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jellyfish punta cana wedding. {jackie + brett}

April 6, 2015

Jackie & Brett met at the gym. Brett remembers, ‘it was love at first sight and after 8 years together it is still true! At the time Jackie did not speak much English, so it was all about our feelings.’

I just can’t get over how sweet, kind, loving, consciously connected and GORGEOUS these two are.

Their beautiful Wedding took place at Jellyfish Restaurant, the beloved venue that’s become like a second home to Rob & I in the last 4 years… Everything was absolutely stunning, a dream-come-true!!

Our dearest Jackie & Brett — you two are a breath of fresh air. THANK YOU for sharing your love, so many magical intimate moments … and the delicious vegan snack care package with us!! We absolutely adore you. xoxo K+R. 
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Top three things Brett loves about Jackie: I love how smart she is, how beautiful and how kind she is!!’

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The legendary Anna Nuet (hair & make-up genius), celebrating with the girls. anna nuet hair make up

Top three things Jackie loves about Brett: ‘I love his character, his personality and his eyes.’

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Jackie on the Proposal:

‘Brett came home on a Sunday night from work and asked me to go on a walk with him. I thought it was a little weird since it was late but at the same time I thought it was so romantic he wanted that moment for ourselves. We walked to a lake near our house and sat on a bench. He told me how much I meant to him and that he wanted to spend the rest of his life by my side. Then Brett got down on his knees and asked me to marry him! I was so thrilled, words could not express my happiness. The sprinklers went off just as I said yes!’

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Ideal day together according to Brett:Having morning coffee, then going to the gym, dinner and movies.’

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Ideal day together according to Jackie: We wake up, walk our dogs, go grab a coffee at our local coffee shop and chill the rest of day!’

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Jackie: I appreciate Brett’s honesty and how devoted he is to our relationship.’

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‘We call each other Boo. Neither of us remembers the story behind it anymore, it but it’s always been that way, for the last 8 years!’

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Jackie’s Father officiated their beautiful sunset wedding ceremony in Portuguese; Brett’s mom concluded with a touching prayer.

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Brett’s favourite guilty pleasures: Pizza, sweets and phones.’

Jackie’s favourite guilty pleasures: Wine and cheese. Also, spinach & artichoke dip, hummus, and San Pellegrino.’

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Brett: ‘With Jackie by my side, I have everything I want.’

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Brett: I love Jackie’s kindness and her love towards others.’

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Jackie: We’ve grown so much together as a couple … and I’m so blessed he’s introduced me the love of Jesus Christ.’

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BRIDE & GROOM POST-WEDDING REFLECTIONS: 

What did you love most about your Wedding?

Brett: ‘How beautiful my bride was during our First Look.’

Jackie: ‘EVERYTHING… but if I have to pick one moment, it would be the First Look! It was so special, the highlight for us!!’

Any regrets? What would you have done differently if you could?

Both: ‘No regrets… everything was perfect!!!!’

Most memorable moments from the Day /  Wedding week?

Brett: ‘Partying at the club with all the guests, seeing Jackie during our First Look, and leaving the hotel with all of our friends and family!’

Jackie: ‘Having dinner every night with our friends and family, walking up to Brett during our First Look, and our first dance!’

Comments about vendors, resort etc

Brett: Katya and Rob are the most amazing people I’ve met! Juan and Denis, the videographers are great too!!! The ladies from Jellyfish did an awesome job!!! The resort was good but if you have great people around you nothing really matters. We had a blast!!!!’

Jackie: ‘WOW… so many great people we met during this trip. Let me start with Katya and Rob… you guys are amazing! Such an amazing energy!! So loving and caring with us and all of our guests! I loved meeting you! You don’t just take pictures, you create moments!! Brett hates taking pictures and he didn’t mind doing our photoshoot. This just shows how great you guys are! I’m so happy we met you!!!

Juan and Denis (videographers from Cores Films) are great too!! They are so nice and attentive!! So curious to see what they captured!! 

OMG.. Anna Nuet is the sweetest person ever!! She is so talented in what she does. I showed her a picture of the hair I wanted and what she did was much better!! My bridesmaids, my mom and mother in law loved what she did! We were all so happy with her art!

Now, Jellyfish Restaurant… this place is breathtaking! The vibe of this place is out of this world. Clara and Gianna (wedding planners / decorators) are amazing. I sent them what I wanted and they went above and beyond. Every single detail was perfect!!! It was way more than I expected!! Ariel, the DJ and Jehison, the MC were awesome too. I gave Ariel the music I wanted two hours before the wedding and he played every single one of them!!! I was blown away by how well coordinated this team is!! They are so professional and perfectionist!! Isaac, the owner, is excellent in what he does as well. Any questions I had was answered so quick!! I loved meeting all of you guys!!

The resort Majestic Elegance was great too!! We are not used to all-inclusive food and drinks, so we went crazy! All my guests enjoyed their stay and honestly, our group was so happy to just be together that nothing else mattered!! The food is not great but we heard almost all resorts had bad food.’

Any advice for future brides/grooms! 

Brett: ‘Enjoy the moment! Don’t worry about little details because all that matters is each moment between you and your Bride!’

Jackie: ‘Yesss… don’t worry about anything. Jellyfish Restaurant, the photographers and videographers have perfected the art of weddings and they all know how to make your Day perfect and special. Enjoy every single moment because it goes by so fast!’

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