Kastyn Reid actually met Nicholas Pérez at her own birthday party in March of 2015.
“My roommates had invited him, but it was so hectic that we didn’t really get to connect,” she recalls. “Thankfully, they also invited him to our Cinco de Mayo party a few months later!” Flash forward to June of 2017, when Nick and Kastyn were making their way to Florence, Italy for a friend’s wedding. “The first night we were there, Nick told me to get dressed up because we would be eating at the Michelin-star restaurant on the roof of the Four Seasons hotel”. “I had no idea the restaurant didn’t exist!” When they arrived on the roof, there was only a single table set. “I realized what was happening, and Nick got down on one knee,” she recalls.”
I had always dreamed of a beach wedding, and Nick’s only request was that their venue had a great golf course. The challenge? Their 320-person guest list! “Nick grew up visiting Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic with his family, and thankfully they were able to accommodate our crowd and still let us have a ceremony on the beach,” explains the bride. There, the couple and their 320 guests spent the entire weekend celebration, from a Thursday night welcome party to a Friday golf tournament, followed by a ceremony in the sand and a killer reception and Party that lasted after very passed midnight.
Kastyn’s father escorted her to the towering wooden arch, decked out in roses and hydrangeas, overlooking the ocean where Nick was waiting for her to be married by Kastyn’s brother on a heartfelt ceremony. Later on the 320 guests headed to the cobblestone courtyard of Altos de Chavon, a replica of a sixteenth century Mediterranean village, the heart of the Casa de Campo property for the reception. There, a clear tent protected guests from rain while also making it feel like they were dining under the stars. An exquisite decor designed by the remarkable Claire Duran with an all-white tables were topped with rose and hydrangea centerpieces to create an aura of “old world elegance” just steps from the sand. On tables, gold-brushed chargers and gilded accents enhanced the romantic table design.
The evening begin with a Miami-based band called Entourage, followed by DJ Irie from the Miami Heat and an Hora Loca performance. The surprise, though, was when guest Marc Anthony took to the stage. “It was so special of him to entertain our loved ones like he did,” says Kastyn. “We’ll never forget it!”
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Shoot out to an amazing team of vendors: Wedding Planner: Claire Duran Weddings and Events || Venue: Casa de Campo || Bride’s Veil: Tony Federici || Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo || Makeup: Yamila Lebron || Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Hayley Paige || Groom’s Attire: Suit Supply || Groomsmen’s Attire: Suit Supply || Engagement Ring: Kara Ross, from J. Birnbauch || Floral Design: Amy Lauren Floral Designs || Paper Products: How Sweet || Catering: Casa de Campo || Music: Quartet Music, Entourage, DJ Irie || Rentals: Divano Luxury Furniture Rentals, JR & Co., Nuage Designs || Videography: NCH Films || Photography: Asia Pimentel Photography