diamonds & dudu: day after shenanigans. {vanessa + cam}

April 10, 2014

We’d been away from our loved ones for more than 6 months. Rob & I traveled back to Dominican Republic from Bali and straight to Vanessa & Cam’s Cabarete wedding (Vanessa is Rob’s sister, which makes her my sister… which makes Cam by new brother!)

I don’t know how your family likes to party, but ours REALLY knows how to share the love and (quite literally) make a splash!!!!!!!

We’re still pouring our love into the wedding photos and I’m not quite ready to blog them yet…

but here’s a confession: last night after we shot a wedding, I opened a bottle of wine, listened to Alt-J & Electric Guest late into the night and created this post. I just couldn’t help it – this is food for my soul.

The day after Vanessa & Cam’s wedding, a bunch of us went out to the Dudu Lake & Blue Lagoons & Playa Diamante (between Cabarete & Cabrera) for a day of quality time and ridiculous fun.

Hope you feel the love – because I laughed & cried while putting this one together.

Sexy salsa with ripe local mangos… 

There’s never too much cilantro. 

Mandy & a very tiny harmonica. 

El Dudu Lake & Blue Lagoon – a secret gem of Cabrera, Dominican Republic. Here’s the second time you get to see Vanessa & Cam in their wedding best (since Burning Man)! 

Cam, shredding it on the drums with his incredibly talented musician friends, Reuben, Trent & Ryan.

Our beautiful sister Angie, defying gravity.

Playa Diamante, a paradise beach we had all to ourselves. Can you think of a better way to enjoy champagne with your immediate family? 🙂

Sam & his precious family. They came for the wedding all the way from San Pancho, Mexico (I’ve been there!)

Yep, that’s my dad & I. Come hug a tree! 

I’ve never seen you guys so happy. This is so right. 

Nesse & Cam – thanks for making our lives better just by being yourselves. {I have the coolest family I could ever dream of being a part of!}

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  1. Paul

    April 13th, 2014 at 20:51

    Great families make great memories! What fun!

  2. Paul

    April 13th, 2014 at 20:53

    Great families make great memories! Looked like lots of fun.

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