by Danielle Andrews Sunkel
For the fourth year in a row, we had the opportunity to participate in the Love Mexico conference this past December.
Love Mexico is a conference for Destination Wedding Planners and Travel Agents to learn about weddings in Mexico while on-site at a fabulous resort, meeting local vendors and experiencing Mexico first-hand. This year, Love Mexico took place at the gorgeous Moon Palace. If you read our posts regularly, you have heard us mention Moon Palace and the Palace Resorts many times, so this was like going home to us.
The Love Mexico conference is a wonderful mix of education, networking, entertainment and fun. Upon arrival, delegates could explore the resort, have professional photos taken on the beach with Pixan Photo or attend WPIC’s seminar, “The Nitty-gritty of Destination Wedding Planning.” That evening, everyone was welcomed with a cocktail party which included fire dancers, fabulous food and fireworks!
(All photos are courtesy of Pixan Photo unless otherwise noted.)
The next morning, delelgates were treated to a wonderful breakfast and the main education sessions began.
Speakers included Destination Wedding experts, the Tourism Board, and Palace Resorts. Delegates then attended pre-arranged meetings with Mexican suppliers such as resorts, local vendors and destination management companies.
That evening everyone was transported to the Mayan Palace for dinner and a fantastic show featuring an amazing dance troup and a wonderful live band. The singer was seriously talented!
The following day included “The WOW Parade” presented by Mari Carmen Obregon, this was my favorite session of the Love Mexico program. The Wow Parade showcased wonderful entertainment and elements for Wedding Planners to include in their clients’ weddings. These included traditional Mayan ceremonies, performers, live painters, opera singers, musicians, decorators, etc. It was a fabulous concept and showcased vendors many people had no idea were available in Mexico, or anywhere for that matter.
The conference wound up with a wonderful closing party at the Moon Place’s new convention centre.
The party was a lot of fun, Tracey and I didn’t leave until the night ended.
Yup, that is me, front and centre.
Conference attendees were invited to stay on at the Moon Palace, and then LeBlanc Spa & Resort, to experience the properties on their own.
Congratulations to the Love Mexico producers, Kitzia and Minty on another wonderful event!