Wanderlust Wednesday - Punta Cana

I did a short recap last week of my recent trip to Punta Cana to see two of my friends get married, and promised I'd come back for Wanderlust Wednesday and share more details of the whirlwind trip with friends to paradise.
We were all up bright and early to catch a morning flight to Punta Cana, so the long Starbucks line in the terminal was more than worth the wait. Once we all got our caffeine fix, we realized we were on vacation and ordered rounds of drinks on the plane. Southwest has a new drink menu, and their margaritas did not disappoint! I love that you can mix it yourself, and that way it wasn't an overkill on the margarita mix. 
Once we arrived, it was go time! All that stood between us and unlimited drinks, food, and a beautiful beach was our shuttle transfer to the resort... oh and customs. 
Once we got to the resort it was time to hit the pool and the swim up bar with everyone before getting ready for dinner on the first night.
*Our swim-out room*
*View from our patio of our swim-out room*
*Dinner the first night*
The next day was the big day! But we all hit the beach to relax on the day beds, and then to the swim up bar to hang out before getting ready for the wedding that evening.
*One of my favorite things were the flamingos walking around the resort*
Then it was time to get ready for the main event! I went to the spa to get ready with the bride, and then we made our way back to the bridal suite for last minute touch ups and to get her into her gown for her bridal portraits.
*Gorgeous*
*It's go time!*
*Time to celebrate*
The next day was our last full day to enjoy the resort, we enjoyed lots of pool and beach time and a bunch of us walked down the beach to a sister resort - Breathless Punta Cana to check out their facilities and to have a drink on their beach.
*Loved going here for breakfast every morning*
That evening it was time for a yummy hibachi dinner before getting dressed up for the Halloween Beach Party under the stars.
*Yes that's a GoPro attached to a bottle of Fireball - I did not partake*
The last day called for one more calorie bomb at breakfast, and more mimosas in the pool. My friend and I utilized the swim-out option from our room one last time with some champs even though it was raining.
*Final cheers of the trip at dinner while on a layover in Atlanta*
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43 comments:

  1. I have never been before, but it looks absolutely beautiful! And the food looks so good!

    Alexis @ www.chemistrycachet.com

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  2. The breakfasts alone are sometimes worth the trip haha! Looks like a perfect time celebrating two friends getting married and also having he best time!! I love the location they chose!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. You already know I love Punta Cana, but these pictures remind me just how much...and make me want to be back there right now!

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  4. Holy cow, what amazing pictures! It looks like an absolutely fun and beautiful time! That royal blue dress you have on is stunning and all your friends look like so much fun! There's nothing better than drinking in the pool having a good ole time!!

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  5. Ugh you have definitely made me want to visit Punta Cana! It looks so gorgeous and I can't get over that resort! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  6. Looks like such an amazing trip! PC is such a great destination if you're at the right resort and you were! Dreams are always a reliable choice! I still love that dress you wore to the wedding so much!

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  7. What a fun trip, I need a tropical vacation with lots of friends now after seeing these pictures!

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  8. Looks like you guys had a fab time!! What a beautiful place too. I'm glad that you enjoyed it and you looked amazing in that dress at the wedding!!! :-)

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  9. Looks like you had such a great time! I have never been to Punta Cana, but I have heard wonderful things. You are really making me want a warm weather vacation now!!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  10. How beautiful is that breakfast spot! I definitely wouldn't mind dining there everyday!

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  11. omg you are giving me such wanderlust vibes!! take me with you! and i think the go pro with the fireball is kinda genius. i can just imagine my hot mess friends with that! bless 'em!

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  12. WOW, this looks like such an amazing place to visit. I have it on the short list.

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  13. I want to take a short trip so I'll be referring back to this post! We've never been to Punta Cana but I'd love to go... now I just have to convince J to get back on a plane! These pictures are great. Still so obsessed with your dress!

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  14. this looks amazing. you guys had such a great time - you can tell in all these photos! punta cana is on my list too. your room though - a swim up pool is ALWAYS my fav. yes please! i'm sure the only thing you'd change is to make it a longer trip!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  15. a go pro attached to a liquor bottle.....i'm going to have to steal that idea for next vacation...although it will likely end up being on the floor most of the time after i pass out haha!!

    looks like a fab time!!

