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old world charm at santo domingo wedding

Virginia and Chris very much wanted to give their guests a fun and unique destination experience for their wedding, and they couldn’t think of a better place than the colonial city of Santo Domingo, where much of Virginia’s family is from. Captured by the incredibly talented Asia Pimentel Photography, this gallery perfectly showcases their vision of a modern day affair with an old world feel.






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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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