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dreams palm beach + jellyfish punta cana wedding. {stephanie + jose}

July 4, 2013

Stephanie & Jose light up everything around them. Witnessing their love now, it’s hard to imagine they were just friends for the first 7 years! Eventually, their beliefs and love of travel brought out more – a loyal and passionate companionship.

Jose proposed last April at their favourite New Jersey park,  Asbury Park Boardwalk. Stephanie is a SUPER talented pet photographer (check out Chase & Snap!) and the couple had been frequenting this place often for her photoshoots. This time, in her ‘snuggie and glittens,’ Stephanie thought it would be just another one of their spontaneous fun date nights…

‘Once we arrived, we walked a little on the boardwalk, looked up at the sky and happened see that the moon was a cool red colour. Because we are astronomy geeks this was a very exciting moment. We walked out to the beach, and José had brought lawn chairs for us to sit in along with speakers for his iPod player. He started playing our song and then asked to dance. I just thought he was being super romantic and that was the extent of it, and was completely caught off guard once he got down on one knee and proposed. 

I honestly didn’t hear anything he said once he got down on his knee and took out the ring box because at the same time I was saying something along the lines of “Are you serious? Is that real? Shut up!” It  felt so surreal and at one point I thought he was playing a joke on me. I guess I just thought I would know when it was coming and was shocked that he was able to pull one over on me. In retrospect, I should have seen the signs. The entire week before he was nervous and spilling and dropping things left and right. A trait extremely uncharacteristic of José. After what felt like forever, I finally realized that he was just kneeling there waiting for a response and then I answered “YES, YES, OF COURSE!”

Steph & Jose – you are such beautiful human beings! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for letting us be a part of your magical day!! Hope you travel bugs come back and visit us in Dominican Republic again! xoxoxo K+R.

Three things Steph loves about Jose: ‘He’s brutally honest, extremely loyal, and very confident.’

Dreams Palm Beach, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. 

Three things Jose loves about Setph: ‘She’s the most loyal person I know, she loves to travel and try new adventures and she is herself.’

Jellyfish Restaurant, Punta Cana – our extraordinary Mayte outdoes herself again! This time, with breathtaking travel-themed wedding decor!

Stephanie & Jose LOVE to travel and so far, have been to Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Italy, Montreal, New Orleans, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, and California together.

Ideal day together: ‘watching full seasons of a show while drinking wine and eating cheese & crackers. Also, traveling the world together!’

Most romantic memory together: ‘watching meteor showers… and of course our trip to Italy.’

‘With Jose near me, I can finally be my own person and love myself for who I am.’

‘I love how goofy Stephanie is and that she doesn’t realize how sexy that is.’

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