Bride and Groom at the Alter in Punta Cana

Eveline and Alex

My wedding day was absolutely perfect! I loved every second of it.

When Eveline met Alex at a college function, both were surprised they had never even seen each other before; especially since she was in a sorority and he was in a fraternity at the same university at the same time. But as luck, or fate would have it, the two did meet and from that moment on, became inseparable.

The Proposal

After dating for eight years, unbeknownst to Eveline, Alex came up with the perfect proposal plan. He whisked her away to New York City to visit the famed Top of the Rock and enjoy sightseeing around the city. When their fun-filled day transcended into a heavy downpour, he then took Eveline to Max Brenner, a special restaurant he’d promised to take her to since they met. The two enjoy the specialty of the house: Chocolate covered strawberries.

As they left the restaurant, Alex, in what seemed to be a spontaneous moment, suggested Eveline to go stand in front of a magnificent church he spotted. He then prompted a stranger to take a picture of the two of them in front of it; but when he got close enough, Alex got down on one knee and proposed—with the stranger capturing the magic at exactly the right moment.

Eveline joyfully, tearfully said YES.

Why a Destination Wedding

For Alex and Eveline, the beach was the perfect choice for their destination wedding, since they both love warm weather and the tropical ambiance. They vacationed in Punta Cana after they got engaged and at the end of the trip, they came to the conclusion simultaneously that this would be the perfect place to get married. They especially loved the idea of a wedding where their loved ones could enjoy a vacation with them and witness them getting married at the same time.

Planning the Wedding

From the moment they spoke with Jessica, their destination specialist, and told her that they loved Paradisus, she took off running and guided them through the entire process. She set up everything and sent them a packet of information that included everything they needed to know including contact information for their specialist in the Dominican Republic. After they got the packet, Alex and Eveline returned to the island to visit their potential venue and took advantage of the Love at First Site experience offered by Paradisus. They fell completely in love with it! They had a walk-through with the wedding planners and booked their date right then and there. Then, when they returned home, Jessica emailed them a checklist of what to do in the coming months.

Alex and Eveline’s Romance Journey packet included a complete check list of everything they needed to make decisions on, like the colors, entertainment, music and ceremony details. Jessica also put them in touch with the priest and the coordinator in the Dominican Republic. After, they had a conference call to finalize everything. Eveline was surprised at how easy and stress-free the process was and how the AskMe team was always ready and willing to help.

The Wedding

Alex and Eveline’s wedding day was absolutely perfect, the couple loved every second of it. What was so amazing to Eveline was that she did not have to worry about a thing. She enjoyed relaxing in the spa in the morning and when she returned the photographer and videographer were already there ready to capture all the moments leading up to the ceremony. Their coordinator had arranged it all, including not letting Alex see his bride before the big moment! The coordinator stood by Eveline, held her dress, checked her makeup and even cued the music exactly on time. After the ceremony, she made sure their guests enjoyed cocktails while the wedding party took more pictures on the beach. Alex and Eveline’s family and friends are still talking about their wedding day; and according to Eveline, they truly could not have ever imagine it turning out better than it did.

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