Regina & Matthew

Tropical destination wedding at Hard Rock / Regina & Matthew

“Matthew and I met each other in high school even though we are two years apart. After going our separate ways during college, we found each other again a few years later and the rest is history. We were simply meant to be” – Regina.

GGG: Why did you decide to have a destination wedding instead of a local wedding celebration?

Regina: ”We wanted our guests to feel like they were going on a fun vacation where there just happened to be a wedding they attended too. After visiting a few potential resorts to host the wedding, we fell in love with Hard Rock Hotel for their gorgeous wedding venues and fun party vibes. I could already picture our loved ones sharing such an incredible time with us as we toured the resort for the very first time.

“The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana was an easy choice for our dream wedding. Because of how big it is and how much there is to do, we knew our guests would never get bored. From pools, beaches, the adult side, the water park, to its nightlife and of course the casino, we couldn’t wait to get married there. Not to mention, they have a lot of options of wedding locations, each being so stunning. It was everything I had envisioned for my wedding day” says Regina with a big smile.

Located 30 minutes away from Punta Cana International Airport, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana is one of the most chosen destinations for weddings due to the variety of spaces it offers to celebrate a wedding and its indisputable attractiveness. Is one of the largest all inclusive resorts in Punta Cana and the Caribbean and they do hundreds of weddings a year, some of them really big weddings with large groups in the hundreds.

The resort is one of the biggest luxury resorts on this area. With 8 buildings, this hotel has more than 2000 rooms and suites, all of them fully equipped with Hydro Spa Tub, private balconies and 24 hour free room service. Also, it counts with 13 pools with swim-up bars and water slides and 9 restaurants, reasons to make it one of the most chosen destinations to share with family and friends.

We have done hundreds of weddings at this property over the years and we always find new places for pictures. The number of spaces and colors that it has, makes our customers have unique memories. Many times, our customers ask us: “what is the newlywed photo session?” and we explain that the newlywed photo session is the photo session right after your wedding ceremony and group pictures.
We normally start at the beach, we do a few drone shots and then we continue by the beautiful garden, bridge, the canal and some fancy spots inside the main building. You will regret not having more time for pictures. The aerial views with our drone, taking advantage of the canal, look really amazing!

GGG: How was your wedding planning with the resort?

Regina: ”Once the venue was confirmed, we didn’t have to do any other planning until 5 months before. At that time, the Hard Rock Wedding department reached out to us to get plans started for the big day. Spearheaded by our amazing coordinator, Valentina, she and her team helped us to make our dream wedding come true. It was relatively stress free for planning a wedding, even from countries away!”

GGG: Your wedding theme was pretty nice, very Caribbean style.

“The theme of our wedding was “Tropical Elegance”, intertwining white with shades of green, making our colors flow well with the cream sand and blue water. The scenery itself takes care of so much!

GGG: Everything turned great on your special day…

Regina: Thanks! The most incredible day of my life happened because we had the best local vendors ever! All of them made everything so easy for us! Thanks to all fo them!

Travel Agency & Agent: | Maria
Wedding Dress: Bridal Beginnings in Pittsburgh, PA
Alterations: The Iron Horse in Pittsburgh, PA
Hair & Makeup: POSH Studio
Men`s Attire: Menguin
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Brides Shoes: Altar`d State
DJ: GCStar – German
Entertainment: HOTS Production
360 Photobooth: JJ Studio
Bouquet, Bridesmaid Florals, and Ceremony Florals: Mercaflor
Decor: Caribbean Celebrations