After several email exchanges, I met Jocelyn, one of my brides, at her office in Bethesda. She was planning a destination wedding in Dominican Republic at Paradisus Playa de Bavaro Resorts in Punta Cana with about 80 guests. After my first time visiting DR in 2006, I was really excited to return.
Fast forward to April 22, 2010, the wedding weekend. Paradisus Resorts provided us with stunning backdrops everywhere you turned. This place was a wedding photographer’s dream and we tried using every square inch of the resort grounds.
I did a quick shoot at a nearby market before their wedding day (see previous post). Then they kicked-off the wedding weekend with a rehearsal and dinner on the beach. The following morning, we started with wedding prep photos at the spa while Jocelyn and her bridesmaids got their hair done. The ceremony was held at the lovely pavilion at the hotel lobby. And the reception was held at the GABI lounge/pavilion in the Reserve.
We had an amazing time shooting and just getting to know the BG and their family and friends throughout the wedding weekend. They are truly one of the nicest and sweetest couples we’ve worked with. And I’m glad we’ll have another chance to work with them again this coming weekend for their local reception. See you soon!
Photographer: Chris A�| A�Video by Jessica Pi Productions (via Baltazar Photography)