Earlier today we mentioned that Laura Burlton with D. Jones Photography had sent us two weddings, each with their own distinctive “style”. Well, this is the second of the two, and is simply a drop-dead gorgeous destination wedding that took place at Paradisus Palma Real Resort on Bavara Beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. If you are even toying with the idea of a destination wedding, you have to look at this place! Punta Cana is all about the beach. Twenty some odd miles of the finest, silkiest sand.

And as far as stunning bridal parties go … hold onto your hats!

Laura Burlton ~ D.Jones Photography

This is just a tidbit of what the beautiful bride, Laura,  had to say about their story …

We first met during a modeling runway show in Houston, Texas but we actually did not speak to each other until we met up through mutual friends at a birthday party. From then on we began our love relationship. Alex proposed to me on the 1st of February. My birthday is on the 31st of January and he took me to California to visit for my birthday gift. As we were traveling to our destination, we wanted to enjoy the beautiful scenery from highway 1. Once he found the perfect spot we got out of the car close to a cliff near the water and he got down on one knee and asked me to share the rest of my life with him.

Laura Burlton ~ D.Jones Photography

I am a recent graduate from the University of Houston with a major in Computer Engineering Technology and I have been modeling for over 6 years.  We enjoy working out, training, dancing and outdoor activities like white water rafting.

Laura Burlton ~ D.Jones Photography

I actually chose my wedding location from a magazine I was looking at from Barnes and Nobles. As long as I can remember, I always wanted to get married on the beach. The only problem was … where?  I went to Barnes and Nobles and picked up a magazine that had all the wedding destinations across the world. Paradisus Palma Real in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic was my favorite place … and that’s how I chose my wedding location!

As far as flowers, this was very important to me. I knew I wanted orchids. I looked online for the perfect flowers and I sent them to Viviana the wedding planner and she duplicated the picture. Other than that, I wanted our wedding to be as easy as pie ~ the least difficult as possible …

Laura Burlton ~ D.Jones Photography

If you think these two gorgeous people ought to be on the cover of a magazine … they very well might be! {They are both models!}

Laura’s dress is a Badgley Mischka design. Our congratulations to Laura & Alex on your marriage and wish you the very best!!

Laura Burlton ~ D.Jones Photography

Thanks SO much to Laura Burlton with D. Jones Photography for sending us both of these fabulous weddings featured today on the Little Black Book Blog!

For more of this fabulous weddings from Laura Burlton and D. Jones Photography, please visit the website and blog.

Day After Session

Resort Details

More of Laura & Alex’s Wedding Images (and here)