Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit PRESSROOM
Live Wedding Paintings Now Offered at Mexico’s Grand Velas Resorts Through Exclusive Partnership with Antologia by Fornari
Specialized Artist Captures Full Wedding Scene Live on Canvas for Everlasting Memories to Take Home
Riviera Maya, Mexico (November 11, 2014) - Through an exclusive partnership with Antología by Fornari, Mexico's AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit now offer couples live wedding paintings, a tradition of European aristocracy for more than three centuries. Live event painting acts as a performance show while capturing time-honored details and emotions - the very essence of the occasion - on a fine canvas for a high-quality piece of art to last beyond a lifetime. In addition to selecting the preferred canvas shape and size, and either oil or acrylic paint, couples then select an artist from a specific style, including impressionist or expressionist and abstract or surrealist. Prior to the wedding, couples meet with their artist to determine who and what to include in their painting. During the event, the artist begins by painting the basic elements of the scene and continues by capturing wedding moments and attendees in natural positions as they unfold. Based on the number of characters selected to appear in the canvas, the painting is delivered up to three to four days (minimal characters) or six months (16-18 characters) after the event. The cost of live wedding paintings start at $3,000 USD. For more information on weddings at Velas Resorts, please call (866) 868-0922 or visit www.velasweddings.com.
For more than ten years Antología by Fornari, led by entrepreneur Luis de Potestad Clemens, Count of San Bartolome de Jala, has been painting live at weddings and other special events for the elite. Everyone from presidents and the Royal Family of Spain, to Fortune 500 businessmen have partaken in the experience. The Mexican artists behind Antología Include: Art promise Ramón Peñaloza and Oscar Bächtold.
About Grand Velas Resorts Weddings:
Offering unparalleled all-inclusive experiences for destination weddings, the Grand Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit have earned more than 36 AAA Diamonds, including the prestigious Five Diamond Award. Located on Banderas Bay on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit offers a privileged natural setting with flowering, landscaped gardens beside a long stretch of pristine beach and a dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Madres. Grand Velas Riviera Maya, located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, offers the most sophisticated, ultra luxury all-inclusive resort experience in the Caribbean with jungle and beach settings. For weddings of 2 to 3,000, the Grand Velas Resorts offer a variety of venues and vistas for weddings from a white powder sand beach to an intimate garden setting to a Zen-like tropical setting, embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula's jungle. Generous wedding packages include a plethora of services and amenities such as a bridal spa suite, professional wedding coordinator services and spa credits and romantic extras like an aromatherapy couples massage and a morning-after romantic breakfast in bed. Velas Resorts are operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, owner, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela by his side, vice president of Velas Resorts.