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Punta Cana wedding venue suited for the kings. Simone and Kowan’s Kukua wedding.

Punta Cana wedding venue suited for the kings. Simone and Kowan’s Kukua wedding.

Since, Simone herself is a wedding organizer, she did due diligence to research all the Punta Cana wedding venue, Dominican Republic. One of them was keep popping up in the feed, with countless positive reviews and couples’ experiences. The choice was made: Kukua Punta Cana. Oh, boy, they did live up to the expectations!

Simeone and Kowan met during a mutual family event. Kowan eat jalapeno poppers, by mistake and by pure coincidence there was Simone to offer a relief for his aches, neither of them knowing that they will be each other’s reliefs and supports in decades to come! Yeah, I know, life is funny that way.

Many dates, parties and events later together, Kowan popped the question at the annual BBQ party, and since their following year was filled with traveling, he had an idea of making the event for the entire family. What is better to have all your family and friends on the vacation and in absolutely the best mood for your wedding, then choosing perfect tropical destination in the Caribbean.

Wedding ceremony was at the beach, with round fresh floral gazebo, that had matching colors of the wedding, yellow and royal blue. The reception tables were adorned with high floral centerpieces and the sweetheart table had cascading floral boa. Everything was made from fresh flowers, yellow roses, blue hydrangeas and sunflowers.

After the reception, party was spiced up with fire dancers and continued deep into the night.

Scroll down to see our stills of amazing wedding day of this gorgeous couple.


Vendors List:

– Venue: Kukua restaurant Punta Cana

– Wedding designer: Mayte Mari

– Wedding planner: Rachel At Kukua

– Photography: Photo Cine Art

– Videography: Photo Cine Art

– Ceremony Officiant: Alejandro Angulo

– Hair and Makeup Artist: Jazmin Abad

– DJ: DJ Sens

– Bride Dress: Bridal Reflections

– Bride shoes: Badgley Mischka, Sneakers: Nike

– Rings: Zales

– Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal

– Brides robe and sequin hanger: Totally Brides

– Groom Suit: Men’s Wearhouse

– Groom’s Shoes: Undandy, Sneakers: Nike

– Groom shirt: Hockerty

– Groomsman Suits: Men’s Wearhouse

– MC: Iamtheplaylist

– Fire Show: HOTS Productions

– Custom acrylic signs: Lillabeas

– Coasters: Kay Belle Designs

– Broom: Bed, Bath & Beyond

– Coloring books: Elizabethpaperstudio

– Custom Handkerchief: Embroiderablelinens

– Wooden Hanger: Bed, Bath & Beyond

– Squad shirts: Caylianna’s Boutique

– Wooden family sign: Ten23designs



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!




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


Isla beach Hard Rock boho destination wedding, Crystal and Jaylan, Punta Cana

Isla beach Hard Rock boho destination wedding, Crystal and Jaylan, Punta Cana

Best way we can to describe Crystal and Jaylan’s wedding were the words from the best man: “there must be something in water today”! LOL! There were happy tears all over the place! From the ceremony, when Crystal’s mom recited the song she wrote for the happy couple, all the way to the reception where Jaylan’s sister did not leave single dry eye in the room!

The officiant for the wedding was Jaylan’s dad. They wanted to show the appreciation and how much they love him by having him officiate the wedding. Also, Jay’s uncle MC the wedding because of his outgoing personality.

For the ladies, the wedding day started at POSH Salon at Hard Rock Hotel in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and for the guys at the groom’s room. Bridesmaids had gorgeous fuchsia dresses that matched perfectly with tropical wedding theme at Isla beach Hard Rock and along with the bouquets they were perfect color pop from the turquoise Ocean background. Crystal and Jaylan wanted their wedding to reflect their personal style, they envisioned mix of simple and upscale decor which was a hit in the center! They had quite a few DIY decor pieces like aisle runner and table centerpieces which matched bridesmaids’ dresses adding a pop of color to the reception decor. Ceremony took place at Isla beach Hard Rock, with Seaside Romance setup with changed drape color and golden chairs. Couple took inspiration for the ceremony setup from ultimate canvas so they choose simple yet gorgeous set up. Wedding guests had a cocktail just before the reception at Piano Gazebo. The reception was at Sax Pool with the table centerpieces they brought and upgraded cake table. The vibe for the reception was so serene with all bistro lights and love sign. Crystal said that she went back and forth with choosing the style of her wedding dress form princess fluffy dress to a boho fitted dress. After seeing herself in her wedding dress (that was by the way drop dead gorgeous!) she absolutely knew that was the one! The bride wore foot jewelry custom made from the same wedding dress as well as all bridesmaids which was a special token of appreciation.

