Lulu and Veljko’s wedding at Kukua Beach Club was absolutely gorgeous! From the getting ready to the reception, every little detail was crafted perfectly to create an unforgettable wedding day. But honestly… I wouldn’t expect anything less from Kukua Beach Club! Their weddings are always unforgettable!
Weddings at Kukua Beach Club
Kukua Beach Club is a stunning wedding venue and restaurant. It’s located on the Arena Gorda Beach in Punta Cana. You can choose to have your wedding ceremony right on the beach, in the Palapa, or by the pool. All three are special in their own way, but I have a soft spot for the beach. With white sand, turquoise water, and a stunning wedding wreath at the end of the aisle, you will feel like you’re in paradise as you say “I Do.”
But before you walk down the aisle, you want to make sure you look your best. The bridal suite at Kukua is the perfect place for you and your girls to get ready. There’s great lighting for photos and tons of mirrors so you can be sure that you look stunning before seeing your fiance for the first time. Plus, the air conditioner will be pumping so you don’t have to worry about sweating, your makeup running, or your hair frizzing out before the big reveal.
When you’re ready to go, you’ll make your way down the stairs into the restaurant on the way to your ceremony. You’ll immediately be blown away by the gorgeous decor. Every detail of your wedding will be crafted by the amazing wedding planner, Mayte Marie. And she will take your breath away!
Weddings by Mayte Marie
Mayte is a true artist when it comes to wedding decor! She is one of the most talented wedding planners and designers in the Dominican Republic. And even more importantly, she is a remarkable person! If you read any of her online reviews, you’ll hear her described as a passionate, talented, extraordinary goddess. And that is exactly who she is! She has the sweetest and most caring soul. And you can feel her passion in everything she does.
Working with Mayte is a dream! She is professional and has a serious eye for detail – which can be hard to find in the DR. She will make your wedding planning seamless from start to finish, and when your big day finally comes, you will be in total awe of her creations.
Where to Stay Near Kukua Beach Club
Once you’ve decided to get married at Kukua, you’ll still need to figure out where to stay for your vacation. Thankfully, Kukua is located in a great location right on the beach in a touristy area so there are a lot of hotels to choose from.
If you want to be right next door to the venue, the RIU Resorts are on one side, and Bahia Principe Resorts are on the other. Both are within 5 minutes walking on the beach. If your guests are walking to Kukua on your wedding day, I’d recommend doing a test run the day before. That way everyone knows where to go and there’s no confusion before your ceremony. You can even designate a few “leaders” to take small groups, making sure their group gets there safely and on time.
If you don’t mind being a little further away, then the Majestic Resorts, Royalton Bavaro, and Royalton Punta Cana are great options! They’re still within 15-20 minutes walking on the beach, or about 10 minutes driving. I’d recommend arranging transportation if you stay at one of these resorts as it’s pretty hot to walk that far in full makeup and wedding attire.
Another great option is Hard Rock Punta Cana. It’s definitely too far to walk on your wedding day, but it’s only about 15 minutes driving, and the resort is absolutely beautiful! They have a casino, ORO nightclub, and some of the best resort food. But it’s a very large resort (the biggest in Punta Cana) so if you’re looking for a more intimate experience, this is not the resort for you.
Lulu & Veljko’s Wedding at Kukua Beach Club
Lulu and Veljko had a stunning wedding at Kukua Beach Club!! It was an intimate event with about 30 guests in total, and the entire day was filled with love and laughter.
Lulu is originally from China and Veljko is from Serbia, but they both live in Canada. When they met each other, it was love at first sight. Four years later, they decided to get married in Punta Cana even though they had never been here before. And what a great decision they made!
They had an emotional day, fighting back tears throughout the first look and ceremony. But after that, it was all fun! These two are so playful, and their reception was a blast! Cold fire sparklers went off as they had their first dance, and then out came the Crazy Hour dancers to start the party! All of their guests were dancing, limboing, and laughing along. That’s when Lulu changed out of her wedding dress and into a beautiful silver sequin ball gown. She looked stunning!
After a night of dancing, Veljko and the guys decided to jump into the pool and cool off. And it wasn’t long until Lulu jumped in to meet them. What a perfect way to end the night!
Just take a look at the photos below:
Pretty amazing, right?
If you’re ready to plan your wedding at Kukua Beach Club, get in contact with us today!