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A Dominican Republic Destination Wedding

January 22, 2018
A Dominican Republic Destination Wedding

Megan and Louis first met as Freshman at College of Charleston in the hallway of their dorm. Both from Knoxville, TN, they have Baptist and Catholic religious backgrounds. The proposal was the sweetest thing. Louis buried a bottle in the sand when they were in Cancun, Mexico because Megan loves looking for seashells… He got down one one knee on December 11, 2014 and of course she said yes!!

A Dominican Republic Destination Wedding

The couple got married at the Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino for the ceremony – then held their reception on the La Bacarza wedding boat. Megan wore Pippin by Wtoo Watters for the entire day while Louis wore an outfit by JF J. Ferrar.  The bridesmaids wore Chiffon Bill Levcoff dresses all in Horizon Blue but different styles. Megan made barefoot sandals for all the girls. The Groomsmen wore light grey slacks with a white dress shirt and black suspenders. Since they got married on the beach the couple went with blues for colors; mainly Aqua and Cobalt Blue for the wedding theme.

A Dominican Republic Destination Wedding
The food was catered by La Bacarza wedding boat. They went with Chicken and Steak Kabobs for the day. The entertainment for the ceremony was a hand selected playlist provided by the couple themselves. Following this they had a DJ on the La Bacarza Wedding Boat for the reception! Since they met in Charleston the couple had palmetto flowers for the wedding party.  The bride and groom both had White Roses with Palmetto Flowers. 4 palmetto flowers in the Brides bouquet in remembrance of all 4 of her grandparents who had passed and A blue broach the was the Groom’s Grandma’s on the base of her flowers. The Groom had a small one in Remembrance of his Grandma.

A Dominican Republic Destination Wedding

The ceremony and traditions (if any)

“We had our moms both be a part of the ceremony. One read a poem that was close to the bride’s heart and the other read a bible verse that was close to the groom’s.”

A Dominican Republic Destination Wedding

Favourite part of the day

Seeing my future husband waiting for me at the end of the aisle waiting for me and for that moment we were the two people in the world.

A Dominican Republic Destination Wedding

Easiest and hardest part of wedding planning

Picking a date was definitely the easiest part of planning our wedding. However the hardest part was planning a destination wedding in general. This is because everything is based off of pictures and descriptions on paper.

A Dominican Republic Destination Wedding

Is it harder to plan a wedding when the couples are from different faiths/culture etc

If you are flexible and willing to work together and bend here and there Things go much smoother. Coming together as a couple to create a wedding that makes you both happy is worth it all in the end.

A Dominican Republic Destination Wedding

Advice to give to other multicultural couples

Find a middle ground and compromise. Compromise is definitely the key!
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Photographer:  Juicebeats Photography
Transportation: La Barcaza Wedding & Event Boat
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff
Veils and headpieces: BlancaVeils
Dress Store: Monica’s
Event Venue: Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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2 Comments

  • Reply Neza Reisner February 7, 2018 at 5:21 am

    What a gorgeous wedding!

  • Reply Groove Collective February 12, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Love the idea to have the reception on the boat. Makes it so memorable. I find the blue dresses with the slight variation add a lovely touch and the general “blue theme” works really well.

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