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SUMMER 2014

DISCOVER THE EXQUISITE DESIGNS OF

Lorenzo Caprile YOUR WEDDING ON THE WHITE SAND BEACHES OF TULUM

HECTOR TERRONES’

sensuality&boldness


about handcrafts

MARACAS are percussion musical instruments hold by their handles, usually in pairs, and shaken. Traditional maracas consist of hollow balls made from dried gourd or coconut shell, filled with seeds or dried beans and hand-painted on top. Maracas could be a perfect Mexican party favor for your guests. PAPEL AMATE, the papyrus of Mayas and Aztecas, is Mexico’s indigenous paper, produced using a centuries-old method of making paper from tree bark. It was used for religious purposes, and therefore Spanish conquistadores outlawed it. Luckily the technique survived, and artisanal, decorative papel amate objects are still produced today and can be used for a beautiful wedding invitation or table decor.


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contents 02 ABOUT 06 EDITOR’S LETTER 08 STAFF 10 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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14 DESTINATION Say I DO on the best beach in Mexico

28 TRASH THE DRESS Yucatan hacienda adventure Amalys luxury resort in Puerto Escondido

47 HONEYMOON

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39 MAGICAL VENUE

Nature and Mayan mysticism: Chiapas

59 DECO A Glam wedding

70 WEDDING LOOK Sensuous dresses by Hector Terrones

77 BRIDAL BEAUTY All-natural soft lips in two minutes

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83 TRENDS Evening wear by Hector Terrones

p. 79 Honey &Sugar

87 FASHION Maria Patrona luxurious Mexican handbags

94 LOVELY TOUCHES Unique bridal bouquets by BQT

98 REAL WEDDING Isaac and Marcela in Puerto Vallarta

108 OUR STORY Dream wedding in Acapulco

118 SPECIAL REPORT Hector Zamora: large-scale public art

126 IT TAKES TWO Habits of a healthy couple

130 INTERVIEW Lorenzo Caprile. Get to know him through his amazing designs

137 WEDDING PLANNER POLICE Makeup tips for the big day

142 S.O.S NEW BRIDE What comes next after getting the ring?

145 DIRECTORY Look around! Choose what works for you

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edliettoterr s DEAR READERS, I have so many things to say that it’s hard for me to know where to begin! And so I’ll start by saying how moved I am to be writing these lines, and the first thing I want to share is that the more I see of Mexico, the more I love it, because every day I’m surprised to discover something new and unexpected. As I’m discovering new things, I’m inspired by a feeling that captivates me. I view Mexico as an exotic destination full of sensuality and color, where at the same time every corner, every smile, every flavor, every artist is a reflection of the country’s past and heritage. All of this makes Mexico a fascinating place for whatever style of wedding, honeymoon or romantic getaway you may choose: above all, those the two of you discover for yourselves, which can be very elegant without losing the flavor of Mexico. Because you’ll be able to create something that’s different from what everyone else is doing, and, most of all, something that will be very joyful and fun. For this reason and much more, the pages of this magazine will lead you to discover the Mexico that I consider to be the perfect destination for romance. I’m sure that this issue will make you feel just like I do. And so, welcome to Mexico!

AFFECTIONATELY,

Caty Gomez


designer: Alberto RodrĂ­guez


JORDANA GALICIA senior editor

BRENDA OSORIO graphic director

ALINA HEREDIA sales director

BEATRIZ IRACHETA art director

RAMINTA LILAITE communications

NANCY TÉLIZ

COVER PHOTOGRAPHY : CATY GÓMEZ WEDDINGS (catygomez.com) CONTACT: ventas@mexicoweddingmagazine.com

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CATY GÓMEZ

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DANY MARROQUÍN sales

Year 1, No. 1, June-August 2013, it’s a quarterly magazine, edited by Caty Gomez Weddings, street Hilario Malpica No. 32 Int. 1, Col. Costa Azul, Acapulco, Gro, C.P.39850, Tel (744) 484-3662, www.catygomez.com, informes@catygomez.com. Responsible editor: Catalina Gomez Cabrera. Exclusive use rights reserved with the process of ISSN. The rights were granted by the National Institute of Author’s Rights. The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the publication’s editor. Total or partial reproduction of photographs, illustrations and texts published in the magazine is prohibited without prior authorization of National Institute of Author’s Rights.


special thanks We would like to express special thanks to Lorenzo Caprile for giving interview to Mexico Wedding Magazine. Lorenzo Caprile is one of the most important bridal dress designers of Spain, whose designs are known for classical and sophisticated style, favored by many celebrities and personalities, such as Spanish Princess Do単a Letizia. It was an honor and a big pleasure to work with Lorenzo, and his whole team completely charmed us!


acknowledgements LORENZO CAPRILE, Designer and Owner of Lorenzo Caprile HÉCTOR TERRONES, Designer and Owner of Héctor Terrones RAÚL ESCOBEDO, Designer and Owner of María Patrona HÉCTOR ZAMORA, Mexican Sculptor VALERIA LOZANO, Health Coach and Owner of Hábitos ANIELA MENDIBURU, Photographer and Owner of Aniela Photography CHARLY RAMOS, Photographer and Owner of Charly Ramos Photography LAURA CATÁ, Bouquet Planner of BQT.


contact: mywedding@maiakaab.com


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TULUM A DESTINATION WHERE YOU’LL FIND AN UNMATCHED BLEND OF CULTURE, HISTORY AND ONE OF THE BEST BEACHES IN MEXICO.

Known as the walled city beside the sea, Tulum is located in one of the most beautiful settings on the Mayan Riviera, where the white sand sparkles under the bright sunlight, where the Mayans founded a city on the rocks that defy the waves, protected on three sides by stone walls and by the sea on the other. The village of Tulum is near the archeological zone and is typical of the picturesque places in the region. Arts and crafts shops line the main street, the hotel zone includes small and comfortable cabanas and villas, built in a style that blends into the natural setting, with a casual atmosphere and ecological facilities combined with comfort at this amazing destination. BY DANY MARROQUÍN

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VENUES

MAIA KA´AB: Imagine your wedding at this magical

ANA Y JOSE: The Ana y José beach is a magical place

spot, where you can create different settings to surprise

to enjoy the beauty of nature. Here you’ll be surrounded

your guests and you can enjoy the natural areas set

by beautiful green areas, exuberant foliage and tall palm

between spectacularly illuminated mangrove canopy,

trees all transport you to this relaxing setting.

surrounded by the crystal clear, blue water characteristic of the Mayan Riviera, where the sky and stars of Tulum will be the main witnesses of the evening. AHAU TULUM: Enjoy an exceptionally intimate and unique environment, where an untouched beach meets the crystal clear water, a perfect setting for the wedding of your dreams. AL CIELO: A tropical paradise, a perfect white sand

BE TULUM: Surrounded by romantic jungle and the sea, where you’ll find a harmonious blend of luxury and nature. MEZZANINE: Perfect, if what you’re looking for is an intimate and romantic wedding in a stylish and contemporary setting. JASHITA: A unique spot in a tropical setting

beach, turquoise water, with delicate white textiles billowing in the wind… is just the beginning for your fairy tale wedding.

Where the sky and stars of Tulum will be the main witnesses of the evening.


