Rehearsal Dinner in the Caribbean

We are excited to share more about this beautiful rehearsal dinner in the Caribbean. We have fallen in love with the Dominican Republic and this wedding weekend is just the start of that love story!

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Constance and Andy wanted everyone to become acquainted and mingle a bit before their big day. Together we planned a beach barbecue welcome party at Playa Minitas for the first event, which welcomed all of the guests. Guests traveled from all over the world and needed a laid back event to adjust to the time difference and to turn on vacation mode! Everyone enjoyed the first night on the beach.

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Then we organized this more intimate seaside rehearsal dinner for the day before the wedding. We knew the marina in Casa de Campo was such a gorgeous venue and had everything we needed to create this magical rehearsal dinner.

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It was a more intimate dinner party with just the family and the wedding party. Everyone sat at one family-style long table with views of the yachts gliding into the marina to dock. You could hear the waves and the birds all around you, it really captured an exotic paradise atmosphere to kick off the wedding weekend!

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Everyone was excited to try the fresh seafood from the area. Culinary chefs cooked colorful seafood paella right there by the table and toasts were given throughout the dinner courses.

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Welcome Dinner Menu
Appetizers: Ham croquettes, breaded crispy calamari, mahi-mahi ceviche, caesar salad, or house salad with apple, nuts, and cheese.
Main course: Seafood paella cooked tableside.
Desserts: Cheesecake, Dominican flan, carrot cake, and chocolate cake.

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Everyone laughed at old memories with the couple as they soaked in the views. The mood was light and warm as they sat beneath twinkling lights that really transformed the space. The sun started to set and the colors bounced off the water, it was a breathtaking sunset this day.

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After a wonderful dinner, everyone headed back up to the villa for a good night’s rest before the big I do! Check out Constance and Andy’s full wedding gallery here!

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Rehearsal Dinner in the Caribbean Vendors:

Photographer: Pat Furey
Venue: The Marina at Casa de Campo

Kerry Charlotte

My favorite thing about destination weddings is watching all of the guests explore a new place! I, myself, love learning more about this tropical paradise. I also really enjoy how every single event is completely different and really reflects the couple and their love story.