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Colorful Beach Wedding at Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana

Take some vibrant (+ gorgeous) hues and mix them with the breathtaking paradise better known as Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana and it’s what we call beyond awesome. Now add in a stunning ceremony overlooking crystal blue waters, sand frolicking and a week-long vaca with friends and family and, well… destination perfection.  See it all captured by 1001 Photography right here.


From The Bride… The day I met Pat, I instantly fell in love with him. His laid-back personality resembled mine so much. He was silly, adorable and so much fun to be around. We became close very fast and just after few months we moved in together. It didn’t take much for us to realize that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together.

We knew from the start that we wanted a destination wedding. We wanted a location where everyone could come together, relax, and celebrate with us. We wanted it to be personal, yet casual, simple, and easy. So the search began. After going through 40 different resort reviews and quotes we decided that Dreams Palm Beach in Dominican Republic was the resort for us. The beach was phenomenal, the grounds were immaculate and the reviews about food and service were exceptional. It was all we were looking for.

After arriving at the resort our expectations were exceeded. We met with the resort’s wedding planner, Julie, and she did exactly what we were hoping for. She gave us a worry free week-long vacation with our family and friends while she ensured that what we envisioned became a reality. She took care of all the details, arranged for a make up artist, a hairdresser, a florist and our entire wedding reception. Looking at the crowd of family and friends and seeing everyone having such a great time I knew we made the right decision.

I loved our entire wedding and having our family and closest friends in the same place was amazing. It was better than I ever could have imagined. It was a day filled with love, happiness and excitement, tons of laughs and many tears. It was a true expression of our personalities and our love for one another. It was completely perfect.

Photography: 1001 Photography | Floral Design: Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana | Wedding Dress: Sottero And Midgley | Ceremony Venue: Beach @ Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana | Reception Venue: Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana | Shoes: Steve Madden | Hair: Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana | Groom's Attire: Calvin Klein | Makeup: Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana

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Tropical Viceroy Anguilla Wedding

This tropical goodness from Catherine Hall Studios? It’s exactly what Monday morning deserves. From the fresh ivory palette that lets the island-y blue waters shine through to the wedding’s tiniest (and cutest!) guest, Bacon, the sweet frenchie in a bow tie, it’s impossible to leave this gallery without a grin from ear to ear. Happy Monday darlings!


From Catherine Hall StudiosRadiant and warm, hard-working and humble, devoted to succeeding in life as both professionals as well as a pair: Lisa and Ryan are nothing short of a power couple (An incredibly loveable power couple!) They have worked incredibly hard to support one another’s careers, while loving one another every step of the way. An inspiration among their family and friends, Lisa and Ryan are a singularly unique item.

In a way, it’s only fitting that they found one another on the job–yes, Lisa and Ryan met at work! She is now the Vice President of Commerical Real Estate Group for Deutsche Bank Securities, while he is fulfilling his entrepreneurial dreams as the Co-Founder of Sentry Centers. While one might expect an exotic, drama-packed locale as the spot where Ryan proposed to Lisa, their engagement was actually borne of a sweet domestic moment: Ryan asked for Lisa’s hand in marriage while they were in bed, in their own apartment.

They chose the spectacular Viceroy, Anguilla—a true paradise among the world’s most-beloved destination wedding locations. In this end, this helped simplify much of their wedding planning: with nature so beautiful and an immaculate hotel with an interior created by one of Lisa’s favorite designers, Kelly Wearstler, you don’t have to add-on much to make the moment any grander. All the most important elements for a striking, unforgettable event are already in place.

In conjunction with the talented Charnissa Richardson, the Viceroy Anguilla’s Wedding Coordinator, Lisa left the creative force up to her sister, Nancy. The sisters wanted clean simplicity to shape the day, accented by candles, candles, candles everywhere. Because, of course, everybody looks lovely by candlelight.

In addition to Nancy’s artistic direction for the decor, she also served one of the chief functions of any wedding: as the officiant. As neither Lisa nor Ryan are particularly religious, their chief goal was to honor their friends and family, and who better to oversee this incredibly special ceremony than Nancy, who has been a witness to and ambassador of Lisa’s and Ryan’s relationship since the very beginning.

Naturally, such a family affair required Bacon, Lisa’s & Ryan’s adorable dog (and faithful companion through thick and thin) to be their ring bearer. While Bacon found international air travel to Anguilla to be a tad unusual, he absolutely loved being the center of attention on the Big Day.

The wedding day all came together in the perfect details—like Lisa’s stunning Marchesa gown and Prada shoes, accented by glittering blue-candy mosaic emerald marquis drop earring with diamond chips; while Ryan totally charmed in his Michael Andrews Bespoke suit and Ferragamo shoes, completed by a Paul Stewart pocket square.

It goes without saying that the Viceroy Anguilla provided the ultimate experience, in terms of execution, planning, catering exceptional food and drinks (including a delicious Ginger Collins!) Best of all, their guests literally stayed up partying all night long, dancing their hearts out and celebrating love, courage, commitment and drive. All traits embodied by Lisa and Ryan, who are truly outstanding human beings who have worked hard to create a deep, meaningful life for themselves in the context of a wonderful community of loved ones.

Photography: Catherine Hall Studios | Wedding Dress: Marchesa | Ceremony Venue: Viceroy Anguilla | Reception Venue: Coba, Viceroy Anguilla | Grooms Attire: Michael Andrews Bespoke | Coordination: Charnissa Richardson, Viceroy, Anguilla | Invitations And Wedding Paper Goods: Swash Press | Officiant's Dress: Tadashi Shoji | Pocket Square: Paul Stewart | Shoe Designer For Bride: Prada | Shoe Designer For Groom: Ferragamo

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Style Me Pretty Destination Welcomes Our Advertisers + A Discount!

Saturdays are pretty amazing, but when you throw in a meet and greet with RebeccaMarie Photography, it takes it to an entirely new level of awesome.  I’m talking an entire day devoted to gorgeous imagery that just so happens to be overflowing with love, emotion and, of course, pretty.  Spend some time getting to know her, lovelies… and don’t forget to check out her sweet discount below.

From RebeccaMarie Photography…  RebeccaMarie started learning about photography at the age of fifteen and excelled from there working alongside some of the best in the business, since 2004. Destination travel is a deep passion of hers and so is love. RebeccaMarie believes in combining the two, to capture your love story and has had the opportunity to travel internationally throughout her career.

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