Nicole and Jose had a grand wedding in a classic retro style. Their wedding day began with a ceremony at the church, and after that, their three hundred guests moved to one of the best restaurants in Punta Cana to taste local Dominican Republic delicacies. The night then transformed into a neon party. We spoke to Nicole about how it went and also got to know her love story with Jose.
Tell us a little about yourselves.
We met during a summer camp in 2009 when we were only 13 years old and fell in love immediately. It wasn’t until 2013 that we started dating though. I am a fashion marketer and Jose is a lawyer. We enjoy spending time together at the beach, playing golf, meeting new people, and exploring new places.
What was the concept behind your wedding and how did you find your inspiration?
Jose is an old soul, we enjoy listening to jazz together and that was the main inspiration behind our wedding concept. I wanted everything to have a modern roaring 20’s vibe with a vintage feeling.
Where was your wedding? Why did you choose this venue?
Our wedding was hosted at a very famous local restaurant called SBG Punta Cana. We chose this location because it combined everything that was important to us into one place. It was the best space, with amazing food, and created an unforgettable experience for us.
How many guests did you have?
We had 350 guests.
Tell us about your outfits.
Jose was wearing an original design from the Dominican designer Jose Jhan. I was wearing a custom-made Jusef Sanchez design that transformed into 3 different dresses during the night.
What was your first dance song?
We danced to our song “The Way You Look Tonight”. It was the first song Jose ever dedicated to me and it was playing when he proposed. We even made it a part of our wedding invite, we used the lyrics to design the decorative line sheet inside our envelopes.
What flowers did you choose for the bride's bouquet and why?
The designer of my bouquet also designed my engagement bouquet. She’s a dear friend to both myself and Jose, which made it so much more special. She used the same flowers in both to echo the transition from 'girlfriend' to 'wife'. We had peonies, buttercups, prairie gentians, and wax flowers.
What was your wedding cake like? And where did you order it?
We had a cake bar. Our main cake was vanilla with buttercream but we had a variety of funfetti, red velvet, lemon, and shortbread options with different sauces and toppings you could pour on top. Our wedding cake bar was created by Marie and More, a bakery located in Cap Cana.