Pearl Beach Club wedding

Mercedes + Hector’s beginning & proposal

They met in 2012 while working the same horrible retail job. They developed a close friendship but it was always just that since they switched jobs. They reconnected in 2014, and shortly after, Hector’s father passed away. It started as Mercedes being her shoulder to lean on but they developed an emotional connection and even though it was a heartbreaking time, it was the beginning of something beautiful. They moved from New York to Chicago in 2015, and have been creating memories/building their lives together ever since. In August of 2016, they took their first trip to Santo Domingo together. On an early morning of that summer, they and their family took a road trip to Samana. After driving to four different beaches to find “the perfect one” they landed at Playa Bonita where he popped the question! Mercedes thought it was perfect and luckily they were able to have captured on video.  As Mercedes so beautifully said: “What started off as a childish crush, turned into an adventure of a lifetime.

Wedding Planner: @weddingsbymayte

Venue: @pearlbeachweddings

Bride’s Gown: David’s Bridal

Bridesmaid’s Attire: Lois London Bridal

Groom’s Attire: Express