It's always a special day when you're tasked with the honour of featuring a fellow wedding vendor's event. I had the privilege of meeting the lovely CLAIRE DURAN earlier this year at a floral conference and I'm excited to share her beautiful vow renewal held in the Dominican republic with you here today. Captured by ASIA PIMENTEL PHOTOGRAPHY there were so many beautiful moments - especially the adorable 'mummy and daughter' getting ready session.
Claire tells us, "As a wedding planner, I get to re-design my ideal wedding several times per year in my head. And in all such imagination exercises there's always two common factors: it is an intimate wedding, and it's always the same guy (hahaha). My husband and I live in the Washington, DC, area, but we were born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Knowing that we were going to spend the holidays in our half island, and knowing that it was going to coincide with our fifth anniversary, I knew that it was time to put in motion a plan for a vow renewal! I called my dear friends and talented photographers Asia and Niko of ASIA PIMENTEL PHOTOGRAPHY and as soon as I confirmed a date where we were all available, I started putting the rest of the pieces together. All this time, my husband only thought that we were doing an anniversary session during which we would privately say new vows, that I had asked artist Carmela of CORSIVO CALLIGRAPHY to artistically write (we had agreed to write vows every five years and have them framed and displayed in our walls). But little did he know that I was actually secretly inviting our closest family and friends to join us. Another thing that we both really wanted was to incorporate our three year old daughter Mila into all the pictures.