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Grand La Velas Cabo San Lucas

Well, I had been wanting/waiting to get to this resort to check it out, and i have to say, it DID NOT disappoint.

If you are looking for a high end/top of the line all inclusive property, less than 2 hours flying from San Diego, this is it.  From the hotel rooms that oooz quality, to the restaurant choices, yes a Michelin star restaurant is one of your options and included, the awesome cocktails and snacks by the pool, you are never going to want to leave here, and the guests they attended and stayed with you for your destination wedding are going to be talking about this one for a long time.

Champagne and neck massages on arrival, your butler showing you to your room, views to die for, whales swimming by, you won’t want to leave, but we can sure set up some awesome experiences outside of the property.

I was supposed to be at their Puerta Vallarta property last weekend but due to coronavirus did not get to go, can’t wait to head there and compare the experiences.  if its as good as they tell me, then its going to be fabulousssssssss too

Here is a secret, the property next door has the same owner, soooooo, you can have some events there if you want to mix it up a bit, for guests that can not afford or prefer to not stay here they can stay there and you can cover any guests coming in for the event for a fee which is awesome.

Let me help you plan/have your destination wedding here and my travel partner can assist with all the air, hotel accommodations, transfers and any excursions we may want to do, so we make it nice and easy for you.

Till next time

Lisa

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Add a comment May 22, 2020

Cabo Secret Gem

Well let me tell you, if you are looking to have anywhere from 60-100 guests, where some are singles, some are friends, some are couples/families, this is the hotel for you to have your destination wedding at.  You can buy it out based on that size and it will be like you are all staying in a wonderful Spanish or even Greek feeling village.  You can do all the pre and post events here and wedding elsewhere, or vice versa, or do it all here.

The details every where you look, imagine your wedding photos here!

The lawn can be where you have your ceremony, or do it on the sand right there and then go to the lawn for cocktails, or around the pool for cocktails and do the dinner on the grass.  Imagine fireworks right on the beach there as your grand finale!!

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This tiled area is above the pool/restaurant area and you can do dinner/dancing here with the amazing views up and down the coastline, and of course if you are doing a buy out you can use the restaurant area for anything you want also.

If not looking to buy out, aok, a few rooms/guests and we can still have a wonderful destination wedding here, and there is no reason for your guests to stay elsewhere due to budget, when I was there just before xmas 2019 you could have stayed here for under $200 a night!!!

Amazing and fabulous.  Let me help you have your Cabo Destination wedding here, yep, you have to work with me to know what property it is, lol.  Don’t forget my travel partner can arrange everyone’s air/accommodation/transport and all the excursions off property we want to do as a group.  This is an awesome property that stole my heart, right along the corridor so close to Cabo and not so far from San Jose Del Cabo

till next time

Lisa

xoxoxo

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Add a comment May 5, 2020

Montage Cabo wedding

I was fortunate to enjoy Montage Cabo last July, what an awesome property.  Set in a lovely sheltered bay with a lovely beach, so very swimmable which along the rest of the part of the coastline it is touch n go as to whether you can go into the ocean, and awesome pools, food/service etc, this is a top pick for a fabulous Cabo wedding.  The cabanas by the lower pool/sand close is where I spent my time, very spoilt.

This lawn is where your ceremony could be if you don’t want a sand ceremony and its large enough to do ceremony one end, cocktails in the middle and dinner/dancing at the other end, as well as restaurant space or other areas we can do the reception at.

This is the entrance/lobby frontage.  Located along the corridor, again guests can stay here or elsewhere and attend the wedding and get a cab or uber to/from easily.  I can help you pull the wedding together and my travel partner can handle everyone’s air/hotel/transport and group excursions pre and post we do.  Let’s do it!!

Till next time

Lisa

xoxo

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Add a comment April 22, 2020

Las Ventanas Cabo Destination wedding

What a beautiful Mexican in an elegant way resort.  Beach to pools, ceremony sites with beach/ocean backdrop to on the sand/ocean backdrop, and plenty of cool places to have wedding receptions, this property needs to be one you consider for sure.

Yes this is an outdoor shower from one of the huge suites with private pool and butler service, amazingggggg!!

Let me plan your destination wedding with you and my travel partner will take care of the air/hotel/transport and group excursions for all, so together we make it nice and easy for you.  And if it’s just a vacation or honeymoon you want, i can connect you with them and they can work with you on that.

