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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Photo Credit: DreamArt Photography, Canteiro Weddings

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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Photo Credit: DreamArt Photography, Canteiro Weddings

 

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

 

 

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.

 

 

4 Formas de incrementar tu salud hasta el día de tu boda

Es muy importante encontrar el tiempo para cuidar de tí misma aún con la planeación de la boda y todas las tareas que tienes que controlar en el trabajo, familia y por supuesto con tu pareja.

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Fotografía: Rosa Clara

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4 formas de incrementar tu salud hasta el día de tu boda:

1. Duerme lo suficiente.- Está científicamente comprobado que la salud está directamente relacionada con las horas de sueño efectivo y descanso que le des, esto es sano no solamente para tu cuerpo sino para tu mente, sabemos que estás muy emocionada y tienes demasiadas ideas que compartir con todos acerca de tu boda pero también es sano aprender a soltar las cosas y relajarte.

2. Come suficientes alimentos sanos e hidrátate.- No dejes que las prisas te orillen a comer comida rápida o snacks no saludables, recuerda que la verdadera energía se obtiene de la comida saludable y sobre todo no dejes de hidratarte en todo momento.

3. Encuentra una actividad que te relaje.- Hazte al propósito de encontrar una actividad que ames y de dedicarle tiempo, esto es esencial para mantenerte centrada y no perder tu equilibrio. Recuerda que tu paz mental y emocional son clave para todas las etapas de tu vida.

4. Date el tiempo de recibir energía del sol y de la naturaleza.- no olvides que así como las plantas y los animales nosotros también necesitamos el contacto con la naturaleza y el sol con nuestra piel para mantenernos sanos y felices!

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!

 

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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Take a deep look into your special occasion

I always look at the news and find myself surrounded with a bunch of information to tell about how hard the world is and what to worry about next; yet as I observe life, I find people in love, people celebrating important things in life like family, spirituality, friendship, art, creativity…and for me those are the news worth writing about, good news are all around us and they’re more important and make a bigger difference than what is normally featured in traditional media.

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As a freelance journalist and photographer I attend events with a unique perspective, I’m not just there to take pictures but to understand and reproduce the occasion.

I pay attention to detail and take an authentic interest in the story that is developing around me, I want to help you get your message through so you can share it in the best way possible.