Cayo Levantado island. Samana

This wedding is in my personal favorite Top-10

Karina and Mehran 

Cayo Levantado island

The Grand Bahia Principe

I want to share a beautiful story about my journey to Cayo Levantado island to capture the wedding of Karina and Mehran. I call it a “journey” because it is a very unusual venue and it took me and my team 6 hours to get to Samana peninsula by car and then an hour by ship. The Grand Bahia Principe is a luxurious place, the exclusive hotel on Cayo Levantado, which has it all. The views remind the best Caribbean postcards, heaven on earth.

Cayo Levantado wedding. The Grand Bahia Principe
Cayo Levantado wedding. The Grand Bahia Principe
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A couple chose Dominican Republic for a wedding because they traveled here before. Also, it was the most convenient location to get to because they had guests from all over the world.

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Cayo Levantado wedding. The Grand Bahia Principe
Cayo Levantado wedding. The Grand Bahia Principe

Karina, a bride with Ukranian roots, and Mehran, groom from Turkey, met each other in Canada while studying at the same university. Since that moment they were never apart.

Cayo Levantado wedding. The Grand Bahia Principe
Cayo Levantado wedding. The Grand Bahia Principe
Cayo Levantado wedding. The Grand Bahia Principe
Cayo Levantado wedding. The Grand Bahia Principe
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Cayo Levantado wedding. The Grand Bahia Principe
Cayo Levantado wedding. The Grand Bahia Principe
Cayo Levantado wedding. The Grand Bahia Principe
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Cayo Levantado wedding. The Grand Bahia Principe
Cayo Levantado wedding. The Grand Bahia Principe
Cayo Levantado wedding. The Grand Bahia Principe
Cayo Levantado wedding. The Grand Bahia Principe
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Karina was a very organized bride, she had a clear idea of what she wants. Funny fact: we were having dozens of emails in English for almost a year when on the day of the wedding I realized she spoke my native language: Russian. Karina had an off the shoulder satin mermaid dress with pearl buttons and Mehran wore a light blue suit — perfect choice for a beach love story shooting. This wedding is in my personal favorite Top-10. As I mentioned, the wedding was international and what I liked the most is the mix of the cultures: Ukranian songs and traditional Turkish dance meets hot Dominican music!

wedding photo shoot at Samana
 Samana
Cayo Levantado island
Cayo Levantado wedding. The Grand Bahia Principe
Cayo Levantado island
Cayo Levantado wedding. The Grand Bahia Principe
Cayo Levantado wedding. The Grand Bahia Principe
The Grand Bahia Principe is a luxurious place
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Cayo Levantado wedding. The Grand Bahia Principe
Cayo Levantado wedding. The Grand Bahia Principe
Cayo Levantado wedding. The Grand Bahia Principe

Full wedding story you can see here 

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