{Real Wedding Story} Intimate Dominican Wedding | Victoria & Alexander

BRIDE & GROOM: Victoria  & Alexander Cyr

WEDDING DATE: January 30th, 2019

CEREMONY & RECEPTION: Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda Resort (bahia-principe.com) Punta Cana, Dominican Republic “We wanted a destination wedding because we thought it would be more romantic and intimate to get married on the beach with only our closest friends and family. We chose Punta Cana because through my research it seemed to be one of the better tropical areas to go in January in terms of having good weather.” – V&A

PHOTOGRAPHY: DA Photography (daphotostudio.com) Guelph, ON “Our photographer happens to be a family friend and came highly recommended to us by my father. Dragi was so easy to work with and did an AMAZING job capturing our most important moments in a way that suited our personalities. My favourite part about the photos is all the fun different spots he found for us. My absolute favorite photo is the one in front of the tipi on the beach, with the trees and the resort behind us… how he managed to capture it in the perfect lighting. It looked so romantic and special!


BUDGET: $20,000 – $25,000

THEME: “Colour scheme was lilac because it is my favourite color and theme was a beach wedding.” – V

BRIDE ATTIRE: Ferre Sposa (ferresposa.com) Toronto, ON

BRIDESMAID ATTIRE: Élisabeth & Beau (elisabethandbeau.com) Woodbridge, ON

GROOM + GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: Moores Clothing for Men (♥) (mooresclothing.com) Ajax, ON

FLORALS, WEDDING PLANNER, DÉCOR, CAKE, DJ, HAIR & CATERING: “Our package included everything. Our favourite décor element was the hydrangea flowers, tipi on the beach, and bistro lights in the reception gazebo.” -V

BIGGEST CHALLENGE: “Most of our wedding was planned via emails back and forth with the resort. It was pretty easy and straight forward except there was some overlap and language barrier in some of the documents which made things a little confusing. However, everything was clarified when we arrived at the resort and sat down with the wedding planner.” – V&A

ADVICE, ONE COUPLE TO ANOTHER: “I highly recommend destination weddings because you can have a really beautiful, intimate, and unique wedding without spending a lot of money and without all the headache that comes with wedding planning. I loved the fact that all I had to do was select all the details of the wedding in one PDF document and that was it! Then I just had to pick out my dress and bridesmaid’s dresses, wedding favours, and I was good to go! For a busy girl like me, this was the ideal option. I also got to spend an entire week with all my family and friends and it was such an unforgettable experience.” – V&A

Featured in the Spring/Summer 2020 issue of The Wedding Ring Magazine

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