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Add a comment April 22, 2020

Viceroy Cabo Destination Wedding

Well the Viceroy Cabo is everything you expect and more, cool/hip/modern/clean

The rooms are fab, some are even water level, and there are lots of cool spaces to have get togethers/receptions and wedding ceremonies.

Lovely beach area, pools, fabulous spa, excellent food and drinks.  Set along the corridor it is very central for either Cabo or San Jose del Cabo, so great for a Destination Wedding where all can stay at the wedding hotel or come to it, and also for excursions from.  Let me help you pull your wedding together and my travel partner will arrange everyone’s air/hotel/transport and the awesome group excursions for pre/post wedding.

Till next time

Lisa

xoxxo

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Add a comment April 21, 2020

Nobu Cabo

Are you a Nobu fan?  did you know you could immerse yourself in the Nobu experience by staying and eating at the Nobu Resort in Cabo?  Whether vacation, honeymoon or your destination wedding, let’s do this.  I have a travel partner to help with your or your guests air/hotel/transfers and any excursions or group excursions we plan, and I help with the wedding, so it’s easy breezy from your end!!

This resort is very large, spread-out and modern/clean feeling.  Tons of space for wedding celebration events, small or large.

Look at the beautiful rock work behind each bath in the hotel rooms, it’s amazing.

Let’s do this!!

Till next time

Lisa

xoxo

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Add a comment April 21, 2020

Esperanza Resort Cabo wedding

I had definitely heard of this resort but not been before, so in December got to have a night tour and a lovely dinner which ended with the weekly fireworks show from the beach below our dining table, pic of beach below just not the fireworks!! lol

The Resort did not disappoint, some wonderful ceremony/reception wedding spaces and the accommodations are really lovely, have a very comfortable Mexican feel to them but upscale, if that makes any sense.

Let me help you plan your destination wedding here, and my travel partner can organize the guest’s air/hotel/transport and any group excursions we choose to do pre/post wedding, very easy for you!!

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Add a comment April 21, 2020

Chileno Bay Resort Cabo

Ok, I was on a very exclusive fam trip (when a location has a group of travel or wedding or other peeps come and see their resorts/hotels/area in the hope we bring them business in future) with just 4 of us (normally its anywhere from 10-30) to Cabo just before Christmas 2019, and before i got there i thought it would be the same crew I normally see, so was very surprised to find I knew none of these awesome women, and 3 of them are from LA.  So now new friendships are made and new learnings, you always learn something from others.

You will notice these pics are really good, lol, and that is because my phone had died and we were never in a spot long enough for me to charge it up and be able to use it, so i had to ask Sally Pine Photo to take specific pics and get them to me and she did, xoxox

The timing for the fam was a bit off, the week before xmas and i had been out of the country for 3 weeks from November until then, so really didn’t have time, but once i got there I realized immediately it’s always worth the effort for the value/knowledge you get out of these things that make ME more valuable to YOU in the long run.

 

I had never heard of this resort (which after 8 trips or so to Cabo was suprising to me), so it was all new to me and pretty fabulous.  The accommodations are 2-3-4 bedroom spectacular condos with kitchens/living space that you would not want to leave and the resort is really cool/awesome.  You can have your destination wedding on the grounds, sand, pre/post parties etc, there is a theatre and games room, beautiful 3 level pool and the service/food is amazing.

Again, centrally located along the corridor so trips into Cabo San Lucas or San Jose del Cabo area restaurants/town for excursions or guests coming to the wedding from other resorts, is all easy.

Let me plan your Cabo wedding with you (easy flights/low cost for me from here) and my travel partner can handle all the air/hotel/transport and group excursions we want to do pre/post, so between the two of us, this will be sooooo easy for you

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Add a comment April 21, 2020

Cabo wedding

I have been to Cabo 8 times and seen most of the fabulous properties there you can have a wedding celebration at, actually getting ready to head back there in July, so from a standpoint of working with someone here in the USA, no matter where you are, to help you plan then orchestrate your Cabo wedding, you are in good hands.  For me, i can fly down in just under 2 hours and the fares are reasonable, so pre trips to ensure all is perfecto is not an issue.  There will be more posts, but this post is just to give a tease of a property i stayed at a few years ago that had lovely touches all around, the normal part of the resort and the private accommodation area (where I stayed and there was a celebrity there at the same time, hmmmm), the food was awesome and the all the pools, there were many, were fabulouso, i used them all.

