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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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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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Michelle & Daniel met at a high school science fair at 16, and as Michelle says, “[At sixteen] everything seemed endless & forever was the only way to go for the young & clueless. We we might have been dreamy & young, but we weren’t clueless–we knew then & there forever was our fate.” Nine […]

Villa Woodbine wedding by Claire Duran

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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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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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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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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 […]

asia pimentel photography

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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 […]

sanctuary cap cana wedding

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You’ve found your perfect romantic match. Now it’s time to discover your perfect wedding day style … in cocktail form! To get started, simply choose the answer that best represents you.   QUESTION 1 – At home, you can be found: A.) Hanging out with friends and family that have popped past for an impromptu […]

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