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A spectacular Casa de Campo wedding

Casa de Campo wedding

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Casa de Campo weddingHere we bring you the spectacular Casa de Campo wedding of Lisa Marie Castronovo & Anthony Rocco Gurrera. The beauty of this wonderful paradise, bore witness to the love and the commitment of this gorgeous couple who celebrated their special day in Casa de Campo with more than 170 guests.

casa_de_campo_wedding_2On the beach, in the blossoming garden of a private villa, Lisa and Anthony became man and wife in a magical ceremony surrounded by friends and family, many of whom had travelled from all parts of the world to share this special moment in their lives.

“I do” said the young lovers with passionate eyes a magical moment that saw them joined in holy matrimony. From New York to the Dominican Republic and Casa de Campo, they couldn’t choose a better place!

The ceremony took with a majestic view of the sea, in the family villa. Bathed in white roses and shining in natural beauty… the ceremony was breathtaking. “The decoration were done by ‘Tres Eventos’ and our wedding planner was Betty Medina from Casa de Campo.” The bride, told Casa de Campo Living with pride and gratitude.

This beautiful bride was radiant as she walked down the aisle in wedding dress for for a princess, designed with the help Henry Shickerling and Tosca Couture, who produced it with french lace, silk organza, and Swarovski crystals… a true fairytale creation.

And this fairytale began in New York City, Manhattan, Upper East Side… Let’s hear the rest of the story from the beautiful bride, Lisa Marie.

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Casa de Campo wedding@cdcliving: Tell me a little about you and Anthony. What do you do and where do you live?

Anthony and I live on the upper east side in New York City!

We have recently partnered and started our own fashion production company, Little Miss Lady, which represents Miss Popular clothing.

Anthony is also involved in his family businesses, gourmet food and fresh seafood emporiums, Citarella, started by his father Joe Gurrera.

@cdcliving: Where did you meet? Tell us your love story!

Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tail. Fate summoned us to jury duty and “Our Story” began. On a beautiful spring day in New York we fell in love. We were both picked for a 3 week trial and went to lunch everyday.

@cdcliving: Why did you choose to get married in Casa de Campo?

Anthony’s parents own a home there and we have been vacationing there since we met and fell in love with all the romantic scenery from Altos de Chavón to our private villa.

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@cdcliving: Where did the ceremony take place?

In a private villa on the beach.

@cdcliving: Tell us about the ceremony, what made it special?

Our friends and family. 170 people that came from all around the world to share in one of the most special and happiest times in our lives. We shared 3 fabulous days of events with everyone!

@cdcliving: Which part of the celebration was the most special and why?

It was absolutely the ceremony! For me, walking down the aisle toward my husband-to-be, Anthony. And for him, watching me walk down the aisle to him.

@cdcliving: Who walked you down the aisle?

My only sibling, my younger brother Michael Castronovo. 🙂

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@cdcliving: Who designed your dress?

I designed my dress and Henry Shickerling of Tosca Couture created it for me with French lace, silk organza and Swarovski crystals.

@cdcliving: What is it that you love about Casa de Campo and Altos de Chavón?

My husband Anthony loves the old world medieval Italian setting in the middle of the Caribbean! He insisted it would be a wedding paradise. 🙂 Which it was 🙂

@cdcliving: The set-up in Altos de Chavon was quite grand, what was the decision behind that?

Altos de Chavón IS grand, we just added to the fairy tale with a tent that assured that we would have a great time come rain or shine and the floral arrangements had to complement the magical place. Anthony loves fireworks, so having them was a very special treat!

@cdcliving: Who did the music / catering / decorations / wedding planning?

We had a combination of musical entertainment to make sure the dancing would not stop!

We started our cocktail hour at Sunset on the Dye Fore Terrace with Victor Mitrov, and then moved to Plaza Chavon for the reception with Benny and the Cupids Band, and DJ Kambax, and David Almengot for Hora Loca.

Decorations were done by Tres Decoraciones and our wedding planner was Betty Medina, from Casa de Campo.

@cdcliving: Did your wedding live up to your expectations?

Of course it was the most amazing and magical time of our lives!!

Congratulations Lisa and Anthony!

Lisa Marie & Anthony’s Casa de Campo Wedding

Lisa MarieWedding planning: Betty Medina, Casa de Campo

Decor & Decorations: Tres Eventos

Photography: David NIN

Dress: I designed my dress and Henry Schickerling of Tosca couture created for me with French lace, silk organza and Swarovski crystals 🙂

Locations: 

  • Wedding ceremony – in a private villa on the beach
  • Cocktail hour – Dye Fore Terrace, Altos de Chavón
  • Reception – Altos de Chavón
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