Fashion & Beauty

Wedding Belle: A Sophisticated Beach Bride


Bride: Melissa Kampman
Wedding Date:
February 3, 2010
Wedding Location:
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Wedding Style:
Melissa was the perfect beach bride, as she balanced the relaxed and casual feel of a beach wedding with a touch of class. Her flowy, chiffon gown had a dramatic plunging neckline with crystal detailing and looked spectacular along the bright backdrop of the tropics. She wore Jimmy Choo kitten-heeled sandals that were adorned with Swarovski crystals and she “absolutely loved them!” Melissa turned an old rhinestone necklace that belonged to her grandmother into a headband–definitely her most treasured piece. “It meant a lot to me to wear something that was hers,” she said. This bride did her own makeup after taking lessons at home and looked natural and flawless (even under the blazing sun!). The rest of her bridal party complimented her style and the vibrant colours of the tropics as the bridesmaids dawned flowing, fuchsia dresses and the groomsmen wore casual, linen pants.
The Look:
Bridal gown, Maggie Sottero ( from Alliance Bridal ( Ceremony and Reception, Majestic Colonial Punta Cana ( Hair, Spa Majestic Elegance Hotel Punta Cana.

Photography courtesy Eva Hadhazy (

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