Favorite part of their wedding day, bride and groom told us, was the fact that it was just absolutely beautiful and seeing all of their friends come together to have a great fun night together. They also loved the fact that it rained and everyone kept dancing and didn’t mind. After all, as per Dominican belief, they say it’s good luck when it rains on the wedding day!

Here is their love story:

Me and Jaylan met through my father one night Jaylan played on his pool league team and I had stopped to drop cookies off for my dad. After that we clicked and haven’t stopped talking since that day 2 years ago. After that moment I truly believed in love at first sight. Jaylan knows that Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year. We went to long wood gardens where they had an abundance amount of Christmas lights and flowers all over and he found the perfect spot under a bridge full of gorgeous lights and got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was perfect as I already think Christmas is so magical and so was this moment. I think the most special moment of the wedding day was finally getting to walk down the aisle to each other after a crazy year with the pandemic. My advice for planning a destination wedding is just hang in there during the process it is hard and stressful at times but when you finally get to your special day it is all so worth it. Spend the extra money on things that are important to you. We did and we do not regret a single dollar. As far as marriage advice just love each other. Life is never perfect and obstacles happen. Get through them together. You will come out stronger. And always love and build each other up and be a power couple. Love always wins in the end!!


– Travel Agent: Cherie Peninger, Island Vows

– Photography: Photo Cine Art

– Videography: Photo Cine Art

– Wedding Coordinator: Camila

– Ceremony Officiant: Julio Colon

– Hair & Makeup Artist: Glenny from POSH Salon

– Bride Dress: Tiffany’s Bridal

– Shoes: R&K Bridal

– Veil: Tiffany’s Bridal

– Bridesmaids Dresses: Kennedy Blue

– Groom Suit: Men’s Warehouse

– Groomsman Suits: Men’s Warehouse

– Shoes: Kenneth Cole

– Stationary: Evelyn Colon



Hard Rock Resort destination wedding, Amber and Matt, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Hard Rock Resort destination wedding, Amber and Matt, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

We have a great pleasure to introduce our Hard Rock Resort gorgeous couple, Amber and Matt a high school sweethearts that life separated at first but then reunited again, speaking of true meaning of how real love always find its way, hey?

Since both of them shared same love for traveling and having huge wedding wasn’t never their thing, Amber and Matt chose Hard Rock Resort Punta Cana for their wedding venue. One more reason for choosing this Hotel was that Amber already visited Hard Rock Resort while on her business trip with her vitamin company LeVel in 2019 and she said that they all felt very safe and had so much fun, so she wanted the same thing for her family and friends as well.

Matt’s step mom Michele, who is at the same time best friend with Amber’s mom, helped Amber to choose a wedding dress. She opted for gorgeous Da Vinci laced mermaid wedding dress with sweetheart neckline.

If you are not already in love with this couple, wait until you hear about their engagement story! This will give you a serious heart eyes!

March 20th 2020 we were in Cabo San Lucas where he proposed to me, Amber told us. He wanted to propose to me on the beach at Lover’s Beach, however, that was the day that COVID pandemic started and president Trump closed the US borders with Mexico while we were there. Cringe! We had to run to the airport an figure out what was going on. It was a mess! We were not for sure if we were going to be returning to our hotel so he was unable to propose to me at the beach, but he chose a beautiful location on the 7th story balcony where we had spent a few nights and days whale watching in the Pacific. When he went to pull the ring out of the bag it flew out onto the ground in almost fell off the 7th story balcony but he caught it!!

I don’t know about you guys, but my heart just stopped a bit there!

If you want to see this lovely people’s beautiful wedding day check out their preview photos below.


Wedding Vendors:

Wedding Venue: Hard Rock Resort Punta Cana

Photographer: Photo Cine Art

Wedding Dress: Da Vinci

Wedding Rings: Vera Vang

Groom’s Suit: Calvin Klein