Erica and Aldo’s Wedding at Ocean Blue and Sand

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Erica and Aldo’s Wedding at Ocean Blue and Sand's wedding

The Couple

Erica and Aldo met on a blind date at a Puerto Rican restaurant on the north side of Chicago. After dating for a while, Aldo proposed to Erica on her birthday during a dazzling week-long Jamaica cruise. After an afternoon of snorkeling tours, he dropped to one knee and popped the question while overlooking the cerulean sea.

The Planning

Upon getting engaged and returning from their glorious cruise escapade, Erica and Aldo knew they wanted to pursue a tropical destination wedding. Searching for an all-inclusive, budget-friendly location, the couple narrowed their research on a collection of economical wedding resorts in the Dominican Republic. Eventually, they fell in love with the beachside sanctuary of Ocean Blue and Sand in Punta Cana.

Erica and Aldo agreed that the planning process was streamlined while working with their Destify agent Jessica. From gathering crucial gathering info to answering questions about resorts and what would be included, the couple was comforted by Jessica’s punctual and effective services. Erica said, “It was very helpful because we had a large party that was traveling with us.” She also noted how accessible and straightforward the website was, making the rest of the process relatively simple for their guests.

The Wedding

Arriving at the resort a day before their day of romance, the couple’s wedding day was the main event. After tying the knot, the couple treated their guests to an excursion day, touring the city’s underwater marine wildlife and taking advantage of the on-site contemporary spa facilities. On the day of their ceremony, Erica and Aldo said “I do” on the property’s gorgeous beach. Shortly afterward, Erica and Aldo continued the festivities with a tantalizing, cocktail hour with a live Dominican trio busting out dance-worthy bops. Upon taking in the beautiful Caribbean sunset, the couple hosted a festive 4-hour reception in the Tortuga Ballroom, rounding out an unforgettable wedding day.

Delving into the effectiveness of the resort’s on-site wedding department, Erica described how their assigned wedding coordinator was able to meet all of their requests and beyond helpful they arrived at the resort. Reflecting on the entirety of their wedding week, Erica said, “The whole day was perfect, everything was beautiful and our guests loved it.” The highlights included a potpourri of delectable food at their cocktail hour and late-night food stations.

Looking Back

Erica spoke on the financial considerations couples must take while coordinating a destination wedding. With optimism and a wave of encouragement, she offered a few pieces of crucial advice for newlyweds:

Traveling with a large group can be overwhelming but ultimately you will create some of the greatest memories of your life.

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