We ate breakfast in this restaurant most days because the views were awesome.  Most nights there were fireworks somewhere down the coast, most weddings do them because they are extremely reasonably priced, how great is that as a finale!!

The pool we spent the most time in, there was never anyone else there.  Sunsets in Cabo are lovely!

We did the all inclusive option after the first few days where we had gone into town and eaten in there, its really hard to beat those packages and you aren’t getting slop!!

This was a trip with my US bestie, we go down each year and stay somewhere different each time.  We found a cabana like you see in the pic, and i am on it taking this pic and we would spend the latter part of the day there reading and listening to the waves crashing and watching boats heading back to Cabo, so relaxing and peaceful

The pic right above here with the beach/sand and the white hotels is the main beach in Cabo, we always go here a couple of times for really cheap massages and to eat/drink in the middle of the hustle/bustle at one of the beach restaurants.  And never fear we do always have a massage at the hotel we are staying at Spa for sure.  On this trip we went out whale watching as we normally do, but this time we got a whale breaching right beside us, we were on a small boat with just 8 of us and it was amazing.

Let’s do your Destination wedding in Cabo, let me help!!

till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Add a comment April 11, 2020

Destination Weddings

I am in a fortunate position indeed.  I am based in a wonderful location where I have lots of local couples or couples that live close by, but 50% of the weddings I do here in S.CA are actually destination, meaning they are coming here from other cities/states or countries, and they is meaning the couple and many of their guests.  They have many great reasons to choose S.CA for their special wedding celebration, we can pretty much count on their outdoor ceremony being outdoors no matter what time of year, it may be cooler at times but never as cool as where they may be coming from.  S.CA is a great draw for the friends and family to meet and not only enjoy the wedding event/family reunion, but also combine it with a family vacation and take advantage of being close to all that we are famous for, Hollywood,  Disneyland etc, and be close enough to go to San Diego and enjoy the attractions and city only an hour away.  For some couples this is where one or both of them come from, or they have parents or family here, and for some it is really about the Pacific Ocean and the climate.  Being based here and with the huge range of vendors and options available here, it is a great idea to get a co-ordinator from here to help narrow down those options and ensure your event goes as planned.  Most couples do have one or more trips into the area to either select vendors or after selecting vendors finalise everything and know going in that everything is going to be wonderful.  I have couples from all over the country, seem to always have a few from NY NY, Miami, and Chicago, and some from out of the country – all these weddings have gone off flawlessly whether they came into town prior to the big day or not, so if you are looking for someone who is based here to help you from Santa Barbara to San Diego to Palm Springs, feel rest assured that I can make the process smooth and calm for you and have done so for many couples.  Some I have not even met until the day of  the celebration, as they didn’t need or want to do a rehearsal of the ceremony.  How’s that for confidence!!

Ok, Destination Weddings out of S.CA – if you are an OC or LA bride and looking to go elsewhere for your celebration, then I can assist you there also.  I can see where if going to another location in the States including tropical destinations like Hawaii etc, you may feel that as couples coming here find me and that works for them, well why wouldn’t you do the same thing in the reverse.  You can, the difference would be, if  we were involved in the planning process from the beginning together, finding the location, invitation sourcing, vendors etc, then you feel like you have someone on your side that knows what they are doing fully, where otherwise you may not be 100% sure you are covering all bases.  I always suggest at least one trip together to the destination to scout locations and vendors, or if that is done without a trip, a trip to finalise arrangements with vendors/see samples and ensure all is to be as planned.  By having me there with you during that/those trips and the final trip then you are going to be able to feel that you can fully relax and enjoy your destination as I will be ensuring all the details are covered/happening/as planned.  I am there working while you are enjoying.

