High school sweethearts Briana & Jaymie Snell met back in 2006. The couple got married on October 7, 2016 with a destination wedding in beautiful Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Jaymie proposed on November 18, 2015. I planned to meet a few friends that night for a going away dinner. As we were escorted to our seats I noticed my parents, Jaymie’s parents, and all of our friends sitting at the table. I was completely shocked & it was written all over my face. It took me a minute to process exactly what was going on. As I walked around the table speaking & hugging everyone, Jaymie grabbed my hand & dropped down on one knee. It was such a beautiful moment & so unexpected. I couldn’t believe that he pulled something like this off. At the time, we were in a long distance relationship, so flying down on a random Wednesday to propose really blew me away. The night was perfect & I wouldn’t change anything.
The vision for our wedding is beach elegance. I really wanted a very elegant & romantic feel. The colors were cream, gold, with lots of greenery & hints of blush. I was big on flowers & lots and lots of candles. Our wedding designer nailed it.
Advice for fellow Coordinated Brides
It’s so easy to get wrapped up in planning a wedding that you forget about what truly matters, the marriage. Take your time & truly enjoy the moment. I know its cliché, but the day goes by so fast, so really try to take it all in. Also, involve your fiancé. I really tried to include Jaymie in all of the decisions, even the ones that he probably didn’t care about. After all, you guys are in this together.
Planning a destination wedding can be stressful, but try to find other brides who are going through the same things. I found a group on Facebook: Punta Cana Brides, and it was the biggest help. I don’t think I could’ve planned a wedding without the help of those ladies.
Photographer: Charlton Inije/ Inije Photography || Wedding Designer: Ileana Then/ IG: Ileanathen || Wedding Dress: Enzoani/ La Raines Bridal Boutique – Atlanta, GA || Shoes: Vince Camuto || Hair: Anna Nuet | Makeup: Anamia Abreu / IG || Video: Mibsan Espejo/ Live Storytellers Venue: Eden Roc at Cap Cana || Cake: Ana Bello- Cake Studio Bavaro || Fire Show/Crazy Hour: HOTS Productions || Stationary: Papered Wonders || Rentals: JR & Co. || Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy Group || Robes: ETSY My Everyday Party