TULUM

VENUE: AL CIELO PHOTOGRAPHY: MATT ADCOCK, DEL SOL PHOTOGRAPHY

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TRADITIONS

MAYAN WEDDING CEREMONY
 A ritual that invokes all the energy of the universe to bless the new couple and their new path in life as husband and wife. The seven directions are called upon: father cosmos, mother earth, the four winds and the center of our own hearts, the core of our lives. Flowers in traditional Mayan colors are used in harmony with the ceremony. Copal incense, water and musicial instruments attract the divine energy of the universe. The guests stand in a circle with the bride and groom in the center, near the altar, where the energy of the ceremony is concentrated. SPIRITUAL WEDDING CEREMONY A ritual in which the couple is presented to the spiritual energy of the four points of the compass.

They are

asked to call for the protection and blessing of Mother Earth (Ixchel) from the center of the galaxy (Hunab Ku) and that of the four elements of the universe, which lead us through light and unconditional love to a spiritual union. Surrounded by copal incense and flower petals representing the four cosmic directions, the couple is “bathed” in these elements. This ritual symbolizes the blessing of each point of the compass, guiding the couple to the center of their hearts to take their vows in front of the sacred fire that represents the spiritual hearts joined in union.


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ACCOMODATIONS

BE TULUM: Designed with all the charm and tranquiltiy of nature captured in 20 exclusive suites nestled between the tropical jungle, the white sand and turquoise sea. The suites were built with local materials that blend in with the surroundings, with spacious terraces and private pools that offer freedom and privacy. AHAU TULUM: You can enjoy an inviting and inspiring paradise that offers a magical experience in ecological cottages just footsteps from the sea. AL CIELO: A boutique hotel standing in a spot which is privileged and unique because of its natural beauty. ANA Y JOSE: You’ll be surrounded by a magical setting, where you’ll enjoy the beauty of nature.. Encircled by beautiful green areas, exuberant foliage and tall palm trees, you’ll be transported to a place of total relaxation. VENUE & PHOTOGRAPHY: BE TULUM


ACCOMODATIONS

MEZZANINE: Unexpected and super cool, perfect for those who want to experience natural beauty in a minimalist and elegant setting. JASHITA: A 100% green boutique hotel, surrounded by the colors of Caribbean nature, the gentle aroma of the bouganvilleas and the turquoise bay of Soliman, the most secluded bay on the Mayan Riviera. A place where you’ll breathe in a sophisticated and harmonious atmosphere. DREAMS TULUM : Escape to a tropical paradise surrounded by beaches and incredible gardens. You’ll enjoy the benefits of Unlimited Luxury within an all inclusive concept.

WHAT IS THERE TO DO?

VENUE & PHOTOGRAPHY: HOTEL DREAMS TULUM


TULUM

XEL-HA The Xel-Ha aquatic park is one of the most important attractions of the entire Mayan Riviera.

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WHERE TO PARTY? LA ZEBRA: If you’re looking for a good party, we suggest that you go to the traditional Salsa Sunday held at Hotel la Zebra, where the music starts at sundown and you can dance under the stars to the tunes of live salsa. One thing we’re sure of is that you won’t be able to resist trying out their delicious cucumber margaritas.

Other small, rustic bars are located throughout the hotel zone.

GASTRONOMY

Tulum has a sumptuous range of dishes, that you don’t want to miss. The cuisine of Quintana Roo, the state where Tulum is located, is very similar to that of the Yucatán because the two gastronomic traditions share several of their best dishes, such as poc-chuc, turkey-stuffed panuchos, the traditional cochinita pibil (pork), mucbilpollo (chicken) and salbutes. While the constant flow of U.S. and European tourists in Tulum has led to the appearance of cuisine from around the world.

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DINING SPOTS CASA BANANA: This restaurant offers dishes with

RESTAURARE: A very special spot, discreetly se-

a South American touch, especially from Argentina’s

cluded, as if were inside an oasis. You can enjoy Me-

grilled beef tradition, with an open flame grill built into

xican vegan food, good service and an exquisite, ener-

to one side of the restaurant terrace. A very romantic

gy-charged atmosphere.

atmosphere, with friendly, efficient and attentive service. In the evening, the restaurant becomes lively with its outdoor grill and dishes cooked over an open fire, within sight of all the diners, complemented by its carefully selected wine list. And you won’t want to miss their delicious margaritas! MATEO’S MEXICAN GRILL: The best food on the best stretch of beach in the world, where you’ll enjoy their famous fish tacos and green chile burrito. Going to Mateo’s Mexican Grill is a MUST for you and your guests! HARTWOOD: What makes this restaurant different from all the others is that it uses solar panels as its sole source of sustainable energy. All the food at this 100% green restaurant is cooked without using electric appliances. A very good atmosphere and spectacular cuisine, where the menu is different every day. It may take a while, but it’s definitely worth the wait. GINGER: The chef has created a range of dishes that delight the palate. Reviewed by the New York Times and Fodors Guide, among others, Ginger is known for its delicious food, excellent cocktails and a relaxed atmosphere with good music. And don’t miss out on Ginger’s wide range of Mojitos and Martinis. HECHIZO: A unique culinary experience in Tulum, delicious food in a totally out of the ordinary atmosphere.

MEMENTO: Flavor, presentation, atmosphere, service and comfort, this restaurant offers a symphony of the total dining experience. Many dishes are from traditional Venetian cuisine. Next to the beach, with a spectacular view, where you can hear the sound of breaking waves. CASA VIOLETA: A setting with an impressive sea view for choosing the chef’s masterpieces, which are often based on local food, including fresh fish and vegetables or pizzas made in a brick oven.


WHAT’S NEARBY? XCARET

59.3 kilometers/36.8 miles away

An eco-archeological park, which was one of the leading Mayan ports and ceremonial centers on the peninsula, because of its location. Today it is one of the most visited parks because of its beauty and such attractions as the famous underground river, the archeological ruins, coral reef aquariums, a turtle reserve, aquariums with sharks and dolphins, bat caves, an orchidarium, a mushroom

XCARET: PRE-HISPANIC MAYAN PERFORMANCE

farm, an island with jaguars, deer, monkeys, a butterfly

81 kilometers/50.3 miles away

232.6 kilometers/144.5 miles away

139.7 kilometers/81.2 miles away

pavilion and a cove for snorkeling, among others. ISLA MUJERES Is an excellent tour, which you reach aboard the ISLANDER, where you’ll visit one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean where a fantastic day awaits you including food, beverages, beach activities, golf cart rides all over the island and snorkeling at the “El Farito” reef. EXTREME CANOPY ADVENTURE Is longest and fastest zip line circuit on the Yucatán peninsula, with 12 high-speed zip lines and stringent safety.

PLAYA DEL CARMEN The city offers an ideal and relaxed lifestyle, surrounded by white sand beaches and turquoise waters that are warm the year - round, an international artistic environ-

COZUMEL

ment, which is also profoundly Mexican. Considered the

Cool, inviting and with a mystic atmosphere. Although

second most important tourism destination in Mexico

a favorite spot for divers, Cozumel also has one of the

after Cancún, Playa was once a small fishing village but

most important Mayan settlements in the area. There’s

has now become one of the fastest -growing cities in

an eco-friendly golf course, the Cozumel Country Club,

the country. Unlike other destinations on the Mayan Riv-

the only one on the island. Different settings for water

iera, the city has always been a quiet and truly Mexican

sports, eclectic dining options (a fusion of haute cui-

site. Quinta Avenida, in the heart of Playa del Carmen,

sine and local traditions), night life appealing to both

is a great place for shopping, dining, taking a break and

Bohemians and romantics, shopping for Mayan arts

stopping for refreshments.

and crafts (hand-embroidered textiles, stone and wood sculptures, baskets, pottery, masks, which are musthaves for those who like this type of art).

