And we are officially MARRIED

Carlos Melia and Rubin Singer MarriageAnd we are officially MARRIED  |  New York, United States  |  Yesterday I changed my status to MARRIED. After 4 years of being together, Rubin Singer and I decided to tie the knot and formalize legally our love and commitment to each other. Early morning, we went to the City Hall in New York and got our Marriage License, follower by a lovely breakfast at Locanda Verde, hosted by our dear friend Michael Romei. That same evening we celebrated with all our dear New York friends and family, with a magical private dinner at the Wine Cellar of the 21 Club by Belmond. Continue reading And we are officially MARRIED

Gay Honeymoon Experts by ManAnboutWorld

Carlos Melia Gay Honeymoon Expert by Man About WorldGay 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

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Hawaii’s Gay Marriage by Travel Agent Central

Hawaii’s Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage Could Lead to Tourism BoomHawaii’s Gay Marriage by Travel Agent Central | New York, United States | Thank you Travel Agent Central for quoting me on the breaking news on Hawaii’s Legislation of Same Sex Marriage. …” “The fact that the state Senate of Hawaii passed the Marriage Equality Bill, becoming the 15th state to recognized same sex marriage, will not only boost gay weddings in the island, but also position the destination within the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) segment worldwide,” Carlos Melia of First in Service Travel, an agency based in NewYork, told Travel Agent…” Read more (by Joe Pike). CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Customer Feedback Gay Marriage

Customer Feedback Gay MarriageCustomer Feedback Gay Marriage  |  Customer Feedback  |  As many of you know, my last two weeks were in Buenos Aires, Argentina, planning my 6th. International Gay Wedding. Well yesterday I arrived back to New York, and today I have the honor and satisfaction to receive this email from this lovely couple commenting on their overall experience, wedding planning process, my services and more. I am beyond happy when my clients are happy, and this letters speaks for itself. Some photos below. Unfortunately, since we still live in a global society full of prejudice and discrimination, I have decided in this case to keep the identity of my clients and this lovely Groom+Groom couple private, reason why the blurry faces. My best wishes and wishes of happiness to the Grooms, was a pleasure to assist you through this process, and spending time with you guys as well. Looking forward for my next commission as an International Gay Wedding Planner. Spreading Equality LOVE around the world. (Photos below from top to bottom: (1) The couple at the City Hall in Buenos Aires presenting the documentation to process the Marriage Appointment along with the witnesses and the official translator / (2) Pre Wedding dinner at La Cabrera Parilla in Palermo SOHO / (3) Rest of the photos of the Wedding Day) CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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The New York Times features Gay Marriage

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
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Phase III For the sake of Marriage Equality

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
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Phase II Gay Marriage Argentina completed

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

 

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Phase I Gay Marriage Argentina completed

 Phase I Gay Marriage Argentina completed  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |  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
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Groom + Groom getting ready to tie the knot

Groom + Groom getting ready to tie the knot  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |  So the so expected Gay Wedding Planning week in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the Groom + Groom has come, and we are almost ready to assist and help this lovely couple from San Francisco, United States, get officially married. Last night we had our meeting at MOTT Restaurant in Palermo SOHO, and shared a lovely dinner along with Mariana the witness and friend of the couple.
I mean if this is not inspiration to get my work done for them, what is it, right ? such a moving note. Legal documents, official translator, city hall appointments, travel arrangements, and most important Short Term Temporary Residency certificates for Argentina, all have been lined up and planned in advance by me, to make this special moment as smooth and easy as possible. International Wedding Planning is one of the many bespoke travel services I offer at CM by Carlos Melia.

 

Since Argentina passed the Same Sex Marriage Law, many foreigners flocked to the country to get legally married. A new version of the updated Marriage law now allows and grants foreigners ther right to get married in Argentina, based on a Temporary Residency status, read more at my previous post @ Guaranteed marriage in 96 hours in Buenos Aires. And follow my week in Argentina assisting David & Edwin tie the knot here, it want get more real than this. I am not improvising, this will be my 5th International Gay Wedding and I have already been hired for a next one in June. Gay Weddings, Honeymoons, Anniversaries are a few of the things I can help you plan. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Gay Wedding Planning this time in New York City

Gay Wedding Planning this time in New York City  |  New York, United States  |  Another lovely wedding, this time quite close to my heart since it was to one of my best friends, and a new member to our family, Tres. The weather hold on to us, and we had a fantastic night watching the skyline of New York City and the Hudson River Park, from the rooftop of the Penthouse at the INK 48 by Kimpton Hotels. Continue reading Gay Wedding Planning this time in New York City