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Wedding Wednesday: Destination Engagement

Ever since we got engaged the one question Dom and I get asked the most is "Are you doing a destination wedding?"  Knowing how much we both love to travel, everyone we know seems to think that would be a given!  As much as we adore traveling, we knew a destination wedding just wasn't the right fit for us.  We both had way too many people we wanted to invite, and it would be too sad to cut down the guest list.

So, what does a couple that loves to travel do instead?  A destination engagement! Unbeknownst to me, Dom had been planning this since the summer before!

 Once Dom heard we were planning on vacationing at Maria's he knew he would propose there.  I've mentioned before on the blog that Maria's Beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico is named after my great grandmother, and my family just recently opened a rental property that we built there.  After many years of building, it would be the first time Dom or I saw the place in person.  Family is so important in Puerto Rico, and both Dom and my family knew how special it would be to get engaged there with the family all around.

It doesn't hurt that this is the view from one of the master balconies. ;)

I love that along with being my great-grandmother's beach and my family's place, it will always have a place in my heart as the spot where Dom asked me to spend forever with him.  If we could casually knock 100 people off our guest list we would totally get married here too!  Some of the pictures of the destination weddings held there are seriously stunning...

All photos from Vanessa Vargas Photography

The flowers...the sunset...the water.  I'm starting to think maybe destination isn't such a bad idea!
The real question now is...can I have two weddings? ;)

Love Always Nancy J

Have you ever done/attended a destination engagement or destination wedding?


  1. I was so close for us to pack up & have a small, quick, & fun destination wedding! Gorgeous place!

  2. 2 weddings, yes! haha I wish I could relive ours about once a week!

  3. Wow, what a special place!!! That must have been the most beautiful engagement :) Two weddings is definitely possible ;) Stopping over from Wedding Wednesday!

    Meg @

  4. I love the idea of a destination wedding but I know when the time comes I'll end up getting married close to home so I can have all the people I want there...

  5. You could always do the ceremony there, and have a big reception for everyone when you get back!

  6. Awe how very sweet of Dom..
    & hello 2 weddings now that would be fun!

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