A Romantic Bohemian Beach Wedding at the Jellyfish in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

With white sandy beaches in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, swaying palm trees and crystal blue seas providing the backdrop, Victoria Chae (27 and an

With white sandy beaches in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, swaying palm trees and crystal blue seas providing the backdrop, Victoria Chae (27 and an auditor) and Kenneth Foster (28 and a member of the US Air Force) needed little in the way of decor to bring their vision for a romantic waterfront wedding to life. “We didn’t have a theme but tried to incorporate little things that were special to us,” Victoria says. “We’re both super easygoing, so as long as we liked it, we didn’t care to stick to one style.” The couple took advantage of the Jellfyfish restaurant’s breathtaking views by hosting the entire affair outdoors. After “I dos” in the sand, the newlyweds and their guests enjoyed dinner on the ocean-facing terrace. Gilded candelabras, geometric terrariums, lush garlands and bouquets of soft white and purple flowers adorned wooden farm tables, achieving the ultimate balance of bohemian romance and casual elegance. A tip from Victoria: “Breathe! Take it one step at a time. You can plan all you want up to the actual date, but when it's the actual day of your wedding, relax and enjoy yourself. You’re getting married!” —Libby MacCarthy

When Kenneth asked Victoria to make it official, he presented her with a classic diamond solitaire engagement ring with a white gold band.
To create a cohesive yet customized look, Victoria had her bridesmaids don ethereal floor-length gowns in soft shades of lavender, blush and purple. The convertible style allowed the women to choose the look that suited them best. They wore their hair down in soft, romantic waves to channel a beach chic aesthetic.
Proof that impeccable style doesn’t have to cost a fortune, Kenneth walked down in the aisle in a sharp navy suit from Zara. “We took it to get tailored—which was more expensive than the suit,” Victoria says. “But it looked so perfect after the alterations and ended up being cheaper than renting.”
Kenneth jazzed up his custom Zara suit with brown wingtip oxfords, a patterned pocket square and a leather watch to achieve a classic yet fuss-free wedding day look.
Kenneth added a pop of color to his lapel with a bright purple rose boutonniere garnished with sprigs of fresh, fragrant eucalyptus.
“I dos” in the sand were a must for Victoria and Kenneth, and the Jellyfish’s expansive waterfront property didn’t disappoint. The pair set a romantic tone for the ceremony by lining the aisles with white carriage lanterns, leading to a bamboo wedding arch draped in ethereal white fabric and bundles of purple and white blooms.
After the ceremony, guests kicked back and relaxed on the beach, where cozy vignettes complete with cushy pillows and wicker lounge chairs invited long leisurely chats. Those with a more adventurous spirit could swing on rope swings, cocktails in hand.
Adding intrigue to the elegant tablescapes were details such as watercolor menus and gold geometric terrariums filled with ivory tealights. Styled alongside lush garlands of eucalyptus and gilded dinnerware, they brought a fun, carefree feel to the evening.
Ethereal silk linens topped with arrangements of eucalyptus, garden roses and stock in shades of sage green, white and brilliant purple dressed up the elegant wooden dining tables, with gold chiavari chairs, cutlery and lanterns delivering a touch of understated glamour to the decor at the Jellyfish in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
The names of the couple’s family members and friends were hand-lettered in purple ink on classic white cards, pointing guests in the direction of their seats. The cards featured natural flourishes and were displayed on twine framed by eucalyptus and orchids.
The Jellyfish ocean-facing terrace provided guests with prime views of the bright blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. Gilded candelabras, geometric terrariums, lush garlands and bouquets of soft white and purple flowers adorned wooden farm tables, achieving the ultimate balance of bohemian romance and casual elegance.
The couple opted for a naked cake to tie into the laid-back feel of the waterfront locale, while details such as sequin-studded linens and hanging geometric terrariums lent a note of whimsy to the dessert display. As a nod to the Disney move “Up,” Victoria and Kenneth adorned their ivy-trimmed confection with a laser-cut wooden cake topper that read, “Adventure awaits.”