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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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

Fotografía: Rosa Clara

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!

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!

 

The New Cocktail for Mexican Weddings

Destination Weddings in Mexico are lovely because we have all of the mexican colors, flavors and traditions to incorporate elements and set the mood for a unique wedding.

For many years the Margarita prepared with Tequila has been the representative cocktail of a mexican destination wedding. Now the time to innovate and get creative has come and we discover a new rising cocktail to give an amazing first impression at your reception.

We are talking about the “Paloma” it’s a less dense cocktail than the margarita and it gives you plenty of room to play and create your own signature cocktail. You can prepare it with Tequila or Mezcal (trendiest mexican liquor at the moment).

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Here is the recipe to make a rocking Paloma:

Pour some kosher salt on a plate. Rub half of rim of a highball glass with a grapefruit wedge; dip rim of glass in salt. Combine 1/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice, 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, and 1 teaspoon sugar in glass; stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in 1/4 cup mescal or tequila, add ice, and top off with 1/4 cup club soda. Garnish with grapefruit wedge.

Read More http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2013/01/paloma#ixzz2XWXhLzpq

Experiment with presentation, change the glasses and ornaments to make it your own.

Ask your bar tender to help you out and feature it in your menu as the welcome drink, for a wedding in Mexico, specially in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum or Yucatan, your guests will be delighted with it’s freshness.

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News: ABC workshop in Cancun

This week we had the honour of recieving a guest lecturer from The Association of Bridal Consultants in Latin America (ABC) to host an important workshop and keep professional wedding planners updated and in constant growth.

Dagyi Rivera González is an ABC Wedding Planner Professional (R) and a successful business woman, keeping her own wedding planning agency, as well as several books that have turned her into a celebrated author and a very important lecturer in the wedding industry.

She is the owner of ¡WOW que boda! wedding planners and her blog has been awarded several prizes including Zankyou International Wedding Award 2012.

She has participated as a lecturer in several international congresses and she is a very active and respected member of ABC Latin America.

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Through the workshop, we had the opportunity to learn from her experience in the field and get a different perspective on beach weddings and city weddings that will help us enrich our service towards our clients that come from cities to have a destination wedding in the beach.

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Special thanks to our Coordinator in Quintana Roo, Helena Rincón for making this possible and to Wedding Manager @Holiday Inn Isis Gallegos for hosting the workshop.

Very special thanks to all the Holiday Inn staff who were wonderful hosts.

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By: Kristina Guerrero