Escape to the sun-kissed bliss of Mexico, where turquoise waters, golden beaches, green fairways, brilliant sunsets, and the rhythms of the night enchant your spirit. From the legendary fairways of Puerto Vallarta to the sacred beaches of the Riviera May, Mexico is a vacation destination where romance and adventure seduce your soul. Discover your oasis of luxury with Velas Resorts, offering all-inclusive luxury resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Riviera Maya, Mexico. Discover nirvana at breathtaking getaways on Mexico's Pacific and Caribbean coasts, with ocean-view accommodations, gourmet dining, luxurious spas, championship golf, pristine beaches, and gorgeous scenery. Awaken your spirit at four idyllic resorts in Mexico - from Vallarta to the Yucatan. Velas Resorts gives Grace Ormonde Wedding Style readers an insider's look into planning your dream wedding at Mexico's hidden escape.

GOWS: If you had to describe the property in three words, what would they be?
A: Luxury Paradise of Romanticism

GOWS: How far in advance does a couple need to reserve a wedding date?
A: There is no a specific time to reserve their wedding with us, however if they reserve it with enough time they can take advantage of a early booking price and benefits.

GOWS: Are onsite wedding planners available for the wedding process?
A: Yes, all our resorts have the most professional team of wedding coordinators and service staff to ensure the couple a unique experience during their wedding. Velas Resorts' wedding specialists are at your disposal. With years of experience creating the best destination weddings on the beach. Leave the planning of this monumental event in the hands of the only resorts that have earned 26 total AAA Diamonds for their excellence in service and luxury facilities.

GOWS: Are accommodations and buyouts available? What is the capacity limit?
A: Yes, buyouts are available at all our resorts. The capacity may vary according to each specific resort.

GOWS: What spaces are available for ceremonies and receptions?
A: Experience your wedding day surrounded by the enchantment of Mexican hospitality in a resort with elegant gardens for an intimate ceremony, an Ocean Club with gorgeous sunsets on the coast of the Bay of Banderas, and ballrooms on the golf course for an unforgettable banquet at Casa Velas. Delight your guests at Velas Vallarta, celebrating this special moment on the beach with a sunset ceremony arrangement, and allow us to organize a wedding reception in one of our spacious ballrooms that will be remembered as the event of the year. Make the Mexican Pacific a faithful witness of the magical moment that you say “I do” on Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit’s golden beach, with world-class service as your disposal. Coordinate with our professional wedding specialists to plan the wedding you have always dreamed of and experience an unforgettable moment on the white sands of the Caribbean Sea as the turquoise waters kiss your feet; only at Grand Velas Riviera Maya.

GOWS: What are some of the amenities, incentives and activities that the property offers a couple?
A: Casa Velas features a sparkling swimming pool surrounded by swaying palms, bubbling koi ponds and an organic botanical garden providing many ingredients for gourmet dishes and Spa treatments. The hotel’s Ocean Club offers an infinity pool and jacuzzi overlooking a private beach; the perfect place to enjoy the glowing sunsets over Banderas Bay. Bridal preparation is a breeze in our beauty salon and world-class Spa, designed to revitalize your spirit with a menu of inspired treatments and a luxurious hydrotherapy area. For lovers of golf Casa Velas' prime location on the 18-hole, 6701 yard Marina Vallarta Golf Course makes it a dream destination where guests discover deep discounts on green fees, golf lessons, partner-finding services, and weekly tournaments.

Velas Vallarta: With gorgeous gardens, waterfalls and lily ponds with Koi fish, Velas Vallarta is an established Puerto Vallarta resort with years of experience providing dream destination weddings. From beach ceremonies framed by views of the ocean to elegant banquets in ballrooms with advanced technology the resort will delight your guests and leave them talking about this day as the event of the year. Spacious resort suites overlook the emerald waters of the Pacific, with accommodations to please any size group: studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom suites as well as Master Suites and Ocean Front Suites. Couples select from a range of wedding venues enhanced by gourmet dining and incomparable service. A pioneer in the luxury All Inclusive concept, the resort features international cuisine, a swim-up Aqua Bar, great nightly entertainment and refreshing cocktails.

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit: Soak up paradise in your choice of luxury suites. Rest on the finest linens to the sound of gently rolling waves. Awaken each morning to a stunning view of the ocean and Sierra Madre Mountains from your private terrace. Our 1,000+ square foot suites are appointed with Spa-like bathrooms and comfortable dining areas perfect for a gourmet in-suite meal or evening sunset cocktail. Grand Velas’ exceptional culinary offerings make for the ultimate gourmet getaway; the perfect place to design a wedding menu for an unforgettable event. A true luxury All-Inclusive resort, all rates at Grand Velas include premium domestic and international spirits, 24-hour suite service and a generous in-suite minibar. The resort’s location is also perfect for experiencing all that the area has to offer, from championship golf courses to eco-tourism and cultural interludes.

Grand Velas Riviera Maya offers you the best of the Riviera Maya, with over 1,600 feet of pristine beach. Delight in the luxurious white sand and clear turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean. Each of the resort’s 491 spacious suites is elegantly appointed with upscale furnishings complemented by native artwork. Its privileged location allows guests to discover the wonders of the natural surroundings both onsite and offsite, with tours of cenotes, bicycle tours, snorkeling and kayaking. Awaken your spirit and soothe your body in the resort’s breathtaking world-class Spa, a must for Spa connoisseurs and brides and grooms-to-be. A majestic jungle sanctuary built in harmony with the natural environment, the Spa features a revolutionary water journey and exclusive Seven World Journeys spa menu with signature treatments, massage, body wraps, facials, manicures, flotarium, romantic couples rituals and much more.

GOWS: Food is such an important element at a wedding; tell me about your menu customization?
A: The wedding couple can enhance their wedding celebrations, rehearsal dinners, poolside cocktail parties and beach receptions with fresh, innovative international cuisine created by the acclaimed chefs of Velas Resorts. Whether they desire hot Mexican food or haute cuisine, a themed buffet or an elegant plated banquet, our professional culinary teams will design and create a wedding feast that indulges their senses. Velas Resorts offer customized wedding menus and packages with a variety of world foods, including delicious entrees, appetizers, hors d' oeuvres, desserts and beverages - that spice up a wedding with the spirit of Mexico.