"We've come a long way and baby you know I hope and I pray, that you believe me when I say this love will never fade away" ~ Ray LaMontagne
Michelle and Ryan have been together for eight years before they said their vows! Their kiddos are the biggest part of their life, and being parents together has definitely made them a stronger, better couple. Aside from being mom and dad to great kiddos they like to travel or watch Game of Thrones or Shameless together. Date nights are clutch and usually involve dinner, one Sam Adams and one Blue Moon! They live on the south shore of Massachusetts so a beach wedding would definitely be perfect for them! But they wanted a vacation, too, so that they could relax and enjoy each other's company....somewhere...all inclusive! I was more than happy to join them at Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa in the Dominican Republic! The resort was beautiful!! The turquoise ocean view was stunning! The spa was a "Dream!" Michelle and their daughter, Danielle, visited the spa to get their nails done before the ceremony. They also did a gorgeous do for Michelle!
The grounds were beautiful! I love the colorful flowers and the contrast of the island rock!!
I spent a little time with Michelle around some locations on property at Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa....
Michelle was such a gorgeous bride!
Michelle and Ryan's little ones, Mikey & Danielle, and Ryan's son "Little" Ryan, were the couple's wedding party! Michelle's dad walked her down the aisle while "somewhere Over the Rainbow by Isreal Kamakawiwo'ole played and Ryan anxiously awaiting his bride...
The kids had a few words to add to the ceremony! :)
....husband and wife.....
The resort did an amazing job with the bouquets! Absolutely in love with these colors this season!!
Ryan usually does NOT like having photos of himself taken...but he was more than happy to snuggle with his bride on the beach!
Finishing this blog with my absolute favorite image from this Punta Cana wedding, and wishing Michelle & Ryan a lifetime of joy!