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cabarete wedding photographer. {christi + boyd, hideaway beach}

June 3, 2012

Christi & Boyd met on the job, at an industry party in Vegas … from Christi’s words, they were toast – the attraction was instant. They keep each other on their toes and really know how to make each other melt. From their very first email, I knew these two would pull off a fabulous party and create an unforgettable experience for their loved ones. Although Las Vegas is the perfect playground for the time being, Christi & Boyd dream of beach-livin’ sometime in the near future, so the charming town of Cabarete, Dominican Republic was the perfect getaway for a new beginning together, their wedding.

Our beautiful bride Christi is a talented Social Media Expert (among other things!)  – check out her fabulous Pinterest page for wedding inspiration & much more. We’ve joined the Pinterest wagon as well – happy pinning!

We really love Cabarete… If Punta Cana is the bride-factory (as we lovingly call it), with nothing but commercial resorts and calm picture-perfect beaches, the North Coast (and Cabarete in particular), is the heart, soul & culture capital of Dominican tourism.  Hideaway Beach / Chez Arsenio was the perfect venue for this wedding. I’ll our favourite images tell the story of the day!

Design Dann taking care of finishing touches on the amazing decor in the reception tent. For his contact info, keep scrolling down. Slowly!

Hideaway Beach 2-bedroom suite, where Boyd & Christi got ready.

As I looked for a cool way to display Christi’s uber-unique shoes, I snuck a peek at the fresh langostinos that we were to have for dinner. Mmmm, so good. 

Yes, I’m inside the closet. Some people find me funny! 🙂

Love the peacock feather accents in Christi’s hair.

First look, Hideaway Beach staircase.

Late afternoon Hideaway Beach ceremony.

We brought some sand from our Punta Cana beach, the darker sand is native to Cabarete. What a great contrast.

Christi & three daughters tying the bouquets with a ribbon to celebrate ‘sisterhood’.

Christi & Boyd’s wedding celebration wouldn’t have been the same without Dominican Republic’s wedding planner extraordinaire, Richard Weber, and the uber-talented team from Palm Springs, Dann & Beau from Design Dann Inc.

There are gorgeous peacocks roaming all around the property. Rob & I were devising a plan to corner one for portraits – only to learn from one of the servers that all it takes is some BREAD! Boo-yah. Oh, and you probably can’t see very well, but I’m rocking peacock feather earrings! First time since Burning Man 🙂

Intimate and deliciously colorful reception dinner, Chez Arsenio.

We’ve been to a gazillion weddings. This DJ is THE best. Period. Meet DJ Onno. He splits his time between Cabarete and western Europe, spinning for fans. He aslo owns a bar in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. If you’re a Punta Cana bride – DJ Onno travels! 

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