Derek and Joyce chose to get married in paradise a couple of weeks ago. On the beach at the Majestic Elegance Resort in Punta Cana!
I’m lucky enough to be friends with both the bride and groom and I was more than thrilled with the opportunity to photograph their wedding with Shaun. They are both so much fun to be around, and I felt honoured to be asked. Shaun’s had the opportunity to photograph a couple other tropical destination weddings before, but it was going to be my first crack at it.
Spending an entire week with close friends and family is some-kinda-wonderful. Especially when everyone got along as well as this group did. Adventures in the sun, sand, ocean, and discotheque were abundant, and waterpolo at 4pm was an obvious crowd favourite. What a great way to have a holiday with all of your favourite people. Typically after a full day photographing a wedding with a couple and their families, Shaun and I walk away feeling like we’ve made new friends. But, after a week with Joyce and Derek’s friends and family, we were blown away by how wonderful our new collection of friends were.
They lucked out with excellent weather, having only one day with some rain. The day of the wedding went by so smoothly. Warm, sunny, breezy, and fun. After a beautiful morning ceremony on the beach, we spent the day photographing the couple and bridal party throughout the resort, stopping for as many drinks and snacks as were needed though. Joyce and Derek were up for anything. It was awesome! Next up was the poolside reception. It was beautiful and cozy. Just the way it should be. After an ah-mazing dinner and some lovely speeches came the dancing. I must say, there were some excellent dance moves pulled out and after shutting the pool bar down for the night, we headed out for more dancing at the discotheque.
Thank you so much for including us in your destination wedding plans. We had a wonderful time.
Here are just a sampling of some of our favourite pictures.