67.3 kilometers/41.8 miles away


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TULUM HOW TO GET THERE? By air and overland Fly to Mexico City from anywhere in the world and take a direct flight to the CancĂşn international airport (1 hour 45 minute long). Or you can take a direct flight to CancĂşn from: New York - Boston - LA San Francisco - Dallas Austin - Houston - Washington Chicago - Denver - Houston - Atlanta - Miami - Madrid London - Frankfurt - Toronto -Montreal To get to Tulum, you can hire private motor transport or drive the 130 km (80.7 miles) yourself to get there, which takes around 1 hour 20 minutes.

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PHOTOGRAPHY: ANIELA MENDIBURU

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Ma.Fernanda &Fernando This time, we’re traveling to the marvellous state of Yucatán to discover the incredible Hacienda Yaxcopoil (place of the green poplars in Maya), which we’ll view through the photos of Aniela Mendiburu.


HACIENDA YAXCOPOI L

Ma.Fernanda &Fernando

Every corner of this architectural gem is an ideal setting for capturing extraordinary images


This location was founded in the 17th century and has witnessed the passing of such major historical periods as the Prehispanic and Colonial eras. Currently it stretches over 11 thousand hectares of land and serves as a tourist stop and private Museum. Aniela is perfectly aware of this, that’s why she chose this spot for holding the Trash the Dress photo session for María Fernanda and Fernando. Direct from Monterrey, the couple lets us get to know them better and tells us what their experience at this magical place was like.

HOW DID FERNANDO GIVE YOU YOUR ENGAGEMENT RING? He gave it to me in Cancún, at the same place, where he asked me to be his girlfriend. HOW LONG DID YOU DATE BEFORE YOU GOT ENGAGED? One year and eleven months.

ABOUT YOUR WEDDING WHEN DID YOU GET MARRIED? Our wedding was on February 15, 2014

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From the moment you enter, you fall in love with the stores and craft workshops

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WHERE DID YOU HOLD YOUR WEDDING? Our wedding was just like I had dreamed it would be. I always imagined getting married at a Spectacular and Enchanting Hacienda with a bit of magic and that’s just how it was. We both went to visit Mérida and loved it. From there we visited the best Haciendas in town and the last one we saw was the one we chose for making our fairy tale wedding come true. The name of the hacienda is San Pedro Ochil. We chose it because it’s a Magical and Enchanting Hacienda. From the moment you enter, you fall in love with the stores and craft workshops. Plus it has these huge palm trees that go up to the Amphitheater of the cenote and take you to a spectacular spot for a reception. We loved the Machinery Room and the Arab-style arches. Everything creates a magical and elegant atmosphere.

ABOUT THE TRASH THE DRESS SHOOT WHERE DID YOU HOLD THE TRASH THE DRESS PHOTO SHOOT? The TTD was at the Hacienda Yaxcopoil. WHY DID YOU SELECT THIS SPOT? It’s a Beautiful Place. It’s a private Hacienda considered one of the most important in the Yucatán. It has incredible Settings and our Photographer suggested it to us.


Ma.Fernanda &Fernando

WHAT WAS YOUR IMPRESSION WHEN YOU GOT THERE? What beautiful places there are in Mexico! It’s a wonderful country. WHAT WAS ANIELA LIKE AS A PHOTOGRAPHER? Aniela has a marvellous, magic touch for taking pictures. The fact is that at first, we simply followed her instructions but little by little, she made us start to relax and the results were incredible. The photos turned out to be spectacular. WAS THERE ANY PARTICULAR MOMENT OR INTERESTING ASPECT ABOUT THE SESSION? On the day of the wedding… there were several but the one that most surprised us was when our dear photographer took a fall early in the session, when she was trying to take a shot of some friends and had climbed onto a wall to get it. She injured her ankle but didn’t say that it hurt. The next day, when she went to the hospital, was when we learned about her injury. We respect her professionalism.


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ANIELA (PHOTOGRAPHER) has a marvellous, magic touch for taking pictures. She made us start to relax and the results were incredible.


COMING ON AUGUST 21

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FALL 2014

Glamorous beaches of Cabo for a perfect honeymoon

Get inspired by s g in d d e w m a re d e s e th through the lens of a great photographer FERNANDO GARCĂ?A


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AMALYS

LUXURY RESORT EXCLUSIVENESS AND BEAUTY

PUERTO ESCONDIDO Puerto Escondido is located in the marvellous state of Oaxaca. Its beaches, colors and the warmth of its people make it a place that must be visited at least once in a lifetime.


Here, secluded beside the ocean, is the Amalys Luxury Resort complex. This exclusive collection of luxury bungalows offers intimate spaces where attention has been given to every detail to gratify its visitors’ most exquisite tastes. Intimacy is what characterizes this beautiful resort. Amalys can house groups of up to 20 people. Three bungalows face the sea, while three rooms look out onto the garden. A double suite includes a bedroom and living room. The Main Palapa, which contains the kitchen and a living room, stands in the center of the resort, with mountain and sea views. It’s the heart of this magical place, and opens out to a breathtaking swimming pool. Amalys also offers the possibility of hosting events, especially weddings. Just close your eyes and imagine yourself walking towards the love of your life, surrounded by the best climate, enchanting views and a sweeping and unique beach, under the Mexican sun. Our venue has achieved the perfect combination of elegant decoration and pristine nature, with the magic of lovely desert flower gardens. The whole

THE WHOLE MIX OF TEXTURES AND COLORS CREATES AN INCREDIBLY HARMONIOUS ATMOSPHERE THAT INSPIRES A FEELING OF PEACE AND TRANQUILITY

mix of textures and colors creates an incredibly harmonious atmosphere that inspires a feeling of peace and tranquility. An event can include up to 250 people. Although the Resort itself can not accomodate all the guests, other nearby villas and hotels can easily house them. The ceremony or reception can be held along the ocean or next to the pool or in the complex that includes the Beach Club, on terraces facing the sea and in the Main Palapa. At Amalys, you have a choice of spaces that will make your dreams come true. The food will also be taken care of and you can select the type you want: creative cuisine with fresh ingredients, Mexican fusion, Mediterranean… everything you need to make your wedding a unique celebration. If you want a wedding that’s different from anything you’ve ever seen before, in an idyllic and exclusive setting, Amalys Luxury Resort and Puerto Escondido have everything you need.


AMALYS

LUXURY RESORT EXCLUSIVENESS AND BEAUTY


AMALYS’ FACILITIES INCLUDE: 40 meter saltwater infinity pool that harmonizes with the environment and includes fiber optic lighting Private beach club with a lounge Massage and spa services Experienced yoga instructors Transportation from the airport to Puerto Escondido included Personalized assistance for organizing activities


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HOW TO REACH PUERTO ESCONDIDO: Accessible overland by car or bus By air via direct flights from Mexico City to Puerto Escondido, on Aeromexico, Interjet and Magnicharters


Chiapas

BREATHTAKING NATURE AND MYSTICAL MAYAN CULTURE

Welcome to Chiapas, one of the most beautiful places in Mexico and its most southernmost state, blessed with breathtaking nature, rich Mayan heritage and colonial towns. Let your honeymoon be unforgettable! PICTURE: CANON DEL SUMIDERO


Chiapas The state is home to the second-largest indigenous population in the country, and Mayan traditions are alive everywhere you go. Chiapas didn’t become part of Mexico until 1824, and a strong indigenous identity remains because the Maya population is one of the largest in Mexico, still using about a half dozen Maya languages and dressing in a traditional way. Chiapas made worldwide history during the 1994 Zapatista uprising, when hundreds of thousands of people rose up against the Mexican government. Today, the diversity of Chiapas means bird-rich tropical rainforest and jungle, full of hidden waterfalls, cooler high-altitude pine forests and a Pacific coastline where sea turtles nest. Mayan ruins, including some of the best archaeological sites in Mexico, are dispersed in the lush, misty jungle. This means countless amazing opportunities for outdoor activities, exploration and romantic time together.

