Chavisse and Chavonna met on Facebook in 2009 during their college years. After losing touch and reconnecting over the course of 10 years, the couple sparked their romance after Chavonna deployed to Kuwait in November 2018. Less than a year later, Chavisse proposed to Chavonna in front of a small group of family and friends in Atlanta.
The couple chose Hard Rock Punta Cana, an elegant property situated on the purest white sands in the Dominican Republic. From the beginning of the process, Chavisse and Chavonna wanted a Caribbean destination wedding. Despite the limited choices due to COVID, the couple became enamored with Hard Rock Punta Cana and its glorious beachfront.
Working with Destify helped Chavisse and Chavonna plan a wedding that was uniquely theirs. From venue shopping to website crafting, the couple’s Destify agent, Alison, helped build a strong foundation for the wedding. The couple was grateful for Alison’s personable services and consistent communication. Chavonna said, “I can not begin to express how professional Alison was, all while being a friend at the same time.”
The wedding was split into 5 days of endless fun. There was no shortage of adventure during the week, as the party explored everything Punta Cana’s natural beauty had to offer. The week consisted of a scenic catamaran cruise, ATV, and scuba diving tours, featuring trips through historic caves and shallow lagoons.
The wedding was held on an immaculate afternoon at 1pm at the Hard Rock’s Harmonica Beach venue. Surrounded by close friends and family, the couple tied the knot overlooking shimmering waters. After taking pictures, the newlyweds hosted a radiant reception in one of the resort’s most elegant spaces. With a personalized playlist and professional DJ on hand, the couple and their guests enjoyed a night of dazzling inclusions. Chavonna said, “The reception was uncanny, we had the perfect balance of music that we all enjoyed.”
The couples’ advice for future couples is to love, trust, and be gentle to one another. During these trying times, the couple agreed that the process was stressful at times. Despite this, Chavonna maintained how couples must respect each other while planning.