Alexa & Joaquin’s Tropical Formal Dominican Wedding

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[:en]Alexa and Joaquin tied the knot last February in one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the Caribbean: Casa de Campo Luxury Resort. The couple exchanged vows atop a beach platform in an elegant yet relaxed setting that included an oval floral installation and the blue ocean as their wedding ceremony backdrop.[:]

Lee Grebenau Bride wears Custom Bella

Alexa and Joaquin tied the knot last February in one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the Caribbean: Casa de Campo –an especially meaningful place for the couple who first met at the luxury resort, and have made countless memories together there over the past nine years. The couple exchanged vows atop a beach platform in an elegant yet relaxed setting that included an oval floral installation and the blue ocean as their wedding ceremony backdrop.   

Alexa was stunning in her LPG gown. She wore a custom Bella, a gown she knew was “the one” as soon as she tried it on during her consultation at our NY Flagship boutique. We customized Alexa’s gown from our original strapless to a V neck and back, and designed a matching overskirt. Scroll down to read our interview with Alexa and to view her dreamy wedding album!          

Lee Grebenau Bride wears Custom Bella

Tell us about the proposal!

Our proposal was so special and something I will forever cherish. We were on a trip to Napa Valley, somewhere I had always wanted to visit. After a romantic dinner at our hotel, we walked up to our room where it was completely covered in pink and white rose petals, and right before I could realize what was going on, I saw Joaquin in front of me on one knee. I walked towards him and it was a moment I will never forget, just the two of us, and over the moon with happiness, love and excitement. 

Can you share some details about the wedding?

Our wedding date was February 23rd, 2019 at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic. It is a place very special for the both of us as we met there and have made so many memories there together. It took place at a private home overlooking the ocean with the beautiful sunset in the background. Our dress code was “Etiqueta Tropical” which means the men wore white jackets, black pants, and a black bowtie, and the women wore long formal dresses of any color.  

How did you find your LPG wedding dress?

I had made many appointments in Chicago and New York to find a dress, however, once I tried on my LPG dress in Spina Bride, I knew it was the one and cancelled all my other appointments. My mom, my sister, and best friend made it much easier for me by falling in love with it too. It was more than I could have ever imagined, and when the ladies at Spina told me Lee was willing to customize and change/add anything to the dress, I was even more in love with it. I chose the Bella dress which is a strapless that I ended up converting to a V neck/back and adding an overskirt. I was sent a sketch of how it would look and a few months later it was ready, and more than I could have ever imagined. The process was so easy and fun, and the dress was perfect for me in every way.  

Lee Grebenau Bride wears Custom Bella

What are some of the things you loved about planning your wedding?

Planning our wedding was such a fun process. It took a lot of work, but with the help of my mom, sister, and wedding planner, it was by far my favorite project of all time. Our wedding planner, Sarah Troncosso, was absolutely amazing, and she really made this process so much easier for us. At any time of the day or night when we had questions, concerns or ideas, she was there to help and make all our dreams come to life.

What’s your favorite wedding memory? 

Walking down the aisle towards my husband with both my mother and father by my side was so special and gives me goosebumps every time I think of it. Also, having our family and friends all in one place celebrating with us was definitely unforgettable. 

Any other detail you’d like to share?

Enjoying every step of the process is so important! Your wedding will be something you remember forever.. I tried my best to stress less and enjoy every moment with the people I love!

Lee Grebenau Bride wears Custom Bella

Joaquin is my absolute soulmate and best friend and I could not imagine a day without him and the way he is able to make me laugh like no one else. 

Congratulations, Alexa and Joaquin!

 

Gown: LPG Flagship NYC | Wedding Planner: Sarah Troncosso | Photography: Iris Van Nes | Venue: Casa de Campo Resort | Makeup: Michelle Flaz | Hair: Elvira Sepulveda