PICTURE: SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS

WHERE TO GO?


Craft market


WHAT TO SEE? TEMPLO DE SANTO DOMINGO: A 16th-century baroque church with lavishly gilded interior is located just north of center. The baroque faรงade displays the double-headed Hapsburg eagle, a symbol of the Spanish monarchy of that era. SNA JOLOBIL ARTISAN COOPERATIVE: Next to the Templo de Santo Domingo is a market of high-quality textiles from around the region. Visit the MAYA MEDICINE MUSEUM and learn about indigenous remedies. TOUR NA BOLOM, a museum and research library of Maya culture.

WHERE TO STAY? CASA FELIPE FLORES, an amazing colonial guesthouse with only 6 rooms available. Beautiful decorations fill the rooms and courtyards. Breakfast is served in an elegant sitting room. PARADOR SAN JUAN DE DIOS, a boutique hotel located on the northern edge of town that offers luxury suites decorated with antiques and modern art. HOTEL BO is an exclusive boutique hotel set in a meticulously restored and modernized traditional house.


Chiapas

WHERE TO EAT?

Go for drinks and grab dinner along the Real Guadalupe pedestrian walkway. The cool climate, excellent food and an inspiring bohemian vibe will entice and captivate you, and make you fall in love all over again. LUM, located in the modern boutique Bo Hotel, the restaurant offers the best in traditional Mexican Cuisine combined with San Cristobal’s characteristic local flavors. RESTAURANTE PLAZA REAL, a classy eatery with international vibe and a Mexican touch. PIERRE RESTAURANT FRANCES, a classical French restaurant, where everything is homemade and delicious. LA PALOMA, a café inside a former home of city founder Diego de Mazariegos. Modern, elegant and relaxing, it offers local delicacies, such as sopa de flor de calabaza (squash flower soup), ensalada de nopalitos (cactus salad), or delicious albóndigas enchipotladas (meatballs in chili sauce). There’s live music every night at 9:30. TIERRA Y CIELO, high local cuisine that uses local recipes and products in modernized presentations.

LEFT PICTURE: SANTO DOMINGO CHURCH IN SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS. RIGHT PICTURE: ALBONDIGAS AL CHIPOTLE.


WHERE TO GO OUT? KINOKI, Art gallery/ tea salon that screens three movies every night CAFÉ BAR REVOLUCIÓN, Live music daily from 8 to 10:30 PM followed by dancing to salsa, rock, blues, jazz and reggae LA VIÑA DE BACCO, A tapas and wine bar, always full and friendly PERFIDIA, A restaurant, gallery and bar that offers live music after 10 PM in a creative atmosphere MULTIFORO LAS VELAS, Run by artists and musicians, this night spot features live music starting at 11 PM. Occasionally it presents variety shows or performances instead.

OUTSIDE OF THE CITY EL ARCOTETE. Located about 5-10km from San Cristobal de las Casas, El Arcotete is a park of pine trees, picnic areas, and amazing views. Spend a day with your loved one and enjoy a nice picnic. You can also enjoy LAS GRUTAS (The Caves) that you access from the park. A visit to the mystical village of SAN JUAN CHAMULA is another must. Situated about 10 km from San Cristobal de las Casas, the village is frozen in time. Inhabited by the indigenous Tzotzil Mayas, the town has autonomous status within Mexico, and preserves many of its ancient Maya rituals that are now blended with Catholic traditions. The main church is filled with candles and incense smoke, its floor covered with pine boughs. The curanderos (healers) diagnose diseases and heal them with candles, flower petals or live chicken sacrifice. Locals don’t allow any picture taking.

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PICTURES: AGUA AZUL WATERFALL

PALENQUE Visit the once-powerful Mayan kingdom of Palenque dating from 600 AD to 800 AD that emerges from a mystical rainforest and takes your breath away. The magnificent eight-level stone Templo de las Inscripciones has the tomb of Pakal, Palenque’s powerful and longest-reigning ruler. The town of Palenque is also a good base for other noteworthy archaeological sites and natural attractions. Take a day trip to the waterfall of Misol-Ha and the cascades with turquoise pools of Agua Azul. WHERE TO STAY Boutique Hotel Quinta Chanabnal. Only three kilometers from the archaeological site of Palenque, this luxury resort is reminiscent of a Mayan palace complex of the Classic Period.


PICTURE: RUINS AT PALENQUE

OTHER PLACES TO VISIT IN

Chiapas • Take a trip to the picturesque Lagunas de Montebello National Park, which is comprised of 59 multi-colored lakes located in the far south of Chiapas, also with a group of caves known as the Grutas San Rafael del Arco and a pair of sinkholes called Dos Cenotes. • Visit Sumidero Canyon, a 4,000-foot-deep chasm, with Grijalva River in the middle. • Take a tour of the ancient cities such as Yaxchilan, lost in the jungle • An attraction not to miss is El Chiflón, a spectacular series of waterfalls and pools created by the Río San Vicente. • The colonial town of Comitán has a pleasant, artsy atmosphere. Set on a high plain 90km southeast of San Cristóbal, it has a beautiful plaza of modern sculpture pieces, surrounded by trees and birds, some good restaurants and natural and archaeological attractions. • Tapachula, town located in the far southwest of Chiapas, is near the Guatemalan border and the Pacific Ocean. It was first established as a city by the Aztecs in the 13th century and then inhabited by the Mame-Maya. Since the establishment of coffee plantations in the 19th century Tapachula has had a significant Asian and German cultural presence, alongside the large Mayan and Nahua indigenous populations.

Chiapas

LOCATION

Southern Mexico, just west of Yucatan


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Have a wonderful honeymoon! Explore , taste, learn, experience..


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Discover a

GLAM WEDDING


THE CAPACITY TO DREAM IS A GIFT THAT LETS US SEE INTO THE FUTURE, THROUGH DIMENSIONS THAT ARE UNKNOWN TO OUR SENSES.


When we decorate, we have the power to create in our hands. A space magically comes to life and starts to speak to us. It represents what we are, how we live, our lifestyle and so on. If you’re a women who likes to stand out and to be known for her excellent taste, then you’re a Glam bride. You’re definitely a woman who’s sure of herself, of what’s romantic or traditional. Glam weddings are always held after dark to create a glamorous and elegant atmosphere. Of course, the reception must take place at a very exclusive spot, such as an historic place, a convent or palace that has a certain air of luxury and uniqueness.


deco GLAM WEDDINGS ARE ALWAYS HELD AFTER DARK TO CREATE A GLAMOROUS AND ELEGANT ATMOSPHERE.

