I bet a few of you have been wondering if I “trashed” my wedding dress in the Dominican Republic after my destination wedding…OF COURSE I DID! I debated back and forth for a while, but I decided to get the most out of the dress of my dreams. My husband knew that if I didn’t do a ‘trash the dress’ session I would regret it…he was right. It is a dress I will only get to wear once so why not wear it for every occasion, even if it means in the pool! I was determined to wear my wedding dress the entire day of my wedding and I did. No second party dress was allowed at my wedding.
Our moonlit evening photo shoot at the Majestic Colonial Punta Cana turned out better than I could have ever imagined. When I first bought my wedding dress, my youngest brother described me as Disney’s Little Mermaid. My Sincerity Bridal dress floated atop the glistening turquoise water making me feel more and more like the Little Mermaid. How ironic that my tropical turquoise island wedding in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic allowed me to be transformed into a real life princess–a princess of turquoise waters. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, I wish I could live and breath under water. It is as if I was born to be a creature of the deep blue turquoise sea. My wedding week at the Majestic Colonial was my opportunity to live my dream and be a true turquoise bride–celebrating my big day in the water!
I couldn’t be more pleased! The pictures turned out phenomenal, thanks to Alyssa Martin Photography. I don’t regret for a second that I “trashed” my dress making lifelong memories with my husband. Would you do it?
Jessica, Turquoise Compass