PARKER + NATALIE
Natalie and Parker’s tropical elegant wedding at Casa de Campo Resort; A weekend filled with excitement and inspiration at our very favorite wedding venues in the Dominican Republic orchestrated by our favorite wedding planners, the incredibly talented women of Claire Duran Weddings and events.
The wedding weekend kicked off with a marvelous Rehearsal dinner under the stars and right by the ocean at the private property Villa Alegre hosted by the groom’s lovely parents.
On the wedding day, after getting ready at separate villas, the groom and the bride parties arrived at Altos de Chavón for First Look and pre-ceremony portraits, but a sudden rain put a hard pause in our plans (hello weddings in the tropics). Once it calmed down, pictures resumed while the planning team quickly proceeded to dry up all the ceremony chairs so the wedding ceremony could start promptly. The sun came out and gave our bride and groom and guests the most spectacular day from then onwards. The wedding ceremony at the central plaza of Altos de Chavon, guarded by the St. Stanislaus de Cracovia Church on the backside atop the Chavón river right in the middle of the Mediterranean-style village, was just pure perfection!
After the Ceremony concluded, family and pre-ceremony photos continued while all guests went to another villa for cocktail hour and reception.
And what to say about this part of the day? High clear tent ceilings, A heavenly ocean-sunset view, fresh coconut water (right from the fruit), and a plethora of delicious appetizers; Followed by a real feast, some truly emotional speeches, a live band, the Hora Loca entertainers, a donut wall, unexpected cold fireworks, so many elements that made up for this glorious day. Literally what tropical dreams are made of.
We thank Nathalie and Parker for choosing us to document their Casa de Campo wedding celebrations. And thanks to all of the great list of professionals who made possible this perfect weekend. (see list at the end of the post).
Photography: Asia Pimentel Photography | Videography: Anchor Heart Films | Planning & Design: Claire Duran Weddings & Events | Flowers: Casa Delirio | Staging, Lighting, and Production: Vialx | Venue: Altos de Chavon at Casa de Campo | Stationery: Third Clover Paper | Beauty: Yamila Lebron and Anna Nuet | Ceremony Musicians: Quartet Music | Band: Be Crazy | Catering: Casa de Campo | Desserts: Ambrosia | Rentals: Divano and Eventos y Alquileres del Cibao | Hora Loca Crew Up | Villa Rental Broker: Mr. Luxury Villas