If you’ve ever thought elegant design and beach weddings couldn’t possibly go together, this stunner of a wedding from Asia Pimentel Photography, Claire Duran Weddings & Events, and Amy Lauren Floral Design is about to prove you wrong. Kimberley and Marcelo traveled to the Dominican Republic from Maryland for a once-in-a-lifetime getaway that didn’t skimp on any chic details. We’re of course smitten with Kimberley’s bridal look, and every bit of the couple’s stylish and breezy wedding reception.

ceremony recessionals - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

From the wedding coordinator and designer, Claire Duran Weddings & Events: Kimberley and Marcelo live outside of Annapolis, Maryland. When they got engaged in May 11 of 2016, they immediately decided that they wanted to get married an exact year after on May 11 of 2017 and they wanted it to be a destination wedding. In a family trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (DR) a few weeks after their engagement, they visited Boca Marina Restaurant & Lounge, and were immediately hooked. They had found their wedding venue!

blush pink wedding stationery - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

Seriously Chic Destination Wedding in Punta Cana - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

elegant wedding rings - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

lush wedding bouquets - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

spring wedding flowers - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

bow tie groom style - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

bride getting ready - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

bride getting ready - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

elegant bridal style - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

garden rose bouquets - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

Once we at Claire Duran Weddings & Events were brought onboard, we were incredibly excited to work with them. I, Claire, was born and raised in the DR and love the way that our business has developed this unique opportunity to work with brides in the US (and elsewhere) in planning their destination weddings, especially in a place and industry I know so well. We were thrilled to help them navigate the particularly complex task of planning their non-resort destination wedding and take away all stress regarding vendors communication and language barriers, in a country where customer service functions quite differently from what we are used to in the US.

beach wedding ceremonies - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

ceremony processionals - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

wedding ceremonies - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

wedding ceremonies - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

beach wedding ceremonies - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

wedding ceremonies - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

romantic spring wedding bouquets with garden roses - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

Punta Cana wedding ceremonies - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

wedding portraits - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

family wedding portraits - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

Punta Cana weddings - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

Kimberley and Marcelo expressed how they wanted an intimate, colorful, and simply elegant celebration, and to let their venue speak for itself. Hence, we focused on letting the beautiful Caribbean backdrop to be the main decor takeaway, and asked Amy of Amy Lauren Floral Design (who also joined in from Maryland) to create beautiful pieces that would only serve to complement what was already going on instead of making them be the main statement. While in the DR non-tropical flower diversity is very limited, we were so lucky to get gorgeous imported garden roses and peonies that were simply put: spectacular! (especially considering how rare it is to work with those blooms down there). These flowers together with the exquisite rentals inventory from Divano, gave us all we needed to make their wedding dreams come true. These photographs by Asia Pimentel are a testimony of their beautiful day, and more importantly of their great love. We were specially smitten by the lovely opportunity they had to have their newborn be part of their Big Day. The photos with their little daughter, are without a doubt, our favorite.

wedding signs - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

wedding reception tables - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

wedding paper goods - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

Punta Cana wedding receptions - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

place settings - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

wedding seating - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

beach wedding receptions - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

wedding inspiration - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

unique vase centerpieces - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

romantic wedding reception tables - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

wedding tables - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

all white wedding cakes with flowers - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

wedding receptions with twinkle lights - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

cake cuttings - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

Punta Cana beach weddings - photo by Asia Pimentel Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seriously-chic-destination-wedding-in-punta-cana

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Asia Pimentel Photography
Planning, Design, Coordination: Claire Duran Weddings & Events
Floral Design: Amy Lauren Floral Design
Venue and Catering: Boca Marina Restaurant & Lounge
Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia
Bridal Store: Wren Bridal
Hair: Yudelka Zapata for Jochy Campusano
Makeup: Yamila Lebron for Jochy Campusano
Wedding Cake: Cake Studio by Mily Pimentel
Music: Quartet Music
Rentals: Divano
Runners: Linen Lark
Wedding Invitations: A La Carte Paperie
Film Lab: The Find Lab

Wedding Vendors

4 comments
  • Ian G. Hall

    Simply brilliant, superb couple, family, friends, venue, photographs, weather, etc etc….. It was a perfect event.

  • Chavah Grant

    This outdoor wedding is amazing! Weddings by the water are always a step above the rest. We’re known for our outdoor and beach weddings at Vida Chic Weddings and Events. We’re located in Oahu, Hawaii but we are the premiere Oahu wedding planners.

  • Melissa Davis

    My congratulations! Beautiful couple!your photos are really professional. I also cherish my wedding photos from Punta Cana. We found our photographer on the site, that our friends ah advise us http://www.wedgo.net/country/dominican-republic.html

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