Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Paradise Cove in Cabo San Lucas: Hotel Capella Pedregal

A Paradise Cove in Cabo San Lucas: Hotel Capella Pedregal: Hotel Capella Pedregal is brand spanking new and absolutely gorgeous. Think five star location, accommodations, food, and service all in one beautiful little package. Capella Pedregal is located just footsteps from the heart of Los Cabos. One could enjoy a walk to Cabo’s famed nightclubs and selection of amazing restaurants, but there’s no need given the fleet of SUV’s waiting to whisk you off to wherever your heart desires. But first you must travel through a mountain. That’s right, a mountain! Capella Pedregal drilled a tunnel so that it may have access to the city on one side and a blissful, private beach on the other.

Service and Accommodation
Capella Pedegral prides itself on its service and it is dedication to giving its guests the best possible experience. This includes lavish accommodations with your own infinity pool and butler. YES, a butler. Your “mayordomo” is there to greet you, unpack your bags, cook you breakfast, and do anything you need. Just to give you an idea, my favorite shoe broke on the way to the hotel (probably because it was a $10 sandal from Santee alley in Downtown LA) and my lovely mayordomo immediately called in the handy man who was able to fix my shoe in a matter of minutes. A couple of days later I fell victim to an allergic reaction to a mosquito bite during a mid-night party in a friends accommodation and not ten minutes later after I made a call, I had a package of Benadril brought in for me from town. The service at Capella Pedregal is absolutely priceless.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Winter Wedding Palette!

For someone that loves the warmth and sunny beaches of Mexico as much as I do, I certainly love the cold months and winter season as well. That's why I always advocate going for a fall or winter wedding theme...even if you're getting married at the beach. Take a look at this gorgeous winter wedding palette from The Perfect Palette, that would look great in the cold OR on the beach!

Monday, November 28, 2011

A REAL Mexican Wedding

As most of you know, Mexican culture is incredibly rich and deeply rooted. Today I wanted to share an inspiration board with some historical significance -- what a traditional Mexican wedding really looks like. While you may not be going this route yourselves, it's traditions and vibrant colors provide great inspiration for any couple planning a south of the border wedding!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Reception Music: Getting Started -

Reception Music: Getting Started - If it’s done right, music will energize your celebration, heighten romance, and inspire guests to get down on the dance floor. "If music be the food of love, play on...." So said Shakespeare, and we echo his sentiment wholeheartedly. Here are eight notes to keep in mind.

Finding Your Muse
The best way to find the perfect band or DJ for your reception? Firsthand knowledge. Have you been to a wedding where the band kept the guests grooving all night long? Were you all smiles until the very last dance? Get the band's name and contact info. Alternatively, poll your recently married friends: Did they love their wedding band or DJ? Have they been to an event with great music? Word of mouth is still the best way to get the best musicians.
I've always loved putting together different color ideas, and looking at inspiration boards for combinations that I find...well, inspiring. One of my favorites is to use fall wedding ideas and rich dark colors for a destination wedding theme. Most people immediately think of bright and airy colors when planning for a beach wedding, but that doesn't have to be the case! Take a look at this gorgeous wedding inspiration board with red, peach and brown.

Picture from: Delightfully Engaged

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Honeymoon Travel: Mexico the Americas: Cozumel Honeymoons, Mexico from The Knot

Honeymoon Travel: Mexico the Americas: Cozumel Honeymoons, Mexico from The Knot: Unlike its bustling neighbor Cancun, Cozumel is relatively quiet -- only 3% of this 189-square-mile island has been developed. Located 12 miles off the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula and fringed by beautiful reefs, "the land of the swallows" offers clear turquoise waters and wide, white-sand beaches.

Before You Go: Need-to-know info
Entry requirements: Passport
Language: Spanish
Currency: Peso
Flight time: 6 hours from NYC, 7 hours from LA, 6 hours from Chicago, 2 1/2 hours from Dallas
Getting around: Taxi, rental car

When To Go: Cozumel at its best
Best weather: November to April. Rainy season runs from May through October; hurricane season swirls from September to October.
Best prices: May to mid-December; exact dates vary from hotel to hotel so be sure to do adequate research! Try to book as early as possible to ensure the lowest prices.

What To Do
Go diving: With more than 30 charted reefs and a variety of dive tours -- including deep, drift, shore, wall, night, and theme dives that focus on ecology, archaeology, wrecks, and photography -- Cozumel is one of Mexico's premier diving destination. In fact, Columbia Shallows is one of the most electrifying shallow dives in the Caribbean. As an added bonus, peak diving season (June to August) coincides with off-peak hotel season.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Ideas for a Lilac (Destination) Wedding!

Wedbits just added a great post with tips and ideas for a lilac wedding theme, and I loved it! The fresh summery colors are PERFECT for a breezy beach wedding, so I wanted to share.

As the article pointed out, lilac is a pretty and practical wedding day color theme; it makes the transition from day to night very well, and is a great color option for bridesmaids if you’re marrying in the afternoon but want things to move onto the evening. This is even more true for a beach wedding -- imagine that gorgeous lilac color against the white sands and purpling Mexico sunset. Perfection!

The End Of The Vintage Wedding Trend

Huffington Post contributor Harmony Walton tells us that the vintage wedding trend is on its way out, and she couldn't be more thrilled. Personally, I actually like this trend (if done correctly and tastefully), but it's never a good idea to channel too much of your weddings style toward something that is trendy and could ever be viewed as kitschy. Take a look at what Harmony had to say!

