When Yasmin and Cory became husband and wife one special day in May 2016, two became one. They said that it was “love at first swipe” and we certainly felt it! From the moment we spotted their gorgeous destination wedding album we were in love, and we’re pretty sure that you will be too. An unexpected encounter online, turned into one of the greatest love stories that we’ve ever heard, and we can’t wait to share it with you all!
Read on to find out how the cute couple became husband and wife.
MARRIED AND LOVING IT: FROM THE BRIDE
“Cory and I met on Tinder a few weeks before our official face to face meet and greet. When we finally got an opportunity to run away and have our first date, we instantly connected having known so much about each other already.”
They chose a vintage elegant look for their destination wedding in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and the result was pure magic.
“One of my husband’s favorite memory was looking out into the people gathered and seeing that everyone that was important in our lives made the journey to celebrate with us. While my favourite memory from the wedding was the moment we said “I do”, kissed and walked down the aisle. The stress lifted as our recessional song came on (Beyonce – XO) and we realized we were now married and it was time to celebrate! It was a surreal moment.”
“For the most part the day went just as planned, however I really wish that I would have started getting ready earlier, as I definitely felt a bit rushed leading up to walk down the aisle. It would have been nice to have a few minutes to enjoy the moment before walking down the aisle.”
The bride’s glam wedding dress was a beautiful MoriLee gown by designer Madeline Gardiner.
The bridesmaids wore flowy champagne dresses by JLM Couture that complemented the bride’s wedding dress perfectly!
“We did not have a theme per se but more an overall feeling we wished to portray. We wanted something vintage but elegant, light and airy. This theme embodied Cory and me, as I like to think we are a simple but elegant kind of couple. We used neutrals like champagne, ivory, & gold with natural greens to achieve this look.”
“Everything was perfect in our opinion, especially the décor. As soon as my bridesmaids, mother and I saw the décor it instantly brought us to tears.”
Is that a swing we see? OH MY, we’re in love!
“I knew my dress was the one because after trying on a few it gave me a feeling that the others didn’t. I knew I would feel beautiful, elegant and comfortable wearing it on my wedding day.”
“My favourite wedding shot is one where we are walking along the beach laughing. It was such a genuine moment of happiness and our amazing photographer captured it beautifully.”
“We kind of did this backward and had a pre-honeymoon. The year earlier we went to Thailand for a few weeks and had an amazing time. Cory had been there once before and really wanted me to experience its beauty together. Also because our wedding was a destination, it was like a wedding and honeymoon rolled into one!”
WEDDED ADVICE FOR THE NEWLY-ENGAGED COUPLES
“I think this is the advice that every bride gives but…enjoy the moment! I cannot stress enough how fast the day goes and sometimes you hardly get a minute to take it all in. Give yourself extra time for everything when making your schedule because you never know what can come up.”
Special thanks to the sweet couple Yasmin and Cory, and to the beautiful Karina Jensen Photography for sharing these images with us!
ADRIANA WED VENDORS
Photography: Karina Jensen Photography | Videography: Heartbeat Video | Wedding Dress: MoriLee | Cake: Cake Studio Bavaro | Catering: Jellyfish Restaurant | Hair & Makeup Artistry: Jasmine Abad Brito | Groom Attire: Suit Supply | Groomsmen Attire: Calvin Klein | Music/ DJ: Dj Ariel & MC: Jehison A. Guerreron | Lighting & Decor: Jellyfish Restaurant | Travel Agency: Voyages Anne Travel | Guest Accommodation: Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana |