Destination weddings are our favourite, simply because they are full of inspirational ideas for every bride. Today’s blog post will feature the beautiful union of Ashley & Edwin in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Ashley and Edwin met in 2013, while Ashley accompanied her friend soon to be Maid of Honor Jessica on a blind date. Little did Jessica know that her blind double date would bring two beautiful souls together, and that night Ashley’s fate was sealed, and an unforgettable love story between Ashley and Edwin began.
After 3 years of dating, Ashley tried to pull off the surprise of a lifetime for Edwin’s birthday. It turned out that she was the one that was going to be getting the surprise of her life. Edwin had been planning to purpose to Ashley during their romantic getaway. Edwin got down on one knee while surrounded with their nearest and dearest to propose to his soon to be Mrs. Valen.
My mother is from the Dominican Republic and I’ve been going to Punta Cana every year for 26 years now. I always told myself I’d never bring a man there unless I knew he was the one I’d marry someday. Edwin went with me to Punta Cana at just 3 months of dating. Ashley
Ashley took it upon her self to plan every single detail of her magical day, which was not easy especially with having to fly back and forth to the location.
My main goal was to give people a night and a wedding they’d never forget and be the time of their lives. Ashley
It was without a doubt that this stunning location needed a colourful wedding theme, combining both their favourite colours Kelly Green and Turquoise, Ashley customised the wedding down to every detail to ensure that it represented both her and Edwin’s personalities.
The couple also flew over their favourite photographer Patsy Brown all the way from Pensacola, FL to capture memories that simply cannot be put into words.
Ashley and Edwin tied the knot in front of their nearest and dearest, everyone that attended stated that it was the most fun and beautiful wedding they’ve ever been too. Not to mention that their wedding was the biggest one the resort hosted. (Hats off to Ashley & Edwin)
This eventful evening was full with love and laughter, as guested danced the night away with the help of local live performers (thumbs up Ashley on the entertainment we are impressed). I also love the seating chart, such a creative and fun way to get guests excited.
I married the man of my dreams in front of our most loved ones and that is what mattered most. Here’s to a time of a lifetime of happiness. Ashley
I would like to personally thank the lovely couple Ashley & Edwin for sharing their magical day with us, we are truly inspired.
Location – Melia Caribe Tropical – Punta Cana, DR.
Vendor – Caribbean Celebrations Punta Cana
Photographer – Patsy Brown Photography – Pensacola, FL