Pop the Question to Win $25,000 Dream Wedding in Riviera Maya, Mexico
Winning Couple Receives All-Expenses Paid Luxury Wedding at 'Beyond All-inclusive, Beyond All Compare' Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Riviera Maya (September 27, 2011)
"Beyond all-inclusive, beyond all compare," Velas Resorts is making dreams come true again this year with a contest to win a complete luxury all-inclusive beach wedding for up to 15 guests at AAA Five-Diamond Grand Velas Rivera Maya. The winning couple will enjoy a unique Mayan ceremony at Xel-Ha, known to be one of the most beautiful natural aquariums in the world, followed by a symbolic or legal ceremony complemented with flowers and music at Xcaret eco-archeological park, which showcases Mexico's mystical natural wonders, biodiversity and cultural heritage.
The prize package includes four days and three nights in a luxury ocean-front Ambassador Pool Suite, a beach-side cocktail hour, a three-course wedding reception, live music, hair and makeup for the bride, decorations, wedding cake, $250 gift certificate courtesy of Diamonds International, event photography by Humberto Castilla, "Trash the dress" photo session by Dream Art and Ultrafemme gift certificate. The couple and guests will also enjoy a welcome dinner at the resort's exclusive Piaf restaurant, dolphin swim courtesy of Delphinus, special shopping excursions to Luxury Avenue and nature tours courtesy of Rio Secreto.
From October 1st to October 31st, newly-engaged couples from USA, Canada, Mexico and Latin America are welcome to participate by submitting the story of their creative marriage proposal along with an optional photo of their best moment together on the Velas Weddings, Xcaret and Xel-Há facebook pages. 10 finalists will be chosen by Velas Resorts in a random drawing on November 1st. On November 2nd the 10 finalists will be notified, and public voting will take place from November 2nd - 19th on the Velas Weddings Facebook Page. The winners will be notified on November 20th, 2011.
Xcaret is a must-see destination while visiting Riviera Maya. Opened in December 1990 as an eco-archeological park, visitors can enjoy the splendor of Mexico's biodiversity and cultural heritage. Due to its great success the park has been preserved with an environmental management system. More than 108 gallons of water are daily reused for irrigation throughout the park and each month. Xcaret is also dedicated to promote marine turtle conservation of loggerhead and green sea turtles that arrive every year to nest, Xcaret uses an auto grafting technique in some hatchlings To know more about their migratory routes turtles travel through their life cycle. For consecutive years, Xcaret has been named a Socially Responsible Company by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy. During the months of May and November, two grand events are celebrated to strengthen the cultural identity of local communities: The Sacred Mayan Journey and The Death and Life Traditions Festival.
About Grand Velas Riviera Maya
The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya, an all-suites and spa resort located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, is the latest and most sophisticated iteration of the ultra-luxury, all-inclusive resort experience. This Leading Hotels of the World designated resort is the preeminent one of its class boasting 491 suites, each more than 1,000 square-feet, in three separate ambiances- premium ocean-front Grand Class Suites with terrace plunge pools for families with children 12 and up, family-friendly ocean-view Ambassador Suites and Zen Garden Suites embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula's jungle.
The resort presents a gastronomic tour of the Yucatan, Europe and Asia offering seven restaurants with world-class chefs from France, Spain and Mexico; dedicated butler service for each guest, and the region's largest spa sanctuary at over 89,000 square-feet specializing in signature treatments inspired by ancient cultures from around the world. The spa was named "Best Spa" in the world by Virtuoso and also earned a SpaFinder Readers' Choice Award. The resort was designed by lauded Mexican architecture firm Elias and Elias and features the sleek and modish interiors that fuse the serenity of the Caribbean with the vibrancy of Yucatan cultures.
About Velas Weddings
Offering unparalleled all-inclusive experiences for destination weddings, Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit have earned 26 AAA Diamond ratings and numerous other international awards. The resorts are Casa Velas, a boutique adults-only hotel and ocean club located on the Marina Vallarta Golf Course; Velas Vallarta, a family-friendly all-suite resort located on 10 acres of oceanfront; and AAA Five Diamond Award recipients Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit on the Banderas Bay and Grand Velas Riviera Maya, with both jungle and beach settings. Velas Resorts offer a variety of venues and vistas for weddings of any size and generous wedding packages that include romantic extras such as an aromatherapy couples massage and candlelit dinners