We’re two-for-two with yet another glamorous and sophisticated Dominican Republic wedding! This one comes to us by way of Captured Photography  and stands as a wonderful destination wedding guideline for all of the little details the couple included to ensure their guests enjoyed the celebration to the max! Another  highlight I adore is the ‘Love is in the air’ theme these lovebirds used (so delightfully whimsical!), as well as the beautiful story behind it!

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From Captured Photography: Daniel and Dara performed their nuptials at Paradisus Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. They chose a destination wedding because they wanted the event to be a celebration of their love as well as a vacation for their family and close friends. Daniel proposed to Dara in May of 2011 in a hot air balloon 30,000 feet above Virginia where they both reside. This led them to choose the ‘Love is in the Air’ travel theme.  They carried this theme throughout from the Passport ‘Save the Dates’, to their website, to the invitations that featured a vintage hot air balloon, to the Escort Cards which were tickets with the message “Good for one free hot air balloon ride” and Table Names which featured photos of the couple in locations they had traveled to together.

They had over 80 guests from all over the country to celebrate with them. It was extremely important to them to make sure that their guests felt special for traveling to celebrate. This was reflected in the welcome bags they gave to each of the guests, which included a ‘Fly Away’ magazine (with the weekend itinerary and other wedding details) and essentials for island life (sunblock, lip balm with SPF, snacks, medicine, etc.), the cigar roller at the reception and the fire dancers for entertainment during the wedding.

Carrying out all the intricate details of the wedding was truly a synergistic effort of family and friends with their save the dates and acrylic tumbler designed by a dear friend, the welcome magazine designed by the bride and groom, the garters designed by the mother of the bride, and the custom bridesmaids shirts designed by the sister of the bride. Daniel & Dara couldn’t imagine doing their wedding any other way. It truly reflected who they are as individuals as well as a couple.

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