Pastel or pale colors are not even considered because the last thing we want to do is create a soft, romantic setting. The complexity and variety of colors and shapes make orchids the ideal flower for a Glam wedding. Sequins, satin, silk and other glossy fabrics in gold and silver are ideal for a sparkling and very glamorous touch. Cushions and accessories are the perfect way to fill the spaces with dazzling colors to create unique and attractive areas.


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There are always ways to give your wedding a magic touch


THERE ARE ALWAYS WAYS TO GIVE YOUR WEDDING A MAGIC TOUCH THAT WILL MAKE IT SPECIAL AND EDGY, USING INNOVATIVE DETAILS, SUCH AS A DIFFERENT TYPE OF CAKE, WITH VERY SOPHISTICATED AND EYE-CATCHING DECORATIONS, FIREWORKS SET TO MUSIC OR A DANCE FLOOR LIT WITH MOVING LIGHT SHOWS, TO NAME JUST A FEW.


Finding your own style beyond tradition, and discovering classic and current trends for inspiration, so that you can be as classic or daring as you want and thus imprint your essence on your ideal wedding, is essential for total success.

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designs THE HISTORY OF MEXICAN FASHION CAN NOT BE TOLD WITHOUT MENTIONING HÉCTOR TERRONES. This Mexico City native, who has spent over 20 years designing dresses and accessories (shoes and jewelry) is, unquestionably, one of the most creative artists who has made a name for Mexican fashion around the world. Héctor’s designs are very special, unique and always bear the “Terrones” stamp, which makes them different from other dresses, with their maximalist style and references to other eras. In fact, his dresses with corsets are his signature. Nobody else can match his mastery of the art of corsetry.


Mexico’s most prominent and beautiful women seek him out for advice. They’ve all been seduced by his consummate use of encrusted jewels, color and sumptuous fabrics that embellish every woman’s body. Mexican celebrities always go to him to dress for the most important events. Our designer plays with time, he doesn’t follow the rules of what’s in fashion or what’s not, which allows him to approach real art. Each garment is a canvas on which Héctor captures woman’s splendor and beauty through his forms, colors, ornaments and sensuous fabrics. Héctor has been truly courageous. Mexican women are not known for being daring in their wardrobes. Although they do wear colors, the designs usually tend to be simple and clean-cut. However, Terrones has gone in the opposite direction. He has sought to dress strong and daring women, those who want to attract attention everywhere they go.

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He finds his muses through history. Women from all eras, who were characterized by their style and strength, such as Queen Victoria and Joan of Arc, among others. HĂŠctor looks to them because of their beauty, culture and inspiration.


Héctor

Terrones Became so popular that he was positioned as one of the most recognized figures in Mexican fashion in the 80’s and early 90’s.


The passion shown in his work and the quality of his garments are so memorable that his designs were immediately accepted. Society and the demanding fashion sector were captivated by him, enchanted with his designs, which were so different from those of other designers. His work started to bear fruit. The doors to international runways were opened to him and he has been on them ever since. Terrones became so popular that he was positioned as one of the most recognized figures in Mexican fashion in the 80’s and early 90’s. True success is long-lasting and that’s what Héctor has achieved. After nearly 20 years, his exuberant designs continue to captivate. He continues to create and although every collection is different from the last, they all bear his distinctive stamp.


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beauty

soft lips

IN 2 MINUTES

BY LORENA RAMIREZ

In this issue of Mexico’s Wedding Magazine, our Beauty Expert Lorena Ramírez will tell us how to keep our lips smooth and hydrated 365 days of the year. So, get ready to kiss the love of your life. Pollution, cold weather, extreme heat and wearing low-quality lipsticks can make our lips age faster than any other part of our body. However, it’s easier to cure them than you might think. The following recipe will achieve incredible results very quickly.


We’re going to create an exfoliant with sugar and honey, which will restore the smoothness and hydration of your lips, so that they’ll look amazing. You will not only perceive that your lips have a much smoother texture but that when you apply lipstick, the color will last much longer.

Sugar Acts as the exfoliating agent in this homemade treatment. It gently and naturally eliminates dead skin cells (besides having a delicious flavor). After applying the mixture to your lips, you will achieve a smooth texture in a matter of minutes.

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Honey is one of the most-used natural products in creating homemade masques and exfoliants. It acts as a hydrating, antiseptic and anti-oxidating agent, so that when you use it on your lips, they will feel smoother, look fresher and will be protected from infections and bacteria.


You can

apply this treatment every other day or before a special event, when you want your lips to look smooth and beautiful. Remember to be gentle in applying this treatment to prevent inflaming the skin around your lips.

APPLICATION: 1. Take a small amount of the mixture

with your fingertips. 2. Massage the mixture into your lips

in a circular movement for one minute. 3. Leave the mixture on your lips for

another minute. 4. Rinse it off with lukewarm water and

gently pat your lips dry with a towel.


Wearing a Héctor Terrones design is sure to make you shine at any event.

Be a Héctor Terrones woman In this section we´ll be able to savor Héctor Terrones' designs for evening.


Fluid fabrics that impart sensuality to the female body, bathed with gemstones that add drama to every piece.


Wearing a HĂŠctor Terrones design is sure to make you shine at any event.


Beauty and tradition in your hands What would happen if we were to bring together the quality and style of a luxury handbag and the tradition and beauty of Mexican embroidery? This was exactly what designer Raúl Escobedo asked himself when he created the María Patrona brand. BY JORDANA GALICIA AGUILAR / PHOTOGRAPHY: MARÍA PATRONA


Raúl sought to produce a product that would represent the passion, energy and heritage of his roots, using high quality materials and stylish designs, combined with the most beautiful handmade embroideries to prove that these two elements are not in conflict with each other. But what name would give a meaning to all this legacy of tradition and quality? That’s when Raúl thought of the strong, passionate and loving women who had been with him throughout his life. María was the name of his great grandmother, both grandmothers and his mother. These great women gave him inspiration and strength at every

The entire world is now at his feet. María Patrona bags have become a “must-have” for It Girls half way around the world.

stage of his life and that’s why he honors them in each one of his designs. The name Patrona was inspired by the Porfirian era, when this word was used to address the wives of Hacienda owners, women who were characterized by their strength, power and status. That is how María Patrona was born. Marvellous bags that capture current and attractive designs inside and out, that have a heart filled with tradition and color.


Beauty and tradition in your hands

Owning a María Patrona bag means that you’re holding a treasure in your hand. You will enjoy the extremely fine designs and be captivated by the details and delight of handmade embroidery. Raúl has also founded the María Patrona Foundation as a mark of respect for Mexican culture. Through this foundation he seeks to help artisans to continue creating and producing quality materials and thus keep alive the artistic legacy that must be passed down from generation to generation, so that the marvellous joy of producing Mexican art will never be lost. When you purchase a María Patrona bag, you will be donating part of the cost to the Mexican artisan sector, to promote and implement educational projects that ensure the continuity of the production of handmade Mexican products, that are recognized in every corner of the earth.


What else can we ask of María Patrona? Without a doubt, carrying one of these bags means that you’re carrying a work of art with you, wherever you go.

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LOVELY TOUCHES BQT OFFERS THE SAME CRAFTSMANSHIP AND PASSION THAT A TAILOR BRINGS INTO PLAY WHEN CREATING A SUIT, ALONG WITH THE ART AND INSPIRATION OF A FASHION DESIGNER WHEN SHAPING A CREATION. THIS IS HOW BQT CONCEIVES ITS MADE TO ORDER BRIDAL BOUQUETS.


