EVOKE: The new 2017 collection by Canteiro you don’t want to miss

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The presentation of EVOKE, allowed the top destination planners, vendors and venues to come together and enjoy a little taste of what the future holds for 2017 in terms of wedding design. Comprised by 5 collections, Evoke is the perfect name for this compilation, each collection is based on a key element or emotion and all of the ingredients that conform the design are perfectly assembled to deliver that emotion.

The live preview of EVOKE was presented at the splendid Banyan Tree Mayakoba resort last August 24th, 2016.

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Canteiro Weddings is the dedicated branch for Weddings from Planner1 Events.With more than 9 years of event design expertise, and a vast portfolio, the founder of this company, Gabi Lavor, has proven that passion, innovation, hard work and commitment are key elements to create a high quality product.

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The company has grown exponentially in the past years and counts the best resorts in Cancun and Riviera Maya amongst their clients, that is why the design team from Canteiro Weddings decided to put together an event that would create a precedent for the industry in the destination.

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From a delicate and sophisticated ultra romantic gazebo in the middle of the jungle to a completely modern and cutting edge minimalistic ceremony by the beach, Canteiro Weddings is proving once again that these event design professionals in Riviera Maya are on top of the game with the biggest wedding trends for 2017.

Watch the wonderful video that will leave you awed:

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The event itself was so well planned and executed that expectations were of course exceeded, one wow moment after the other, the best team of vendors presented the art, technology and design that will lead the trends for weddings in 2017.

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Photo Credit: DreamArt Photography, Canteiro Weddings

Thank you to all the professional team at Canteiro Weddings for bringing the inspiration into our everyday lives and occupations.

Upcoming posts in our blog will explore each collection into depth.

Until then,

Happy Wedding Planning

– Kristina

 

 

Set the tone with a welcome drink

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If anything says welcome in a warm Caribbean beach wedding is a beautiful looking welcome drink to set up the tone for the evening.

Pamper your guests after the ceremony with an original signature drink that is fresh and appealing, make it unique by using your wedding colors in combination with fruits and local ingredients.

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Give it a twist by serving it in a different type of glass that would add up to the wedding concept, this way you will set the tone for a unique event that your guests will remember by, the little details can make a big difference.

Ask your Catering manager to work with you and come up with original ideas for flavours, colors and presentation, then give your drink the attention by adding little highlights to the décor.

Here are some tips to consider whilst creating your signature drink:

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-Think about making it soft enough for all your guests to refresh, hard drinks are more soothing when paired with dinner or later in the evening

-Get inspired ny your wedding colors and theme to incorporate a personal element that your guests will identify as unique, for instance if you love a vintage style and are creating a vintage atmosphere serve a drink that will evoke that time period

-Work with what you have on location, if you are having a destination wedding in a Caribbean beach think of exotic fruits, flavors and tropical plants for décor

-Think about your favorite drink and adapt it for your wedding, if everyone knows you love beer, ask your venue or wedding planner to serve a special beer with personalized bottle tags

-Get an original flavour from the place, don’t be afraid to try something new and exciting that is still elegant and friendly

Happy Wedding Planning!

-Kristina G.

 

 

Indy & Frank’s wedding

September was a busy month for weddings in Cancun, between the Bridal Show and the local wedding season, we were very glad to have a full workload for a couple of months.

I am very happy to share a few images and tips form Indy and Frank’s wedding.

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This lovely couple met and found love at first sight, ever since they started dating they have been together building a wonderful and playful family. They were legally married 10 years ago with many odds to face.

Now that their son is part of their lives, they decided to celebrate the holy matrimony in the Catholic Tradition bringing their union to a new sense of love, blessing and prosperity.

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It was a very intimate wedding full of people that know their story and that truly share their love and appreciation for the couple.

The color palette featured chocolate, coral and Ivory, the bride’s bouquet was made of carnations i different tones of pink and coral and ornamented with crystals.

ramo claveles copiaThe reception was held at a private Beach Club in Cancun and in spite of a very heavy rain, the wedding celebration went on full of life, fun and love.

One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of a video telling the story of the couple as told by their closest friends and family.

They also shared a funny Harlem Shake dance with their bridal party surprising everyone in the middle of their first dance.

Congratulations for Indy and Frank, and thank you for letting us be a part of this celebration and for sharing with us this new stage in your lives!

 

Private Beach House Wedding Playa del Secreto

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This beautiful wedding was celebrated in a private home in Playa del Secreto, near Playa del Carmen, Mexico. In a wonderful day of preparations, the bride and bridal party enjoyed their brunch while getting their hair and make up done beautifully in the room we had set up for them.

