venue: Aura Restaurant, Juan Dolio
band: Leo Subervi Orchestra
flowers: Di Fiore
cake: Rosario Hernandez
hair & make-up team: Monica Mendoza
videographer: Christian Nin
wedding dress: Reem Acra
bride's earrings: Nakamol
bridesmaids dresses: Two Birds Bridesmaids
bridesmaids bracelet & earrings: Viv & Ingrid
groom, groomsmen, & dad's shirts: My Barong
veil & Cord: My Barong
Machell, a style editor at Brides Magazine in NYC, and Effie brought their friends and family to the Dominican Republic for a destination wedding at the beautiful Aura Restaurant (Effie's grandparents, who speak no English, traveled all the way from Israel!). Torrential rains earlier in the day had everyone fearing the worst for the ceremony, but the skies cleared in time for a lovely beach ceremony.
** Click here ** to view the slideshow with surprises like a shirtless groom, midnight swimming and fireworks!
On to the images:
Machell's bridesmaids were at the ready for every task as she prepared for the wedding.
This was so cute... this friend didn't want to see Machell before the wedding, but needed to get something from the room for the groom.
Machell fell in love with this dress during a photo shoot for Brides. She knew then, before even trying it on, that that dress was the one she wanted.
Indeed it was!
Our sweet groom Effie, captured by J.
A great angle from J of Machell walking up the aisle to meet Effie.
The very fun bridal party, seated on one of the restaurant's beach beds.
The stunning restaurant glowing at night, by J.
How adorable is Effie's expression as he watches Machell dance with her father?
Thank you so much, Machell and Effie! It was a pleasure working with you on these wedding plans, and exploring a new destination for the celebration! Let us know if you're ever up this way!