pavel + marika. {juanillo beach elopement + romantic yacht trip}

April 2, 2012

Marika came to Canada from Slovakia to visit friends a few years ago and met Pavel on the trip. Pavel knew he couldn’t let this one go! They’ve since made Windsor, Ontario their home and recently decided that a 3-week vacation around Dominican Republic would be the perfect chance to elope! My friend & wedding planner Irina (Caribbean-Wedding.ru) set up a beautiful arch for their ceremony on Juanillo beach in Cap Cana. Everything was perfect! (By the way, if you’re wondering how Marika & Pavel got so tanned before their wedding day – nearly 3 weeks in the hot Dominican sun!)

After the ceremony, Rob & I took the newlyweds all around our beautiful ‘neighborhood’ of Cap Cana. The 3-hour highlight of the day was the private romantic boat trip organized by Yacht Charter.

If you’re drooling over these gorgeous sights and are already married – no problem! Just come renew your vows here!  🙂

Moving on to our favourite viewpoint in Punta Cana, the magnificent Farallon. The breeze was soooooooo refreshing! 

Strolling Cap Cana’s Marina…

Romantic yacht tour  – so. much. fun! 

When Rob isn’t filming with his new 7D or holding up the reflector to get a better tan, he makes sure your glasses are full! 

A little love for the Captain! 

Check out these amazing barefoot jewels by Red-I by Chelsea – I can’t wait to rock mine at our wedding in just 2 weeks! 

What would you do with a warm bottle of sweet champagne on board? Champagne fight!! 

Pavel & Marika’s well-deserved dip in the natural pool (piscina natural) at Punta Cana’s Playa Blanca beach. 

Mmmmmmmm fresh local lobster… grilled to perfection & seasoned with olive oil and a lot of minced garlic!

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  1. Kate Hood

    April 2nd, 2012 at 20:25

    There is just something about this collection. I always love your posts but this one…I REALLY love it. when I get there I’ll be bringing my hubby. I totally want to elope. Great job.

  2. kristin

    April 2nd, 2012 at 21:15

    Yeeeeooooowwwww! These are H.O.T! What a gorgeous set of photos of such a beautiful couple. You really create a wonderful experience for newlyweds! Stunning work Katya. Wishing you all the best for your own wedding! ; )

  3. Katya Nova

    April 3rd, 2012 at 07:13

    Thank you so much Kate! You made my day 🙂

  4. irina

    April 3rd, 2012 at 13:22

    You are the excellent photographer! and Pavel&Marika are very beautiful couple! It was unforgettable day) Thank you!

  5. Pavel

    April 4th, 2012 at 21:44

    I think I will be thanking you till I live and I still would not thank you enough for these amazing photos Katya. When we posted few pictures, I think everybody forgot for the minute that we have gotten married and was just looking/commenting on how beautiful the pictures are(and the bride of course :))
    You have captured our special event and made it even more so memorable, not just for us, but for our friends and families as well when we “delivered” the news back home.
    You, Rob, Irina and Ivan are great team… Please do not stop doing this and do not change anything, it’s perfect!!! Cheers!!!

  6. Chelsea Bond

    April 23rd, 2012 at 07:42

    Absolutely fabulous! I love the super sexy shots with the fun and playful personalities. You can REALLY see the love between them! And of course, I’m in love with Marika rockin’ her barefoot jewelry 🙂 GREAT job Team Katya Nova!

  7. Photographer Barrie

    April 24th, 2012 at 19:07

    Fantastic photos wow!! Really enjoy your work!

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