Gay Honeymoon Experts by ManAnboutWorld | Press | Thank you ManAboutWorld Magazine, for featuring me as one of the six Honeymoon Experts on their latest edition. …” Carlos Melia is a travel expert, blogger, niche marketing consultant, wedding planner, jet setter and bon vivant, who travels around the world discovering what’s new and cool in luxury travel and hospitality. He has over 25 years of experiences in this industry. He’s known by many as the “Little Gay Marco Polo” and “International Gay Travel Guru”…” CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
The New York Times features Gay Marriage | New York, United States | What a better way to end my stay in Buenos Aires, than finding out this morning, 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. To me the pat in the back of a job well done. Congrats guys !!!! Enjoy your Honeymoon. You can read more about the 101 FAQ Gay Marriage for Foreigners in Argentina at my section of Gay Wedding Planner. What are YOU waiting to say “Yes I Do”. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends (*) To book to have your Gay Wedding and/or honeymoon planned by me, do not hesitate to contact me either by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone # 917.754.5515. I am an experienced Travel Agent with over 25 years of experience, member of IGLTA, First in Service Travel, TZELL Travel Network.
Phase III For the sake of Marriage Equality | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Phase 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. If you were a local – aka. a full resident, the cycle would end here, but since they are both natives from the United States, and we used the Temporary Residency entity, which was added to the marriage law in Argentina, there is still one more step to take care off. Tomorrow we have to present all the documentation at the local Cancilleria – Consulate, to have the Marriage License certified and apostilled. I will tell more on this last step as part of my 101 FAQ Gay Marriage in Argentina for foreigners experience log, tomorrow. In the meantime you can see my posts on Phase I and Phase II. Thank you Edwin and David for allowing me to be part of this important moment, and for trusting me to be your Wedding Planner. This is my 5th. wedding being planned globally and I am already booked for my 6th. Spreading love and equality around the globe. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends (*) Planning to get married, do not hesitate to contact me either by email email@example.com or phone # 917.754.5515. I am an experienced Travel Agent with over 25 years of experience, member of IGLTA, First in Service Travel, TZELL Travel Network.
Phase II Gay Marriage Argentina completed | Buenos Aires, Argentina | 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. I would say, so far, the most confusing part of the whole Gay Wedding in Buenos Aires. That is why I decided to come along with the couple and guide them through. But as David & Edwin – Groom & Groom – described it, they were very happy to see this side of Buenos Aires too. So Phase II of my Gay Wedding Planning mission to Buenos Aires is complete, now moving on to our last step before official marriage. But today is Friday, the couple flew off to the Iguazu Falls, and I have decided to spend the entire weekend outside Buenos Aires exploring off the beaten track luxury stays, experiences and options to share with you all. Stay tuned and have a great weekend. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
Estancia Villa Maria the perfect venue for a Gay Wedding | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Selected as one of the prime states in South America, conveniently located only one hour away from the city of Buenos Aires, in the district of Maximiliano Paz you find this stunning old British-style manor house built in 1924 by Alejandro Bustillo, renown Argentinean architect. Estancia Villa Maria represents with excellence the concept of a a true Argentinean Estancia of the Belle Epoque. Turn nowadays into a small countryside hotel, and event venue surrounded by 74 hectares of incredible parklands including an outdoor pool, a private pond and Polo fields. In 2010 this estancia was chosen by famous Canadian singer Michael Buble for his wedding which took place en Argentina. Now I happy to announce that will bring my first big project as a Gay Wedding Planner, to Estancia Villa Maria. This was my second visit to the Estancia and I always want to come back for more. Continue reading Estancia Villa Maria the perfect venue for a Gay Wedding
Gay Weddings made in Thailand | Phuket, Thailand | I am entering my thirds week in Thailand, and so far I have been part of two gay weddings while here. First in Chiang Maion the northern region and yesterday in Phuket Island. It seems that Thailand is becoming a very popular destination among Asians and Australians to come to tie the knot, and judging from what I experienced yesterday, hotels are coping pretty well with this new trend. Continue reading Gay Weddings made in Thailand