BQT provides an exclusive service for creating wedding bouquets, which are an alternative to the usual impersonal bridal bouquets, because BQT seeks to produce truly unique creations. Specialists in the study of flowers, design and image consultants, the BQT team works with brides to achieve their dream bouquet, through the bouquet planner, from the initial ideas to delivering the finished bouquet at the bride’s home, just hours before the big event.

SPECIALISTS IN THE STUDY OF FLOWERS, DESIGN AND IMAGE CONSULTANTS Through a nearly artisanal creative process, which captures trends, the florists and bouquet planners work together to select the best types of flowers and to combine them in the most harmonious and evocative manner. On this basis, an illustrator creates images and puts an original sketch down on paper, until the ideal floral combination is obtained.


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ISSAC & MARCELA The state of Jalisco is home to a veritable paradise known as Puerto Vallarta. Before it ever became one of Mexico’s most visited tourist destinations, this magical spot was a traditional town, full of color and magic.


g PHOTOGRAPHY: CHARLY RAMOS


This is the source of Puerto Vallarta’s charm. Despite the passage of time and the popularity of its beaches, Puerto Vallarta continues to retain the charm and flavor of a typical Mexican town. Isaac and Marcela immediately fell in love with this magical place and didn’t have to think twice about choosing it as the site for their wedding day. They selected the beautiful Hotel Casa Velas as the venue for the celebration. The hotel’s facilities, gardens, beaches and nooks are enchanted, sophisticated and elegant, ideal for making their dream of becoming husband and wife come true.


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Our bride and groom decided to say “ I do� in the company of their families, friends and, most importantly, lots of love. Every detail of the music, decorations and food received close attention, combining to create the wedding of their dreams.

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was the perfect photographer for shooting the event. His marvellous lens, technique and sensitivity make every image memorable & exciting.


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WE INVITE YOU TO SHARE THIS GREAT DAY ALONG WITH ISAAC & MARCELA, GUIDED BY CHARLY RAMOS’ WONDERFUL AND ARTISTIC HAND.


ACAPULCO, MEXICO

our story

BY DANY MARROQUIN / PHOTOGRAPHY: TATO CID


Lorena & Julio Were married at a fairy tale wedding On january 11, 2014, at Villa Alejandra.


LET’S ALLOW THE BRIDE & GROOM TO TELL US ABOUT THEIR LOVE STORY.


Lorena & Julio HOW DID YOU MEET? We met at a lunch organized by mutual friends, where we started talking. After that, we started going out with our friends in a group, until little by little, we started going out on our own and became the best of friends. Then, after quite a while, our relationship deepened. WHERE ARE YOU FROM? Lorena: Cuernavaca Julio: Mexico City

ABOUT DESTINATION WHAT WAS IT ABOUT THE WEDDING DESTINATION THAT YOUR GUESTS ENJOYED MOST? The climate for sure, the beach and the view of the bay both during the day and at night. DO YOU REMEMBER ANY FUNNY STORIES FROM YOUR WEDDING? When it was time to toss the bouquet and the garter. When they played the Snake of the Sea game (la vibora de la mar), where the bride and groom had to make their way through the crowd and drink tequila right from the bottle they were holding. They missed the target and ended up soaking wet with tequila. Also, when the men were all pushing at each other to grab the garter, one of them fell down and was rolling around on the ground.


ABOUT THE CEREMONY DID YOU HAVE A WEDDING CEREMONY?

Yes, we had a religious ceremony. WHERE WAS THE WEDDING CEREMONY HELD? WHAT TIME DID IT BEGIN? The ceremony was held in a palapa by the sea and you could see the lights around the entire bay. The wedding began at 7 p.m. WHAT TYPE OF CEREMONY DID YOU HAVE? A Catholic religious wedding ceremony. WHAT SONG DID YOU WALK DOWN THE AISLE TO? The wedding march played by Mariachi. WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC WAS PLAYED DURING THE CEREMONY? Mariachi music. PLEASE DESCRIBE THE DECOR OF THE WEDDING CEREMONY. Very romantic, with a cross hanging in the middle and a carpet of flower petals covering the ground to the altar. Lanterns and flowers were suspended from the palapa roof. WHAT COLOR DRESSES DID THE BRIDESMAIDS WEAR? Pink with gold lace. WHAT WAS THE MOST EMOTIONAL MOMENT FOR YOU? When we first looked at each other in front of the altar.

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our story ACAPULCO, MEXICO

HOW MANY GUESTS ATTENDED YOUR RECEPTION? 280 WHAT WAS THE RECEPTION MENU? First course: Tuna and caviar cocktail. Second course: Thai salmon. Dessert: Profiteroles and apple tempura.

THE RECEPTION DINNER WHAT WAS THE VENUE FOR THE RECEPTION? Villa Alejandra, a house on Acapulco bay, set in a 160,400 square foot tropical sanctuary. The landscaping was impressive, with views of the bay from the beautiful tropical jungle.

WHAT BEVERAGES WERE SERVED? Fruit drinks (horchata, hibiscus and lime), lime, tamarind, mango and chamoy Margaritas, tequila served in shot glasses carved out of vegetables, rum, whiskey, vodka, anise, Baileys. WAS THERE A LATE NIGHT MENU? Yes, green tomatillo salsa chilaquiles and refried beans. WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC WAS PLAYED DURING THE DINNER PARTY? Live music band.


Lorena & Julio DECORATION WHAT WAS YOUR WEDDING DECOR THEME? Glam with a lot of glitter. WHICH COLORS DID YOU CHOOSE FOR THE WEDDING DECOR? White and silver. WHAT FEATURE ATTRACTED THE GUESTS’ ATTENTION THE MOST? The glitter roof over the entire scene, from which streamers, candelabras and teardrop shapes were hanging.


DETAILS WHAT WAS THE DRESS CODE? Beach formal. WHICH WAS YOUR FIRST SONG? Cristian Castro singing “Por amor a ti”. WHAT MOMENT DID YOU LIKE THE MOST? Our first dance. AT WHAT TIME DID THE PARTY END? 6 a.m. WHAT MOMENTS DID YOU ENJOY THE MOST? When the bouquet and the garter were thrown and the drums show that spouted water. DID YOU HAVE ANY PERFORMERS? Yes, an electronic violinist during the cocktails and water drums at the party.


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BY JORDANA GALICIA AGUILAR / PHOTOGRAPHY: CORTESÍA DEL ARTISTA, LABOR GALERÍA & LUCIANA BRITO GALERÍA


Art

report

At Mexico Wedding Magazine, we love to discover great Mexicans In this Fifth Issue, we introduce HĂŠctor Zamora, a Mexican artist who creates large-scale works in public spaces and has gained international recognition for his works imbued with creativity and meaning..

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report Born in Mexico City in 1974, H茅ctor studied Graphic Design at the Universidad Aut贸noma Metropolitana. Little by little, he began to explore artistic interventions in spaces outside the indoor space of galleries and museums, such as the PNEU 2003 in the Garash Gallery, where what was initially a very formal work was moved from the space of the gallery to occupy outdoor spaces, provoking a series of reactions that would not have occurred if it had been solely intended for gallery interiors. This type of contact with outdoor public spaces was what motivated him to continue in this direction. He began by exhibiting in different spaces in Mexico City and with time, his art has become more polished and perfected. The beauty and exceptional quality of his works have led to their being exhibited in France, New Zealand, the United States, Brazil, Belgium, Turkey, Spain, Egypt, Peru and India, among other countries.


