Lianabel & Shawn’s Destination Wedding in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
About the Lianabel & Shawn
Occupations: Geophysicist and Geologist
How they met: At an industry squash tournament
What attracted him to her: Beautiful smile and eyes. Her ambition, intelligence and independence.
What attracted her to him: Mature, smart, great sense of humor and athletic.
Engagement story: During an anniversary trip to St Lucia, Shawn surprised Lianabel with a private catamaran trip and proposed shortly after a snorkeling session in between the famous and iconic Pitons!
The Wedding Day
Wedding date: June 30th, 2017
Number of guests: 38
Wedding colours: Champagne, coral, gold and tropic green
Her most memorable moment: Sitting at the sweetheart table next to Shawn and being able to immerse in the beauty of the venue and see everyone around us.
His most memorable moment: Standing at the altar and seeing Lianabel for the first time in her wedding gown. She was absolutely stunning and I was extremely emotional.
Advice to others: Get a good night’s sleep the night before and be rested. Enjoying our wedding and the party until the end was priceless!
Wedding song: “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit & “Vivir Mi Vida” by Marc Anthony
Favourite wedding detail: All the lighting! Bistro lights inside the Jellyfish, tiki torches along the beach, lit LOVE sign, LED dancefloor, lit palm trees. Loved it!
Signature drink: Sangria and Pina Colada
Most unexpected moment: Our crazy hour (hora loca) was by far the best one we have ever seen! All the dancers, costumes and props came together incredibly!
Most romantic moment: Doing all the videography shots on the beach away from the crowd.
Honeymoon: Still being planned! Possibly Southeast Asia in a few months.
The day in three words: Dreamy, emotional, FUN.
Ceremony location: Beach at Jellyfish Punta Cana
Reception location: Restaurant at Jellyfish Punta Cana
Bride’s gown: Galia Lahav, deep plunging neckline, mermaid style
Bride’s shoes: Jimmy Choo embellished stilettos
Bridal party attire: Elegant gold sequin, knee length dresses
Groom’s outfit: Light brown/tan, beach inspired, custom 3 piece suit.
Favours: Stainless steel and bamboo insulated mugs
Music: Mostly latin music, some Top 40 and English oldies
Flowers: White, cream and peach tones. Mostly roses.
Type of Rings: Solitaire diamond in white gold setting
Photographer: Josuel Jimenez
Astrological signs (hers) and (his): Aries (hers) and Gemini (his)
What was new? Accessories
What was borrowed? Nothing
What was blue? Underwear while getting ready
What did you put in gift bags? Wedding party gifts. Robes, earrings and scent warmers for girls & sunglasses for guys.
Tell us about your experience working with LUXE: Shawn and I recommend LUXE Destination Weddings 100%. The process was as easy and customizable as we wished for! Having Meghan as our wedding planner was an absolute blessing! Not only was she incredibly experienced and easy to communicate with, but has a fantastic eye for details and is very quick on her feet. Thank you!!!!!
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