Pamela and Kyle at the Dreams Palm Beach

Bride: Pamela
Groom: Kyle

Resort: Dreams Palm Beach

Photography by Charlie Lamb Photography

Agent: Terrah

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What made you decide on having a destination wedding?

Bride: We decided to have a destination wedding because of the ease of planning. We are big travelers so it was just like wanting to have a big family vacation.

What made you decide on the destination/resort/venue?

Bride:  There are lots of good reviews and feedback from the resort, so that made us feel comfortable choosing it.

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What was the biggest difficulty in planning your destination wedding?

Bride:  The biggest difficulty was figuring out how to get everything over there. We had at least 4 luggages with gifts for the guests, suit, dress, centerpieces, wedding topper, etc.

        What was the highlight of the experience and what was the biggest surprise?
Bride: The highlight of the destination was actually seeing everything put together for the ceremony and reception.  It was everything I imagined and more. The biggest surprise was everyone still getting together almost everyday. The resort was not too big or not too small.
How well was the resort and your On site Wedding Coordinator to work with?

Bride:  It was a breeze to work with the wedding coordinator and the resort . She was great and did everything I asked .

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If your best friend were planning a destination wedding what would your advice be to her?

Bride:  My advise for a friend on planning a destination wedding – pack way in advance. Especially if you’re doing gifts for the guests, centerpieces, etc.

Was there anything that you would change looking back?

Bride:  I would only change the room situation. We went from deluxe room to honeymoon suite, husband switched to groomsman room, back to honeymoon suite. It was a lot of re-packing and unpacking .

Photobook: Melissa & Robert at Breathless Punta Cana

Bride: Melissa
Groom: Robert
Resort: Breathless Punta Cana
Agent: Terrah

We couldn’t have asked for a better trip!

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The staff was great, food was great, there was always something fun to do. Our group had a great time! The wedding dinner on the beach was perfect!

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We were very pleased with everything! We walked away with lots of wonderful memories.

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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…

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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!

Christy & William’s “Breathless” Wedding in the Dominican Republic

A “Breathless” Wedding in the Dominican Republic

Christy & William’s Breathless Punta Cana Wedding

Bride: Christine Clark
Groom: William Ziesler
Resort: Breathless Punta Cana
Agent: Terrah

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A letter from the lovely bride.

Well now that the wedding is done, the reception complete, presents opened, thank you cards mailed and all the decorations have been put away, I want to take a moment to say thank you. Not just a thank you for your help, but rather many thank yous for your amazing service, you by far have exceeded the expectations not only for myself but for all those who traveled with us to the Dominican Republic. It was a picture perfect trip with a picture perfect wedding. Breathless was an amazing resort and was better than I could imagine. Not a single thing went wrong for us, honest. Truly a perfect time, and Natalia with Breathless was awesome. She handled everything, I mean every detail down to who sits where and other silly little things that she knew mattered to us.
 
Terrah you are an amazing person with a knack for detail and superior customer service, I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work.  It was awesome to see you there in the Dominican Republic. You deserve nothing but the best that life has to offer!

Love U!

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Best Wedding Chapels for Destination Weddings

At Legacy Travel, we often help arrange destination wedding ceremonies in chapels.    Here is a collection of some of our favorites around the globe in no particular order.

 

1)    Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa – All-Inclusive in Tulum, Mexico

The intimate and vibrant chapel at Dreams Tulum is just steps away from Tulum’s white sanded beach.   This chapel can hold up to 40 guests inside with extra chairs outside if needed.

 

Source: Dreams Resorts

Source: Dreams Resorts

 

 

2)  Paradise Maroma, All-Inclusive in the Riviera Maya of Mexico

This beautiful beachfront chapel is nestled right on Maroma Beach, which is named Top 10 Beaches in the World by the Travel Channel.   This chapel can accommodate up to 90 people.

Source: Elizabeth Medina

 

3)  Iberostar Paraiso Resorts & Spa – All-Inclusive in the Riviera Maya of Mexico

This chapel is located right in the heart of the amazing golf resort Iberostar Paraiso.   This resort is perfect for multi-generation groups due to the diversity in hotel options.  It can hold up to 60 people but with extra chairs can hold 200.

