We’ve got another beautiful wedding to share with you! Here we’re featuring the beautiful couple, Sally and David, and their stunning palapa wedding at Kukua Beach Club.

Whether you’re looking for a wedding photographer in Punta Cana, or you’re looking for an off-resort wedding venue, you’ve come to the right place.

I’ll show you a ton of wedding photos from Sally and David’s special day, and I’ll tell you all about this gorgeous venue. Let’s get started!


Kukua Restaurant in Punta Cana

If you know anything about us, you know we LOVE Kukua! It’s such a beautiful wedding venue, and their rockstar wedding planning team always does an amazing job. We know our brides are in good hands whenever they’re getting married here.

First of all, Kukua offers so much flexibility. There’s no one-size-fits-all package because they understand every couple is different, and every wedding should be different to match the couple’s needs. This means you’ll get to fully customize your day with the food, drinks, decor, music, desserts, and so much more. 

Mayte is the on-site wedding coordinator and designer, and she’ll bring all of your dreams to life. Do you want a boho beach wedding with pampas grass and macrame? Or are you dreaming of an elegant event with tall, towering centerpieces and walls of roses? Maybe you want to keep it simple instead and let nature do most of the work.

Whatever you have in mind, Mayte will help make it happen. She’s the best, and you can tell she really puts her heart and soul into every single wedding at Kukua.


Kukua allows you to bring any vendors you want for your wedding day! The hair and makeup artist. Wedding officiant. Photographer and videographer. You choose the team you’d like by your side for the day and you don’t have to worry about any extra vendor fees. Pretty cool, huh?

To learn more about the venue, check out Kukua Restaurant & Beach Club.


Ceremonies in La Palapa vs. On The Beach

When you get married at Kukua Beach Club, you’ll have the option to hold your ceremony on the beach or in the palapa. Both are beautiful, so you really can’t go wrong with either choice.

The beach is an easy favorite for many reasons. You’ll have the sun shining above you. The ocean view and palm trees overhead. Your toes in the sand as you say I do. This is what many couples are dreaming of when they decide to get married in Punta Cana.


You’ll also have to worry about the weather when you have your ceremony right on the beach. Is it really windy? Too hot? Raining? These could all have an impact on your wedding day – and on your wedding photos.

So that’s where the palapa comes in. 


La Palapa at Kukua

If you have a palapa wedding at Kukua, you’ll get beautiful views of the ocean without having to deal with some of the elements that can make a beach wedding uncomfortable. (Like the heat, the wind, or the rain). 

Of course, we love beach weddings, but if you’re a worrier or a type-A planner, then you may want more control to ensure everything runs smoothly on your wedding day. 

First of all, Punta Cana can get very hot and humid – especially in the summer months. If you get married in La Palapa, you and your guests will be covered from the sun. Your guests won’t be melting while they wait for you to walk down the aisle. And since it’s not quite so bright, you and your fiancé will be able to look into each other’s eyes without harsh shadows or squinting.

When it comes to the wind: the structure of La Palapa helps to slow down the stronger gusts. With the high ceilings, you’ll have a light breeze to cool things down, but it won’t be quite as intense as if you get married right on the beach. 

If you’ll be wearing a veil or wearing your hair down for the ceremony, then La Palapa is a great location for you. Long veils and beach weddings don’t always mix… The same goes for heels. The hard flooring in the palapa will allow you to wear whatever shoes you’d like without having to worry about sinking into the sand.

When it comes to rain:

You’ll be fully covered under the palapa at Kukua so you don’t need to worry about a thing. Your ceremony can start on time, without any delays, and you and your guests will stay dry. Isn’t it nice to have one less thing to stress about?


Sally & David’s Palapa Wedding at Kukua 

It’s finally time to see Sally and David’s wedding photos. You will swoon over their reception decor and their beautiful centerpieces with pampas grass, and deep red, orange, and cream roses. 

Sally and David had a private first look and then held their ceremony in the palapa. It was an emotional ceremony, and lots of tears were shed. Happy tears, of course! After their first kiss, David popped a bottle of champagne right at the altar to cheers with his bride and the family. I loved this idea! It was so cute and unique!

Then, we took family photos and couple’s photos, and the bride and groom had their first dance before heading to the wedding reception. At the reception, instead of a wedding cake, Sally and David opted for cupcakes – so they didn’t do the traditional cake-cutting ceremony, but they cheers-ed with the cupcakes and fed them to each other. It was still so sweet!

Check out their palapa wedding at Kukua down below.

Wedding Venue: Kukua Restaurant & Beach Club
Wedding Planning & Decor: Kukua Wedding Team
Photographer: Punta Cana Photographer


Want to learn more about our photo and video packages? Get in contact with us! We’d love the be there for you on your special day.