punta cana :: trash the dress

When we first talked about their destination wedding, I threw out the idea of having a “trash the dress” session the day after the wedding. Both Carolyn and Ivan made it seem like it was a possibility but not a sure thing (I was hoping and praying that they would change their mind). However once we all arrived, relaxed and enoyed the Dominican Republic sun, both were 100% in and excited about the day after their big day…our trash the dress session.

These sessions are so fun because the bride and groom get to be silly (and brave). It is a time to be away from their friends and family and just have a little bit of time together to create a memorable experience.

Here is a look at some of my favorites from our session. Pretty gorgeous, right?

punta cana wedding :: carolyn + ivan

Carolyn and Ivan are a laid-back and go-with-the-flow couple. So it only seemed natural for the two to wed in the relaxed (yet stunning) backdrop of Punta Cana in front of their closest friends and family.

The wedding overlooked the crystal clear, Caribbean water and love radiated throughout the salty air. The day was perfect for two people who deserved nothing less than perfection.

When we first met, Ivan and Carolyn told me they had very few photos of the two of them. So it was my goal to take as many photos of this gorgeous couple as possible. Ivan and Carolyn, thank you for allowing me to be your “paparazzi” for the day and for trusting me to capture the beauty in the location, yourselves and your love.

To see more photos from Carolyn + Ivan’s perfect destination wedding watch the slideshow here or below: