Two West Coasters traveled to the Dominican Republic for a modern-meets-the-tropics celebration: Think hand-rolled cigars, mini bottles of rum, and lounge furniture on the beach!

"I lost a bet and had to go out with 10 gues on Match.com. After my 10th bad date, I was about to cancel my membership. That's when I got a message from Alex," Natalia says.

The rest is history. On October 20, 2012, San Francisco couple Natalia Carvajal and Alex Villamil married at the Puntacana Resort in the Dominican Republic.

Photo: Angie Silvy

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