We traveled to the Dominican Republic last week to capture the destination wedding of Alberto + Sophia in the historically beautiful Zona Colonial area of Santo Domingo. 

The Zona provided a gorgeous backdrop of unique architecture, beautiful flowers and ornate brick pathways everywhere we went. 

These two encompass what life looks like on mission—serving, loving, + compassionate—all the while, exuding a joy through their beautiful smiles that’s awe-inspiring. 

[We actually met Sophia in Honduras, while traveling around the world documenting mission organizations a few years back + the work they are doing there with @legacyofhope to step into vulnerable children’s’ lives completely captured our hearts.]

We could not have been more honored for them to have us with them for this unforgettable weekend. 

The love these two share was indeed felt by everyone around them. In being paired with their beautiful souls + the astonishing backdrop of the Zona, their wedding will always have a special place in our hearts.

Wedding Planner and Decor: CV Studio 

Photography/Videography: Brandon Kari Productions

Venue: La Briciola 

Sound System & DJ: DJ Fox 

Hair & Makeup: BraidMeUp by Lorena Gutierrez 

Grooms Barber: La Grasa Barber

Wedding Dress: One & Only Bridal 

Alterations: Thread and Needle Alteration

Cake: Pastelería Rosario 

Signs and Calligraphy:  Sarabeth Burkett 

Cigars: Caoba Cigars