Sweetheart tables - why every bride should have one

A beautifully decorated sweetheart table is such a romantic idea to have at your wedding. It's the couple's sanctuary - sitting slightly apart from your guests but surrounded by your loved ones, family and friends, taking it all in but also having space to enjoy some private moments in between.

At Val's Weddings we love going for a lush look when it comes to decorating a sweet heart table. Lots of flowers and greenery coupled with meaningful details that reflects the taste of the couple. We carefully choose the details and flowers to decorate your sweetheart table making it a stunning centerpiece of your reception space. There are so many different looks to choose from to complement the bride's vision. Val's Weddings has expertly and lovingly designed a beautiful variety of sweetheart tables that will inspire you to find your perfect expression. Pure eye candy.

We just designed a rustic chic wedding in Santo Domingo for a couple hosting a lavish reception at La Quinta Dominican Arts and Cultural Center. The color palette was dominated by shades of whites, green, gold and touches of teal. Flowers consisted of white roses, mini carnations, hydrangeas, lisianthus, eucalyptus, fern and baby breath.


Mari &  James' sweetheart table was overlooking the courtyard and all their guests tables at Quinta Dominica in the old town of Santo Domingo, formerly a monastery and now used for hosting weddings and other events. The iron cross and the textured wall provided a lovely backdrop for their table. The color palette was the perfect choice for the existing textures and shades prevalent in the courtyard and all flowed beautifully together giving it a rustic elegant feel.



Getting married in Caribbean Paradise, yes please!

Your dream destination wedding in the Dominican Republic

Val's Weddings is a creative destination weddings and events company located in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

We are a unique full service company offering a wide variety of services from initial consulting to creating and executing the visions of our clients dream weddings and events.

Val's Weddings takes the outmost care to deliver an unforgettable client experience every single time in an elegant and effortless manner and is very passionate about what they do. 

The Dominican Republic is truly a Caribbean Paradise. Warm gentle breezes all year around, turquoise waters and white sandy beaches, beautiful sunsets and breathtaking scenery makes the island the perfect location for your dream destination wedding. 

There is a wide variety of locations and venues to choose from, and depending on your vision Val's Weddings will inspire and guide you to find the perfect place for your nuptials and celebrations.


Wedding Resorts in Punta Cana

The Dominican Republic features an impressive selection and number of hotels and resorts to choose from. The main locations are Punta Cana, Samana and Puerto Plata. The ease of travel and stay of your guests all in one place is certainly a positive aspect of choosing a resort as your wedding location. You and your guests stay all in the same place which allows for ease of gathering and joint activities. Unfortunately resorts are never private and you will have to deal with random people surrounding you while you say your 'I Do's'. Also, hotel decor packages don't allow for creative flexibility and are costly. Your wedding menu will also not differ much from the regular resort menu. 

Val's Weddings is well versed in custom creating your otherwise cookie cutter average resort wedding and transform your resort wedding into 'uniquely yours'.


Restaurants in Punta Cana as wedding venues

The main regions for restaurants suitable for your Dominican Dream Wedding are Punta Cana, Santo Domingo, La Romana and Puerto Plata. On the upside most restaurants will offer you at least partial if not full privacy for your wedding. Restaurants are also open much later than any resort venue. You will also create the opportunity to venture outside the resort and perhaps experience local flavors.

On the downside additional costs incur with traveling to an off site venue. Most restaurants can't hold more than one wedding a day and your date may not be available.  

Val's Weddings can help with all aspects related to choosing a restaurant venue for your wedding and produce an unforgettable experience


Wedding at Private Villa

The Dominican Republic is well known for its variety of luxurious villas situated right on the most stunning beaches or elevated with jaw dropping ocean views. The main regions are Punta Cana, Cap Cana, La Romana, Cabrera, Samana and Puerto Plata. The total privacy of a villa is alluring since it provides you with endless possibilities of doing whatever you want and when you want it. Also, you and your family and friends will stay together in one location to enjoy.

Val's Weddings will guide you finding the right villa for you and will take care of all aspects of your wedding day, from initial consult to transforming your vision into reality on location. Dream wedding guaranteed.