Meanwhile the Rabbi baked the bread that the couple would share at their wedding table and with all of their guests.

Later on, the groom and the rest of the bridal party arrived for preparations.

With three floors and the entire property at their disposal, the wedding started with a cocktail serving hors d’ouvres and drinks in the terrace overlooking the ocean and was then followed by a beautiful ceremony in the beach, and an abundant family style dinner.

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Pictures: Kristina Guerrero Organic Weddings// Venue: Playa del Secreto// Wedding Coordinator: Ultimate Mexico Weddings// Catering: Festiv Catering// Video: Cancun Wedding Video.

New Wedding Venue by the beach

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We are proud to inform of a newly scouted location for weddings with an ocean view at an affordable price and with total privacy.

This new venue is located in the heart of Cancun’s Hotel Zone and is a perfect alternative for savvy brides looking for the perfect destination wedding at an affordable price.

The place itself is newly opened and it features a modern, elegant and luxurious beach club with two swimming pools, a bar and a kitchen, a stage area, a sun deck around the pool, and a VIP lounge area with individual tubs.

Having the scoop today as they are still giving it the final touches, made me think of a beach getaway in a remote corner of the earth, the whites, the mirrors, the wood and the fabrics are light and elegant, perfect for an incomparable beach day and amazing as a setting for an evening wedding.

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Why it’s so fab:

Wedding packages in hotels are appealing and they might work out fine for some couples, but pre-baked cakes are not for everyone.

Brides now a have an amazing option, if you don’t like to be constrained to booking a certain amount of rooms/nights or room categories at your hotel to get a good deal with your wedding, here’s how we can help.

Save big on your budget booking the right packages for accommodation and do the wedding offsite.

At this particular venue, you can have the beach ceremony, the club with all the amenities and a DJ-Lightning (Pro style), Open Bar, Chef, Waiters, Barman and serving staff, event decor and total privacy (no sneaky hotel guests walking around in speedos), gourmet dinner, for a price as low as $90 Dlls.

Contact us to inquire and get a free consultation.

Let’s start planning a cutting edge destination wedding.

A sneak peek on how it will look like in a couple of weeks, can’t wait for the big opening!

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Coral Wedding Inspiration

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As a wedding concierge, it is very important to take part in the process of the general design of the wedding, wether the bride wants a designer in charge of the image or she wants to do it herself, it’s important to listen to the couple, understand what they want to communicate and help make the suggestions to make everything work in the best possible way.

With our upcoming beach wedding in September, the bride and me took a trip to find the colors, fabrics and looks of her wedding.

From the beginning, she had told me she wanted the main theme to be the beach, and coral color, the groom wants to add chocolate accents, so to merge these two, we came up with the idea of matching tables.

I personally like to get inspiration from nature, it is the first source of our concepts for colors.

For this wedding, a warm coral reef is the inevitable reference to transform it into a wedding theme:

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Our color Palette:

Coral – Chocolate – Ivory

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Here is a little rough draft of what we came up with:

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Mixing Coral with ivory and acrylic with a chocolate accent for the Bride & Groom table.

All we are missing are the flowers and the turquoise Cancun ocean as the backdrop.

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For the table centerpieces we are coming up with a version of a Coral Fish Bowl with sand, candles, sea stars and shells.

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Themed Weddings

Fom spring, outdoors, fall, summer, winter, beach, classic, green, offbeat, to Harry Potter, Rock n Roll or Star Wars, choosing a theme for your wedding can be a good idea to set a guideline on the planning and make a unique event unlike any other.

Themed weddings are becoming more popular as brides and grooms seek out new ways to make their weddings stand apart.

Style it and have fun with it!

Here is a list of popular and not so popular wedding themes:

Classic Wedding

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This is the traditional style which is also very nice and elegant, in classic weddings you will find bouquets and decorations with a lot of white and gold, although it may all be centered around a color scheme.

Seats, invitations, music, wedding cake is all picture perfect. This type of wedding can be indoor and outdoor, normally live music with strings will be seen during the ceremony with classical pieces and the traditional bridal march to announce her big entrance.

Classic wedding at a beach destination: If you are holding a wedding at the beach we reccomend you do it in a hotel, you will find everything you need in one place, the wonderful setting, accomodation for the couple, wedding party and guests, excellent treatment and complimentary gifts for the couple like champagne, as well as entertaintment for the whole family.

Also, you will have a wedding coordinator that will help you in every step of the way as well as the quality service  and food the hotel can provide.

Modern Wedding

With modern style weddings you have more room to reflect your own style, you can play with colors and textures, make more bold choices and build an atmosphere that can be very trendy and stylish.

