Altos de Chavon is a stunning recreation of a medieval European village conceived by a couple of famous architects and is by far the most popular attraction in La Romana. It’s part of a large upscale development of Casa de Campo and is just one hour away from Punta Cana.
What a treat it was to meet Pam & Cody a few months before their November wedding and take them to this gorgeous place for an engagement session! (Even more of a treat as they are from our home town of Edmonton, Alberta)
Pam & Cody met online through eHarmony. Cody remembers, ‘after our first date on a patio in the summer, I returned home and the moment I sat down I thought to myself ‘I could see that girl watching TV with me’. It wasn’t glamorous but it meant I could see us together forever. Doing the same things, aligned in our values and enjoying life.’ For their second date, Pam picked the movie they would see in the theatre, Midnight In Paris. ‘The first time a date had ever picked a movie I genuinely wanted to see,’ Cody chuckles. ‘That night I kissed her under a gentle summer rain shower in the warm summer evening.’
‘Cody often calls me “muffin squares” or “squares” haha, but I have NO idea where it came from! Other times, it’s “babe”, which may seem typical but still gives me butterflies when he says it.’
Most romantic memory together:
Pam: ‘I would have to say our entire trip to New York, or our “engagementmoon” as we like to call it, was the most romantic time we’ve ever had together. The serendipitous proposal kicked off an unforgettable 10 days in a city we love so much. We were both so elated with being a newly engaged couple that everything we did and saw in our jam-packed touristy vacation was so exciting. And the fact that we were so far away from reality and had such a wonderful secret to keep from our loved ones made our trip so amazing. For Cody and I to be together – anonymous souls in a city of millions – starting a beautiful new chapter in our lives in a crazy beautiful place, left us with so many wonderful memories to cherish for our entire lives.’
Cody: ‘Much like my lovely bride-to-be our engagement-moon was something from the movies. But not any movie, I mean the Woody Allen film, Midnight in Paris, literally the movie that made me fall in love with Pam forever. NYC was Pam taking the driver’s seat, was her at the top of her game, and the woman I loved in the city I’ve always dreamed of. I cared for her, proposed to her and admired her.’
Pam & Cody – we are SO looking forward to your Big Day at Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe in November! It was so awesome to connect over our mutual love of Canadian aged sharp cheddar cheese, marketing ideas, and Nueva York 🙂 You two make such a beautiful couple! xoxo K+R.