Bridal Bliss: Bridget and Carlos’ Destination Wedding
Ocean Photography

Bride: Bridget Battles, 32, Physician

Groom: Carlos Etter, 36, Senior IT Consultant

The Big Day: April 26, 2014

Wedding Location: Hard Rock Resort and Casino, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Wedding Style: Beach Wedding

When You Least Expect It
Sometimes the man of your dreams is just one click away. Soul mates Bridget and Carlos met online and found instant happiness. Just two years into their relationship, he already knew it was time to ask her to be his wife. Carlos kept telling his ladylove how much he wanted her to meet his best friend, a photographer who lived in Washington, D.C., where Bridget’s best friend also happened to live. While visiting their besties, Carlos planned a fun photo shoot for them to keep things exciting. Bridget thought they were just going to snap a few fancy photos, but Carlos suddenly interrupted the shoot and proposed.

Let’s Celebrate
“My best friends came in with a bottle of champagne,” says Bridget. “Then a limo took us to an incredible restaurant.” Bridget’s favorite part of the photo shoot was that it also became their engagement shoot and the moment Carlos professed his undying love was caught on camera too. “We had an amazing engagement,” she shares. And, you know what? We agree!  Fifteen months after Carlos’ proposal, the lovebirds tied the knot in a bliss-filled beach ceremony in picturesque Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. See their romantic “I dos” now!

Photos: Ocean Photography