Tammy & Les Tie the Knot at Grand Velas Riviera Maya!

The bride and groom: Tammy & Les
The resort:  Grand Velas Riviera Maya
The photographer:  Resort Photographer – DreamArt Photography
Travel agent:  Terrah Rominger

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A wedding coordinator interview! The Grand Velas


To see our recent hotel review on the beautiful Grand Velas, click here.

Hello Flor and thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to be with us today!

So how long have you been helping plan dream weddings for the Grand Velas?
I’ve been working in the hotel industry for almost 10 years, but for Grand Velas just a couple of months and I love it.

What is your favorite part about your job?
Being able to perform the bridal ideas and feelings, it can sometimes make me feel like an artist.

What are some of the most fun/memorable weddings you’ve planned?
Each wedding has a special flavor, but I will never forget one by the beach where each table was set up under a white tent surrounded by curtains made with bright seashells, the ocean was so blue that day that even though during the day the set up was so bright and delightful just standing there.

How do you feel about wedding favors?
I love favors they express the fun side of the newlyweds

Being in a tight economy right now, would you suggest an area to cut costs or downsize? Choosing an All inclusive hotel like ours will help you to reduce your food and beverage budget into the minimum and never cut cost for your bouquet. There will always be an option to make it as you planned.

Is there anything new and exciting going on with Grand Velas weddings?
We are in the process to offer new packages , also for vow renewal and some theme parties

If you were to give some tips or advice to a soon to be bride, what would it be?
If you do not have an specific idea already in your mind , get into Internet wedding pages or blogs and I am sure that you will find many ideas , to combine the styles , colors and shapes that you like share them with you wedding coordinator to make them happen.

Again, thank you so much Flor. You’re a pleasure to work with.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any additional information

All by best,

Flor Guzman

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If you would like a charming beachfront wedding at this luxury all-inclusive resort, give us a call to make it happen. Feel free to look over some of the wedding packages they offer HERE.

With Olimpia and Flor!
Nicki and I with Olimpia and Flor

Happy planning,

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Va Va Voom! It’s the Grand Velas!


Hola wedding world! Nicki and I have recently returned from the beautiful Puerto Vallarta! We were able to meet some wonderful people, eat gourmet food, inspect some amazing resorts and we had some adventure thrown in there too. The first resort that we would like to share with you is the ever-so-fabulous Grand Velas. Their wedding packages along with their wedding team goes over and beyond to satisfy even the pickiest of brides.

The Grand Velas All Suites and Spa Resort in Nuevo Vallarta has been a hotel that I’ve been dying to see since I started in the travel industry in 2005. As you can imagine, I was giddy as a little school girl when we were taking in all of it’s beauty when Nicki and I recently had the chance to visit there. It was even more beautiful than I had imagined. As soon as you walk up, you enter into a spacious and beautiful open-air lobby with spectacular views of the Pacific ocean. You immediately notice that there has been careful consideration into every inch of detail throughout the resort. They greet you with a smile, cold towel with a sinus-clearing scent and a champagne glass filled with the daily specialty drink. Instead of tacky, plastic wristbands you will get to wear a cute, keepsake bracelet.

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The pools were just as impressive. The infinity pools appeared to flow gracefully right into pacific ocean. A trick to the eye that made me do a double take. The lounge chairs are beautifully designed with beach towels carefully rolled up on each one. The pool side service was friendly and prompt. Next, we walked down to the beach which made us stop for a few moments. In those moments we simply tried to take it all in. Something about the sound of the waves coming in surrounded by impeccable design and service just made it all come together. I then realized why this resort had won so many awards.

Infinity Pool with pool side service

As we were walking up to check out their rooms, we couldn’t help but to notice a structure that stole the spotlight. It was obvious that this is where they hold some magnificent weddings and gatherings. Even if you had the ceremony on the beach, wouldn’t this be a perfect reception spot?? With the ocean in the background?

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We will go over the weddings a little bit later. Now on to the rooms!

Every single suite was decorated in neutral tones that had pops of tropical-influenced color here and there. The most memorable part for me was that every suite had private, oceanfront balconies decorated with bold, beautiful flowers in the shades of fuchsia.

Bold, beautiful flowers on every balcony

As we walked through to each restaurant we kept pointing out gorgeous details that would catch our eye such as Koi Fish Ponds and the spacious, lush hallways.

Big, spacious hallways that smell and look beautiful.

The resort has 4 Signature Restaurants that each have their own unique style and music. Lucca, the Italian has a piano player while Piaf, the French restaurant has a violin player. Please note that Piaf’s is for 12 years old and older only.

Next up, that award-winning spa!

As soon as you walk in you smell the aroma and your stress can’t help but to melt away. Haha! Corny I know but oh, so true. The Grand Velas is a member of the Leading Spas of the World and they offer every treatment imaginable. The even offer daily meditation, yoga, and Pilates classes.

AAA, Conde Nast Traveler, Leading Hotels of the World and more, have honored Grand Velas Resorts for its all-inclusive luxury, superior service, spa facilities, amazing gourmet dining, and state-of-the-art resort facilities.

The Grand Velas definitely did not disappoint and we can not wait to visit again.

Until next time,

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