Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - 4/15/23

Lauren + Andy

Photography - NSW Creative
Videography - Scherer Photo Co.
Venue - Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana
Rings - Apple Valley Diamonds, Revolution Jewelry
Makeup Artists - Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana + Josie Farwell
Hair - Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana
Wedding Gown - Freya Wilde
Menswear - Lululemon & Amazon
Bridesmaids Dresses - Birdy Grey, Selfie Leslie, Azazie, Lulus, Fortunate One, Hello Molly
Planner - Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana - Sarah Leonida

Wedding Information...

It was such an honor to witness the love between Lauren and Andy at their wedding in Punta Cana! It's wonderful when two people prioritize and support each other, especially on their wedding day! Choosing a beautiful destination like Punta Cana adds to the overall experience and makes it even more special. Having 60 people fly to the Dominican Republic to celebrate Andy and Lauren really shows the kind of impact they have on the people around them. Lauren is thoughtful, driven, smart, determined, kind, funny, and of course, gorgeous! Andy, on the other hand, is loyal, reliable, trustworthy, dependable, and one heck of a karaoke singer! It was an honor to photograph their wedding & becoming good friends with them has been an added bonus to the job!

A destination wedding in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, can be a beautiful and memorable experience for you and your guests. Punta Cana is known for its stunning white sand beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and luxurious resorts, making it a popular choice for destination weddings! Here are some key points to consider when planning a destination wedding in Punta Cana:

  1. Choosing the Venue: Punta Cana offers a wide range of wedding venues, including beachfront resorts, private villas, and tropical gardens. Consider the size of your wedding party and your preferences when selecting the perfect venue.
  2. Wedding Packages: Many resorts in Punta Cana offer all-inclusive wedding packages that include everything from the ceremony setup to reception dinner and decorations. These packages can help simplify the planning process and ensure that all the essential details are taken care of!
  3. Legal Requirements: If you plan to have a legal wedding ceremony in Punta Cana, it's important to familiarize yourself with the Dominican Republic's marriage requirements. This may include obtaining certain documents, such as birth certificates, passports, and a legal single-status affidavit.
  4. Weather and Season: Punta Cana has a tropical climate, with warm temperatures and abundant sunshine throughout the year. However, it's essential to consider the weather patterns and hurricane seasons when choosing your wedding date to avoid any potential disruptions!
  5. Guest Accommodations: Since you're hosting a destination wedding, it's crucial to consider the accommodation options for your guests. Punta Cana has a wide range of resorts and hotels to suit different budgets and preferences. It's a good idea to reserve a block of rooms in advance to ensure availability and potentially secure group rates.
  6. Activities and Entertainment: Punta Cana offers numerous activities and excursions for you and your guests to enjoy before and after the wedding. From snorkeling and scuba diving to golfing and exploring nearby islands, there's something for everyone to make the most of their time in Punta Cana.
  7. Hiring a Wedding Planner: Consider hiring a local wedding planner or coordinator who is familiar with the area and can assist you in navigating the logistics of planning a destination wedding. They can provide valuable insights, connect you with reliable vendors, and handle the coordination on the ground.
  8. Hiring a Photographer: Many resorts in Punta Cana include a photographer in their wedding packages. While this may seem great at the time, consider all options and look into a reliable and experienced travel photographer (such as myself!) for your wedding or event out of the country you reside in!

Remember to communicate all the necessary information and details to your guests well in advance, including travel arrangements, accommodations, and any pre-wedding events you plan to organize. With proper planning and preparation, your destination wedding is going to be a memorable and joyful experience for everyone involved!

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