Shadai and Maurice’s Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding

Before I can tell you about Shadai and Maurice’s stupid incredible Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding I have to take you back to the beginning. Way, way back to the beginning because these two love bugs actually met in elementary school. They took it slow for a long time, while they learned to do things like tying their shoes and driving. Before finally getting together and creating the most beautiful little human in the world, Nia.

Which brings us to their wedding day. I Love photographing destination weddings. Especially for a bride and groom who know how to do it right. On our first night in Punta Cana, they threw a white party followed by a snorkeling cruise on Friday before their wedding on Saturday. The weather was beautiful, even if was crazy hot!!  It was a small price to pay for being in paradise though and it couldn’t have been more perfect.

Shadai and Maurice were surrounded by about 50 of their closest family and friends who all came prepared to party.  The ceremony was beautiful on the sugar sand beaches with the ocean in the background. The party moved indoors for the reception where the bride and groom had their first dance with sparklers inside. Good luck getting that to fly in the US haha. It was the perfect way to kick off their mardi gras party reception.

The day after the wedding I called and woke them up at 4:45am to do an incredible sunrise photo session. They were running on about 45 minutes of sleep but you would never know because they rocked their sunrise photos. THIS is another benefit of hiring ME as your Destination Wedding Photographer! I’m game to maximize time and money lighting! The sunrise shoot was the perfect way to wrap up their Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding before I flew back home that same day.

Thank you Shadai and Mo for trusting me to document your perfect weekend! I adore you both and can’t wait to come see you in NYC soon!

Destination Wedding and Travel Planner: Travel by Design NY  |  Venue, Catering, Florals and Cake: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana | Videographer: HDC PHOTO by Huellas del Caribe | Second Photographer: Saved By Grace Photography | Dress Crystal Bridal Boutique | Tux: Dante Zeller Tuxedo By Sarn

Wedding dress hanging on Hard Rock sign at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Wedding shoes on the beach with palm trees at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Wedding shoes and wedding ring at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Flower girl looking at wedding dress at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Bridesmaids seeing bride for the first time at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Bride with daughter at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Bride at window at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Bride with mama at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Bride's dad seeing her for the first time at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Bride in wedding dress at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Bride with bridesmaids at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Groom hanging with groomsman at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Groom getting ready at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Groom opening brides gift at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Groom tightening bowtie at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Groom with groomsman at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Groom Seeing Bride for the first time at Shadai and Maurice's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Groom coming down aisle at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Bride walking down the aisle with dad at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Groom seeing bride for the first time at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Ceremony on the beach at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
View from behind the ceremony at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Bride and groom kiss at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Bride and Groom jump the broom at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Bride and Groom kiss at end of aisle at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Wedding Party posing on beach at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Bride and Groom pose at Hard Rock Sign at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Wedding Party posing indoors at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Bride and Groom pose on stairs at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Groom kissing bride and she laughs at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Bride and Groom pose outdoors at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Bride and Groom pose in hallway with lights at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Bride and Groom Enter Reception at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Bride and Groom First Dance at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Bride dances with father at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Groom Dances with Mother at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Groom with daughter at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Bride and Groom limboing at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Bride and groom dancing at reception at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Bride and groom mardi gras celebration at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Bride shoves cake in grooms mouth at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Groom dances up on bride getting garter at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Groom dancing at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Kids dancing at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Bride and Groom sunrise session posing with palm trees at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Bride and Groom on beach standing with palm trees at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Bride and Groom kissing at hard rock sign at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Bride and groom standing at water at sunrise at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Destination Wedding
Bride and Groom walking on beach at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Wedding
Bride and Groom kissing on beach at Shadai and Mo's Hard Rock Punta Cana Wedding

 

Want to see another gorgeous Dominican Republic Destination wedding? Check out Shinetta and Jaron

 

 

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