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  16. Ugh, so jealous. Your entire trip I was so envious when you snapped! Looks like an awesome time! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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  17. There are few things better than beds on the beach.

    I'd die over the flamingoes! I've never seen one in the wild.

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  18. Still drooling over these fabulous pictures and how cute are those silver glitter Sperry's? This will surely be a acation you will never forget!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  19. Oh my gosh I am jealous!! That sounds like a blast!!!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  20. Looks like such an amazing trip with friends!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  21. So much fun! I love that your room had a swim out portion, and I didn't know that Southwest got new drinks! A margarita while flying sounds amazing! I'm bummed I missed this month's Wanderlust Wednesday, so I'll definitely be linking up next week!

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  22. I LOVE Punta Cana! We went there for our honeymoon and enjoyed every minute!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  23. Such a beautiful place to visit. I have never been but I've always wanted to go. Now these pictures makes me want to book my trip yesterday. The brides dress was beautiful & I am obsessed with yours! Looks like you had an awesome trip! The go pro stuck to the liquor bottle?! Why didn't I think of that?!!! So excited to be apart of this Wanderlust Wednesday ♥

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  24. Ahhhh what an amazing time!!! I've actually never been to Mexico! Looks amazing and I just love that dress on you!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  25. Nothing short of amazing! The resort looks beautiful and you guys packed tons of fun in a few short days. All the girls look gorgeous for the wedding! You know how much I love Punta Cana. Glad you guys were able to make it back there. You got tons of wonderful photos!

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  26. I want to be there so badly right now!! Looks like such an amazing trip and I can't get over the pool right outside your room - how perfect! And all the good looking food just made me hungry ;) Glad you had a great time!!

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  27. Such a fun trip!!! The beaches look gorgeous and the food looks so delicious!!! I wouldn't mind being there right now!!!

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  28. So jealous--I have been dying to go back to an all inclusive, tropical resort since our honeymoon! Looks like an amazing trip :)

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  29. What a wonderful trip!! Everything about the wedding looks so beautiful - the location, the bride, the flowers and decorations!

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  30. God, fun!!!! I have never stayed anywhere that is all inclusive. I bet that is a dangerous blast. I love wedding days of destination weddings, it's so fun to chill with everyone in the new space. I love vacation posts esp with large groups of friends. Thank you! :)

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  31. What a fantastic trip! I could go for another beach vacation right about now. :) It looks like the resort was beautiful and had a lot to offer, and your friend was a gorgeous bride!

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  32. My parents love the Dreams resorts. They look so beautiful! Your friend was such a gorgeous bride! What a fun, beautiful weekend. :)

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  33. A wedding, trip to a tropical island AND dressing up for Halloween?!?! I'm so jealous!! We stayed at Secrets when we went- it's part of the same company and I absolutely loved it. And that flamingo... so pretty! I would love to see one of those in real life :)

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

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  34. That looks so gorgeous! Drinks, friends and a celebration!? Sounds like a good time to me!!

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  35. I need one of my friends to do a destination wedding - how fabulous! All your pictures are amazing and again, so jealous of your poolside room!

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  37. Sounds like such a fun weekend! I've always wanted to go to the DR. These pictures are making me want to go even more!

    Taffeta & Tulips

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  38. We went to Punta Cana on our honeymoon and we were obsessed! I was so excited for the swim up bar and all you can eat.
    The pictures of the sky during your friends wedding look incredible! What a great place for a wedding!

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  39. Destination weddings are so fun! The swim up bar, the food, the beach all look amazing! Thanks for sharing your recap with us!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  40. Oh my gosh what a blast! I've always wanted to do a group trip like that. I'm thinking girls trip to the beach next!! :) I think maybe I mentioned this before but we went to a Secrets resort which is the same company as Dreams, just adult-only. I liked the quality! Now I need to try Punta Cana!

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  41. That's sweet that you can make your own margaritas!! Did you know that one drink on a plane is equal to something like 3 or 4 on land? I heard that somewhere and I can't remember where.
    These pictures are gorgeous... but I especially love the nighttime one! So cool!

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