Nikki & Ryan

Hard Rock Punta Cana – A traditional persian destination wedding

It all started at Carmel Junior High School where they met in the 6th grade. They had a few classes together while growing up, but were in different social circuits and didn’t see each other too often.

In 2012, Nikki was traveling through Europe and happened to be sitting in a hostel searching Facebook when a notification popped up indicating it was Ryan’s birthday. She sent a message that sparked a conversation. Of course, he found her hilarious and full of wit. A few months later, Ryan was in downtown watching the IU basketball game and reached out. She didn’t have plans and agreed to meet him at the Tin Roof. That night they stayed out until the wee hours telling jokes, laughing, and having a great time!

One year to the day of their first Tin Roof hang out, Nikki arranged a scavenger hunt of sorts. The end entailed a rose ceremony where Ryan accepted her offer to seal the deal and jump into world together as a couple. They have been inseparable since.

Nikki was well traveled and introduced the back packing adventure lifestyle to Ryan. Now they travel the world together making memories that last a lifetime.

Why Dominican Republic for their big day? Because they had never been here and it was close for their guests to travel. Dominican Republic was her 30th country she visited! And now it has a special place on her heart… Congrats guys… let’s continue the journey….


Travel agent: Beach Bum Vacation
Wedding dress: Wtoo by Waters
Hair & MUA: Posh Salon / HRPC
Bridemaids dresses: Infinity dresses by The Daintyard / Etsy
Entertainment: Hots Productions