Mexico Resort Beach Weddings
The Velas Wedding contest voting has begun, so make sure you submit your votes for your favorite story! The Top 14 finalists for a beach wedding in Mexico were chosen by Grand Velas. The grand prize winner is now up to you! You can vote once a day, so make sure you come back and tell all your friends to vote for your favorite.
Voting period ends March 31, 2011. Vote here or on our Facebook page!
Thank you to all of our contestants for participating in the Velas Resorts Wedding Contest! We received so many incredible photos and histories that the Communications Committee had an extremely tough time choosing among all of the great entries. After much deliberation and debate, the 14 finalists have now been chosen! They were decided upon based on the pair’s history as a couple and the creativity shown in their photo. You can see all contest entries here: http://3.ly/9P32 and help your favorite couple to win here: http://3.ly/3NWv. The second prize winner has yet to be chosen! This prize winner does not have to be one of the 14 finalists, and will be based solely on the creativity displayed in the entry photo. Good luck!
To see all the wonderful entries again, take a look through the slideshow. Don’t forget to click on the actual photos to read the beautiful stories!
¡Llegó el momento de elegir al ganador de una boda de ensueño! Los 14 finalistas del concurso Quiero mi boda en Velas Resorts ya han sido seleccionados.
Muchas gracias a todos los participantes de este emocionante concurso! Recibimos tantas fotos increíbles e historias maravillosas, que la elección de los finalistas fue muy reñida. Después de mucha deliberación y debate además de un análisis exhaustivo de las historias, tenemos ya a los felices 14 finalistas. La elección de cada uno de ellos estuvo basada en su historia y la habilidad de mostrar el amor que se tienen, así como la creatividad de la foto. Aquí podrás revisar todas las fotos participantes http://3.ly/9P32 y podrás votar por tu favorita en esta liga: http://3.ly/3NWv. El ganador del segundo lugar se elegirá entre los 201 participantes y será aquella foto que muestre mayor creatividad. ¡Mucha suerte!
Our wedding contest submission period is about finish today March 14 – Voting starts Wednesday!
We have received so many wonderful wedding story submissions for our “I Want My Wedding at Velas Resorts” contest, so thank you to all of you who sent in your stories so far! And thank you to those of you who voted for a friend/family member, too! With all of the exciting entries to choose from, this wedding contest will be tough to judge. We are excited to share our Top 14 finalists with you on Wednesday, March 16, and let the voting begin.
The voting process details:
Velas Resorts will first select the top 14 finalists from the submissions and will then open up the voting of the First Prize to the public. The voting period will begin on March 16, 2011 and end on March 31, 2011. Winners of the Second Prize will be selected by the Communication Committee of Velas Resorts.
Start voting Wednesday, March 16 on our Facebook page or here on our blog. If you submitted your own story and are part of the Top 14 Finalists, make sure you tell your friends & family to vote for you! Follow the voting on Twitter with the hash tag #weddingcontest
Thank you again for all of the great submissions and Good Luck!
For more contest details/rules, see below:
1. Official Terms and Conditions
• The contest titled “Quiero Mi boda En Velas Resorts/ I Want My Wedding at Velas Resorts” is organized by Velas Resorts.
Contest Participants: All residents of the United States, Canada and Mexico may participate. All participants agree to the terms and conditions mentioned here. Participants need only sent a creative photograph of the couple and a 50-100 word description of with the theme “I want my wedding at Velas Resorts”.
Note: Staff members of any of the resorts that belong toVelas Resorts, wont be eligible for winning any of the prizes described above.
• Time frame to participate: The participation period starts on February 14th, 2011 and ends on March 14th, 2011.
• Winners selection:
First prize: 14 finalists will be chosen by the Velas Resorts Communications committee. Voting for first place will take place on a blog post of the wedding site www.velasweddings.com.
Voting Process:The voting will be done through a WildfireTM application. An email will be sent to all participants, informing them of the 14 finalists as well as the dates that the voting will take place. This can be shared on Facebook and Twitter. Each participant/voter may vote only once per day.
Voting period: Begins on March 16th, 2011 and ends on March 31st, 2011.
Second Prize: winner will be chosen by the Velas Resorts Communication Committee from the entire entry pool, awarding the most original photo.
1. First Prize: Wedding: Airport-hotel transportation for the couple; 4 days, 3 nights luxury accommodation for the couple in an ocean-front suite in Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit; welcome amenity in suite for up to 10 guests; welcome dinner at Piaf Restaurant for up to 10 guests; symbolic ceremony; ceremony setup in wedding gazebo; minister service; classic bouquet for the bride; classic boutonniere for the groom; minister’s table centerpiece; flower petals for the walkway; reception area decoration; sound system for the ceremony and dinner; dinner setup (beach gazebo); live music during dinner (1 hour); canapés (special selection); 3 or 4 course dinner menu (special selection); wedding cake; open bar for 3 hours; 50-minute couple’s massage on the beach. From our sponsors, the newly wed couple will receive the photographic session by Dream Art, gift certificate for $500 USD and necklace for the bride from Diamond International, and lingerie for the bride from ëa Lingerie.
Honeymoon: VIP airport transportation service; 4 days, 3 nights accommodation in Luxury Grand Class Suite with private plunge pool in Casa Velas; bottle of champagne upon arrival, accompanied by chocolate covered strawberries; Spa Experience for Two: welcome foot ritual with petals and marine crystals, hydrotherapy circuit and 25-minute back massage; breakfast, lunch and dinner a la carte at our gourmet Restaurant Emiliano; lunch and dinner at our Ocean Club; buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner at La Ribera Steak House; gourmet dinner at Andrea restaurant; premium national and international beverages throughout the hotel.
