Kimberly and Rafael were married in a simply beautiful and unique beachfront wedding at the Jellyfish Restaurant in Punta Cana. Everything about this ceremony (even the amazing C-shaped seating arrangement!) was totally beyond unique and gorgeous. Blanca Veils provided Kimberly with the “super obnoxiously long lace veil” of her dreams – and boy, does it have her looking angelic. Her and Rafael exchanged vows on the beach, beneath the palm trees and an amazing billowy, linen-draped gazebo. And those post-ceremony pics taken in front of the light-up “I DO” sign?They look like absolute rock stars! This blushing bride showed her love for blush and rose gold through the pops of peachy-pink colors that dominated the décor.
My absolute favorite photo by the folks at Boyko Photography, is the one where the sparklers are shooting up on either side of the dancefloor, illuminating the happy couple. What made the reception so fun, is that the bride’s father’s band performed, even writing a special love song for the occasion. Talk about a performance to remember! Having such a uniquely personal and sentimental touch to their wedding made it truly one of a kind.
Q&A With the Bride
Why did you choose to have a destination wedding at Jellyfish Restaurant in Punta Cana?
Punta Cana has amazing beaches but the atmosphere at Jellyfish is undeniably gorgeous. The food is amazing and the customer service is exceptional.
How many people attended your destination wedding?
What was your favorite detail of your destination wedding?
My favorite Wedding detail was my super obnoxiously long lace veil. I wanted it very long, flowy and over the top. Blanca Veils exceeded my expectations.
Did you put a “destination wedding” spin on your wedding?
It’s not customary to have live music at a destination wedding. However, we charted our own band all the way to Punta Cana, so we had several performances, background singers and a saxophonist. This was my dad’s band who wrote a special love song for us. The song was recorded and released the same week as the Wedding. Www.smoothsings.com; Luther Relives
Was there anything unique about your destination wedding?
Something unique was that I was cool, calm and collected the entire day! I was content I was marrying my life partner and I knew I was in great hands with The staff at Jellyfish. All my vendors were exceptional.
What was your favorite part of having a destination wedding?
It was literally a weekend long party and celebration. We let go and lived life.
What’s your advice to other couples planning a destination wedding?
Choose your vendors wisely. Don’t go rushing into making deals and signing contracts before you thoroughly vetted each vendor and confirmed that they each align with your style.
Photography: Boyko Photography
Bridal Boutique: Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection
Dress: Eve of Milady
Cinematography: WeddingRoll (Ani & Levi)
Venue: Jellyfish Restaurant
Travel Agent: Carol of Barefoot Bridal
Design Consulting: Candice of Designs by CM Events
Travel and Excursions: Renny Travel
Hair: Shadae Renee of Atlanta
Makeup: Anamia Makeup
Stationary: Amy Savion, PaperTales
Custom Veil: Blanca Veils
Featured:Unique Poolside Bachelorette Party Inspiration
This unique tropical poolside bachelorette party is #GOALS! The décor was tropical, colorful and fun – bringing a cheery vibe that set the tone for a flawless and relaxed day. There were tons of personalized details –from sunscreen and chapstick, to soda and champagne, sun hats and fans, magazines, personalized tumblers, and even a wet bikini bag to hold their suit while they slipped into some adorable “Bride’s Beaches” cover-ups. Of course, what’s a good party without some fun games? Tons of fun ideas in this post. Read more
Featured:New Orleans Destination Weddings
Here at Destination Wedding Details, we’ve seen it all: weddings at the beach, in the mountains, in the desert, and in pretty much every country. ALL beautiful, mind you… but through our years of observing what exactly makes for a GREAT wedding, we’ve surmised this: it must be FUN for you and your guests. So, ask yourself this: what city is more fun than New Orleans? Read our full post to discover when, where and how to get married in NOLA.
Do You Have a Destination Wedding Planning Question?
We have answers! Check out 11 frequently asked questions plus ask any question on your mind and we’ll answer you personally.
Erin is a New England native living in Cincinnati, OH. For the last six years she has served as Communications Manager for a large home service franchise, working as a freelance writer in her spare time. She has been a contributing editor for Destination Wedding Details since early 2017. Inspired by a desire to plan a uniquely personal destination wedding herself, Erin draws on experience to bring relatability and humor to her writing.