Source: Iberostar

Source: Iberostar

 

4)  Moon Palace Gold & Spa Resort – Cancun, Mexico

This large resort has a beautiful chapel that can hold 60 guests seated or 80 guests standing.   It has beautiful views of the Caribbean sea.

Source: Palace Resorts

Source: Palace Resorts

 

 

5) Chapel of Guadalupe – Xcaret, Mexico
As an important part of the “Hacienda Henequenera” Mexican complex the “Guadalupe’s Chapel” is located, its Neoclassical architecture of the 20th century makes it seem like a country rustic chapel.

Capacity: 360 people.

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Source:  Xcaret

 

6) St. Francis of Assisi Chapel – Xcaret, Mexico
The uniquely shaped Chapel is perched on the highest point in Xcaret offering guests spectacular ocean views and natural scenery.
Capacity: 200 people.

Source: Xcaret

Source: Xcaret

Source: Xcaret

Source: Xcaret

 

7)  Valentin Imperial Maya, All-Inclusive Resort in the Riviera Maya of Mexico

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Source: Valentin Imperial Maya

 

8) El Dorado Royale in the Riviera Maya of Mexico

This beachfront wedding chapel is located at the gourmet all-inclusive resort The El Dorado Royale. It can fit up to 80 guests.

Source: Karisma Hotels

Source: Karisma Hotels

Source: Karisma Hotels

Source: Karisma Hotels

 

9) Majestic Elegance All-Inclusive Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Source: Majestic Resorts

Our friends as Majestic Elegance have a chapel that can accommodate up to 50 guests.

 

10) Altos de Chavon chapel at Casa de Campo Hotel in La Romana, Dominican Republic

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Source: Casa de Campo

The romantic 16th century style St. Stanislaus Church in Altos de Chavon overlooking the river valley and the Caribbean Sea. The ambiance of the resort is naturally romantic, on an Island covering 7,000 acres. The chapel can hold 80 guests.

 

11) Barcelo Bavaro Palace in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Source: Majestic Resorts

Source: Barcelo Resorts

 

Source: Barcelo Resorts

Source: Barcelo Resorts

 

12) Sandals Montego Bay in Jamaica

Source: Sandals Resorts

Source: Sandals Resorts

 

13) Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach in Cabo, Mexico

Source: Pueblo Bonita Resorts

The chapel will sit 60 guests comfortably plus in the courtyard another 20-30 guests.

 

14) One & Only Palmilla in Cabo, Mexico

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Source: One&Only

Located on a hill overlooking the resort’s tropical grounds and beaches, the chapel is in traditional Mexican style, whitewashed with arched doorway and windows.
Capacity: 44 (indoor), 150 (outdoor)

 

15) Cabo Azul in Cabo, Mexico

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Source: Cabo Azul

The El Corazon Chapel can accommodate up to 125 guests.

 

16) Hilton Hawaiian Village on Oahu, Hawaii

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The freestanding, two-story Ocean Crystal Chapel at the 22-acre, 2,860-room Hilton Hawaiian Village on Oahu accommodates up to 80 guests and features floor-to-ceiling windows with ocean views. From the first level, nestled amid waterfalls, you’ll ascend a landscaped stairway to the airy, light-filled second-story chapel.

 

17) Grand Wailea on Maui, Hawaii

Source: Grand Wailea

 

18) Turtle Bay on Oahu, Hawaii

Source: Turtle Bay

Source: Turtle Bay

 

19) InterContinental Bora Bora in the South Pacific

Source: InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa

Source: InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa

 

20) Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

Source: Four Seasons

Source: Four Seasons

Now you can walk down a glass-bottomed aisle in a chapel that is just a few feet over the stunning blue sea.  This freestanding pavilion is accessible by boat only and is in an intimate 485 square feet – large enough for the couple and up to 16 guests.

 

 

If you are needing assistance with your upcoming destination wedding call one of our Destination Wedding Consultants today to have the stress-free experience you deserve.