Everything Héctor puts into his works has a

distractions, conveying messages and beauty.

reason behind it, from the materials to the

His works are a delicious distraction from the

exhibit locations chosen. This is how the

daily rat race of a monotonous life. His art is

artist interacts with the public and guides

an alert, a shout. To dream, work and enjoy

them toward deciphering his work’s socially

are synonymous with Héctor’s success. His

relevant messages; messages that reflect

work is “a catalyst”: “Every project I carry

a combination of both natural and urban

out always involves a challenge, sometimes

spaces. Our artist derives inspiration from

unsurpassable. Through strategies such as

everything around him, what he reads, what

negotiation, flexibility, organic development

he experiences. Life itself provides him with

and so on, I’m able to mold the projects,

the creativity needed to transform simple

adapting them to the real possibilities that

materials into living works that accompany

are defined during the process.”

everyday people in in their daily lives and

Art

CLEARLY, GREAT CREATIVITY CALLS FOR A LARGE SPACE.


report We asked Héctor why he creates large-scale works in public spaces and his answer was: “The scale of my works is in response to the scale of the space I work in. Public, open spaces, which are usually very large in every sense.” Clearly, great creativity calls for a large space. His career has not stopped growing. His works have won awards and projects keep coming in. In May, he will take part in the Eighth Sculpture Bienniale in Shenzhen, China. But what does being Mexican mean to our artist? He describes his relationship with Mexico as, “A love full of contradictions.” Nevertheless, he proudly carries the Mexican banner to foreign lands. He has a single and very clear purpose: “To be able to motivate the public: to weep with the emotion that a work provokes, to have my work written about, to inspire, for my work to become the subject of study….”


A BRILLIANT FUTURE LIES AHEAD FOR THIS MESSENGER OF MEXICAN BEAUTY AND CREATIVITY, HÉCTOR ZAMORA, AN EXTRAORDINARY, LARGE-SCALE ARTIST.

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a HEALTHY COUPLE


CAN CHANGE HABITS (BY EXERCISING, EATING FRUIT AND VEGETABLES, WHOLE GRAINS, CEREALS, DRINKING PURE WATER AND SO ON) IS THE BASIS FOR BEING ABLE TO ACHIEVE PERMANENT CHANGE. WITH THE TWO OF THEM, IT WILL ALWAYS BE EASIER TO BE MOTIVATED, TO MAKE A GREAT

it takes two

INVOLVING THE COUPLE SO THAT THEY

TEAM IN WHICH THE COUPLE TAKES PART IN THE POSITIVE CHANGES THAT WILL BENEFIT BOTH.

But what advice does Valeria have for newlyweds? A new phase and a new life…what could be better than to enjoy it in a healthy way! After the preparations, the big day, the wedding, the “I do’s,” the congratulations and the honeymoon, the couple returns to their daily life, to the routine and their beginning as a family. Families are not measured by the number of persons in them but by the union between those who comprise it, whether numerous or just a few. And so, what’s a family of two right now is a big family in potential. Being part of a couple should make us want to be better people, to highlight our qualities and minimize our weak points, providing mutual support so we can improve. And it is precisely here where each one’s good habits will have an impact on their future life and on that of their future children (if they have any). A healthy couple can enjoy many things together. But without health, we have practically nothing. It’s hard to be able to enjoy things/situations, if one’s health is impaired. However, a great deal can be done before reaching this point. Health is a matter that concerns everyone and is for everyone, regardless of whether or not they plan to have children or whether they plan to have them sooner or later, the idea is always to get better.


it takes two And so, changing and creating good habits is a

come around. Sometimes, this begins because of

matter for two. In marriage, everything is a matter for

matters related to beauty but health is not simply a

two.The benefits of a healthy life for a couple may

matter of appearance. It means losing weight, having

be reflected in the way they interact, in their daily

moist, radiant, clear skin, to have energy, all of which

mood, in their sense of responsibility to each other,

are just some of the many desired and postive side

in their acting together to make good habits a daily

effects. However, health goes beyond this and has

routine and being able to enjoy countless things and

an effect on one’s self-esteem, attitudes, and well-

experiences because of the simple fact that they are

being. A good relationship with yourself and self-love

healthy. One member of the couple is always more

are the product of an excellent relationship with one’s

hesitant than the other but this doesn’t matter. It’s a

spouse and the love they have for each other. This is

matter of being patient and sure about what one is

why a couple that has good habits is a happy couple

doing and only waiting to show by example and the

and a happy couple is a truly balanced couple.

clear benefits achieved, to convince the other one to

WE MARRY FOR LOVE & BECAUSE OF THIS LOVE, EACH OF US NEEDS TO TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES AND THE OTHER PERSON.


His creations have captivated the entire world.

Lorenzo studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and at the Polytechnic Fashion Institute in Florence, Italy. His passion and excellence led him to work with major international fashion houses including Ratti, Lancetti and Lienzo de los Gazules, among others. In 1993, he decided to open his own atelier , where he perfected his techniques for designing gala and bridal gowns. Since then, his creations have captivated the entire world. Even leading brands like Rosa ClarĂĄ have been impressed by his mastery, which led him into bridal prĂŞt-a-porter, where his name enjoys world reknown. In combination with his exceptional taste, his masterful designs and the use of exquisite fabrics of the highest quality have led him to dress the leading figures of Spanish royalty, socialites, and famous national and international artists.


Lorenzo Caprile has a dual nature: his designs, which are both classic and feminine, are cherished for being the true works of art which they are. He has not been tempted into mass production. He controls even the slightest details in his atelier. This enchanting and elegant space is where he performs his magic, surrounded by his exceptional team. The designer prefers the charm of personalized, made-to-order work, and pays close attention to the smallest details for each customer, whom he adores. This traditional style of working, instilled with care and perfection, is combined with a charming approach to the younger generation of bloggers and public figures, who are enamored of his designs, his intimate service and the incredible experience of creating a dress at his side. Clearly, Lorenzo inspires love because of who he is and what he does. His dresses are the living example of elegance. Lorenzo always recommends simplicity and discretion to convey a subtle femininity, evoked through his designs. Every line proclaims his adoration of the female body, while the exclusive materials enhance the details in each gown.

Wearing a Lorenzo Caprile design is a luxurious honor.

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When the time comes to start planning our wedding, we make a huge checklist of all the things we have to do: the dress, venue, flowers, colors, table, dinner, music, etc. And usually we all leave a very important point for the very end. I’m talking about makeup. With so many other details on our mind, we put aside one of the fundamental elements of our look. Makeup is what will give the finishing touch to our image, so we need to make sure it harmonizes with the rest of our look.


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DO Plan a makeup consultation and let the exper ts advise you on what looks good on you and what doesn’t.

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A trial run of your makeup is a MUST so you can feel confident that you’ll get the expected result that day.


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DO Try to touch up your makeup throughout the evening so you’ll always look perfect. Plan on putting together a makeup kit for your touch-ups.

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Must haves: Powder, mascara, blush, eyeliner, lipstick, blotting papers for the shine, spray mineral water to hydrate your face without smearing your makeup. We all want to look beautiful and radiant at our wedding, that’s why our makeup has to be perfect, just remember these basic rules and you’ll enjoy your day to the fullest with no worries!

