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Modern and Fashion Forward
Same Sex Wedding in Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic

Fernando and Kevin’s wedding in Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic, was a wonderful mix of minimalism, modernism and so so so much style! These kind, amiable, sensible and fashion forward grooms had our hearts at hello. You have to see this!






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Here at Claire Duran Weddings & Events, one of the things we do most is beach destination weddings. And we wouldn’t want it any other way! Check out a teaser of some of the topics we discussed in a recent interview with wedding writer Sarah Zlotnick for BRIDES.


After many years dreaming of creating a sister brand to serve a wider audience at a competitive investment, we have finally done it! We are so excited to introduce our new sister company, CEREMONIA. CEREMONIA is a boutique event planning firm providing wedding planning, design and management services for couples in the Washington, DC area […]


Destination wedding planner Claire Duran shares her best tips for having a wedding away from your local market, presenting all the key things to expect!

Claire Duran working a destination wedding in Punta Cana


When you think of D.C., one of the first things that likely comes to mind – aside from the iconic monuments – are its rich plethora of museums. This is where the Smithsonian Institution calls its home, after all – over a dozen world-class buildings steeped in culture and history, open to the public to […]

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If you can believe it, Claire Durán Weddings and Events turned 5 years old in October! Sometimes we look back and think, where did the time go?! And other times we can’t believe that it’s only been five years. The amount we have been able to both envision and accomplish in these past several years brings […]


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