Tropical Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Beach Wedding

Heather and Brian wed in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic in a festive tropical wedding ceremony with lots of fun and celebration (and even a little rain). This bride knew just what she wanted, as a wedding photographer, she’d seen a big day or two before! The couple shared with us how their beach wedding dreams came to be…

We love the ocean and love everything tropical. As a professional wedding photographer in New York, it was so important that our wedding be different than what we see every weekend.


I think that the entire day was personalized. We asked one of Brian’s childhood friends to officiate, and we wrote our own vows.

We had tropical featured drinks, bright tropical flowers, and an awesome crazy hour with dancers and a stilt walker! We focused a lot on making sure our day was unique and special!


We created our welcome bags for all of our guests, and my aunt made barefoot sandals for the bride and bridesmaids.

It started to rain during the reception, and instead of running for cover, we all continued to dance on the beach in the rain!

And the day after? A trash the dress session in the sea, complete with a bottle of bubbly!

Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Katya Nova Photography

Wedding Vendors: Wedding Venue, Décor + Wedding Planning: Huracán Café, Travel and Accommodations: Destination Weddings, Wedding/Reception Dress: Bridal Chateau, Wedding/Reception Shoes: DSW, Videography: Jules Maldo Cinema, Makeup: Magda Riccardi