Venue: Morgan’s Rock, Nicaragua,
Hotel Manager: Alba Lorena Amador
Hotel Event Coordinator: Carolina Sanson
Off Site Coordinator: Gabriela Castillo
Chef: Christopher Jacobson best as: CJ (america’s top chef show)
Assistant Chef: Amanda Baumgarten (america’s top chef show)
DJ: Rodrigo Dariel
Hair and Make Up: Maria de Los Angeles from Azul Beauty Spa

Every year I do an average of 2 -3 destination weddings, even with the complexities and inconveniences of travel nowadays, not to mention all the stress of baggage full of gear that you hope makes it there with you. Yet usually the trade off can be an unbelievable experience.

Kelly and Zarani were my green card to Nicaragua. When they approached me to shoot their wedding I remember asking them why Nicaragua, and is it even safe to get married there? What a typical American response, right? They had visited Nicaragua now 5 times and they simply just had a love for the country- obviously they saw something very special and I’m so thankful that I got to go on this amazing journey with them.

About 80 family members and friends flew from all over the world to come and share the experience, and of course have a blast. They were a fun and friendly group indeed, full of energy and love for the couple. I think we all owe Kelly and Zarani a BIG thank you for picking such an incredible place for us to get a chance to explore.

Written by Duke


For the past 15 years, Duke has dedicated his life to photography. Duke views each wedding as a fresh and new assignment, striving to capture images that are unique to your wedding. His use of additional lighting and a keen eye to scout out the best locations are essential to his original style in wedding photography. He is an award-winning wedding photojournalist whose work has been featured in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Ceremony Magazine, The Knot Best of Weddings, Your Wedding Day, Junebug Weddings, South-Asian Bride Magazine and numerous other publications.

January 11, 2012 - 1:45 pm

Angelique Mendez - I was fascinated by the photos. I plan on getting married at Morgans Rock on February 11,2012. Please contact me so, i can have an idea on the photo package fees.

March 4, 2011 - 2:21 am

Duke - Thanks Karleen,
I think this location deserves to be discovered by a lot more couples. Best

March 3, 2011 - 2:59 pm

Weddingish - What a lovely location! It took my breath away. Destination weddings are simply the way to go. My favorite shot is that of the bride and groom holding hands while seated… fabulous!

February 18, 2011 - 1:56 pm

Karleen - Gorgeous and romantic. I think other couples would definitely consider Nicaragua as a destination wedding venue after seeing your pics.

February 16, 2011 - 2:53 am

Duke - Thank you for the great feedback!

February 16, 2011 - 2:37 am

JulioMolina - Excelente JOB.!!! GREAT PHOTOS, great moments.
i really respect your vision of all things.


February 14, 2011 - 2:21 am

Duke - Thank you Cara. A great wedding for sure!

February 13, 2011 - 6:35 pm

Cara Brechler - Beautiful photos of a lovely event and even lovelier couple!

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