Unusual wedding venues in the Dominican Republic

The history and variety of nature in the Dominican Republic is vast. So many options to choose from. If you are contemplating to get married in a historical setting, Santo Domingo is the place for you. Its history dates back 500 years and the colonial zone is the perfect location for your wedding site with an old world flavor infused with colonial and Caribbean  elements. History and present beautifully woven into the most perfect ambiance for your wedding day. 


Picturesque landscapes as wedding venues in the Dominican Republic

If you are a nature lover and into waterfalls, mountains, rainforests and rivers, if you envision yourself being married in a secluded nature setting, Val's Weddings will inspire you to picking the right location for your nuptials. The Dominican Republic boasts a variety of natural beauty that will take your breath away. Your wedding out of the ordinary and one hundred percent private.


Themed Weddings in Punta Cana

Fancying a themed wedding? We can help you execute your vision perfectly. Vintage car, of course. Motorcycle lover, Harley Davidson, bring it on. Alice in Wonderland and the Wizard of Oz, why not? There are no limits to your creative vision that we can't accommodate. Talk to us and we will begin to turn your dream into reality.


Beach wedding in Dominican Republic, yes please!

Saying your "I Do's" on a beautiful secluded beach, warm sand tickling your toes, turquoise waters gently splashing on the shore and the soft breezes rustling through the palm trees and caressing your skin, surrounded by your family and friends is truly a dream come true. A beach setting provides you with a beautiful backdrop that is totally unique and cannot be replicated in any other scenario like a resort or a restaurant where you will have to deal with preexisting decor and possibly other guest milling about that are not part of your wedding.


The privacy of a secluded beach and the generous space lavishly provided by Mother Nature allows for utmost flexibility in decor, guest count and provides a visually stunning photographic documentation of your special day. 


You can have an intimate beach Elopement or go large scale with a lavish party gathering all your loved ones around you. Intimate or Bash - Anything goes.

And the best part about choosing a beach wedding is that you have already arrived at your Honeymoon location. Relaxation, fun and celebration guaranteed- not just on your wedding day.

Val's Weddings has envisioned and created a wide variety of beautiful destination weddings and celebrations executed with effortless style and elegance accommodating the taste of their most discerning clients.

We are a powerhouse of vision, creativity and logistical solutions to make even the wildest wedding dream a reality. Drop us a note if you want to learn more about the possibilities of us creating your beautiful destination wedding in the Dominican Republic.

Where should I get married...

Any couple interested in having a destination wedding is Dominican Republic is confronted by a serious problem - where should we have our wedding and reception?
Every couple wants to have a private and unique wedding, where they will not be surrounded by crowds of half-naked tourists and can enjoy the company of their closest friends and family without interruptions.
Wedding in Dominican Republic offers a vast variety of options. Let’s discuss the positives and negatives of all of them.

1) Resort wedding. There are hundreds of all-inclusive resorts in the DR. Main regions are Punta Cana, Samana and Puerto Plata.

The positives of a resort wedding: ease of travel and stay for you and your guests. You and your guests all stay in the same place, can do gatherings and activities together at any time. For the wedding no one has to travel anywhere, bridal party can get ready in one of the rooms. Some hotels also offer complimentary packages and perks to newlyweds, which cuts the costs of certain wedding events, food and drinks.

The negatives: hotel wedding locations are rarely private or even semi-private, so you will have to deal with random people surrounding you while you say “I Do’s”. Hotel decor packages are very inflexible, basic and costly. Your wedding menu won’t be much different to the normal everyday diet you would be enjoying at the resort. Your guests don’t get to see much of the Dominican Republic.

With all that being said, there is positive news! You can always hire a wedding agency for your hotel wedding, like Val’s Weddings and they will make your otherwise cookie-cutter average resort wedding decor shine and impress all of your guests.

2) Restaurant wedding. There are tons of restaurants available all over the country, which can be used for a Dominican wedding. Main regions are Punta Cana, Santo Domingo, La Romana, Samana, Puerto Plata.
Positives of a restaurant wedding: most restaurant will offer at least partial (if not full) privacy for your wedding. Most restaurants are open much later than any resort venue. Your guests get to see something different outside of the resort. You and your guests get to try some different, perhaps local flavors.
Negatives: there are additional costs affiliated with traveling to an off-resort venue. As most restaurants can’t hold more than one wedding a day, your date may not be available.
The negatives can be avoided if you hire a wedding planner, who works with transport companies which can give you very low rates for transport. The date can be booked far in advance to guarantee the availability.

