Nazzy & Corey planned their celebration at a gorgeous venue, Jellyfish restaurant in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, one of the favorite spots for brides who are looking for a beach ceremony. Their love story began when they were co-workers, it was kind of a tricky situation, but that didn’t stopped Corey’s attempt to win Nazzy’s heart. It wasn’t until Nazzy’s birthday where she received a bouquet of roses with a card that read: “to you, from you know who” that she accepted Corey’s offer to go to dinner, the rest is history.

Corey popped the question in Miami, a city that Nazzy’s considers her second home. Soon after, plans began and gears started moving for a destination wedding!

Corey and Nazzy married on a sunny Sunday, surrounded by family and friends in a beautiful ceremony by the beach. The ceremony was filled with laughter and happy tears. During reception, the couple and their Ethiopian guests, danced to the rhythm of traditional folk-songs from they heritage filled with excitement and euphoria. The celebration ended with a big surprise, an amazing presentation of  fire dancers’ !!

Words from the Bride: “When you find love, everything else seems to fall into place. I believe every girl begins planning her wedding as a child. You begin to picture the type of dress you will wear, the type of flowers that will be present, how the ceremony and reception will be decorated, the people that will be there, all celebrating the new Mr and Mrs! The planning of our wedding was very easy to say the least. I fell in love with DR after my 3rd visit and I knew that was the place where I wanted to get married. I always envisioned a beach wedding surrounded by our loved ones that meant the most to us. Our wedding color’s included navy, blush, gold, and ivory. Very romantic yet soft and warming color’s. Jellyfish was perfect and captured every thought and/or idea that crossed my mind. They truly brought my vision to life. I am Ethiopian and my husband is African American, so we wanted to be sure to capture both cultures, traditions and ethnicities. We wanted an intimate destination wedding that would allow us so share our special day with our close family and friends.  This was not an easy task, as a destination wedding is far from a normal Ethiopian wedding. With thorough planning and execution, we were able to incorporate both cultures! We had one goal, to see everyone truly happy and enjoying themselves! We can confidently say…mission accomplished!”

Check out the amazing images captured by GGG Photo from this amazing destination wedding below!

Vendor Collaboration

Wedding dress: Love Couture Bridal / Designer: Watters Meri Dress || Wedding Bands: Macy || Tux/Groom’s Attire: Joan’s Bridal Couture || Bridesmaid Dresses: Wedding Plantation || Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo  || Hair & Makeup: Magda Riccardi Make Up || Wedding planner- Janelkis Garrido – Jellyfish  || Officiant: Mark Lykins || Entertainment: Jellyfish  ||  Photographer – GGGPHOTO  || Videography: Video Punta Cana || Cake- Cake Studio Bavaro