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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Buenos Aires The Silver City

Buenos Aires The Silver City by www.carlosmeliablog.comBuenos Aires The Silver City  |  Buenos Aires, Argentina  |  This morning after 10 hours flight, I landed in Buenos Aires. Photo above is of the sun coming out over Buenos Aires, while landing at EZEIZA International Airport. The silhouette of the city with the Rio de la Plata behind shinning silver as the sun came out. Buenos Aires the “Silver City”. Argentina = Argentum (Ag) = Silver. The paradigm traced back to the first voyages made by the Spanish and Portuguese conquerors to the Río de la Plata which means “Silver River”, in the first years of the 16th century. But the sad truth is that La Plata Basin does not have any sources of silver, the only source can be found as far as I know close to Peru. Just sharing some Etymology. Anyhow, excited to spend the next two weeks here in Buenos Aires and surrounding areas. Gay Planning Mode is back and next week I am full hands on planning my 6th International Gay Wedding. All to be posted at www.carlosmeliablog.com — at Rio De La Plata.

 

Gay Planning mode is back, June 7th, to plan a Gay Wedding, once again, this time for a lovely couple from the Republic of Guayana. But in the meantime, as I always do, I will take sometime off to explore new and traditional options. This time I will be reviewing the following hotels and services, some of them I have tried before, but since I am taking my boyfriend, Rubin Singer, for his first visit to Buenos Aires, I want to show him the best the city has to offer: HUB Porteño Buenos Aires and their private tours “Experiences of the City”. Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires and their new look after their big renovation. The iconic and traditional Alvear Palace Hotel and their brand new sister property the Alvear Art Hotel. Two days getaway to one of my favorite spots close to Buenos Aires as it is San Antonio de Areco, to show Rubin the true heritage of Gauchos and the Pampas at Estancia La Bamba de Areco and some intimate dinners at Tarquino Restaurant and ROJO Tango Show & Dinner. As usual all to be posted and featured here and at my Social Network. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Gay Wedding Planning MODE is back

Gay Wedding Planning MODE is back  |  Gay Wedding Planning MODE is back !!! Countdown for my next Gay Wedding in Argentina is on, working to make it happen. This time a young couple from the Republic of Guayana. JUNE 2013. You can see more about my previous weddings at Carlos Melia Wedding Planner. The best is, that now I have the right Tuxedos by Rubin Singer Men’s Collection to wear for the weddings. Stay tuned. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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Customer Feedback David and Edwin

Customer Feedback David and Edwin  |  Buenos Aires, 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. 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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