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S.O.S

I GOT THE RING! But what’s next? Congratulations! Now that the love of your life has proposed and you’ve accepted the ring, the next stage is one involving a great deal of organization, nervousness and excitement. Before starting to organize everything, we suggest that you keep in mind that planning a wedding is quite complicated but this doesn’t mean that it has to turn into a problem. Always remember that this process is one to be enjoyed and that before trying to please everyone else, you should please yourself and your fiancé, because the wedding is for the two of you.


28 So, the first thing to be decided is

Now you need to choose the place.

Once you’ve determined these basic

the date and time. Take your time

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points, it’s time to sit down and

and remember that churches and

you want and based on that, choose

decide on the budget. The number

venues must often be reserved a

the destination that is best for the

of guests must be considered

year in advance. You need to take

theme you’ve chosen. One very

because this is a crucial aspect

this into consideration to carefully

important point to consider is that

that will affect the total cost of the

establish your timelines and avoid

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rushing and stress caused by

that it will be easy for your guests

running out of time.

to get there and no one is left out on the Big Day.

Organizing a wedding involves a lot of time. If you and your fiancé are

Start handling all the paperwork and making the needed reservations. Don’t waste any time.

very busy or don’t have the time to pick out the best suppliers or to visit the selected destination several times, it would be best to engage a Wedding Planner. Planners are

The search of your wedding dress is

Now your need to start deciding on

there to help you create the wedding

the best part. Don’t “get married” to

all the details. This is possibly the

of your dreams. They are truly “fairy

the first one you see. Look around,

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godmothers” and will make all

compare, try them on and choose

wedding because the secret is in

your dreams come true. A Wedding

the one that’s best suited to your

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Planner will be with you every step

personality. It’s possible you’ve

imprinting the couple’s personality

of the way and will ensure that you

heard from other brides that when

on the event.

have everything you need.

you’ve found “The Dress,” you’ll know the minute you see it. It’s magical, as you will find out.

Relax, enjoy yourself and follow this useful advice, so that organizing your wedding will flow smoothly and you‘ll be on your way to holding the “Event of the Year.”


signature weddings

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WHAT? Unique, private events space WHERE? Tulum - Riviera Maya, Mexico HOW? Combining natural environment with luxury to create magic events WHY? To create magic events in complete privacy CONTACT: info@maiakaab.com m ai ak aab. c o m

venue WHAT? Luxury Resort WHERE? Puerto Escondido, Mexico HOW? Luxurious experience in front of the beach, with sea, mountain and garden views WHY? Luxury and intimacy blend in with the natural beauty of the magic Puerto Escondido CONTACT: amalysmexico@gmail.com / reservations@amalysmexico.com ama l ysm ex i c o.com


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HĂŠctor Zamora

WHAT? Sculptures. Large - scale art in public places WHERE? Worldwide HOW? Art in pure form, apllied to everyday settings WHY? Expression, messages, creativity

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wedding guide WHAT? Qualified advice and inspiration about everything related to a wedding in Mexico WHERE? Mexico weddings for couples from all the world HOW? By providing information about destinations, venues, providers and more WHY? For a headache-free, fun Mexico wedding CONTACT: info@brides-advisor.com b r i d e s - ad v i s o r.c o m

lifestyle WHAT? The world’s best motorcar WHERE? Showrooms worldwide HOW? Exclusive confidential purchase programs for newlyweds & resorts WHY? Because motorcar perfection has never been so easy to obtain before CONTACT: 855-969-2878 - motorcarperfection@gmail.com r o l l s - r o yce. co m

djs & lighting WHAT? Audio & DJ professionals WHERE? Acapulco, Riviera Maya - Mexico HOW? Creating entertaining events with non-stop fun and music WHY? We believe in our innovative audio concepts that help create unforgettable beach weddings CONTACT: info@bliss.mx bliss.mx


gift registry

WHAT? Online gift registry WHERE? Mexico and 17 other countries HOW? You register, publish your gifts and inform your guests WHY? So you that can have disposable cash in your account that you can use as you choose CONTACT: (0155)9157 1162 zan kyou . c om

home decor WHAT? Contemporary crystal lighting WHERE? Munich, Germany HOW? Taking traditional crystal crystal shapes shapes and and turning turningthem theminto into art that that are are jewelry jewelry for for the theceiling celling unexpected works of art WHY? To take away the traditional connotation of a “crystal chandelier� and create something light, floating and completely captivating CONTACT: info@windfall-usa.com wiwww. n df a lwi l -unsa .com dfa ll- usa .co m

custom invitations

WHAT? Premium custom invitation company WHERE? With offices in New York, New Jersey, Miami and coming soon to Los Angeles HOW? By delivering the finest quality for custom invitations CONTACT: 800 289 6507 a l p i n ecreat i v eg r o up.com

photography

WHAT? Every bridal occasion: photo shoot of the wedding day, sessions before and after and Trash the Dress. WHERE? Merida, Yucatan - Mexico HOW? Creating glamorous photo shoots from 2011 CONTACT: aniela@anielafotografia.com an i el af o to g r a fi a .c o m


photography

WHAT? Professional Mexican Photographer WHERE? Mexico HOW? Weddings, Magazines, Editorials, etc. WHY? To transmit emotions through images CONTACT: charlyramosphoto@gmail.com / 0052 5527556053 ch a rl yra mos.co m

photography WHAT? Video and photo production for weddings WHERE? Acapulco, Rivera Maya HOW? We put special attention to detail so you can enjoy the day of your wedding many years after WHY? We understand it’s hard to feel comfortable in front of the camera -that’s why we focus on creating a relaxed and fun atmosphere CONTACT: pieter@artinimage.com ar ti n i m ag e . co m

fashion

WHAT? Dresses for women WHERE? Mexico DF HOW? By using the best materials & original design WHY? Love for design and female beauty CONTACT: hectorterrones@gmail.com / 0052 5547528955 h e cto r te r r o n e s .c o m

fashion WHAT? Luxury Bags WHERE? Worldwide HOW? It is my vision to create a product that embraces Mexican traditions and high quality artisan labor WHY? I will always be inspired by my country in sharing and cultivating traditions and heritage and by the women in my life CONTACT: info@lamariapatrona.com l am ar i apatr o n a .c o m


fashion WHAT? Personalized bridal bouquets through an exclusive creative service WHERE? Spain HOW? By discovering the personality and desires of a bride and interpreting them to create really unique bouquets WHY? Our mission is to create a perfect bouquet for a perfect bride CONTACT: bqt@bqtbouquets.es / 0034 666662443 bqt bou qu et s.es

fashion

WHAT? High- couture and Bridal Dresses WHERE? Madrid, Spain HOW? Using the best materials and putting the most care in every detail WHY? Passion and love for design CONTACT: caprile@lorenzocaprile.es / 0034 914350500 l oren zocapri le.es

social WHAT? We are an upbeat community for modern women WHERE? For Mexico and Spanish-speaking world HOW? You will find us online! WHY? ActitudFEM is a tool for a modern woman looking to balance work, social life and home CONTACT: sanya.ramirez@gmail.com acti tu d f e m . c o m

social WHAT? We help a large number of people to improve their quality of life by improving their habits WHERE? Mexico / Social Media HOW? By providing advice on health and everyday habits to inspire a permanent change WHY? Because we can make a positive impact h abi to s . m x


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MEXICO WEDDING MAGAZINE SUMMER 2014