The Hard Rock Punta Cana is known for treating every guest like a celebrity. So, when Lakshmi and Manoj’s chose this resort for their tropical wedding, their family and friends were treated to an experience that brought a touch of elegance and luxury from beginning to end. It was a wedding to remember!
We love that our amazing clients chose thoughtful details that echoed just how precious their love is while showing their personal style. As we take you through some of the highlights from their wedding experience, we hope our key takeaways will help you on your own destination wedding journey.
Lakshmi and Manoj chose Photo Cine Art for both their wedding photographer and videographer. This team has experience with South Asian weddings and has a distinct fine art quality about their photos that we just love. Their photos always end up looking rich and elegant and they capture moments that look natural.
As you consider your wedding photography and videography needs, you may want to work with a team that will bundle both together. This works especially well if you see that the team has a great eye and has the kind of videography and photo style that you like. It can be an excellent way to enjoy some cost savings for your wedding.
But another benefit is that when you choose to have one team do both services, you’ll have a stronger relationship with them which makes the entire wedding process run even more smoothly. You’ll knock off two things from your wedding to-list and enjoy the convenience of having to communicate with just one team.
DSD Lighting and Events did a wonderful job of getting the guests ready to dance. This is a team that knows South Asian weddings well! We appreciate that they work hard and that their focus is on creating special memories for couples.
As you decide on your wedding entertainment, think about the kind of experience you’d like to have for you and your guests. You’ll want a DJ and MC that will listen to your goals and has the knowledge to help you select “must-have” songs that will get the crowd moving.
You’ll also want a team that knows how to work seamlessly with other vendors. Since your DJ and MC play a big part in ensuring your guests have a great time, make sure to interview several before selecting one.
If you were impressed by the beautiful mandap at Lakshmi and Manoj’s wedding, you can thank the team at Mercaflor. They are experts at creating an elegant ambience for their clients. We especially appreciate that they brought in flowers that truly celebrated the tropical vibe of the area.
Since Lakshmi and Manoj chose to have their ceremony indoors, they were especially smart to choose tropical flowers that offered the richest colors because this helps wedding photos really pop! And, having brighter flowers as part of your décor means that you won’t have to use nearly as much as you think to create a romantic mood for your wedding events.
As you consider the flowers for your wedding, work with a team that will take the time to understand your vision and will also work with your budget. The right team will know how to transform any wedding space (indoors or outdoors).
The wedding entertainment was provided by HOTS Products. We love that this team offers such a variety of different kinds of entertainment options. This allows couples to find just the right kind of entertainment that will work for them.
As you pick the wedding entertainment you’d like, consider which team has worked at the resort you are considering for your wedding. You might also want to ask them if they have worked with the other vendors you have chosen as this can be helpful in ensuring your wedding runs smoothly.
Pranama by Krishna which is run by Nirvana Duddukuri created the delicious food at the wedding. We love that this restaurant offers authentic South Asian meals right in the Dominican Republic.
Some resorts do have chefs in-house that will create South Asian meals for you but may also allow you to bring in food from a local South Asian restaurant that is an approved vendor of theirs as well. This can be helpful because typically that vendor has had a great deal of experience working with that resort so you can expect a great experience. This also allows you to work with a vendor that can truly customize everything for you and your guests.
Lakshmi and Manoj’s beautiful wedding outfits were by Mohey & Manyavar and Tijoree by Avani. We love that their outfits were luxurious and vibrant! But what is especially important, especially when it comes to destination weddings in the Caribbean or Mexico, is comfort! They wisely chose outfits that offers thin fabrics that will be stylish but also comfortable!
As you choose your wedding outfits, consider whether you will be indoors or outside for any part of your wedding events. Look into what the weather will be and consider your own comfort level when it comes to what you wear. For example, some brides want outfits that have hidden pockets.
Others focus more on clothing that offers heavy beading (even if might mean it will be slightly heavier). As long as you look and feel good, you’ve made the right choice. Make sure to let your stylist know where you will get married and whether you’ll be outdoors at all. This can help you pick the perfect outfits that you will love!
We couldn’t stop staring at Lakshmi’s gorgeous wedding jewelry by Radhika Jewelers. It set the perfect tone for her wedding attire and added so much elegance. When it comes to your wedding jewelry, you can feel free to go as lavish as you’d like.
As you choose your wedding jewelry, consider the colors that will compliment your outfits best. You’ll want to choose pieces that will be comfortable as well especially if you will have an outdoor ceremony.
Lakshmi shines in her wedding pictures thanks to the beautiful hair and makeup by Styling Trio and Deepali Shah. We love that she chose to have her makeup done in a way that celebrates her natural beauty and bring out her eyes so nicely. This matters especially because you’ll want your makeup to show up nicely if a photo is taken from afar but should look equally good up close without looking heavy.
Lakshmi chose to have her hair swept away from her face in a traditional style which we love because this not only kept her comfortable but allowed photographers to get especially excellent portraits. Keep in mind that wedding makeup and hair in tropical settings requires a specific skill set and level of experience from your glam team.
They will need to know how to make everything work while considering the island weather, your unique features, hair and skin type. This is one area where you’ll want to find the best team you can because the right one will make you look stunning your wedding video and portraits.
A wedding this amazing comes together with the help of an incredible team. We’d like to thank our vendor partners below for helping take good care of our clients!
Venue: Hard Rock Punta Cana
Photography and videography: Photo Cine Art
DJ and MC: DSD Lighting and Events
Entertainment: Hots Productions
Food: Nirvana Duddukuri of Pranama by Krishna
Clothing: Mohey & Manyavar and Tijoree by Avani
Jewelry: Radhika Jewelers
Hair and Makeup: Styling Trio and Deepali Shah
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