EAST MEETS
WEST


So how do two people who live on opposite sides of the country end up falling in love and getting married? WORK! Given the amount of time we all spend at work, where else can two people who traveled around the country week after week develop a strong friendship that continued once they were no longer working together. Two people who talked everyday arguing over Biggie vs. Tupac, the 49ers vs. the Panthers and In and Out vs. Bojangles completely unaware of what was developing before them. Friends often weighed in asking when we were going to make it “official” and start dating, we would both laugh and remark that we were just good friends. As that friendship grew we started to realize that it was much more, the love we had for each other could no longer be contained in the friendship category. We may have been slow but we eventually got there and the last few years together built on the bedrock of friendship have been the happiest. We can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives together. The Proposal: We first visited Puerto Vallarta at the wedding of some dear friends, we fell in love with the city and decided we would make it our go to place for New Years every year. Kent made dinner reservations for January 1 - a romantic dinner at La Palapa Restaurant right on the beach. The plan was to propose at sunset capturing it all on my Go Pro but after a very lengthy dinner that plan went awry. No worries, a quick improvisation and I suggested we ask the waiter to take picture and capture the moment. As we were posing for the picture, I dropped down to one knee and proposed. The phone was on record instead of photo so I could capture the moment to share with all of you. At first, Tamika was confused and thought I was getting down to tie my shoes, she soon realized what was going on and that was it. That day she made one of the happiest people in the world.

OUR WEDDING PARTY


We are beyond excited to marry and spend the rest of our lives together and even more excited to do so in front of our friends and family with those closest to us standing beside us.

Tiffany Eubanks-Saunders

Matron of Honor

Tamara Eubanks

Maid of Honor

Alia Paige

Bridesmaid

Christa Hendrix-Kenan

Bridesmaid

Nasser Sunnaa

Best Man

Robert Spurlock

Groomsman

Byron Chacon

Groomsman

Jason Mathes

Groomsman

PHOTO GALLERY



LET'S CELEBRATE



Timeline

Pool, Beach, Casino, Disco and or Excursions, there is something for everyone in Punta Cana. While you are here, we hope you take the time to enjoy many of the activities available but hope that you can join us for a few planned activities.


  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    Bonfire 8:30pm

    Bonfire on the Beach
    A great opportunity for everyone
    to have the chance to meet each other, dance and enjoy a wonderful bonfire at the beach.

  • Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Dinner 6:30PM

    World Café – we will have a section reserved to sit together

  • Thursday, April 26, 2017

    Casino Takeover

    Join us in the resort Casino for an evening of craps, roulette, blackjack, and slots

  • Friday, April 28, 2017

    Wedding

    5:00 pm Wedding at the Gazebo 6:00 pm Cocktail hour and reception at Himatsu Terrace

  • Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Day Afterparty

    We plan on enjoying a relaxing day at the beach and pool, hope to see you there.




There are tons of great things to do in Punta Cana, hopefully you will build in some time for additional activities and excursions. These can be booked once you get the hotel or you can use the destination wedding website link found on the accommodations tab to pre-book and pay for your activities.

GETTING
THERE


Punta Cana is the name of a region in the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic. Covering about 420,000 m2 (approximately 1,100 acres), the region is home to a coastline of sandy white beaches and to a "town" of the same name.

Air travel: Plan to fly into Punta Cana directly, airport code is PUJ.

Tourist Card: All visitors need a tourist card to enter the Dominican Republic. You can get a tourist card before travel from the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in London, or on arrival at the airport at a cost of US$10 or equivalent. We recommend just bringing $10 per person with you and pay at the airport rather than trying to arrange ahead of time.

Ground Transportation: If you have booked through the website, your transportation and transfers will be handled. Please follow the instructions in your travel documents.

Currency: The local currency is the Dominican Peso. Its value fluctuates between 30-40 pesos per US dollar. Although any currency can be changed into pesos, it should be noted that in some situations it may be difficult to exchange pesos back into your original currency. We recommend exchanging only small amounts of money at a time to avoid any inconveniences. In the area all shops, restaurants, bars, excursion companies accept US dollars, Euros, Canadian dollars, British pounds, but it is a bit cheaper to pay in Dominican pesos.

Do not exchange money outside a recognized bank or exchange house!

ACCOMMODATIONS




Dreams Punta Cana Resort and Spa, set around a vast outdoor pool, this upscale all-inclusive resort is 17 km from the Cana Bay Golf course and 41 km from Aeropuerto Internacional Punta Cana.

Booking Your Hotel. We are working with a destination planning company that will assist you in booking your rooms, airport transfers and any other special requests. We have negotiated for a block of rooms at the rates listed below. The rates are per person and based on a 5 night stay, a minimum of 3 nights is required to book this resort.

Deluxe Room - $956 Single / $661 Double / $656 Triple
Deluxe Swimout - $1,046 Single / $751 Double / N/A Triple
Preferred 2-Bedroom Suite - N/A Single / $1,261 Double / $1,251 Triple
Preferred Club Deluxe - $1,111 Single / $816 Double / $811 Triple
Preferred Club Honeymoon Suite - $2,011 Single / $1,031 Double / N/A Triple
Preferred Club Junior Suite - $2,011 Single / $1,031 Double / $1,026 Triple

Visit the website and reserve your room early to ensure you receive the negotiated rates. www.destinationweddings.com Use pass code: KandT2017 1. Click Weddings and Honeymoons 2. Scroll down to Guests- Attend a Wedding 3. Read through the information on the resort and request a quote for the hotel

WEDDING REGISTRY


Everything we put on the registries are things we'll love, but honestly, the most important gift you can bring us is having you at our celebration. We are pumped to spend our special day with you and feel very blessed to have you in our lives!


Honeymoon Wishes Registry


Amazon


Walmart**
** Tamika is on the Board of Directors. The Relatives Crisis Center, the On Ramp Center and Journey Place Transitional Residence keep kids safe and families together. All items listed on the Wal-Mart registry will be used to assist with the needs of The Relatives Crisis Center. For more information on the relatives visit www.TheRelatives.org

CONTACT US


We would love to hear from you. Please take a moment and leave a message on our forum, or if you have any specific questions don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly by email: kenttamika2017@gmail.com See you in Punta Cana!

Kent and Tamika

© 2016 Kent and Tamika