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Top Wedding Resort Hacienda Encantada Highlights Getting Married in Cabo San Lucas This Fall

15 Oct

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Once travelers set foot at Top Wedding Resort Hacienda Encantada, they soon see exactly why so many travelers who visit the area find it to be such a romantic place. The resort is home to sweeping views, something that many who visit Mexico hope for. Using these as a romantic backdrop for wedding photos will create a lifetime of memories.

After their ceremony, many will want to stick around Cabo San Lucas for the honeymoon as well. Relaxing at any of the beautiful beaches in the area, especially Lover’s Beach will be the perfect place for newlyweds to celebrate their relationship for the first time ever as a married couple. There are many other beaches nearby as well, including the famous Medano Beach, where people watching and many delicious restaurants await.

After a day sightseeing around, come back to relax at Hacienda Encantada. Famous for providing the best place for travelers to unwind, and the holistic spa is a great place to do it. After the ceremony, every couple needs to take some time to just be. A sure way to beat the stress to spend time indulging in the luxury spa treatments available at a travelers fingertips. The Temezcal experience is one that many refer to as life changing, a ritual originating from Mexican tradition known to be cleansing, providing the ultimate relaxation. Following up with a couples massage or facial, Hacienda Encantada knows this honeymoon will be one to remember.

Hacienda Encantada knows those who are already married will have a wonderful time here as well. Hacienda Encantada shares the resort is also known for being a romantic place to plan other events than just weddings, so perhaps a future vow renewal or anniversary ceremony could be planned at the resort as well. This is a great option for all those wanting to share a special moment together in the near future. For more information on planning a ceremony in Cabo San Lucas with Hacienda Encantada, contact the resort today at; planner@haciendaencantada.com

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In 2014: Destination Weddings on the Rise, particularly for Mexico.

13 Jan

 

Destination Weddings on the Rise

Mexico City, Mexico. January 12, 2013:  According to Yahoo Finance, destination weddings are on the rise.  They are up an estimated 20% due to sites like Instagram and Pinterest promoting exotic locations for brides. Bodas Destino, which literally means “Destination Weddings”, is a promotion and wedding planning company, and is proud to offer fabulous events in wonderful locations for engaged couples who want a romantic destination wedding. Bodas Destino services international clientele and provides plenty of lovely getaways.   Destination weddings to Mexico and other Latin American countries are increasing in popularity among international couples.  According to the Knot Market Intelligence 24% of couples in the United Sates are now choosing to have a destination wedding. Cancun CVB, also publishes that 30% of them are international weddings, with Mexico accounting for 24% of that number, which equates to about 25,000 couples annually, providing a truly memorable experience that is sure to be unforgettable, destination weddings are hard to top.  People from all over the world are traveling to Latin American locations to have the experience of a lifetime among beautiful landscape and unforgettable views.  Many people turn to Bodas Destino to provide the best weddings in Mexico and Latin America.  For couples that are looking for special events, destination-wedding resources or planners, Bodas Destino procures convenient planners, locales and other top professionals for couples. With access to the most breathtaking destinations and venues in Mexico and Latin America, part of its portfolio, guests will have the time of their lives.

Noe Ariza founded Bodas Destino in 2012. Ariza formerly worked as Commercial Director for the well-known Nuestra Boda magazine.  A partnership was recently secured with Carmen Laborin, which will provide a fabulous addition to Bodas Destino due to his experience with Mexican tourism and special interest travel from her work with the Mexican government, tourism & hospitality industries, which procured more destination weddings to Mexico.  Ariza and Laborin are both members of the Association of Bridal consultants and Bodas Destino’s partners. Laborin was appointed “Rising Star 2012” among the top travel agent professionals who are 35 years old or under, by Vacation Agents and Agents@Home Magazines.   More services will be available due to the addition, and she provides excellent promotional and consulting capabilities, along with brand recognition skills.  If you are looking for a destination wedding in Mexico or Latin America, Bodas Destino can help you throw your dream wedding, for Bodas Destino is an ambassador for the top special events’ professionals and locales.

 

FOR CONTACT: Bodas Destino

Phone: +52 (55) 8421-9565

Email: hi@bodasdestino.com

Twitter: @Bodasdestino

Facebook: BodasDestino

 

Beach Pink in Riviera Maya BY HUMBERTO CASTILLA PHOTOGRAPHER

 
Wedding by Carmen Laborin. Photo by: Humberto Castilla

 

ZANKYOU MAGAZINE: El amor y los rituales sagrados de la Boda Shamanica Maya

20 Nov

I’ve been asked to collaborate with ZANKYOU (Gee I so love their name!) a fabulous worldwide wedding registry, wedding website provider and super fun magazine with a number of useful and current articles on all weddings-related topics. One of their best features is that it provides brides & grooms free personal -and easy to use- website builder to publish and share with their loved one the main aspects about their upcoming wedding.

