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Vanessa and Jonathan’s destination wedding in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic took place in the beautiful Paradisus Resort. Although, slightly apprehensive about the matter- the couple decided that a destination wedding was the only way to celebrate their nuptials. The two-day celebration included a rehearsal dinner where all the groomsmen decided to rehearse in their bathrobes and a day at the beach followed by a rehearsal dinner with fire dancers as entertainment. The day of the wedding, the groom and his friends spent their day riding ATVs through muddy terrain-which required us to clean our equipment thoroughly (as the mud was embedded deep into our camera bodies and lens). While the bride and bridesmaid got ready the guys enjoyed their day on the island and washed themselves off in the cave waters. The best part of Vanessa and Jonathan’s wedding were their vows: we always enjoy when couples write their own vows because through them we can connect and tell their story better and gives us an intimate look as to who they are as a couple and what brought them together. The couple’s first dance was to Adele’s “One and Only,” and to the groom and guests’ surprise ground fireworks went off during their first dance which made for a beautiful moment capturing the couple’s happiness.


Venue // Paradisus, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Dress // Lazaro

Makeup // Makeup by Sissi Ceballo

Photographer // Arrecibo, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Wedding Planner // Romance Weddings, Jennifer Alvarez