Why not tie the knot in paradise? Carly and Seth had the right idea when they chose to have their destination wedding in the Dominican Republic! The family rented a few adjacent villas which made gathering the wedding party much easier. Initially the ceremony was to take place on the cliff overlooking the ocean. Last minute changes had to be made due to the rain, and a second ceremony site was assembled in one of the larger villas. The cocktail hour and reception dinner took place at the Beach Club at Sea Horse Ranch. It’s a beautiful restaurant and bar with panoramic ocean views.
Overall, the wedding had a very relaxed vibe that was all about the pampering. The guys had some cigars they brought in, and made a cozy smoking lounge on the patio outside. One of the most remarkable things about this wedding was that the mother of the bride, Joan, brought in all the decorations for this 1920s Shanghai-themed wedding. Additionally she made all the desserts in the weeks leading up to the wedding, froze them, and packed them in a suitcase to travel to the wedding. Joan is also a successful interior designer, so she created all of the table linens and lamp shades by hand. She brought twelve checked bags full of decorations!