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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Photo Credit: DreamArt Photography, Canteiro Weddings

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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Photo Credit: DreamArt Photography, Canteiro Weddings

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

 

 

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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.

 

 

Destination Wedding Bootcamp: México Romántico

Cancun had the honor to be the host of the Destination Wedding Bootcamp by México Romántico a specialized training program for travel agents and wedding planners that want to learn all about Mexico’s number one wedding destination.

Photo: Jaime Gonzalez

Photo: Jaime Gonzalez

The bootcamp took place from dec. 6-9 and was hosted by Live Aqua, a modern and luxurious resort by Grupo Posadas.

With specialized sessions for wedding planners and travel agents, the speakers featured celebrity event planners like Harmony Walton -founder of The Bridal Bar, Bridal Bar Radio and Jet Fete-, Branding and Marketing  expert for the Romance Industry, Jeff Hendlin -VP of Bridal Guide-, and award winning top travel agent, Jennifer Doncsecz, -owner of VIP Travel Vacations Inc.- to name a few personalities.

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Both agents and planners got a chance to experience the destination and live through all of the advantages Mexico has to offer for the wedding industry. The Live Aqua resort showed why it is an amazing experience for destination weddings, featuring an elegant infinity pool, a large ballroom foyer and top quality restaurants and SPA.

A very unique venue for the wedding ceremony is the pool itself, offering a water cermony; the concept and the look of supreme elegance and minimalism propose a very interesting option for a market seeking creativity and originality.

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Today’s world demands that we stay on top of the game with creativity, authenticity and conectivity, couples from the Millenial Generation already know there is a variety of destinations to choose from, but when it comes to planning their wedding,  it is up to the travel and wedding professionals to become trustworthy advisors and to provide couples with accurate and truthful information as to what they can expect form their wedding choices.

As a part of that generation myself, I understand what we value and why we believe it is important to always stay connected, always get involved with others, always share your life’s sotires and make your own life an inspiring journey!

Thank you very much to Mexico Wed as the organizer of this bootcamp, for bringing this important event to Cancun and Riviera Maya every year. As professionals in the wedding industry, we  share the commitment to work harder with the intention to make this destination number one in the world.

by: Kristina Guerrero

 

 

Warm winter weddings in the beaches of Mexico

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Winter is coming and we are happy because of the fresh breeze we recieve while we still have our lovely sun to warm us up!

Some facts about getting married in Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Tulum during the winter:

1. Sun sets at 5 pm local time so make sure to plan your times accordingly

2. Average temperature during the day is about 20-23 ºC and normally it’s breezy.

3. Night time can get cooler so if you are having the reception outdoors advice your guests to bring a light sweater or a pashmina.

All year round is a great time to celebrate your wedding in the mexican caribbean, so our most importanta advice is:

Get out and enjoy the warm winter!!

-Kristina

Cancun Bridal Show 2013

Each year hotels and wedding planners along with vendors get together for their annual bridal show.

This year we had the privilege to collaborate with Grupo Intermar and design their stand for the event.

Our inspiration was brought by the victorian era and the vintage old hollywood feel.

We designed a victorian  booth with a vintage feel inspired by the biggest trends of the year.

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Some of the finest vendors in cancun got together, colleagues that we have the pleasure to work with and recommend.

One of our favorite booths was the display for Giraud Catering, a delightful dessert table offering artistically displayed sweets and hors d’oeuvres. Congratulations to Aline 😀

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It was our pleasure to create new business alliances and to show couples in Cancun, the great options they have access to when they decide to get married in Cancun and the Mayan Riviera.

From Collin Cowie wedding collections at Palace Resorts, to a Rock and Roll wedding in Hard Rock or a stunning mexican wedding in Xcaret.

DSC09729 copiaCancun and the Mayan Riviera represent the top destination for weddings in Mexico and we thank the Bridal Club for their work at organizing this event.

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The night ended with a catwalk from local bridal designers and the presentation of two bands that gave a wonderful and amusing performance for everyone.

There were gifts and sweepstakes that included free wedding services and free hotel nights for couples.