3) Private villa. Dominican Republic is well known for its luxurious stunning private villas built right on a beach or with a jaw-dropping ocean view. Main regions: Punta Cana and Cap Cana, La Romana, Cabrera, Samana and Puerto Plata.
Positives: besides having your wedding at the villa, you and your guests can also stay there. This normally means reduced cost of stay (since the total nightly rate gets split up amongst few people), total privacy and ability to do whatever you want, whenever you want. Ability to see the country in its full beauty and enjoy some fun activities.
Negatives: remoteness of some locations, long travel times from the airport.
If the negatives scare you - choose the villa wisely and pick something that is close to all inclusive hotels, where some of your guests can stay.

4) Unusual venue (historical site, waterfall, ranch, mountain river). Dominican Republic nature and history is vast, so you can encounter unusual places just about anywhere! If we are speaking about historical sites, Santo Domingo is the place to be. It’s Colonial Zone dates back over 500 years. As far as the natural venue, as we said above - those can be found in any corner of the country. Positives: you get a dream, magazine worthy wedding, which will be 100% private and 100% unusual in every way.
Negatives: some places can be remote and certain services may not be easily available or may cost more due to the transportation or remoteness factors.

With everything said above, ANY and EVERY couple will find what they need in the Dominican Republic, as long as they are in the right hands of true local professionals, who will guide them and help them choose what works best for them!

This is a hot one! ;)

Today we would like to show off a couple of amazing new additions to our list of offerings for our dear couples ;) 

We are always on the lookout for the newest and best venues, and this time we got a real gem! Allow us to introduce Marina Caribe, the hottest new wedding venue in Punta Cana. 

The list of awesome facts is endless here!

1) Super central (10-20 minutes from most hotels in Punta Cana

2) Mouth-watering menu from an Italian chef

3) Impeccable English speaking staff 

4) Very attractive... prices ;)

5) No curfew (party till you drop)

6) Sassy bridal suite being built as you are reading this 

7) It's right on the beach!!!

8) Versatile architecture/interior/exterior

9) It is our new favorite place to hold weddings :D


Secondly, we would like you to note the swoon-worthy Rustic Chic decorations, the DIY projects, the use of live flowers and colors.

If this venue has caught your eye, like it has ours, please email us through the contact form, or direct @ valsweddings@gmail.com and ask us to receive more information

What's your Style?

What is your style? That is what we want to be inspired by! At Val’s Weddings we strive to give our couples unique and stylish weddings in the Dominican Republic. Whether it’s on one of our lovely beaches, a beautiful countryside or a private villa, we will find a location that completes your vision.

Every bride should have the wedding of her dreams which showcases who she is and what she is about. We love style challenges; you have dreams, we make them a reality. We have had the pleasure of creating virtually every type of wedding décor you can think of, to make our lovely brides’ unique wedding vision come to life. Here are just a few of our creations.

(Harley  Davidson Inspired)

This bride desired to combine the hard edge of Harley Davidson and vintage softness. Using bike parts combined with flowers in the most unusual ways, lace and ribbon, we brought two seemingly opposite styles flowing into one beautiful representation.




(Rustic Ranch)

Yes--here in the Dominican Republic we can make that happen! Not an easy task, but we managed to find the perfect spot. A stunning ranch with an incredible view, located only about 30 minutes from Punta Cana.




We had dreamed of organizing a safari themed wedding for some time and were ecstatic to have a couple come to us looking for precisely that. Using feathers, natural branches, flowers…..we were able to create just what they were dreaming of.

(Wizard of Oz)

Everything for this we made from scratch, creating movie set worthy decorations on the beach. Our designers had a blast and the couple could not have been happier.


 We are waiting to create the vision you have dreamed of for your unique destination wedding or small, personalized elopement. This is part one of many more styles we have to showcase for you all, so stay tuned!