One of the examples for this is a black and white wedding, in a very fashionable and non traditional way it makes a great setting for a theme associated with french royalty mixed with the edge of the 21st century.

Here is some of what you can see in a black and white wedding, matching accesories and gowns, details in black even in bride’s gowns and bridesmaid’s dresses, also pictures can get to be more creative and you can get a different media coverage, a cinematic wedding video and a magazine press coverage.

Harry Potter Wedding

Turning your favorite movie into your wedding theme can be a delight for you and your guests and a very original idea too, there have been a couple of weddings inspired by Harry Potter that look really nice.

Make sure to take the details into consideration, thisi is what will give the theme and touch to your wedding without you having to necesarily do it in a Castle or carry a wand instead of a bouquet.

You can apply the same principal to any other movie or theme that inspires you, look at color combinations and schemes, cake decorations, souvenirs and fashion.


Tere and Jon they met because they were meant to

This is the story of Jon and Tere, he is an “aussie” who fell for a mexican woman, they lived in worlds apart, miles and miles away from each other and they met because they had to.

“And then I met this mexican girl  he said while reading his vows that he knew when it all changed for him “and then I met this beautiful mexican girl and I learned what a beautiful person she is, and I knew she was the one” said Jon while reading his vows looking sincerely into Tere’s eyes, she was glancing back, trying not to cry. They married in Akumal, a very small and secluded beachside town near Tulum, Quintana Roo in beautiful Mexico. With the turqouise ocean in the background and white sand beaches at their feet, they held a wonderful wedding on a sunset in April, 2012.

Tere, the Bride fixing the last details of her wedding while getting her hair done, minutes away from the ceremony, Akumal, Q.Roo, Mx, 2012

Tere, the Beautiful Bride getting ready. Akumal, Q.Roo. Mx. 2012

Tere, the Bride during her make up session, smiling while her bridesmaids mention Jon minutes away from joining her life with him, Akumal, Q.Roo. Mx, 2012

Tere and Jon, stealing another “you may kiss the bride” after the ceremony, Akumal, Q.Roo, Mx, 2012

A kiss that will last forever, Tere and Jon as husband and wife, Akumal, Q.Roo, Mx

The couple kissing while they are being filmed by Oscar Video, Akumal, Q.Roo, Mx

Tere staring at her husband and having fun while Jon poses for the photographer, Akumal, Q.Roo, Mx

The couple kissing with an impressive sunset and pink sky above, Akumal, Q.Roo, Mx

Tere walking towards his husband while shooting their video, Akumal, Q.Roo, Mx

The detail on the bride’s dress shining at sunset while the professional videographer shoots a scene on the background, Akumal, Q.Roo, Mx

The couple walking towards the reception after their photo shoot, Akumal, Q.Roo, Mx

Details on the bride’s veil and earrings, Akumal, Q.Roo, Mx

The Bride’s entrance, Akumal, Q.Roo, Mx

Jon, grasping for air trying to explain what Tere means to him, Akumal, QRoo, Mx

The best men and bridesmaids posing with the couple, Akumal, QRoo, Mx

The guys messing around for the picture, Akumal, QRoo, Mx

The Girls, getting ready for their picture, Akumal, QRoo, Mx

Moments before the ceremony, spreading the joy, Akumal. QRoo, Mx

The Girls giving away kisses for the camera, Akumal, QRoo, Mx

Elia Rodriguez, Tere’s bridesmaid, the joy of the party and the artistic soul, Akumal, QRoo, Mx

Floating on the sand, one of the bridesmaids runs to catch the first kiss picture, Akumal, QRoo, Mx

The beautiful ladies posing with the groom’s brother, Akumal, QRoo, Mx

The ladies helping each other secure their dresses and wings, Akumal, QRoo,Mx

The authentic smile and hapiness of a friend at her girl’s wedding, Akumal, QRoo,Mx

A wedding guest, lingering under the sun, Akumal, QRoo, Mx

The shining new tattoo on the bridesmaid back, she’s got wings of her own, Akumal, QRoo, Mx

Behind the scenes of the wedding video “Getting Ready”, Akumal, QRoo, Mx

The Fairy Bridesmaids, Akumal, QRoo, Mx

The Girls Fairy tale in opposite color, Akumal, QRoo. Mx

Fairy Bridesmaids in neon blue, Akumal, QRoo, Mx

The Bride getting her hair styled while the fairy bridesmaids pose for a picture at Jon and Tere’s wedding, Akumal, QRoo, Mx

by: Kristina Guerrero