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Just a few weeks ago, one of my closest friends got married via a destination wedding at the Barcelo Bavaro Beach resort in Punta Cana.  Amy and Dan along with 19 of their friends and family traveled down to celebrate their union.  The wedding day began beautiful and sunny.  It was almost hard to believe that there would be any rain as forecasted, but as the day drew on, the clouds moved in and so did the showers.  Amy had been dreaming of a beach wedding since they started planning so it was heartbreaking to all of us that of all the days we were there the wedding day would be the one to have this happen.  Miraculously though, the ceremony time came around and rain let up just long enough for a 10 minute ceremony, a champagne toast on the beach, and for family photos along the ocean to take place.  It was perfect – maybe not sunny, but it didn’t matter., just look at the smiles the two have on their faces.

Post ceremony, we managed to find a break in the rain to sneak out to the beach for some portraits of the newlyweds – which put me at ease 🙂  Below are some of my wedding day favorites.

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Post-ceremony smiles from the bride and groom!

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The rings on the bride’s gorgeous lace wedding dress.  It wasn’t an easy feat to balance those babies like that either!

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We found a few minutes after cocktail hour and during a rain break for me to catch some photos of Amy and Dan on their own.

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The groom was excited to see his bride that morning!

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Looking up early that morning during my morning walk along the beach.

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