Wedding Date: Oct 06, 2011
Who were your photographers?: Shawn Van Daele & Clint Russell
Reception Venue: Hard Rock Hotel Casino & Spa Resort
Main city or town: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Memories of the day…: “Our day turned out greater than we could have ever hoped for and imagined! We were in total awe at how everything just came together in the nick of time, from the weather turning from the gray cloudy skies and rain up until about 20 minutes before the ceremony, to a beautiful clear sunny day. God was truly on our side as we thought we would have had to move both the ceremony and reception indoors, which would have defeated the purpose of a destination wedding. We thank our friends and family for sharing with us not just our wedding day but such an awesome trip in the paradise we call ‘Hard Rock Hotel’. The amenities and services was just wonderful and we highly recommend staying there. Our photographers were absolutely MAGNIFICENT!! They captured every moment beautifully and made us feel sooo comfortable. Even Raymond who is camera shy loved every moment and was showing off his stuff! We are so honoured to have worked with such down to earth, beautiful guys! We are so grateful to you Shawn and Clint you really brought our vision to reality including our ‘Trash the dress’ session (which is absolutely STUNNING!!!). Everyone we know who has seen the photos tell us it looks like it belongs in a magazine!!”
Did you have a “theme”?: Island Paradise, chic and natural.
Recommended Vendor: Ritche Bridal – “Such beautiful selections of dresses and friendly staff. I absolutely love my dress so much that I might just put it on from time to time (lol)”
Recommended Vendor: Sweetpeasseashells from Etsy – “Michelle was fantastic to work with for our programs, favor tags and love banner. Fit our theme and colours perfectly!”
Recommended Vendor: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory – “Our chocolate favours were just so yummy. Went perfect with the Cohiba cigars we purchased. Our guests absolutely loved them.”
Recommended Vendor: Buttons McD from Etsy – “Our ‘hitched’ cake topper was just fabulous!”
Recommended Vendor: Bleudetoi from Etsy – “For our unique guestbook. It is something we can enjoy and know will last for a long time.”
Additional vendors and notes: “Hard Rock Hotel Casino & Spa Resort, Punta Cana. This resort was absolutely breathtaking and enormous. It’s the only resort we know so far that lives up to ‘all inclusive’ they even provide credits you can use towards the casino, spa, excursions and many more! Our guests and we loved it so much we are planning a return next year!”
Anything else you’d like to add?: “Renaissance Studios you are hands down one of the best decisions we have ever made. We definitely recommend you to everyone and anyone!
THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for providing us with photos that we can cherish and enjoy for the rest of our lives.” – Rizza & Ray