rock bride, Jen. Punta Cana Hard Rock Jen & Jason wedding.

We made another interview with our newest, amazingly beautiful Hard Rock bride. She shared with us very useful info for all future Hard Rock brides to help them with ideas and calm their nerves. Enjoy!

Q: Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette? Did you incorporate any cultural or religious traditions in any part of your day?

A: True Love in Paradise! We have always LOVED to travel and explore beaches throughout the Caribbean, so we knew right away we wanted a destination wedding. After Covid cancelled 2 of our previous wedding plans to get married on a cruise we opted to uninvite everyone and Elope! This wedding was GOING TO HAPPEN come hell or high water! Our plan was laid back and simple yet elegant. We wanted colors that would highlight the beautiful natural backdrop.

Q: Let’s talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception? Was any part of the decor DIY?

A: We kept it simple, a beautiful circle of flowers for the ceremony made with flowers native to the island. I had seen the LOVE sign in lots of other brides photos so I knew that was a must! We added in a knot tying ceremony for our wedding. We bought the kit off Etsy and the Officiant was able to incorporate it perfectly.

Q: What were the florals like in your wedding? Did you use flowers in any of your design elements like the bridal bouquets, centerpieces or ceremony backdrop? Did they play an important part in the overall style of your wedding?

A: Our ceremony flowers were certainly the highlight of wedding. They were amazing and more beautiful than I could have asked. We opted to carry the flowers over to our bridal party as well. The pops of color were beautiful.

Q: Did you personalize the day in any way (food trucks, guest entertainment etc.)? What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding?

A: We hired a soloist that played the flute. He killed it! After our cocktail time/ Cake cutting we had a private surf and turf dinner at the pool. It was a gorgeous setting; the meal was delicious and we danced in the pool.

Q: Let’s talk fashion. How did you both choose your wedding day look? Describe the looks in detail.

A: I had a terrible time finding a dress that I thought was “beachy” Everything I tried on felt super formal, hot, heavy, tight… I didn’t want any of that! After another bride recommended Lulu’s I figured Id give it a try! I order 10 dresses…Yes 10 LOL. Returned all but 2. Once I finally settled on “the one” I had a few minor alterations done and got a slit added to it. It was a great dress… Very comfy, light and beautiful!

I let the bridesmaids help with their dresses. Once we had the color figured out, we had them pick something that they both liked and felt comfortable.

The men were a piece of cake. I knew I wanted gray and white, so we just added in the matching pink ties for a pop of color.

Q: How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.

A: We meet many many years ago. At the time we were both Married. I showed Jason a house that he had bought to Flip. A few years later he had called me to list a house he had completed. I was excited to go meet up with him again. When I got there, he told me that he was going through a divorce… I about fell over because I was too. We exchanged many (many!) txt messages and a couple days later he came over to my house and never left!

He proposed to me on a cruise. We were in the Bahamas and got a day pass to resort. We were in the pool and he said “well I guess we should get married” I was confused. I said so are you asking me? Or??? I said yes and the next day we got off the ship and went to Diamonds International and I picked out a ring. Certainly not your typical proposal but our life is far from “typical”

Q: What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?

A: My special moment was getting to see Jason waiting for me at the altar. This was a 9 year and 4 kids later process (one surrogate baby). Seeing him tear up reaffirmed that this is the man that I want and will be with for the rest of my life.

Jason’s special moment was seeing me for the first time in my dress knowing this was finally going to happen

Both our dads passed away but we both know they were there looking down us on our special day.

Q: Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?

A: Keep it simple. Don’t worry about what other people think, you do what you want. Trust the process, Hard Rock PC has done soooooo many weddings. They have it down to an art! Once you are onsite the stress will all be gone. They will make whatever you want happen. Also, rent a golf cart the day of the wedding. Its nice to have to get around.

– Venue: Hard Rock Punta Cana Harmonica Beach

– Travel Agent: Kayci with Places You Go Travel Agency

– Photography: Photo Cine Art

– Ceremony Officiant provided by: Hard Rock

– Hair and Makeup Artist: Styling Trio

– Florist: Caribbean Celebrations

– Cake: Hard Rock

– Bride Dress: Lulus

– Shoes: Etsy

– Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie

– Groom Suit: Mens Warehouse

– Groomsman’s suits: Mens Warehouse

– Shoes: Dudes

– Entertainment: HOTS Soloist