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A Romantic Event at Hotel Casa Hemingway

As romantic as the ocean can be, it lends itself even more lovely when you incorporate peaceful hues of color, a horse, and flowing floral details. This editorial was part of our workshop in the Dominican republic. It was truly a dream come true! Alexa Kay Events set out to create such a palette with this inspiration shoot set in Hotel Casa Hemingway in the Dominican Republic! It was so amazing being able to capture everything and see our vision come to life.

The Details

From the planner: “ As peaceful as an ocean breeze, this wedding color palette definitely had me inspired! In fact, the hues of the sand and the sea are the pigments that were used for our styled shoot in Casa Hemingway in Playa Juan Dolio. The tablescape in our design is so soft and romantic. The floral table runner, flowed just as gently as the ocean and the candles added such elegance. In a world where wedding planning can be stressful and overwhelming at times, this color combination has such a calming and peaceful vibe — who can say no to that?!

Plus, there’s something so freeing about being near the water and the light and airy shades in this aesthetic really add to that factor. My favorite part about this inspiration? The horse! We actually got to incorporate a beautiful sandy white stallion into this styled shoot, which just put the photogenic nature of our shots through the roof! The touching moments between a bridal beauty and this majestic animal created some very emotionally driven frames, then, by adding the masculine figure of a groom to these scenes only brought more passion to each and every shot.”


Photography: The Lockharts | Ceremony Venue: Hotel Casa Hemingway | Reception Venue: Hotel Casa Hemingway | Event Planning: Alexa Kay Events | Floral: Bloom 52 | Stationery: White Oak Calligraphy | Videography: The Lockharts | Wedding Cake: Bake Artistry | Rentals: JR co | Hair: yudelka zapata | Makeup: yamila lebron | Desserts: Ambrosia Bakery | Wedding Dress: Marina Semone | Groom’s Attire: jose jhan | Veil: Hushed Commotion | Jewelry: Hushed Commotion | Jewelry: Sarah Gauci |