Destination Weddings to Mexico, Carribean, Europe, Downunder, South Pacific and anywhere else you may have in mind – well this is when having someone with you on your side through the process here and then there I think is very beneficial.  With these kind of weddings it’s not just the 6 hours of the wedding celebration you need to be concerned with, you become responsible for giving accommodation options, transfers, activities, meals, before and after parties, all things that with a wedding in the US do not seem to be as essential to have to plan for the guests.  This involves using a Destination Management Company, which is going to be totally different to the person at your location who is assisting with the ceremony and celebration that will follow.  Most of the time there could be a language barrier/challenge, even if they speak english.  Where you may hear a yes answer, someone like me knows what questions to ask a variety of ways to ensure the yes answer is indeed correct.  I definately believe one trip should be done, either in the preliminary planning stages to scout locations and vendors, or if those are chosen without a trip, then a trip pre wedding to ensure everything will be as expected.  This way you will never have suprises or disappointment when you arrive a day before and don’t have time to make things right if something becomes obvious it’s not what you expect, or you end up stressed and frustrated because you now do not have time to deal with fixing things as family are coming in and you also had planned to chill for a day or so prior, so your whole experience starts to become tainted.  The pre trips and having someone like me I believe are a great investment when working with a destination where the culture and language can be foreign to you.

A good example of this is, I was at a resort in Mexico a while back and there was a couple in the pool that we started chatting to.  They were having their wedding at this resort in two months time.  They were from San Francisco.  We asked how everything had gone and they looked at each other, with THAT look.  Un oh, what has been happening we asked.  This was their 2nd trip down, their person at the resort had changed 2 times, they were never really given all their options, and were very stressed.  This trip down was to ensure all was going to be well and they could hopefully now relax and look forward to the big day.  The bride said, I wish I had of booked a co-ordinator from home to help me with this process, it would have been less expensive and stressful/frustrating to have had that hand to guide me through the process.  Even though her contacts at the hotel spoke english, she never really felt the confidence in what they were saying.  I felt very sad that where she should have been looking forward to such a great trip for all to share, she was now more in the frame of mind to have it happen so it could be done with and look back knowing it ended up as it should be, but she had had to spend her planning months worrying.

Now on the other hand, you can choose locations such as The One & Only Pamilla, which I had a chance to visit and tour of.  What a beautiful location, and not only from the visual standpoint, from the way you feel from the moment you are greeted, to how the accommodations are, to how the staff treat you and each other.  There is such a serene, calm feel at this lovely resort, you can see why Oprah chose this spot to host John Travolta’s 50th birthday party.  Top notch everything.  They have a team to assist you from arrival on, but even at a location like this, how nice it would be for you to have your local consultant helping you with everything from invites through vendor options (maybe taking some from here is best for you) and then being the person on site down there to handle everything while you laze by the pool, and go to the pre and post parties you have planned.  That’s how it shyould be.

I will say from a few years ago when doing a Destination wedding in Mexico or the Caribbean meant having to bring everything in such as linens, specialty chairs etc, all that has changed.  There are great companies in all these locations now to handle every aspect and option you would expect to have here in the US, there as well, and to be honest, with some of the vendors I have met with and seen, they can be a bit more creative/unique than what some of our local vendors can be, maybe it is that vacation tropical/feeling air.  so that is fabulous news.

Is doing a Destination Wedding out of country going to save you money? Probably not (unless you were looking at 200 here and now are cutting it down to 50 there), what it does is mean the friends and family that are the most important to you will be there, it is a more intimate event where you can really all enjoy not only being together, but be together, you aren’t so streteches as you are even trying to get around 120 people in a 5 hour wedding reception.  You can give those guests who travelled pre and post events to attend, the best food & beverage experience, and make use of linens/chairs/dancefloors/lighting and unique elements that maybe you would not have done at home, all create a fabulous memory for you all to remember forever.

The great thing about a planner such as I, is I have the contacts in the various countries to give us the support system we need, to know that all will be well.  This comes from having travelled to so much of the world, spending this year really looking at other locations for those couples based here who are looking to go elsewhere, my constantly updated list of professionals world wide who have contacted me wanting me to know where they are based and how they can help me and my couples wanting to go to their desintation, and my membership in Assn of Bridal Consulatants which has members world wide, meaning I can always lean on someone in an area I may not be familiar with, to give us the guidance we need to get things started,a nd know who/what we are dealing with going in.

Destination weddings are a celebration that you should be looking forward to with great anticipation, not trepidation, so use a co-ordinator such as me, on this end, to help you be in that place.

Until next time

Lisa

http://www.lisasimpsonweddings.com

Add a comment December 15, 2009

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