PhotoBook: Tasha and Trevor’s Punta Cana Dream Wedding

 

Bride: Tasha

Groom: Trevor

Resort: Excellence El Carmen

Travel Advisor:  Terrah

 

 

“It was awesome.   Everything that I thought might turn out bad went well… the reception being inside ended up being perfectly fine.   Everything went amazing!”

Photobook: Jess and Jordan at Finest Playa Mujeres

 

Bride: Jess

Groom: Jordan

Resort: Finest Playa Mujeres

Travel Advisor:  Terrah

 

I was recommended to Terrah by a friend who worked with her to plan her destination wedding. Terrah helped me plan my own, taking our input and offering great options that fit our asks very well. I felt confident and secure in our travel and accommodations the entire trip because Terrah is clearly a pro! She was also extremely responsive to questions, even kindly directing me to the right place if she couldn’t answer something. Legacy Travel’s travel tips and videos are helpful and keep things fun, which is appreciated when there is so much info to absorb! My family and my fiancé’s are not big travelers, yet no one had a hitch during their experience. Thank you for making my destination wedding a huge success and a wonderful experience for everyone to look back on!

The Excellence Wedding with Rachel & Nic

Bride: Rachel
Groom: Nic
Resort: The Excellence Playa Mujeres
Agent: Terrah

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Brittany & Casey’s Excellence Punta Cana Wedding Was a Splash

Brittany & Casey’s Excellence Punta Cana Wedding Was a Splash

Bride: Brittany

Groom: Casey

Resort: The Excellence Punta Cana

Agent: Terrah

A few kisses…

Heart kisses

And lots of family…

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Made this wedding quite the splash!

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In Brittany’s words

We had a blast at the Excellence with our family and friends & on our honeymoon.  Everyone was delightful, the service was excellent, and the Dominican is gorgeous.  We even had the chance to walk the beach from the Zoetry to Dreams and see some other resorts.  We think we chose the right one!

Dawn and Robert ~ Wedding at the Excellence Punta Cana

Bride and Groom: Dawn and Robert
Resort/ Venue: The Excellence Punta Cana
Date: March 25th of 2009
Photographer: Photo Souvenir
Travel Agent: Terrah Rominger

~ Bride Interview ~

What made you decide on having a destination wedding?
We knew we wanted a tropical wedding and we wanted our special day to be as stress-free as possible.

What made you decide on the resort/venue?
It was really just a process of elimination. We wanted to experience a new place together, and we’re both pretty well traveled, so we ended up choosing the Dominican Republic. We provided the travel agent, Terrah, with a few things we thought were important to us as a couple, and the resort we ultimately chose was one of a few Terrrah suggested based on the criterion we provided her with. Terrah was a huge asset! Absolutely no regrets! Great choice!

Who was your photographer, and if you had one, your videographer?
Both photos and video were provided in-house by Photo Souvenir. The entire staff was great!

What was the biggest difficulty in planning your destination wedding?
Nothing. Perhaps just managing to take off work during the dates we wanted. 🙂

What was the highlight of the experience?
The entire wedding day. As the bride, EVERYTHING was taken care of for me – from breakfast in bed, champagne, hair, makeup, getting dressed – you name it, it was taken care of – and with great class! From the groom’s perspective, he was also a bit pampered. The resort offered a complimentary groom’s suite the night before the wedding. He had a wake up call, all his clothes were pressed, and he was updated every minute until the horse drawn carriage delivered me to the isle.

Biggest surprise?
Just how extremely stress-free the entire event was – trust me, this is a HUGE statement coming from someone who stresses over just about anything. EVERYTHING went off without a hitch – even including the brief rain showers both right before and right after the ceremony. The biggest surprise to me, the bride, was that it truly was the happiest day of my entire life – no worries whatsoever! I just smiled!

If your best friend were planning a destination wedding what would your advice be to her?
Don’t take anyone with you! Share your intimate moment with friends and family once you get home via the reception(s). We had two receptions in the U.S. after we returned. We showed the wedding video at the beginning of each and wore the same clothes (i.e., gown, etc.) for about the first hour. This created an opportunity for proper wedding photos. We also did the bouquet/garter toss at each reception and the traditional “cut the cake” ritual. I got to wear my gown (and have my hair and makeup done) THREE times – who gets to do that?! Basically, we had three weddings. I know it may sound a little unorthodox; however, our friends and family members all expressed how they felt they were still truly a part of our special day! As a bonus, we ended up making great friends at the resort and had about 16 people attend our ceremony and reception in the Dominican Republic. As a result, we now have extended “family” in both Canada and the UK! We have all kept in touch and about half intend on returning to the resort next year for our anniversary. 🙂

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