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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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As a daughter of Dominican immigrants, Adriana Diaz found our work when looking for options to do her wedding in the Dominican Republic. Early on, plans shifted focused to having the events in Chicago, but she still wanted to work with us and that meant the absolute world. We couldn’t wait!!! Adriana and Bryan were […]

chicago botanic garden wedding

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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 […]

destination wedding by claire duran

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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

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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 […]

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Nicole and Jason got married this past February in one of our favorite venues on earth: Casa de Campo, in the Dominican Republic. And as we’ve said in the past, the reason why we love this venue so much is because no wedding there looks the same due to the plethora of great venue options […]

destination wedding

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Megan is without a doubt one of the sweetest brides I have ever worked with. From day one I was 100% convinced that we were the right match for each other, as  every single aesthetic indication she gave me was what I constantly dream of for our weddings. And on top of it all, she […]

Hamilton farm wedding

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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 […]

claire duran weddings and events

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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!

Claire Duran working a destination wedding in Punta Cana

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One of the things we love about the Washington, DC area is how much of a melting pot it is – there are people of all different backgrounds, race, and ethnicities who have chosen to make our nation’s capital their home. Such is the case for our local DC couple, Anya and Lamin, who tied […]

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Remember the days when you had to look through a small glass lens in order to take a photo? And you had to hope that you had everything just right – good lighting, steady hands, big smiles and wide open eyes – because you weren’t going to see that picture until it was developed, days […]

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