19 May The Best Places for Wedding Photos in the Dominican Republic
A wedding is a very special moment for a couple. Many times, we dream of the perfect wedding and imagine replicating what we’ve seen others do in our close circle. However, why not take things a step further? Seeing how this is a once-in-a-lifetime moment, there’s nothing better than choosing a setting that’s up to the task. Is there anything more special than a wedding in paradise? Celebrating a wedding in the Dominican Republic can give us everything we want to make this highly anticipated day of commitment an incredibly special memory. And this memory will materialise in spectacular photographs that will allow us to relive that special moment whenever we’d like.
One of the incentives of the Dominican Republic is precisely that it offers countless hidden spots and incredible settings for photoshoots. Having a great wedding album is something that couples always appreciate over time, and in the Dominican Republic we can take some very unique and special photographs, compared to more traditional wedding photoshoots.
Beaches in Punta Cana
When we think of the Dominican Republic, the first thing that comes to mind is the beach. The endless sandy areas in the Punta Cana area, especially Playa Bávaro, with its sloping palm trees and the sea as a backdrop, will be the perfect place to capture a wedding celebration. This setting is perfectly compatible with simple weddings, in which the bride and groom wear comfortable clothes, such as white linen garments; but it also can create a dramatic contrast when we capture a couple in more typical ceremony attire, where the groom is wearing a suit and the bride is in a long white dress.
The country’s capital offers lots of romantic spaces for wedding photographs. Whether it’s in the colonial area, such as the Alcázar de Colón or the Ozama Fort, or in parks such as the Dr Rafael M. Moscoso National Botanical Garden or the Iberoamerican Park, the photographer will be able to take beautifully romantic photos in a special, magical environment, where the bride and groom can blend into the city’s everyday activities to capture some of the most natural and special photographs, with a totally Dominican flavour. One of the most frequently chosen places by the bride and groom are the Ruins of the San Francisco Monastery, declared part of Dominican heritage, thanks to the unique charm of the scenery surrounding the ruins that is interspersed with nature.
Throughout the island, there are many unique caves to be explored, which are fed by both fresh and sea water, giving them a special charm. Inside The Three Eyes National Park, one of the most popular places in the country due to its exceptional beauty, we can find three underground caves lapped by turquoise waters where the rocking of the water creates an intoxicating sound that will envelop the bride and groom during their photoshoot. Choosing a cave as your backdrop is something that’s not often seen in wedding photos, guaranteeing your images will be incredibly original and that the experience of having been there will live on forever in your memory.
Travelling outside of the Punta Cana area or the capital, Santo Domingo, we can find other idyllic places for a unique wedding photoshoot. If we’re looking for beaches but somewhere other than Punta Cana, then Playa de Guayacanes or Playa Juan Dolio may be the ideal option, both of which are in San Pedro de Macorís. In addition, the Dunes of Baní Natural Monument offers is an indescribable location that will offer you unforgettable scenes, nestled in between the piles of salt and the white sand dunes in the background.
Many times, deciding whether we’ll be having a day or night wedding will help us to choose the perfect setting for our photoshoot, and can even offer us the option of playing with elements that will further enhance how spectacular the photos turn out, such as a night wedding in Playa Bávaro with torches lighting up the bride and groom, or a walk through the centre of Santo Domingo with the dim lighting of its streets. Each place has its own appeal, and every time of day has its own unique beauty.
No matter which option we choose, it’s clear that the one of the greatest benefits of celebrating a wedding in the Dominican Republic is that we can choose from numerous spectacular and easily recognisable places for our wedding photos, such as the colonial area of Santo Domingo or Punta Cana, as well as other less-known areas that are still of equal beauty.
Exploring these places in person is the perfect excuse for planning a holiday in the Dominican Republic before the wedding so that, when the day comes, we’ve already chosen a great photographer and all that’s left to do is let the magic of the Dominican Republic take care of the rest.
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