Vera and Jose had a classic Christmas wedding in Dominican Republic. Touches of evergreen branches, red flowers and twinkling lights created a special theme. And it’s not Christmas until Santa shows up, and he did at the reception! I love Vera’s beautiful cathedral length veil which is completely appropriate for such a grand wedding in a church setting. Gorgeous.
Vera + Jose | December 15, 2012 | Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic | Dress Listing: Vera Wang, Hayley
Our ceremony was a traditional catholic ceremony held at one of Santo Domingo’s Colonial zone’s churches where my parents got married. We had a children’s choir sing traditional Renaissance religious selections. The decoration at the church was Christmas inspired with Christmas lights and pine trees.
Our reception was in the Anacaona Ballroom and was a very fun and cheerful dinner party where we had a merengue band and a DJ, as well as a “crazy hour” where Santa Claus gave away Jäger shots! The decor was Christmas inspired using gold, silver and beige as base colors and some splashes of red. We had around 400 guests.
Vera’s Dress Search
I had never thought of my wedding dress, all I knew was that I did not want a dress that looked too traditional yet remained classy and comfortable. When I got engaged I fell in love with a dress I saw on a picture on a social media page. My mother helped me find the designer for that dress and immediately we made an appointment at Vera Wang in New York. It was a beautiful strapless tulle ball gown. Once at the showroom, I tried on that dress and a couple more similar ones. While looking at dresses I fell in love with my dress, but the one I saw was pink, and my fiancé made it clear that he really preferred if I didn’t wear any “funky colors” on our wedding day! The person helping me and my mother said they had the dress in ivory and looked for it. It was love at first sight!
How Vera Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Beautiful, comfortable, different
Why Vera Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
My mother saved her wedding dress for over 30 years for me to wear, as did my aunts for their daughters. We all went for new, more modern dresses which reflected our personalities. I don’t see any use on keeping the dress when I can sell it for a considerably discounted price to another bride who might share my taste! I think every bride should have the chance to wear Vera Wang and selling my dress can make it more affordable to another bride looking to buy a VW dress.