Three weeks ago, we were lolling around on the sparkling beaches of balmy Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. We were there to celebrate (and to photograph) the destination wedding of Rik and Damaris, which was held on the beach at sunset, and was as lovely as we imagined it would be.
Every guest received a treasure chest with a scroll itnerary, shells, sand, and these super-cool medallion necklaces that all the guests wore during the entire stay at the resort (we stayed at Dreams Punta Cana--gorgeous).
The wedding was held at sunset, and though I was racing against the sun toward the end, I loved the contrast of Rik's fair skin against his bride's golden skin (though he was difficult to expose especially in his white suit--but he looked so snazzy I was able to deal).
One of my favorite moments was during the first dance as the sun dropped out of sight and Rik and Dee danced to "The Blower's Daughter" by Damien Rice; they locked gazes for the entire song, as tears streamed down Dee's cheeks. I was glad I had a tiny bit of natural light left to capture it.
To the newlyweds--I hope the reception this weekend in Chicago is as perfect and memorable as the ceremony in paradise was--congratulations!