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When a Rock & Roll couple has a beach destination wedding at Kukua to honor the Caribbean heritage

When a Rock & Roll couple has a beach destination wedding at Kukua to honor the Caribbean heritage

Yes, you read that right… a Rock & Roll destination wedding at Kukua! Jo and Brandon’s dream was to have wedding on the beach that reflected who they are and they did just that at Kukua Beach Club in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Their wedding was one of a kind, with a classic black theme incorporating skulls, all the while keeping it romantic. Jo dreamt of her vision a couple of years back and it was brought to life by the passionate Mayte Mari – a true wedding designer magician! Everything about this wedding was awesome, from the rock music that was played while the bride was getting ready, to edgy reception décor, to the black wedding cake, it was all drop-dead-gorgeous (no pun intended)! Even the bride’s shoes with thorns were cool!

As you may guess, this wedding had equally unique and incredibly loving bride and groom! Jo and Brandon told us their love story on the day we had our Trash the Dress photo-shoot at Macao Beach. They met 8 years ago at the Spartan Race and they instantly “clicked”. Brandon is a veteran of the US Army, now working as a firefighter (hence the axes for the groomsman gifts) and they both volunteer for the veteran support groups. Jo is a computer engineer enjoying running competitions with obstacles and marathons. They have daughter Bayley aaaand you guessed it …. they are all into the hard rock music! You should see Bayley singing songs from Tool, knowing the words by heart of course!

But what struck us the most, was the extraordinary amount of love they all have for each other! That was one incredibly loving group of family and friends having the best day ever. There had a carnival with dancing, jumped into the famous swimming pool (with their clothes on), cut the cake with an axe, and set a new standard in post-wedding photo-shoots that included the idea that Jo had “sending the wedding dress away” thingy. At the end of the Trash the Dress photo-shoot, Jo and Brandon walked into the ocean with their wedding clothes on, so Jo could take off her wedding dress to send it off as a symbol of the end of their wedding celebrations.

 

Highlights video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCcyEsU47bo

 

Jo and Brandon choose majority of the local Punta Cana wedding vendors:

 

Wedding Venue: Kukua Punta Cana https://kukuarestaurantpuntacana.com/

Wedding Photographer and Videographer: Photo Cine Art

Hair and Makeup: Monica Ynosent @weddmakeup

Bride Shoes: Bakers http://bakersshoes.com/

Groom’s shoes: Aldo https://www.aldoshoes.com/us/en_US/men

Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal https://www.davidsbridal.com/

Groom’s suit: Express https://www.express.com/mens-clothing/suiting/cat1830016

Cake: Cake Studio Bavaro https://www.facebook.com/cakestudiobavaro

Wedding Officiant: Alejandro Angulo https://www.facebook.com/mcalejandro/

Wedding Design: weddings by Mayte Mari @weddingsbymayte

Entertainment: HOTS Productions https://www.hotsproductions.com/

Wedding Rings: Kay Jewelers https://www.kay.com/

 

Macao Beach Punta Cana, Pearl of the Caribbean

Macao Beach Punta Cana, Pearl of the Caribbean

Located in the province La Altagracia, in the east region of the Dominican Republic, Macao Beach is labeled one of the top Caribbean beaches.

30 km away from the airport and 20-minute drive north of Bavaro Beach, it is very close to the all-inclusive resorts in Uvero Alto and Arena Gorda.

This long and wide beach is often mentioned as the most beautiful beach in Punta Cana and for a good reason – stark crystal turquoise sea, fine-grained most gentle hue of gold sand, perfect picturesque tropical beach stretching as far as eyes can see as it seems, lined by tall coconut trees. To the far-right end there is a small calm bay with beautiful rugged cliffs and little fishing boats, known as “lanchas”. It is safe to say that everything on this beach is very “Instagrammable” and absolutely picture-perfect place, which is why Macao beach is every photographer dream come true place! For both, Trash the dress sessions and couple photo shoots, Macao is by far favorite spot for many wedding photographers in the area. Another bonus, since is so big it’s almost never crowded.

Macao Beach is one of the few beaches in Punta Cana that doesn’t have a coral reef, which gives a good reason for surfers to fall in love with this place. There is a quite famous surf school in the middle of the beach where you can often see surfers enjoy the waves and couple of local food vendors where you can try famous Dominican specialties such as Tostones – green plantain chips or get refreshed with ice cold beer.

Until very recently Macao Beach was virgin public beach in unspoiled area. Now is rapidly undergoing major developments. Brand new Dreams Macao Beach Punta Cana is eleventh AM Resorts branded property in Dominican Republic and the only hotel property (for now) located at Macao Beach.

 

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