Santo Domingo

Exploration of the Heart

September 25, 2012

Pacific Weddings

Marlene Parron and John Bingaman couldn't imagine a better place to start their new lives together than Santo Domingo, the oldest European city in the New World. Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, John says he was naturally dran to the vibrant energy and romantic architecture of the bustling city. A mutual grasp of the local language made negotiations with the Hostal Nicolas de Ovando farily easy. Located in the colonial quarter on the famed street Las Damas, the charming hotel dates back to 1502. Its three houses and stunning courtyards, now a 5-star hotel with every conceivable amenity, presented the ideal setting for Marlene and John's celebration.

The floral direction was easy with Marlene's only request that they be all white.

The bride wore a lace bolero over her Nicole Miller gown.

The groom wore a posh Chester Barrie suit that he had custom tailored on London's Saville Row. His elegant tie was created by Charvet, the oldest haberdashery in Paris, in a rich jewel tone to closely match the silk Ermenegildo Zegna ties he presented to each of his groomsmen.

Bridesmaid's wore vibrant pink Ivy & Aster dresses, carrying bouquets of roses, hydrangea and lisianthus.