Katie and Roman's Punta Cana Wedding
A stunning NOW Destination Wedding at the Gran Bahia Principe in Punta Cana
Published June 27, 2014
Where you tied the knot : Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana
Wedding Date: April 14th 2014
Type of Cake: Cake- White Chocolate 3 tier cake with purple ribbon around each tier - The cake tasted amazing!
Bride bouquet - Rose's and Lillie's with other tropical flowers ( purple and white)
Groom boutineers - purple roses
Mother's bracelets - Roses and Lillie's ( Purple and white)
Bridesmaids bouquets - various tropical flowers in purple and white
All the flowers were gorgeous, they were so thick, colorful and smelled amazing. They held up all day , even the white flowers stayed beautiful the whole time.
Make of grooms outfit: Le Chateau
Make of brides dress: Allure Bridal ( style 8862)
Hair and make up done: (ex:Maid of Honour, etc.)
Hair and make up done at the Esmeralda spa at the Gran Bahia Principe
-They did an amazing job on the hair, I loved it and it held up pretty good for being in the humidity all day. All the estheticians were amazing and did beautiful jobs on all the bridesmaids and MOB ( x2) hair. All we did was show them a picture and they did exactly what was shown.
Song for First Dance: Thousand Years Part 2 ( choreographed by Greta at Dance life Studios)
Photographer: Herman with Tropic One Studios
Herman did an amazing job, all the pictures turned out beautifully. I didn't meet Herman up until the wedding day so I was a little nervous on how the pictures would turn out, but from the second I met him, he jumped right in, took charge and captured some awesome photographs. The only part I did not like was choosing what pictures to keep because of the package allowance that we had on the number of pictures.
NOW wedding planner: Ana Maria
Highlight of the Trip/Favourite Thing about the Resort:To be honest, I just loved the whole week, wish it would of lasted longer. It was such an amazing time dealing with Now destinations, and the wedding planners at Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana. Doralis and Poaula were our wedding planners once we arrived at the resort and they both made sure our every requests was made. The decorations, the music, the favors, and the flowers were better then I ever could imagine. The wedding planners made our wedding very special and made sure we were well taken care of during our week at the resort
I just loved spending the week with all my friends and family. It couldn't of been a better week to be there, the weather was amazing and just the whole ambiance of the resort and the wedding made everything perfect. I loved the size of the resort, I know some people don't like a lot of walking when they are visiting an all inclusive resort but the size of the resort kept things interesting and always finding something to do. They had trolleys that went all over the resort so it made it convenient if you didn't feel like having a long stroll the other side of the resort.
Any Feedback/Words to NOW Destinations: Ana Maria played a big part in my wedding planning and keeping everything organized. From the get go she was on top of everything and didn't leave any stones unturned. Upon choosing the resort, our main concern was the pricing for our guests but we didn't want to jeopardize having a mediocre resort. She was great at recommending resorts that suited our needs, looked gorgeous and was at an awesome price for our guests. We had 55 people in total in our wedding group and there was a big mix of people who are experts at all inclusive resorts and people who have never been on vacation before and all my guests were very impressed with the resort (I don't think we could have found a better location for our needs). Several of my guests had commented on how much they enjoyed dealing with Ana and how easy she made everything.
My whole wedding process was around a year and a half of planning and Ana Maria stayed professional, polite, just awesome to to talk to the whole time. She was always quick with replying to emails and calls. She made sure all of my requests were dealt with quickly and was awesome at making sure everything got dealt with on time. Above all, she had to deal with my family haha, they can be a little "fun" to deal with and Ana always made sure they were taken care of, as well as happy. She did it with elegance and never once got frustrated with them. I think if you can deal with my parents the way Ana Maria did, you are definitely awesome at your job.
Ana Maria was a god send for my wedding, I couldn't have found a better wedding planner. She worked hard and I don't think I could of received better customer service then what I had received with Ana Maria at Now Destinations.
If I have any friends or family who I know is planning a destination wedding- I will gladly recommend them to use Now Destinations and Ana Maria