My latest contribution for 429 Magazine is OUT and ONLINE. Check it out. This time on my recent experience in Buenos Aires, exploring the off beaten path of luxury. La Bamba de Areco, Hotel del Casco, La Becasina Delta Lodge, Club Frances, Legado Mitico and my home away from home HUB Porteño Buenos Aires. Special thanks to LAN Airlnes for being my official airline on this trip.
What a better way to end my stay in Buenos Aires, than finding out that The New York Times has featured on their Weddings/Celebrations section of this Sunday edition, the Gay Wedding I have planned here in Buenos Aires, Argentina for David Knopf and Edwin Marrero, this lovely couple from San Francisco, California, in their mid 50s that decided to tie the knot and say YES I DO in full legal rights in Argentina.
This is why I love my job and I am damn good at it.!!! The feedback from my clients nature me, either when they are positive and also when they let me know what I did wrong, because that is the essence of learning and becoming a true professional. David and Edwin, both came to Buenos Aires all the way from San Francisco, to tie the knot and say YES I DO. They trusted me to be their bespoke Wedding Planner. Thank you David and Edwin, for trusting such an important event and day of your lives in my hands, and following my judgement all along the way. You are such a lovely couple, that it has been a joy and honor for me to assist you. CONGRATS to the newly weds
I have been to San Antonio de Areco multiple times in previous visits to Buenos Aires, but I must say that never before in such style and sophistication. Ideally located only 120 km from Buenos Aires and close to San Antonio de Areco in the heart of the Pampa, one of the oldest estancias in Argentina, recently renovated with great care as a boutique hotel, successfully combines luxurious comfort and colonial elegance.
hase III is complete and this morning at the City Hall #14 of the city of Buenos Aires, in front of the judge and the two witnesses, Edwin M. and David K. said to each other YES I DO, and exchanged vows and rings in a very moving and emotional, but private ceremony.
Over the weekend on my search for off the beaten path luxury experiences outside Buenos Aires, I came to the rural area of San Antonio de Areco, known by many as the cradle of the Guacho culture, right in the heart of the region known as La Pampa. For this I visited and stayed overnight at Estancia La Bamba de Areco, located approximately two hours from the city of Buenos Aires.
I have just Checked IN at yet, another fabulous small boutique property in Argentina, this time approximately 40 minutes away from the city of Buenos Aires, in the district of San Isidro. After a long stressing week, I decided to get away from Buenos Aires and review a few alternative, off the beaten track , options in full relax, combining tradition and culture in direct contact with nature and sophistication.
Following our success on Phase I, this morning, very early we all came to one of the many public hospitals in the city of Buenos Aires, to have the blood tests and medical exams mandatory before being authorized to tie the knot, at least in Argentina. I must admit, without being snobbish or feeling that I am discriminating anyone with this comments, that it was a very raw and real experience. The City Hall and the marriage law dictates that you can ONLY have this exams done at a Public Hospital. When we got there, the first impression was a bit shocking, even to me… there were hundreds and hundreds of people.
Phase one of Legal Gay Marriage for foreign couples in Argentina completed and successfull.!!! Smooth and quick they were registered, given the necessary documentation and as the law of Same Sex Marriage with the Temporary Residency add-on dictates, they have the Wedding Ceremony appointment in exactly 5 days. Phase two Medical Exams. Gay Wedding Plannig Log in Argentina by CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
The countdown is ON. Planning my nex Gay Wedding in 25 days. This time in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for a lovely couple from San Francisco. Can’t wait. This time benefited by the new modification to the Same Sex Marriage Law that guarantees marriage to any alien or non resident, the right to get married in 96 hours. The most exciting news, is that I have already been booked for another international Gay Wedding to take place JUNE 2013. LOVE IS IN THE AIR. Buenos Aires here I come… Once again. Ladies and Gentleman, I do not need to advertise myself as a Wedding Planner, I am making happen. PERIOD.