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Velas Resorts Launch Pinterest Contest to Win $25,000 Dream Wedding and Honeymoon on Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Pin to Win in “The Story of Us (Told by our Friends)” Contest, Launching August 15th.

Monday, August 11, 2014
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Riviera Nayarit, Mexico - “Beyond all-inclusive, Beyond all-compare” Velas Resorts are making dreams come true again this year with a Pinterest contest to win a $25,000 luxury all-inclusive beach wedding at the AAA Five-Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. The prize also includes a three-night honeymoon at Casa Velas, Puerto Vallarta’s most exclusive adults-only boutique hotel and ocean club.

Included in the winning prize package is four days and three nights in a luxury ocean-front Grand Class suite at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit; a welcome dinner for up to 15 guests at Frida, one of the resort’s AAA Four Diamond Restaurants; a 50-minute couples massage in-suite; a private cruise of the Bay of Banderas aboard the resort’s luxury yacht; VIP roundtrip airport transportation, as well as a complete wedding ceremony and reception for up to 15 guests. The decorations, minister, bouquet and boutonniere, live music, wedding cake, open bar, three-course menu, DJ, and lighting for the symbolic ceremony, cocktail hour and reception are part of the package. In addition, a photographic session by Dream Art, gift certificate from Diamond International, access to the spa’s hydrotherapy area, hair and makeup for the bride, and a “Trash the Dress” photo session by Memories Studio top off the wedding package. Floral décor and lighting will be provided by Floristica and Custom Audiovisual Technology and Minister Service by TeteLanderos. Afterwards, La Santa will host an after-party with open bar included (for up to 15 guests). Guests of the bride and groom will receive a discounted nightly rate, while a live stream will broadcast the wedding for those who can’t make it. At Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta, the honeymoon comes complete with VIP roundtrip airport transportation service, accommodation in a Grand Class Suite with private plunge pool, bottle of sparkling wineand chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival, gourmet dining, and premium beverages.

The second prize winners receive a three-night honeymoon at Velas Vallarta, where they will stay in a luxury ocean-view one bedroom suite and enjoy sparkling wine, a Flyboard tour for two courtesy of Vallarta Adventures, and more special romance amenities. The couple will receive a complimentary upgrade to the Honeymoon Suite based on availability.

All are welcome to participate in the contest by following @WeddingsbyVelas on Pinterest and then creating “The Story of Us” board with the description “Told by our friends” in the Wedding category. Couples must then pin the contest image and invite a minimum of 5 friends to pin or repin their most important moments they’ve shared with the couple to the board. Each pin must have the hashtag #TheStoryofUs. Finally, couples must visit www.velasweddings.com/thestoryofus and complete the registration form with their Pinterest username and URL of their “The Story of Us” board. The Velas Resorts Executive Committee will choose 10 finalists, based on creativity and originality of their stories, and then public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite among the finalists.

Entries must be submitted between August 15 and September 15, 2014. Public voting will occur from September 18-30, 2014, and the winners notified on October 2, 2014 via the Velas Weddings blog and Velas Weddings social media channels. Couples must hold the wedding between October 2, 2014 and October 15, 2015.

For more information and details on how to enter, visit www.velasweddings.com/thestoryofus.

About Velas Resorts:
Offering unparalleled all-inclusive experiences, the four Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit have earned more than 43 AAA Diamonds, including the prestigious Five Diamond Award. Other esteemed international awards for their services and facilities include Virtuoso’s “Best Spa”, Condé Nast Johansens’ “Most Excellent Resort” and “Most Excellent Spa Hotel” and the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences’ 5 Star Diamond Award. Properties include Casa Velas, a boutique adults-only hotel and ocean club located on the Marina Vallarta Golf Course, which was named the 8th Best Hotel in the World on The Expedia® 2013 Insiders’ Select™ List, and Velas Vallarta, a family-friendly all suites resort and spa located on Banderas Bay, both in Puerto Vallarta; and the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit located in Riviera Nayarit. Completing the group is Grand Velas Riviera Maya, located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, offering the most sophisticated, ultra luxury all-inclusive resort experience in the Caribbean with jungle and beach settings. Velas Resorts feature spacious accommodations, spas, a unique culinary experience at a selection of restaurants, 24-hour in-suite service, fitness centers, butler service, state of the art conference centers, extensive family programs, fully stocked mini bar and more. Velas Resorts are operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, majority owner, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela by his side, vice president of Velas Resorts.
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