Kimberley and Marcelo live outside of Annapolis, Maryland. When they got engaged in May 11 of 2016, they immediately decided that they wanted to get married an exact year after on May 11 of 2017 and they wanted it to be a destination wedding. In a family trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (DR) a few weeks after their engagement, they visited Boca Marina Restaurant & Lounge, and were immediately hooked. They had found their wedding venue!
Kimberley and Marcelo expressed how they wanted an intimate, colorful, and simply elegant celebration, and to let their venue speak for itself. Hence, we focused on letting the beautiful Caribbean backdrop to be the main decor takeaway, and asked Amy of Amy Lauren Floral Design (who also joined in from Maryland) to create beautiful pieces that would only serve to complement what was already going on instead of making them be the main statement. While in the DR non-tropical flower diversity is very limited, we were so lucky to get gorgeous imported garden roses and peonies that were simply put: spectacular! (especially considering how rare it is to work with those blooms down there). These flowers together with the exquisite rentals inventory from Divano, gave us all we needed to make their wedding dreams come true. These photographs by Asia Pimentel are a testimony of their beautiful day, and more importantly of their great love. We were specially smitten by the lovely opportunity they had to have their newborn be part of their Big Day. The photos with their little daughter, are without a doubt, our favorite.
This gallery was previously featured on Ruffled.
Photography: Asia Pimentel Photography
Planning, Design, Coordination: Claire Duran Weddings & Events
Floral Design: Amy Lauren Floral Design
Venue and Catering: Boca Marina Restaurant & Lounge
Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia
Bridal Store: Wren Bridal
Hair: Yudelka Zapata
Makeup: Yamila Lebron
Wedding Cake: Cake Studio by Mily Pimentel
Music: Quartet Music
Runners: Linen Lark
Wedding Invitations: A La Carte Paperie
Film Lab: The Find Lab