A huge congratualtions to Sarah and Kevin on their recent nuptials in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. What a beautiful destination wedding choice!
About Sarah and Kevin
Occupations: Kevin is a high school teacher. Sarah is a stay at home mom and nanny.
How they met: We met at the Ocean Drive in Sea Isle City, NJ.
What attracted Kevin to Sarah: Her Laugh
What attracted Sarah to Kevin: His smile and humor
What was the best advice you received as a couple? It’s your day, so do what YOU want to do. Be a team and make sure to understand the day is about YOU.
Their engagement story: Kevin proposed to Sarah at a family bonfire.
The Wedding Day
Wedding date: April 16, 2016
Number of guests: 62
Wedding colours: Terra cotta, Pink and White
Sarah’s most memorable moment: Dancing with Shea (our daughter) and Kevin half way through our first dance.
Kevin’s most memorable moment: Seeing Sarah walking down the aisle.
Their advice to others: Things are going to go wrong; it doesn’t matter. Enjoy every moment that you are down there. Take some time, just the two of you and take it all in, because it goes fast once you are down there.
Favourite wedding detail: The fact that it was a destination wedding, we got to spend a lot of time with ALL of our guests and enjoy 4 days in the sun.
Most unexpected moment: The Welcome Party was great. We didn’t do much planning for that event and it was planned incredible. I was really happy with the staff at the Hard Rock Punta Cana.
Most romantic moment: The Ceremony on the Beach.
Honeymoon: Royal Carribbean 9 Night Cruise to the Eastern Carribbean.
The day in three words: Beautiful. FUN. Dancing.
Ceremony location: Beach
Reception location: Beach
Why did you choose this location for your wedding? We wanted everything on the beach. Why have a destination wedding if you are going to have your events inside?
Kevin’s outfit: Linen 3 Piece Suit with White ALL STAR 2 Chuck Taylors.
Jewellery: Sarah bought Kevin a Movado Series 800 Watch. Kevin Bought Sarah a Blue Sapphire necklace.
Groomsmen attire: Light Gray Tux – No Jacket. White All Star 2 Chuck Taylors
Wedding song: Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
Music: DJ – this is KEY for any wedding. I gave the DJ specific instructions to play what our party wanted. It was awesome because the dance floor was packed all night.
Photographer: Raysa from HDC.
Stationery/Invitations: We picked everything from ETSY. (4LovePolkaDots)
Catering: Hard Rock
Astrological signs (Sarah) and (Kevin): Cancer and Leo
What was old? A picture of Sarah and her Dad with a poem.
What was new? A bracelet from Sarah’s maid of honor.
What was borrowed? Earrings from maid of honor.
What was blue? Blue Sapphire Necklace from Kevin (something blue and also our daughters birth stone)
What did you put in gift bags? Map of the events, Mike and Ike’s, Chips, Tylenol, and glow sticks.
Is there anything else that helps tell the story of the day? The weather was perfect all week and especially the day we got married. The music was incredible, but more importantly, the people we brought down made the trip amazing and beyond what we could have ever expected.
Tell us about your experience working with LUXE Destination Weddings: LUXE was great to work with. The biggest help was organizing everything and making sure that our wedding was perfect.