hard rock punta cana wedding. {nicole + jeff}

July 8, 2015

Nicole & Jeff are another one of those perfect Couples who met online. That’s right, Plenty of Fish, you rule!!

Nicole shares, ‘Ironically, we lived just a few miles from each other here in Pittsburgh, and out of all the millions of people out there… we found each other. We were meant to be!’

Nicole wanted something elegant and unique for the reception decor, so she hired our beloved Mayte Mari & Nati of Amore Weddings (the most extraordinary team of planners / decorators in Punta Cana) to transform the Eclipse Terrace at the all-inclusive Hard Rock resort in Punta Cana for their private wedding reception.

Here’s their gorgeous Big Day through our loving eyes. Enjoy!!!
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The uber-talented Krystie Ann glammed up Nicole.
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Nicole loves about Jeff: ‘I love absolutely everything about him. Especially his smile and his scent.’

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Jeff loves about Nicole: ‘Her caring and compassionate nature, her strong will and her twisted sense of humour.’

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Ideal day together according to Nicole: ‘Walking along a quiet beach together, then having a candlelight dinner.’

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Ideal day together according to Jeff: ‘Early breakfast, destination lunch and a romantic dinner.’

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Most romantic memory together according to Nicole: ‘One day I came home to hearts all over the bedroom… I mean they were everywhere!!!’

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Nicole on the Proposal:

‘Jeff took me to the place where we had our first date, exactly one year later… We enjoyed dinner and as we were walking to our car he told me he had something to give me; it was an amazing heartfelt card he took the time to make all by himself… with our very first online conversation on the front. I thought it was for our anniversary so I felt bad I didn’t have one for him. Before I could get into the car, he pulled me away and asked “How much do you love me?” He was trying to find the right moment as people kept passing by… And then finally, he got down on one knee. Awww, Jeff is the most romantic man I know. It was perfect.’

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Nicole’s favourite guilty pleasures: ‘Going out to eat and drinking wine.’

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Jeff’s favourite guilty pleasures: ‘The rare occasion I smoke a cigar.’

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Jeff: ‘I didn’t know what life was before Nicole.’

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Nicole’s favourite things to find in the fridge: ‘Just about everything.’

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Jeff’s favourite things to find in the fridge: ‘Edamame & Starbucks cold coffee.’

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Nicole: ‘I thank God for him everyday, he’s my best friend.’

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Jeff: ‘When I’m upset or irritated, Nicole will just say something totally off the wall, and I usually snap out of it.’

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Nicole: ‘When I’m upset or irritated, Jeff just gives me those eyes … and I melt!’

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“We absolutely loved the whole atmosphere for the Wedding, but we can’t say enough about everyone who helped make our Day… Katya & Rob, these two are an amazing pair…They both have such a way with words, and making everyone feel relaxed… We are so fortunate to have met them. They made our day magical, along with Cores Films and Krystie Ann… Jeff & I couldn’t be happier! 

Cake Studio Bavaro: the cake was beautiful and tasted as good as it looked.

Lastly, Mayte Mari (and Nati) are truly the fairytale wedding planners, from the moment I heard Mayte’s voice on the day we met I knew that I was in the best hands; I was obsessed with my decorations… 

You all truly are the dream team!!!! xoxoxoxoxo

My advice for any future Bride would be to relax, and take in every moment… We hesitated doing the First Look but, it was the most romantic, memorable moment we have ever had together…So happy we did it along with the Rock the Dress session the next morning!!’


Our dearest Nicole & Jeff – you two are soulmates, no doubt about it. So much so, it gives me shivers! Rob & I are SO GRATEFUL you shared this incredible Day with us. You are such beautiful people – wishing you so much love and joy!!! 



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