Ashley & Mark

Greenery destination wedding at Hilton La Romana / Ashley & Mark

Mark and Ashley’s love story is one for the books—meeting in college, falling in love, and eventually embarking on their journey to forever. From movie nights with friends to their first date, their bond only grew stronger with time. After graduating, Mark’s move to Pittsburgh marked the beginning of their next chapter, culminating in a heartfelt proposal and the welcoming of their beloved dog, Murphy, into their lives.

Their choice of Hilton La Romana as their wedding venue perfectly encapsulated their vision—a family-friendly resort with a picturesque setting by the water, adorned with lush greenery. The garden gazebo and lawn offered the ideal backdrop for their ceremony and reception, embodying the elegance and modernity they sought.

For Ashley and Mark, the decision to have a destination wedding wasn’t made lightly. They carefully weighed the pros and cons, ultimately realizing that it offered them the best of both worlds—the opportunity to celebrate their union with loved ones while enjoying a vacation together. With the help of Wendy, their trusted travel agent, they navigated the planning process seamlessly, ensuring every detail aligned with their vision.

Having had the privilege of capturing weddings at Hilton La Romana, we can attest to its charm and allure. The tranquil ambiance and secluded surroundings make for intimate celebrations, with stunning photo opportunities abound. From post-ceremony portraits to sunset sessions, the resort offers a myriad of enchanting settings for capturing cherished memories.

As for the wedding itself, Mark and Ashley let the venue’s natural beauty shine, opting for a color scheme of green, white, and gold to complement the surroundings. With such a breathtaking backdrop, the venue truly spoke for itself, creating an unforgettable atmosphere for their special day.

Their journey from college sweethearts to newlyweds is a testament to the power of love and commitment. Here’s to Mark and Ashley, and the beautiful chapters that lie ahead in their love story.