Punta Cana Destination Wedding

Daniel and Dara’s wedding is going to make you want to jump on the next flight to Paradisus Punta Cana in the
 Dominican Republic. Not only does it look like a dreamy place to relax in the sun, but as you will soon see –  it’s the ideal location for a destination wedding.

Read on to hear more about their fun filled wedding, and see exactly how much this Punta Cana destination wedding costs. Peruse all the images in the full gallery here, captured by Captured Photography by Jenny.

Daniel proposed to Dara 
in May of 2011 in a hot air balloon 30,000 feet above Virginia where
 they both reside. This led them to choose the ‘Love is in the Air’
 travel theme that they followed through out their wedding. Starting with their passport save the date cards to their wedding website and invitations, to their welcome wedding bags filled with all the essentials for island life (sunblock, lip balm
with SPF, snacks, medicine, etc.). They even 
included a ‘Fly Away’ magazine (with the weekend itinerary and other
 wedding details).

We just had to share a few photos of the cutest first wedding look we have ever seen. Daniel’s reaction to seeing Dara for the first time in her wedding gown is adorable.

If you are thinking about having a destination wedding, Dara graciously shared her budget with us. To help with wedding costs, their family and friends helped out. Their save the dates and acrylic
tumblers were  designed by a friend, and the welcome magazines were designed by
the bride and groom. They even used our Chevron Free Printables.

I have tried to breakdown my budget but am having trouble gathering all the information, and I don’t want to give a misrepresentation to other brides. I can tell you that our wedding cost somewhere between $44k-$47k based on my estimate. This includes travel and lodging for my husband and I along with all our vendors (4), the cost of the welcome bags we handed out, the gifts we gave, my dress and shoes, his suit and shoes along with the other traditional wedding costs.

Daniel and Dara’s escort
 cards were hot air balloon tickets that said “good for one free hot air balloon ride” to
 their respective tables. The table names were photos of  the couple at different locations.

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Event Designer: Modern Events
Venue: Paradisus Punta Cana
Coordinator: Helen Rodriguez
Flowers: Ever After Florals
Groom’s Attire: Haspel
Stationery: Too Chic & Little Shab (programs)
Invitations: Serendipity Beyond Design
Bridesmaid Tank Tops: Wedding Chicks Rainbow Tank Top
Welcome Wedding Totes: Hot Air Balloon Tote
Thank You Labels: The Wedding Chicks
Makeup: Sister | Hair: Best friend | Cake: Paradisus | Caterer: Paradisus | DJ: R’s Entertainment | Dress Designer: Paloma Blanca | Officiant: Uncle

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  1. -100. @BelenMoreno says:

    Me gusta todos los detalles de esta #boda en Rep. Dominicana http://t.co/chJs4fwG cc. @JavierGuinot (pilla ideas!)

  2. -100. @capturedjen says:

    Dara & Daniel’s Dominican Republic Wedding on http://t.co/ZQI4dYyi this morning!… http://t.co/9F1oQ2R9

  3. -100. @thePYT says:

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  4. -100. @thePYT says:

    Honored to have our wedding featured on Wedding Chicks today! If you check it out, please leave us a comment http://t.co/nNkO73Bu via @po_st

  5. -100. Dara says:

    So honored to be featured on Wedding Chicks! Thank you :)

  6. -100. Erika Gibson says:

    Wow – this takes me back to Punta Cana! Gorgeous wedding Dara and Daniel – one of the best I’ve EVER been too. So glad I got to be a part of this lovely day! Beautiful!!

    P.S. I love my vendor “credit” – “Hair: Best Friend”….Awesome! LOL

  7. -100. Britney says:

    The pictures are beautiful! :)

  8. Absolutely stunning!

  9. -100. @weddingchicks says:

    ok, we need a vacation & this Punta Cana Wedding gets us in the mood! @capturedjen @thePYT @dhlogan @paradisus http://t.co/B4sQwF7U

  10. -100. @hoppenheim says:

    Love everything about this Punta Cana #wedding especially the welcome bags! @capturedjen @thePYT @dhlogan @paradisus http://t.co/fNBtCPLv

  11. -100. Amanda says:

    Can someone please tell me where this dress is from? Im in love :)

  12. -100. Mia says:

    Awesome recap! I too want to be back in Punta Cana with the Logans’! This IS the wedding of the decade…Absolutely awesome-Kudos, confetti and cupcakes to the ENTIRE vendor list XOXO (especially, “Sister”, “Best Friend” and “Uncle”) LOL!