I’ve featured my first article on something I’ve suddenly been hearing and people commenting a lot about lately, and that is the MAYAN culture, with all the end of the world buzz (not happening like that by the way, at least not according to our savvy Mayans) but mostly because of people trying to go “back to basics” when it comes to marrying the one they love, putting aside more and more the formalities of the traditional ceremonies in the quest of authenticity and more meaningful exchanges of vows and commitments. For that and with the help of some very kind guides and friends I’ve written this first collaboration named “El amor y los rituales sagrados de la Boda Shamanica Maya” (How your Spanish knowledge these days by the way?).

Ok, while my articles are currently in Spanish on ZANKYOU MEXICO, I found that my article could easily be translated into english language VIA GOOGLE URL TRANSLATE (what a tool uh!?) and so I’ve come to have a second version of my article right HERE for you, may you want to check it out. It is on LOVE AND SACRED MAYAN SHAMANIC RITUALS for non-traditional or spiritual wedding celebrations. I really hope you like it, and if so please share your comments and click like for me would you 🙂

My next article in ZANKYOU MEXICO is about the great destination of LOS CABOS Baja Sur, Mexico. If you have any suggestions on topics you would like me to talk about, please let me know what it is, as I’d love to write more for you and the topics of your interest.

Hope you like my article on ZANKYOU.

Love,

Carmen

Mexico’s official website has a revamped design and content including a Destination Weddings’ micro site

9 Jul

The Mexico Tourism Board is the organization entrusted to coordinate, design and develop the national and international strategies for tourism promotion for Mexico, specifically the one responsible of promoting the numerous incredible destinations and activities that Mexico has to offer, as well as Mexico’s many natural and cultural locales. For this matter and looking into way of spreading the good news and all the wealth that Mexico has to offer for first time visitor and for long time travelers alike, the tourism board has today re launched its website on a new and more friendly platform, with revised and more useful content and social networking capabilities so we can all share the best of Mexico’s to the world, including the amazing exotic locales that the country offers for destination weddings’ groups or other special celebrations.

A dedicated weddings micro site style, is part of the revamped Visit Mexico site with an impressive amount of information including destination weddings destination profiles, Mexico specialists & wedding planners directory, frequently asked questions, photographer directory, honeymoon travel advise, etc. Make sure you check out the new Mexico Weddings website: http://www.visitmexico.com/en_us/VisitMexico30/Weddings__Romance

In 2011 Mexico had a record breaking year for tourism, with 23.4 million international travelers visiting our destinations; which was historically Mexico’s best year for international tourism. In 2012 already about 4.9 million international tourists have visited Mexico in the first five months of 2012 representing a 5% increase year on year.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR GUIDANCE ON DESTINATION WEDDINGS IN MEXICO, check out the new Mexico Weddings website or for specifics you can e-mail: weddings@visitmexico.com . Be our guest. Marry Mexico.

Xcaret, an absolutely magical place in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Wedding Venue ‘spectaculaire’!

17 Feb

I felt like I just HAD to share with you a wedding that was recently e-mailed to me and that so happens to be one I helped negotiate and arrange while I worked for Grand Velas. I had the pleasure to meet this lovely & handsome couple Venus & Jaime, trough Ana Cruz from ANA CRUZ EVENT PLANNING, all of them based out of Florida. They indulged in amazing journey in Riviera Maya with the closest friends & family, stayed at Grand Velas Riviera Maya, where they spent most of their time and had their pre-wedding events, and for the big day Xcaret, was picked to host a very meaningful religious ceremony follow by an exciting reception dinner and endless partying.

I must confess, I got chills when I looked at their wedding pictures, not only for they are spectacular, but for they are FILLED with true emotion. I love it. Glamorous Mexican Wedding, of fine & fun people. SO GLAD, SO EXCITED TO SEE THIS, WHAT A TREAT!!!

A BIG BIG hurray for Ana Cruz of Ana Cruz Event Planning in FL. HOPE YOU ENJOY.

To see the full gallery click HERE.

PHOTOGRAPHY: By THIS IS IT .

Riviera Maya’s Xcaret, is so amazing, that Bridal Guide Magazine, just shot a fashion editorial in this eco park, wish published on the magazine’s first issue on newsstands on 2012. You can read the fantastic blog post by Bridal Guide’s Fashion Editor Naima DiFranco from the editorial photo shoot in Mexico HERE.