Special thanks to our host, Fiesta Americana Coral Beach for allowing us to give the Bridal Show Cancun 2013 a remarkable touch of elegance and sophistication.

You can view a full list of participants at http://www.bridalshowcancun.com

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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!

 

Your wedding under the sun

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Having a Destination Wedding under the sun is a wonderful option for most couples, the pristine beaches of the Caribbean offer a luxurious and indulging experience for all the guests and the couple can have their wedding and honeymoon at the same time 😀

There are many things to plan for a wedding under the sun, and with all things happening around the wedding day, there is often one thing that concerns all of your guests and wedding party alike and is often overlooked.

Taking care of your skin!

As exciting as it is to take a week long trip to a beautiful sunny beach, skin care is probably the one thing that should be on top of the list. There’s more to it than just buying sunscreen and pouring it all over, taking care of your skin is a very important process specially for brides and bridal party (looking like a burned lobster in wedding pictures is not that great). Here are some skin care advice from a specialist, a sun care advisor from sun care central.

Quick facts you should learn before you expose yourself to the sun:

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1. Being in a completely different climate has effects in all of your body, although you might not notice it you need to make sure you hydrate yourself all of the time (specially if you’ll be drinking a lot of alcohol, and if you’re on holiday for a wedding chances are…you will).

2. Applying sunscreen must be a very thorough process, not just rubbing it in and getting in the pool 2 minutes later, the less time you give the skin to absorb the sunblock, the more chances it won’t work at all. This means your skin will be very affected by the sun.

3. Keep your skin protected, direct exposure to the intense sunlight will get you burned in 20 minutes even in a cloudy day, so make sure you reapply sunblock frequently throughout the day but the most important thing is to get a skin reconditioning lotion that has aloe vera as the main ingredient. Aloe Vera will turn pink skin into brown allowing you to tan the next day

4. Manage your time in the sun, tanning is a process that develops gradually, limit your time in the sun to 2 hrs a day. Avoid being in direct exposure to sunlight during the peak hours 11-3 aprox depending on your location, the sun is at it’s highest point and it will reflect the rays in the sand and the water increasing your risk of getting burned. Plus the more your skin is exposed or burned the drier it gets and the more it’s prone to get hurt.

5. Too much sun is a real health risk, so take your time to protect the biggest and most sensitive organ in your body: your skin.

The difference between tanning and burning.

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There are ways in which you can maximize your tan and minimize your burn son that you can look spectacular at the wedding and pain free.

The key to do it is to get the proper sun care protection. Many commercial lotions are made based on chemicals and heavy waxes which can cause aggravation on blisters and peeling or simply not be adequate for your skin type.

The most effective way to do it is to get a natural biodegradable filter and a proper aloe after sun lotion. A natural filter will allow you to get a base tan without burning which will increase your body’s natural sun protection while the aloe lotion will help keep your skin moisturized and repaired after the daily exposure.

Inquire more about proper skin care measures and a guest blogger from sun care central will help you out.

Happy Wedding Planning!

Boda en la Playa

Tener una boda en la playa es el sueño de muchas parejas y aunque puede parecer una opción limitada a ciertos presupuestos, el secreto está en consultar con especialistas para encontrar al equipo adecuado y hacer la boda una realidad.

Existen varias opciones en las playas de Cancún y la Riviera Maya para diferentes presupuestos y gustos desde casas privadas hasta restaurantes o salones que se pueden adaptar perfectamente al concepto de la boda.

Tenemos varias locaciones ideales para una boda perfecta en la playa y paquetes que incluyen cenas gourmet y decoración para la ceremonia.

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Para solicitar cotizaciones o reuniones de orientación: kperiodismo@gmail.com

Happy Wedding Planning!

K

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.

Wedding Preparations

Only 2 days to go until Dana and Joel’s wedding in Cancun, Mexico.

We are so happy to be a part of this experience, they are such an amazing couple and the team from Canada and Mexico is working to perfection!

centro de mesa danaA sneak peek into the floral design that will bring the reception to life.

This tropical assortment is absolutely natural, organic and wonderful.

Everything is going great and all of the 75 guests are enjoying a great time while the team prepares everything for the big day.