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Fashion Forward Destination Wedding in Remote Island of Formentera, Spain

Amanda and Wyatt took their guests from all corners of the US to the smallest of the Balearic Islands in Spain, to enjoy an intimate weekend full of good food, experiences and love.
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Jewish wedding in Casa de Campo planned and designed by Claire Duran Weddings & Events at the Amphitheater of Altos de Chavón and oceanfront private villa.

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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.


Sally and Ryan got married earlier this year in our beloved Casa de Campo Resort in the Dominican Republic. Namely, they chose different Altos de Chavon venues for the various moments of their celebration. And their reception setup is still one that blows me away every time I see the pictures. Everything lined up to […]

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Haylie and Kevin officially met in 2012 at James Madison University. Having started off their relationship as friends, they finally began dating in 2014 after Kevin professed his love for Haylie on a trip to Mexico.  After getting engaged in 2019 during their 4 year anniversary trip in Belize, the wedding planning began. Since Mexico […]

Wedding in Cabo Mexico by Claire Duran Weddings & Events


Virginia and Chris very much wanted to give their guests a fun and unique destination experience for their wedding last March, and they couldn’t think of a better place than the colonial city of Santo Domingo, where much of Virginia’s family is from. The plethora of historic 16th century venues inspired their vision of a […]

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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!

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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 […]


Natalie and Parker got to us as a referral of our uber talented friend (and almost CDWE team member), Asia Pimentel. Once we connected, from the first call I knew we were going to have lots of fun planning and designing their wedding. They were getting married at one of our favorite venues all around, Casa […]

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Our couple J+A chose Sanctuary Adults-Only Resort in Cap Cana, Dominican Republic, as their wedding location, and we were tremendously supportive of this choice. We love this resort because not only it offers amazing accommodations and amenities for the guests and it’s just about 15 minutes away from the airport, but also because it gives […]

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