Wedding Planning is officially my thing… | Buenos Aires, Argentina | As from last night, I am officially a Wedding Planner, such an amazing and rewarding experience. Thank you Alex Greenwich and Victor Hoeld for letting me be part of your LOVE STORY. Here is a brief Photo Album of your journey here in Buenos Aires with all my love and respect. What an inspirational couple and an amazing family indeed. As Alex’s brother said last night at Estancia Villa María during his speech to the Groom+Groom… Marriage equality is more than bringing two people together… It is about bringing two families together…. Que VIVAN los novios. (Special thanks to the staff of Estancia Villa Maria, Design CE Hotel and ROJO Tango for all their help and support.)
Planning to SAY I DO…. do not hesitate to contact me, I can assist you and your Groom plan one of the most special days of your life. Argentina, Canada, Thailand, United States, …. you name it, I am there. CM
Busy Gay Wedding Planning back Blogging soon | Carlos Melia | Hi there everyone…. been very busy this last two days taking care of my duty of Gay Wedding Planner and Travel Agent, for the Groom+Groom Alex Greenwich and Victor Hoeld, whom officially as from yesterday now they are new Husband+Husband. Argentina welcomes all international couples to come and marry. Yesterday we made it a realty for this couple original from Australia and fifty of their closest friends and family. Continue reading Busy Gay Wedding Planning back Blogging soon
Gay Wedding Planning week coming along GREAT | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Only two days away for the big day and main event, when Groom+Groom will say YES I DO and tie the knots for the eternal love…. yeah I am a romantic, can’t help it. ! Argentina was the country chosen by this Australian couple, to celebrate this special date, along with 50 of their closest friends and family flying from all corners of the world. I on my role of Jennifer Lopez in The Wedding Planner, took over the amazing and rewarding responsibility to become the official Wedding Planner and Travel Agent, and here I am back in Buenos Aires ultimating all details for the big day. Continue reading Gay Wedding Planning week coming along GREAT
Gay Weddings in Argentina making news again | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Great beginning of the week. The Gay Wedding I am planning in Buenos Aires, Argentina for an Australian couple and 50 of their closest friends and family flying for all corners of the world, is already making news on the local newspapers, before it has even started. Pagina 12, a well know newspaper of Argentina, has interviewed the couple. Victor Hoeld and Alex Greenwich, have both chosen Argentina to tie the knot legally, and Carlos Melia as the official Travel Agent and Wedding Planner for this special event. Estancia Villa Maria, has been the chosen venue for the wedding ceremony, dinner and party. Read more HERE. So the question raises, can Non-Argentineans now get married in Buenos Aires? Well apparently there are winds of change. Que vivan los novios. !!! CM
GPS Carlos Melia in Buenos Aires Argentina | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Well my friends and followers, the family holidays are almost over, we only have the excuse of celebrating the arrival of the Magi, but after that its finito… and though still remaining in Buenos Aires for another week and something, it is time to get back to work, and I cannot wait for it. From tomorrow on, I will be staying, researching and reviewing the following great services in Buenos Aires and suburbs: Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires, Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, Serena Hotel Buenos Aires and Algodon Mansion by Relais & Chateux. Chez Nous Restaurant, Tango Porteño Dinner/Show and Estancia Villa Maria, yes yes yes… the same where Michael Buble got married. Cheers and stay tuned. CM
Estancia Villa Maria ( Buenos Aires ) Considered to be one of the top in South America and one of the most distinguished rural hotels in Argentina. Located one hour away from the city of Buenos Aires, in between the districts of Ezeiza and Cañuelas. A great way to begin or finish your stay in Argentina and Buenos Aires, due to the proximity to the Ezeiza International Airport.
The Estancia (700 hectares) offers many options, the Estancia Villa Maria Hotel, Polo fields, Tennis, Golfing. For each of these ventures, they have gone for the best, branding with some of the most relevant exponents worldwide to assure your best experience: POLO by Ignacio Figueras, Tennis by Guillermo Vilas, Professional Equestrian Center by George Morris, Golf by Randall Thompson. They will be opening 2011 the Spa, where they will offer among others revitalization treatments, thalasotherapy, an indoors/outdoors heated pool, steam room, sauna, hydro-masage, yoga….
The Hotel, with its 11 suites, placed in this historic British style Manor house of the Estancia, surrounded by 74 hectares of incredible parkland. The hotel combines the best of each world… the luxury and service of a 05 stars hotel, with the coziness and ambience of a traditional Argentinean Estancia.
Rooms are HUGE and very comfortable. The one on the video was my suite with 2 living room areas, 2 balconies, a full bathroom with amenities by L’Occitane. WiFi free access, Flat Screen, AC, Safe. 300 Strands Egyptian cotton sheets, Pillow menu, Egyptian robes and towels. Room service.
Gastronomy and original cuisine oriented to traditional Argentinean dishes. Lamb rolls, sweetbreads, steak… typical Asados for lunch. A cuisine of regional products. This to my point of view would be the only aspect of the whole experience they need to put some extra effort. Lunch, Tea and Wine Tasting was amazing. Dinner and Breakfast not so much.
At night you may also take part on the Wine Tasting experiences, conducted by Juan who is very knowledgeable and eager to teach you everything about wine, the making process and the wine marriage. Depending on the groups, wine tastings are conducted either at the lounge or at the private CAVA.
Some of the activities at the Estancia are: (Outdoors) Horseback Ridding, Carriage Rides, Swimming Pool, Tennis, Volleyball, Soccer, Bike Rides, Walks in the park. (Indoors) Pool, DVDs Library, Table games, Library.
Packages and Options: You may visit the Estancia just for the day, Dia de Campo ( 10AM – 06 PM, USD 100 + VAT per person including full access to all activities of the Estancia + Lunch and Tea ). Or you may stay Overnight ( from USD 150 + VAT per room per person on DBL base, included full board and access to activities). My recommendation if you are a couple or two people, then just go for the overnight package. For the extra USD 50 you will get a fabulous dinner and breakfast, plus to enjoy the magic of this beautiful Estancia at night. (transfers IN/OUT are not included but available upon request). There are also several other options and packages such us Honeymoon, Romantic Nights, Polo Experience among others…
Polo plays a big role at this Estancia. Planned by renown international polo player and image of Polo Ralph Lauren – Ignacio Figueras. If you want to have your own experience either by watching, taking lessons of playing then Estancia Villa Maria is the right place to do so.
(*) Check the FULL Photo Album at Estancia Villa Maria. All pictures are property of Carlos Melia.
(**) Special Thanks to: Juan Giacalone – Estancia Villa Maria, Diego Plottier – NEXUS Consultora and all the staff of Estancia Villa Maria.