Faye + Franklin’s Cabana wedding in Cabarete, Dominican Republic was beachy, vibrant and relaxed. I love that these two lovebirds kept their nuptials tranquil and then kicked up a real Dominican soiree with live Latin music and a night of dancing. Don’t miss Faye’s flattering Jenny Packham sheath gown, Luna complete with halter neckline and eye-catching bead work from head to toe. Enjoy!
Faye + Franklin | July 11, 2014 | Cabarete, Dominican Republic | Dress Listing: Jenny Packham, Luna
The Ceremony Our wedding took place on the property of Natura Cabana, an eco-friendly boutique resort and spa, located on a private beach. The ceremony was held in the yoga temple to reflect the Zen and relaxed feel we wanted for our union and for our guests.
The Reception We had an outdoor reception in an open-air restaurant where the house chef prepared a traditional Dominican meal reflective of my husband’s family roots. After our meal, we got the party started and brought in two very well known Bachata and Merengue bands consisting of 27 musicians. For the ceremony we wanted calm and tranquil and for the reception we wanted true Latin flair!
Faye’s Dress Search How man dresses did I try on? One!!!! And it was love at first sight. The fit was perfect, the style reflected my personality and I knew I wanted something that was fashion forward, not too traditionally bridal and avant-garde…with just a touch of classic style.
How Faye Felt in Her Wedding Dress Dream come true, Elegant, Myself (…but a polished version of myself)
Why Faye Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress I had my fairytale dream wedding in this gown. I felt like I was part of the Great Gatsby and I would love for another bride to feel the same way. I flew my photographer in from Dubai and he captured such amazing images of my gown that I feel no reason to keep the dress. I have had so many people tell me that it could be worn to a black tie event, but in reality, this was a gown for a very special day and I would not want to wear it for something else.