2. Second Prize: Honeymoon for the bride and groom at Velas Vallarta (4 days, 3 nights).
• Valid dates to redeem First Prize: The time period to hold the wedding and honeymoon awarded to the First Prize winner will be June 15th, 2011 to December 15th. Reservations must be made 30 days in advance calling to: 1-866-495-9902
• Valid dates to redeem Second Prize: The time period to redeem the honeymoon awarded to the Second Prize winner will be until December 15th, 2011. Reservations must be made 30 days in advance calling to: 1-866-495-9902
• Contest Participant Responsibility: Contest Participants declare and guarantee that the information and material, including the participation forms are their property and authorship. Contest Participants accept and guarantee that they will indemnify and hold harmless Velas Resorts with respect to: any third party claim or allegation of ownership regarding the Material submitted and/or any type of damage sustained by a third party for the publication or commercialization of said Material.
• Winner Notification: Winners will be notified and published on the velasweddings blog, facebook and twitter profiles by Monday, April 4th, 2011. They will also be announced on the wedding site http://www.velasweddings.com. If, despite these reasonable efforts made by Velas Resorts the Prize Winner cannot be contacted within five (5) days of the first attempt, the Winner will forfeit the Prize and another winner will be chosen among the finalists.
• Participation Information: All persons interested in participating in the Contest may view contest information by visiting the Velas Weddings site where the contest, rules and requirements will be described.
• General Conditions: When a contest participant submits their information, the photo, description and all ideas may be used by Velas Resorts. If rights to the material cannot be ceded in conformity with the terms of this clause, the Contest Participant is obliged to accept any alternative procedure that that may be required to comply with the clause. Contest Participants agree to cede any and all rights, including the right, if there were any, to sue for any ambiguity or error in the Official Rules or for any element of the Contest and agree to submit to and comply with these Official Rules and the decisions made by Velas Resorts. Decisions made by Velas Resorts are final, binding and not appealable in any aspect. Any person who attempts (through any means) to defraud Velas Resorts in any form will lose their status as a Contest Participant, will not be able to submit a new registration or entry, and will not be eligible for any prize. Contest prizes are not combinable with any other promotions, other Velas Resort contests, or sponsor contests.
• Release of responsibility for Commercialization/Publicidad. Before the Winner receives their prize, they will sign a Release of Responsibility and a document in which they cede all rights of their participation (photograph and description) for future use by Velas Resorts. If the Contest Winner refuses to sign these documents they may be disqualified and lose the right to receive their Prize. Velas Resorts may use the name, photograph and biographical information, address (city, state and country) of the Winner for worldwide commercial/publicity purposes in various media forms (including web pages).
• If the prize is not claimed within the prescribed time frame, or if the Winner is disqualified and loses their right to receive their Prize, the Prize may be awarded to a Contest Participant designated by the Velas Resorts Committee as an alternate Winner.
• Prize Relinquishment/Unclaimed Prize: Velas Resorts will not be responsible if for any reason the Winner cannot receive their Prize or if the Prize Winner relinquishes the right to accept the prize. In either case the Prize Winner loses all rights that they could have had related to their Prize. Prizes have no cash value and may not be exchanged for any monetary amount. Prize value may not be applied to any prior or existing reservation or wedding at Velas Resorts. May not be combined with any other any other promotion or contest winnings.
• Official Rules: Upon participating in the contest, Contest Participants accept the Official Contest Rules and their participation in it implies that they are aware of, accept and submit to these Official Rules.
• Responsibility: Contest Participants accept that Velas Resorts, the contest sponsors, the Contest Entities, it’s affiliates and subsidiaries, legal counsel, shareholder, agentes, jury, employees and/or representatives will not be held responsable for any losses or damages of any form that result in the acceptance of the Prize and/or participation in the contest.
• Velas Resorts honors your privacy and will not share your email address with third party interests.
Hoy 14 de marzo termina la recepción de fotos para participar en el concurso Quiero mi boda en Velas Resorts y las votaciones comenzarán este miércoles. ¡Tú podrías ser el ganador!
Hemos recibido historias increíbles y fotos muy originales para el concurso Quiero mi boda en Velas Resorts. Gracias por todos los correos enviados, y desde luego también gracias a los que nominaron a familiares y amigos. Será una decisión muy difícil, y estamos muy emocionados por anunciar a los 14 finalistas este próximo miércoles 16 de marzo y ¡que comience la votación!
Detalles de la votación:
Velas Resorts seleccionará a 14 finalistas y los someterá a votación pública para elegir al ganador del primer premio. Las votaciones se llevarán a cabo desde el miércoles 16 de marzo hasta el jueves 31 de marzo de 2011. La pareja ganadora del segundo lugar será elegida por el Comité de Comunicación de Velas resorts.
Vota por tu pareja favorita a partir del miércoles 16 de marzo en nuestra página en Facebook o aquí en nuestro blog de bodas. Si eres elegido entre los 14 finalistas, ¡no dejes de invitar a tus amigos a que voten por ti y ganes este fantástico premio! Pasa la voz en Twitter con la etiqueta #concursobodas
Gracias a cada uno de los participantes por su entusiasmo y originalidad.
¡Les deseamos mucha suerte!