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May 15

Second Time Around Wedding Packages Feature Personalized Ceremonies With Participation of Family Members and Live Broadcast for Loved Ones at Home

"Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All-Compare" Grand Velas Resorts Cater to Couples Remarrying or Marrying Later in Life
Riviera Nayarit, Mexico (May 15, 2014) -- Couples remarrying or getting married later in life enjoy special perks at the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Resorts in the Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit, including personalized ceremonies using as many family members as wanted and live video streaming of the wedding for extended family and friends who cannot attend. As part of the Second Time Around Wedding Collections, a Grand Velas wedding coordinator can help create unique ceremonies representing the coming together of two families or welcoming of step-children into the lives of their step-parents; examples include a candle lighting ceremony, sand blending ceremony, sea shells ceremony, or any other type of ritual the couple have in mind. If the bride and groom have elderly family or grown sons or daughters with children of their own who cannot attend, all can see the ceremony in real time with a live feed broadcasted from the resort. Additionally, the collections include everything from the services of an on-site wedding coordinator, to private airport transportation, to cocktail hour and dinner, to the honeymoon night and more.
The Second Time Deluxe Collection at both resorts includes a special wedding ceremony on the beach and the cost of a minister for a Huichol Ceremony, based on the faith of the area's indigenous Huichol Indians, or other non-denominational ceremony, which can be personalized to fit the family's needs. For an additional cost, friends and family can watch a live broadcast of the after-ceremony toast with sparkling wine, which is also included in the package. The wedding couple can prepare for pampering, starting with a suite for the bride-to-be and bridal party at both resorts for up to six hours, perfect for pre-wedding beautification, pictures and even a toast with sparkling wine for the bride's special day. The newly-married couple can also indulge in a complimentary honeymoon night in a luxury suite with wine and strawberries, romantic breakfast in bed, couple's treatment in the resort's Leading Spa of the World and an additional 10 percent savings on all other spa services.
The Second Time Premium Collection includes all of the features of the Second Time Deluxe Collection, with an added cocktail-hour with open bar and chef's selection of appetizers. The option also includes a four-hour open bar, three-course plated menu and classic wedding cake for the reception. The wedding is catered by lauded chefs at each resort, which are known for their gourmet dining. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is home to three AAA Four Diamond restaurants, while Grand Velas Riviera Maya houses the first restaurant in any all-inclusive resort to receive Five Diamonds in 100 years of AAA.
At Grand Velas Riviera Maya, the Second Time Deluxe Collection package starts at $2,900 and the Second Time Premium Collection starts at $4,250. At Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, the Second Time Deluxe Collection starts at $2,600 and the Second Time Premium Collection starts at $3,500. All starting prices feature a ceremony only for up to ten guests, while additional guests can attend the ceremony for $80 each. Group or individual private airport transportation for wedding guests is included with all packages.
Grand Velas Resorts' all-inclusive rates include luxury accommodations, guaranteed ocean view, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, fitness center with sessions with a personal trainer, taxes, gratuity and more.
For reservations and to determine final ceremony rates, contact a personal wedding coordinator at Velas Resorts at (866) 868-0922 or visit Velas Resorts' dedicated weddings website, www.velasweddings.com.

About Grand Velas Riviera Maya :

Set on 205 acres of pristine jungle and mangroves and with the finest pristine white sand beach in the Riviera Maya, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya is an ultra-luxury all-inclusive resort, owned and operated by the Vela brothers, Juan Vela and Eduardo Vela Ruiz. Guests can choose among three separate ambiances in this Leading Hotel of the World, including adults only ocean-front, family friendly ocean-front and a Zen-like tropical setting, embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula's jungle. All 491 designer-like suites are exceptionally spacious, more than 1,000 square feet each and some with private plunge pools. All feature a Bose sound system, fully stocked mini bars, plasma TVs, high speed internet access, L'Occitane amenities and Nespresso machines. Bathrooms deserve special mention, all with walk in glass shower, deep soaking Jacuzzi tubs and marble interior. Eight restaurants, including five gourmet offerings, present a tour of Mexico, Europe and Asia. Cocina de Autor, at the hands of the disciples of world celebrity chef Arzak, won the AAA Five Diamond Award, the only all-inclusive restaurant in the world to win this prestigious distinction. Grand Velas Spa, a Leading Spa of the World, is the region's largest spa sanctuary at more than 90,000 square feet, known for its authentic Mexican treatments, offerings from around world and signature seven step water journey. Other features include 24-hour personal butler concierge, 24/7 ensuite service, water sports, innovative kids club and teens lounge, Karaoke Bar and business center. The resort has won numerous awards from Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report and Forbes, which named it one of the Top Ten Coolest All-Inclusives in 2012.

About Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit :

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, a Leading Hotel of the World, owned and operated by the Vela brothers, Juan Vela and Eduardo Vela Ruiz, enjoys a privileged natural setting with flowering, landscaped gardens beside a long stretch of pristine white sand beach and a dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Madre mountains. The centerpiece of the gardens is a three-tiered infinity pool, a preferred spot for catching the legendary sunsets. The AAA Five Diamond all-inclusive resort features 267 ocean-view suites, some with private plunge pools, and all with plasma TVs, high speed internet access, fully stocked mini bar, L'Occitane amenities and Nespresso machines. Of the resort's five restaurants, three, serving French, Italian and Mexican gourmet cuisine have received AAA Four Diamond awards for distinguished cuisine and presentation. An oasis of wellbeing, the resort's Leading Spa of the World offers 20 treatment suites, more than 60 spa treatments, many inspired by the native traditions of Mexico and a signature water journey. Other features include a fitness center, 24/7 ensuite service, water sports, business center, tennis, Kids Club, and teen lounge during holidays. Puerto Vallarta is just a 15 minute drive away. The resort has won numerous awards from Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, TripAdvisor, U.S. News and World Report and Forbes, which named it one of the Top Ten Coolest All-Inclusives in 2012.