Punta Cana, Dominican Republic must be one of the most beautiful places on earth! We’ve featured a few weddings at this popular destination before, but it never grows old. This coral beach wedding captured us with it’s incredible floral displays and gorgeous bright color. We love how the bride & groom dressed up the destination with florals and plenty of elegant details. Asia Pimentel Photography was there to photograph it all for you to enjoy!
From the bride…
Josue and I met working at an ice cream shop while we were in college. For him it was love at first site. I attempted to be just friends for a while but his kind spirit, unapologetically weird personality, and persistence eventually won me over. We have now been together for over 7 years. We survived long distance for 3 of those years. We have grown up together, supported each others dreams even when it meant being apart, have traveled together, and most of all have found comfort in each others arms and a love that means the world to me. In him I have found true love and I feel eternally grateful.
Josue and I were engaged for 2.5 years before we finally got married! I had the hardest time finding a venue. We looked in Florida, California, Mexico, and many other destinations. We both have a huge passion for traveling; I wanted something outside and on the ocean (I am a mermaid at heart). Josue wanted something intimate with just our closest friends and family and because of these things we decided a destination wedding was perfect for us!
I didn’t want a resort wedding though. You know, the ones where they all look the same? With the same chair covers and a different color ribbon on the chairs, and the same flowers just different colors for every wedding. So, I thought there was no hope for a destination wedding, until we stumbled upon Huracan Caf. I immediately fell in love! It was intimate, on the ocean, totally authentic and customizable to who we are and what we wanted our wedding to be. We booked the venue within a few days of discovering it and I felt 100% sure this was the venue for our dream wedding and I never looked back. Best decision of my life!
The vision for our wedding was boho-romantic. Flowers were really important to me. I wanted overflowing flowers on the tables and for my bouquet. We both really love the farm tables and felt like they added the perfect boho vibe we wanted.
For the ceremony, we wanted an arch filled with flowers and greenery, no perfect bundles, and the ghost chairs gave it the perfect chic addition! I chose mismatched corals and pinks for the color scheme. I wanted it to feel bright and happy. I allowed my bridesmaids to each pick a different shade of coral dresses that they loved. For the groom and groomsmen we went with light blue suits, perfect for the tropical beach wedding.
Our reception was unique because it truly felt like a beach party we threw for our closest friends and family. We had everyone sign a guest globe instead of a guest book and for favors for our guests we had compasses to incorporate our love of travel. We also had crazy hour. This is where Dominican dancers come out and really get the party started with dancing, masks, balloons, and good music. We didn’t tell any of our guests we were doing this so it was a total surprise for everyone and it turned out to be so fun!