Wooooooooo! Welcome to the Dominican Republic! The “Dom Rep” is the 2nd largest country in the Caribbean and is thereby a perfect place to have a destination wedding. BUT only if you like white beaches, palm trees jetting out of the sand, blue-green ocean, drinks made with coconut milk, stuff like that. In the least that makes it a great place for Hoffmann. Sign me up. ;)
The bride and groom: Sidney and Ashley are from Virginia and chose the Dominican Republic for a very practical reason – most of Sidney’s relatives are from neighboring Haiti! Since Virginia is a short plane flight to the Dom Rep, it is not difficult for the mainlanders to get there.
I first met Sidney and Ashley in Manhattan Beach. They were on holiday at the time and decided to knock out their engagement photos. They had not chosen a wedding photographer yet but that choice was quite a bit easier after the engagement session ;).
The resort they chose is the beautiful Punta Cana Resort – which includes a couple golf courses, the beautiful Tortuga Bay Resort and the Punta Cana Hotel. From the website, “With two vibrant hotels located on miles of private beach; the exclusive AAA Five Diamond awarded Tortuga Bay Hotel designed by Oscar de la Renta offers an intimate setting within a Villa environment while the newly refurbished PUNTACANA Hotel provides understated value. We have options to fit every desire.” I agree 100%.
Ashley got ready at the ridiculously beautiful Punta Cana hotel:
The ceremony was over at the Tortuga Bay resort, which is walking distance down the beach. I found Sidney holding up a palm tree . . .
The reception was held poolside at the Tortuga Bay resort and was a perfect night – warm air, bare feet, pina coladas, etc.
The Dominican Republic is also known for is it’s rum and cigars. I found the following items in the honeymoon suite, waiting for the bride and groom to come back . . .
Thank you Ashley and Sidney! What a wonderful time in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic! SO beautiful . . .