  13. -100. @DHLOGAN says:

    RT @weddingchicks: ok, we need a vacation & this Punta Cana Wedding gets us in the mood! @capturedjen @thePYT @dhlogan @paradisus http://t.co/B4sQwF7U

  14. -100. Tamara says:

    Such a gorgeous day! I loved every second of this gorgeous day :) My favorite are also the pictures of the first look!!

  15. -100. All Tulled Up says:

    It’s hard to pick favorite details from these gorgeous photos! I love the guest welcome bags and the escort cards! Both really set this wedding apart!

  16. -100. Flower Expert says:

    I love her flowers – so simple and elegant. They would be an easy DIY project! All the flowers and supplies you need are on BloomsByTheBox.com!

  17. -100. @NicoleCassano says:

    A warm and happy wedding for a dreary day:
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  18. -100. @NicoleCassano says:

    A warm and happy wedding for a dreary day:
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  19. Dara & Daniel are as sweet as they look. Their wedding will certainly go down as a favorite of ours! Thanks for showing off all of their hard work and their gorgeous day.

  20. -100. Corbett says:

    One of the most amazing weddings with the most amazing people! Every detail was planned and designed perfectly! So thankful I was able to share this special day with you two!

    You rock! (:

  21. -100. Janelle says:

    Amazing! The impeccable attention to detail brings everything together perfectly.

  22. -100. Kelly says:

    I am in love with everything about this wedding. I love the colors and the scenery… I want to go. Can we rewind the clock so I can be there? It looks like everyone had a blast.

  23. Absolutely stunning! Such attention to detail and I love the fresh and vibrant colour palette that lends itself well to the destination wedding theme!

  24. -100. alexandra says:

    WOW! Love everything about this. I bought the exact same dress for my upcoming October wedding in Aruba. Gorgeous pics and great inspiration!! Congrats!

  25. -100. @LinenLoft says:

    This blue and yellow color scheme of this #realwedding is beautiful! http://t.co/coyvqH2a #bluewedding #yellowwedding

  26. -100. {The NotWedding} says:

    Love, love, love this destination wedding! Thank you for sharing!

  27. -100. @MagnetStreetWed says:

    Punta Cana Destination Wedding http://t.co/UW8d32Og {We spy a MagnetStreet Save the Date card! Love Airways! So cute!} on @Weddingchicks

  28. -100. rebecca says:

    I love that necklace, where is it from?!

  29. -100. @MagnetStreetWed says:

    Daniel & Dara’s Punta Cana Destination Wedding http://t.co/96AejZC1 on @Weddingchicks {Love the passport-style Save the Date!}

  30. -100. @DAINahh says:

    AH! My sister’s wedding was featured by Wedding Chicks!!! :))) check it out | Punta Cana Destination Wedding http://t.co/MPD4gyT1 cc:@thePYT

  31. -100. @par_romance says:

    RT @weddingchicks: ok, we need a vacation & this Punta Cana Wedding gets us in the mood! @capturedjen @thePYT @dhlogan @paradisus http://t.co/B4sQwF7U

  32. -100. Megan Clouse says:

    I love his striped suit and the sunglasses favors!!

  33. -100. Shelbie says:

    Where is the dress from?!? Love it!!!!

  34. -100. Vanesa Enciso says:

    fire show by H.O.T.S. Xperience
    contact us 809-9176479- Punta Cana- Dom Rep.
    or visit on FB

  35. -100. Nicole says:

    Great pics and Punta Cana has to be one of the best places for a destination wedding! They have some of the best beaches in all of the Caribbean. Looks like a wonderful time!

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  37. -100. xoli says:

    wow ,nice wedding please send me more pic of ur wedding im planning ma wedding

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