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Punta Cana Wedding · Dominican Republic

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:
punta cana wedding
punta cana wedding
punta cana wedding
The ceremony was over at the Tortuga Bay resort, which is walking distance down the beach. I found Sidney holding up a palm tree . . .
punta cana wedding
punta cana wedding
punta cana wedding
punta cana wedding
punta cana wedding
punta cana wedding
punta cana wedding
The reception was held poolside at the Tortuga Bay resort and was a perfect night – warm air, bare feet, pina coladas, etc.
punta cana wedding
punta cana wedding
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 . . .
punta cana wedding

Thank you Ashley and Sidney! What a wonderful time in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic! SO beautiful . . .

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