Olivia & Anthony | Altos De Chavon, Casa De Campo Dominican Wedding
In the Dominican Republic the Rio Chavón implacably flows into the Caribbean Sea. These two separate aquatic features at some indeterminate point become not two, but one inseparable and beautiful body of water. It was not without meaning then when these geographical components became the canvas for the Wedding of Anthony and Olivia.
We met Olivia at Molly and Justin’s St Louis wedding in 2013, at which point, Anthony and Olivia were not yet an item. The intervening time, however, contained unanticipated changes for our now dear couple. In that time an easy friendship formed, leading to a romantic spark, ushering in a dramatic proposal on the Dominicus Pier in the Dominican Republic. Olivia’s heartfelt “yes”, was then accompanied by an intimate celebration with family secretly flown in for the occasion.
For these two, the Caribbean Sea had never been as blue and beautiful as it was that day.
So, it was with more than a little excitement that everyone gathered from wildly differing places like St Louis, England, and even some great friends from Scotland, all to the Dominican Republic for the Wedding of Anthony and Olivia.
Describe walking down the isle to see each other for the first time :
Olivia: “When the doors opened, and I saw Anthony, the biggest smile would not leave my face and I felt so genuinely happy.”
Anthony: “When the doors opened, I remember thinking that Olivia looked incredibly stunning and felt so proud to be marrying her.”
Bride’s most memorable moment:
Olivia: “During Anthony’s speech when he said, “I once heard you don’t marry someone you can live with, you marry someone you can’t live without, and I can’t live without Olivia.””
Groom’s most memorable moment:
Anthony: “When Olivia walked down the aisle to me.”
How did you personalize your event:
Olivia: We first met on January 17th 2013 so we decided to get married two years to the exact date we met which was January 17th 2015.
We had the American, English, and Dominican cultures to combine in our day.
The food for the wedding mixed foods from all three of the countries.
Our first dance started as a slow dance to “all of me” by john legend but then turned into the bachata version of the same song to incorporate the Dominican life we share. The song then transitioned back to our traditional slow dance.
When making decisions for the wedding we thought what do we want, not how do they do it in America or how do they do it in England.
There are inevitable moments where a picture simply cannot do justice to the evocative immensity of a scene. Here, with theRio Chavón carving through the background and this couple frozen in an intimate moment, that insufficiency is clear.
Thank you to all the wonderful vendors who made this Altos De Chavon Casa De Campo Dominican Wedding day amazing:
Wedding Venue: Altos De Chavon, Casa De Campo
Bride’s Dress: Oleg Cassini
Wedding Cake : Crema Pasteleria
Dominican Republic Wedding Photographers: For The Moment Photography