Harmony Walton: The End Of The Vintage Wedding Trend: Sprawling fields of high grass, hillsides off in the distance, and ... a gorgeous bride and groom perched on a vintage velvet burgundy chaise. Oh, the memories of the vintage wedding and its somewhat silly staged photographs. The not-so timeless vintage theme is one that often incorporates elements such as 50's era luggage used as d├ęcor, mismatched chairs reminiscent of a casual backyard event, and floral vessels made from all types of throwback food canisters.

Thankfully, the vintage wedding trend that took the nation by storm (in no small part due to the relentless plugging by us bridal bloggers), is finally starting to see the shade of its own sunset. And not a moment too soon -- I say let the trend end!

Read more on the demise of the vintage wedding trend.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Turquoise Dream: Destination Wedding in Mexico

I just came across some absolutely stunning destination wedding pictures from Bridal Musings. Turquoise has always been one of my favorite colors, and I think it's absolutely stunning for a destination wedding -- the contrast against the white sand, the way it melds in with the color of the sky and ocean -- I just love it. Check out these pictures from Bridal Musing's feature on this stunning wedding on the Gulf of Mexico!

Photos from: Bridal Musings

Aeromexico Airlines Expands New Flight Routes says MexicoToday

In planning a destination wedding, flights are a major consideration and priority. The cost and availability of flights and the can be a major factor when your wedding guests are making their plans and deciding if they can make the trip for the wedding.

MexicoToday has just reported some good news for those traveling to Mexico! Aeromexico Airlines, Mexico’s leading airline company, has expanded new flight routes within Mexico and between Mexico and the United States. This is anticipated to increase their capacity by 12 to 13 percent in 2012. Read more from MexicoToday!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Create a Handkerchief Ring Pillow

Now here's an idea that I love -- creating a unique and delicate ring pillow cover with the handkerchief of your choice! This is especially great for brides that have old handkerchiefs passed down from relatives. The delicate lace and intricate stitching that came on many women's handkerchiefs would make a gorgeous adornment for a ring pillow!

Photo Credit: Postcards and Pretties

Escape to Tulum, Mexico with Ana y Jose | Destination Wedding Ideas

Escape to Tulum, Mexico with Ana y Jose | Destination Wedding Ideas: Soft white sands, turquoise waters, and the warm Mexican sun. It must be the Riviera Maya. And for an unforgettable destination wedding in Tulum, it just doesn’t get any more spectacular than The Ana y Jose Hotel and Spa.

Just check out these incredible photos of the hotel and the wedding reception area. Who wouldn’t want to get married in this incredible location? Hmmm.

'via Blog this'

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

More Dia De Los Muertos Inspiration!

Gorgeous wedding inspiration from Green Wedding Shoes!! You've got to love this bold and
whimsical wedding, especially so close to Dia de lose Muertos!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Top Coolest Styles in Invitations | Para ti Novia

Top Coolest Styles in Invitations | Para ti Novia: You don’t need to read every blog out there to start to understand the latest new trends in Weddings. But, how do you know you have picked the right trend for you? And, how do you know where to begin? We have scoured all the latest trends to give you the best of the best in invitations and as well as classic wedding invitations for your Wedding!

1. DIY
From colorful oranges, yellows and fuschias, to simple sweet pastels, D-I-Y is way beyond a trend. It is a total lifestyle. We feature a lot of these Do-It Yourself Bodas especially from Monterrey Mexico. We love the chic casual feel of DIY invites so if you are definitely a bohemian Latina this is the style for you.

2. Glamorous / 1920s Retro
We are totally obsessed [and that may be an understatement] with the amazing and beautiful vibe of actual retro 1920s weddings. From beautiful short veils and gorgeous 1920s dresses to the adorable hats and gloves, we have fallen in love with a few of these weddings. So if you are a big fan of retro but even more a fan of the sillouettes of this time period, you will love this Wedding Invitations, just click here. They personify the chic casual elegance of this period.

3. 1950s Retro
Whether you are a true 1950s glam girl already (think Gwen Stefani), or just looking to plan a 1950 Palm Springs themed wedding, these invites will definitely have your guests swooning over your creativity!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Dia de Los Muertos Wedding Inspiration

In honor of Dia de los Muertos, which was celebrated across Mexico and various parts of the world yesterday, I wanted to include some inspiration for a wedding centered around this holiday. This trend is becoming more and more common, especially seasonally, and there are infinite ways to draw inspiration from Dia de los Muertos. Check out the inspiration board below for starters!

Photo Credit: Jet Fete Blog 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Touch of Wedding Whimsy - Pinwheels!

As mentioned again and again, I'm a big fan of small touches that make a wedding unique, that add a touch of whimsy, and provide a little fun (perhaps serve as a prop?) for a wedding. Of course, this specifically applies to destination weddings for me, but the same goes for all sorts. I love drawing inspiration from stateside weddings and adding a fiesta twist to make them ideal for a wedding south of the border. The second that I came across this couples wedding photos on The Wedding Chicks, incorporating pinwheels as a fun decoration, I knew that I wanted to include the idea. This would be a perfect touch for a casual beach wedding. Pinwheels are fun, inexpensive, and would look great sticking out from the sand and whirling in the beach air. Furthermore, there are all sorts of ways to customize your pinwheels for a Mexican ceremony. Mexico colored or themed pinwheels would look great with your fiesta wedding on the beach, not to mention you can give them to your guests as a fun souvenir!