Hi Mary! We realize we are replying very late to your thread, however you had great questions, and we want to be able to answer it for others like yourself. By the way, we hope you had a beautiful and magical wedding in Puerto Plata at LHVR!
We manage multiple resorts in the Dominican Republic and Mexico, and being that Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort is one that we work with and specialize in weddings, I feel we can wonderfully answer your initial questions.
First and foremost, our guests absolutely fall in love with the wedding accomodations, whether it is on the beach, overlooking the beach, in the garden or gazebo. Our pictures have been updated since you posted, and we keep them updated often. Additionally, the color scheme/design is all customizable, but we can assure an absolutely breathtaking and beautiful wedding that one will never forget. Often when asked the question about whether or not to have a reception, we suggest reviewing the guest list, as it can be largely dependent on how many guests are attending. For example, if it is just the soon to be married couple, along with a couple close friends and family, our Intimate Wedding is a perfect option, which does not include the full reception with meals and open bar, however there are several options that can be offered as a replacement, as well as great ways to celebrate your nuptials. However, for the couples that are bringing 10 -15+, a reception is a great idea, as it is not only beautiful and classic, but a great way to celebrate with your closest friends and family, while keeping the traditional vibe of a wedding. All of our destination weddings are fully customizable, and we can work with almost any budget. Additionally, our villas are the perfect accomodation. The 3-bedroom luxury villas are fabulous for the wedding couple, as it provides a great deal of privacy, private pool and personal chef, and the 4, 5, and 6 bedroom luxury villas are perfect for wedding guests, both friends and family. Don’t let the word villa fool you, our coveted villas range in size from 3,500 sq. ft. to 6,000 sq. ft. +.
The photographers at the resort are absolutely wonderful, and all specialize in wedding photography. However, if someone is looking to bring in a videographer, we are delighted to proved a preferred vendor list of the best in the North Coast.
Again, great questions!
Monarch Luxury Management