Paige & Mike got married with 30 of their closest friends and family in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic at the five star Ocean Blue & Sand Resort. We were honoured to join them for their destination wedding. We first met Paige & Mike at Paige’s sister Whitney’s wedding (that we filmed back in June of this year). Paige and her mom Dianna asked us if we would come to the DR and after taking about four seconds to pretend to think about it – we started making plans!
We arrived at the resort after a quick flight on WestJet from Toronto to Punta Cana on Tuesday, the day before the wedding. We met up with everyone for an amazing Mexican meal. We weren’t on the island more than 4 hours before we were formally introduced to Mama Juana. Basically, Mama Juana is a mixture of bark and herbs left to soak in rum, red wine and honey. The solid ingredients (local leaves, sticks and roots) vary from region to region but are said to be medicinal. It is consumed in ‘shot’ format and there is a fun little dance that you’re supposed to do. James initiated the first of several Mama Juanas. Long story short – this group likes to have a good time and we felt welcomed as a part of their family instantly!
Well – the next day was the wedding day. We got off to an early start to catch the sunrise. Well – enough talking – have a look at the highlight film we put together for Paige & Mike:
The music in this piece is ‘Let Love Be’ by Chelsea Lankes. licensed through www.themusicbed.com
We don’t offer photography – but we do use Canon 5D Mark II cameras which is certainly a professional stills camera. Paige and Mike asked us if we would take a few photos for them and Emily was excited about the challenge. While it was fun – and we did get a few nice shots – we are going to stick to what we know 😉 For fun though – here’s a few of what Emily came up with:
And here’s a few more from a little later on in the day:
Thank you so much to the entire Davies/Leeder & Pridding families and all of the friends who came for not only having us along for the wedding but for taking us in and truly making us feel like part of the group!
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