We are just a few days away loves. Just a few days away from 2021, and I think its safe to say that we are all THRILLED for this year to be over, and are so ready for a new year, and a new chapter. Who is with us?
This year was challenging, we must admit, but thankfully it also included a few precious moments that we will cherish forever. In the midst of all of the uncertainty and overwhelm, so many of you beauties still chose love, and wow were we touched by your strength and love.
As we draw closer to 2021, we’ve decided to shower you with some of the best destination wedding inspiration and love that we saw this year. Moments that made us so emotional… weddings that confirmed once again how powerful relationships are… couples who showed up for love and inspired us in a very special way.
Starting off, meet our couple of the day – Nina & Jing. This darling couple decided to get married in one of our favourite destinations in the world – the Dominican Republic, and we couldn’t possibly be more smitten. With Hard Rock as their venue of choice, this couple celebrated their special day with so much passion and love. Jing definitely made us teary eyed with the first look photographs, and don’t get us started on Nina’s walk down the aisle with her brother and the couple’s exchange of vows. It’s wayyy too sweet.
Captured beautifully by AW member Photo Cine Art, this destination wedding is one of our faves for 2020, and we are so honoured to be sharing it with you today. We hope that you enjoy every bit of it, and get inspired for your wedding in the Dominican Republic. See more below!
FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHER:
WHERE IS THE COUPLE FROM?
Nina and Jing (his friends call him J) are from New York, USA.
HOW & WHEN DID YOU MEET THE COUPLE?
We met Nina and Jing during their engagement photo-shoot that they did couple of months before the actual wedding date, during venue site inspections. We instantly feel “the click” with this lovely couple! They were amazing to work with so when the wedding date arrived, we knew that the wedding celebration at Hard Rock would be a blast!
WHAT WAS THE COUPLE’S WISH LIST?
They wanted all the happiness to be captured, also the important part was additional trash the dress photoshoot that we did couple of months BEFORE the actual wedding, when they were site visiting Punta Cana. It was a great way to get to know each other, which is not often an option with destination weddings. Also, the couple wanted “the first look” photoshoot before the wedding ceremony on the wedding day and that was great way to capture moments of tranquility and true intimacy between just two of them before they hit the aisle.
Hard Rock Hotel in Punta Cana is an absolutely awesome option for weddings. The hotel itself is HUGE and they have many wedding locations options, for the ceremony as well as for the reception. That is the most certain way to satisfy all the clients.
FAVOURITE MOMENT FROM THE COUPLE’S DAY
I am a huge sucker for capturing real, raw emotions on weddings! And oh boy, they did not disappoint! Jing was crying the entire ceremony (and part of the reception lol). The bride has a big family (5 brothers!) and the emotions that they showed during the first dance were INCREDIBLE. Nina danced with each brother during the first dance (usually ‘father/daughter dance’).
Thank you so much to the lovely couple and Photo Cine Art for sharing this gorgeous destination wedding at Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic with us!
THE WEDDING VIDEO DONE BY AW MEMBER PHOTO CINE ART