Randall & Ryan
Photography by Karina Jensen
They met at age six, grew up together and were prom dates! After post- secondary school, they took a chance on love. Less than five years later, they married at Kukua Beach Club, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Canada wide: Fifty guests travelled from Ottawa, Edmonton, British Columbia, Quebec and Toronto.
First look: The couple agrees that the best part of the big day was the first look, which the bride was against in the beginning. Randall says, “I would recommend it to anyone now. You get such raw and real photos from it and it helps ease any nerves before the ceremony.”
Special details: “Guests have told us they were blown away with the amount of detail that went into the whole day,” says Randall. “The flowers, the little personalized placemats, the seating chart photos, the head table’s hanging lights and greenery – it was obvious that a lot of planning went into the day.” (Weddings by Mayte planned the event.)
Some advice: Randall says, “Because planning a destination wedding is mainly through e-mail, be as clear as you can with what you want. Use pictures and Pinterest for reference, and ask as many questions as you want, even if you think they are silly. We also communicated with previous brides at Kukua through Facebook.”