Thursday, March 19, 2009

From Mazatlan with Love!

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I had the wonderful opportunity to plan a fabulous wedding in my hometown, Mazatlan, Mexico for Alisa and Dan from San Diego, CA.

Sixty family members and friends joined them from different parts of the US to celebrate the love that this couple have for each other. Royal Villas Hotel was the place to exchange their wedding vows, and the celebration was a memorable experience for everyone.

Being from Mazatlan definitely made everything easier for me as the planner. I was able to get the bride and groom the best services for the best prices. I wish all my brides were getting these incredible deals here in Austin! Austin has some wonderful vendors, but prices in Austin don't compare to what is available in Mexico for destination brides.

Fresh flowers, fish bowls and lots of candles made this wedding a cozy place to enjoy the ocean view and perfect weather.

Thank you so much to Larry from Larry Scott Photography for the beautiful photos. He did a wonderful job and his pictures are gorgeous!

I don't think anyone wanted the party to be over. In fact, once the reception ended, everyone went to Gus Gus, a popular bar across the street from the hotel to continue the fiesta, and everyone continued to have a blast.

Mazatlan has so much to offer, it has the charm of traditional Mexico with all the amenities you hope to find anywhere to make your stay more comfortable. New hotels and other venues are opening this year giving brides
more options for weddings. If you are looking to rent a boutique hotel or a bigger place with all inclusive options, Mazatlan won't let you down. Just be prepared to leave your guests speechless.

For more information about Mazatlan, here are a few helpful links:
http://www.mail2web.com/cgi-bin/redir.asp?lid=0&newsite=http://www.mazatlancentrohistorico.com
http://www.mail2web.com/cgi-bin/redir.asp?lid=0&newsite=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazatl%C3%A1n
http://www.mail2web.com/cgi-bin/redir.asp?lid=0&newsite=http://www.mazatlan.gob.mx/index.php
http://www.mail2web.com/cgi-bin/redir.asp?lid=0&newsite=http://www.carnavalmazatlan.net/

If you or someone you know is thinking about having a destination wedding or event, make sure you hire someone with local knowledge. It's also important that you bring someone from the states who is bound by US laws when it comes to fulfilling their contracts. Also, in Mexico always prepare for some of your vendors to be late. Make sure you plan at least 45 minutes ahead. This will save you a lot of headaches!

What can I say? I think the pictures speak for themselves. Anytime you have love, the sunset, margaritas, incredible food and people willing to have fun you know you will have the time of your life.

Congratulations again to the new couple!

Vendors:
Transportation: Ole Tours
Photography: Larry Scott Photography
Cake: Pastelerias Panama
Music: Music Factory
Flowers: Floreria Charlie
Venue: Royal Villas
Rentals: Ileana Eventos
Rehearsal Dinner: Playa Mazatlan
Coordinator: Your Very Own Fairy Godmother

ownfairygodmother.com

Austin 512.644.6886

Houston 972.804.3295

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