See the slideshow for other amazing wedding photos at Xcaret that I love:

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***Note: Various photographers. Pierre Visual Studio, Fer Juaristi, Zasil Studio, pending.

Xcaret is an archaeological park located in Riviera Maya, Cancun in the Mexican Caribbean Sea shore. Enjoy a show at night, with more than 300 actors on stage, resulting in a musical journey through the history of Mexico since pre-Hispanic times to the present day, with all the colorful costumes, folklore and dancing. The recreation of a pre-Hispanic ball game, a charro celebration, a Mexican cemetery, a coral reef aquarium, a butterfly pavilion moreover underground rivers, beaches and natural pools, a place where you can swim with dolphins and have fun with countless attractions and activities that will make you live magical experiences. Xcaret has 2 chapels, in which you can have catholic, or non-denominational wedding ceremonies, one is an outdoors-indoors chapel on the hill overlooking the Caribbean sea and another one, is actually on a cave, with an amazing sculpture and lighting, that welcomes and surprises anyone that comes in, for it feels so magical, the main area where the minister and bride and groom stand is semi-surrounded by a natural cenote (sweet water sink-hole), and that my friends it’s pretty unique.

Gabriela Rodarte, is the special Event’s Manager, and can be reached at: grodarte@xcaret.com .

A LUXURIOUS $25,000 WORTH DREAM WEDDING GIVEAWAY IN MEXICO?! Oh yeah!

27 Sep

When I was asked to”share the news” of course I was desperate, not because I couldn’t do so, but for I needed to spread this buzz right away, I mean who in the world gives away a $25,000 USD worth Dream Wedding in Riviera Maya?

I have to mention that I’m very proud and have been since I first met this Mexican owned hotel group called “VELAS” for not only are they’re previous employers of mine but for they are an amazing example of hospitality but above all the mastering of the little devil of detail and service reflected on anything they set eyes on, and I mean every single thing they do, has to be WOW!!!! They didn’t waited long after their Riviera Nayarit contest took place to overdo themselves in this promotion where the winning Couple receives All-Expenses Paid Luxury Wedding at Grand Velas Riviera Maya, indeed Beyond all-inclusive, beyond all compare”.

Pop the Question to Win $25,000 your dream wedding at this Velas resort and win a complete luxury all-inclusive beach wedding for up to 15 guests. The winning couple will enjoy a unique Mayan ceremony at Xel-Ha, known as the most beautiful natural aquarium in the world followed by a symbolic or legal ceremony Xcaret eco-archeological park complemented by at fresh flowers and music at, the best example of Mexico’s mystical natural wonders, biodiversity and cultural heritage. The prize package includes four days and three nights in a luxury ocean-front Ambassador Pool Suite, a beach-side cocktail hour, a three-course wedding reception, live music, hair and makeup for the bride, decorations, a wedding cake, a $250 gift certificate courtesy of Diamonds International, photographic coverage of the event by Humberto Castilla,” Trash the dress” photo session by Dream Art and a gift certificate courtesy by Ultrafemme. The couple and guests can also enjoy a welcome dinner at the resort’s exclusive Piaf restaurant, a chance to swim with dolphins courtesy of Delphinus, special shopping excursions to Luxury Avenue and nature tours courtesy of Rio Secreto.

From October 1st to October 31st, newly-engaged couples from USA, Canada, Mexico and Latin America are welcome to participate by submitting the story of their creative marriage proposal along with an optional photo of their best moment together on the Velas Weddings , Xcaret and Xel-Há facebook pages.

10 finalists will be chosen by Velas Resorts in a random drawing on November 1st. On November 2nd the 10 finalists will be notified, and public voting will take place from November 2nd – 19th on the Velas Weddings Facebook Page The winners will be notified on November 20th, 2011.

For more information, visit www.velasweddings.com, www.facebook.com/velasweddings, www.facebook.com/XcaretPark or www.facebook.com/XelHaPark
VELAS MEXICO WEDDING CONTEST

 About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:

The AAA Five Diamonds an all-suites and spa resort located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, is the latest and most sophisticated iteration of the ultra-luxury, all-inclusive resort experience.  This Leading Hotels of the World designated resort is the preeminent one of its class boasting 491 suites, each more than 1,000 square-feet, in three separate ambiances– premium ocean-front Grand Class Suites with terrace plunge pools for families with children 12 and up, family-friendly ocean-view Ambassador Suites and Zen Garden Suites embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula’s jungle.  The resort presents a gastronomic tour of the Yucatan, Europe and Asia offering seven restaurants with world-class chefs from France, Spain and Mexico; dedicated butler service for each guest, and the region’s largest spa sanctuary at over 89,000 square-feet.

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