Palace Resorts and Its All-Inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Properties Announce Exclusive Wedding Collection by Celebrity Wedding Designer Colin Cowie

MIAMI, Fla., November 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Palace Resorts – the company that sets the standard in five-star, all-inclusive resort accommodations – announces an unprecedented travel industry partnership with the launch of the exclusive Colin Cowie Wedding Collection. Available at all Palace Resorts Mexico properties and the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels in Punta Cana, Vallarta, Cancun and Riviera Maya, Colin Cowie is bringing his unparalleled style and innovation to destination wedding design. Previously available only to society and celebrity clients, this partnership signals the first time all couples will have the chance to wed or renew their vows in a celebration designed by Colin Cowie, one of the world’s foremost authorities in wedding planning.

“Palace Resorts is the best in the business and always goes above and beyond for their customers, just like I do,” said Colin Cowie. “I was totally blown away by their properties, and there was an immediate affinity between our two brands. We have designed eighteen over the top, fabulous customized packages to give the bride and groom a high dose of Colin Cowie style. Every aspect of the design is thought out to make the planning process effortless for the couple. The programs speak to a broad range of design sensibilities so that there is something for everyone, allowing brides to express themselves and their style without having to get bogged down in the planning details.”

“We were looking to elevate the destination wedding experience in a way the industry has never seen before,” said Palace Resorts Vice President of Marketing Frank Maduro. “Partnering with Colin Cowie will offer couples the ultimate destination wedding and a chance to connect with their loved ones through a very intimate and personal experience.”

Each Colin Cowie Wedding Collection package includes everything needed to create the perfect love affair so couples can rest assured knowing that all amenities are included and the final cost (starting at $1,500) is set upfront. Hotel wedding specialists make all bridal dreams come true when coordinating every detail of a couple’s special day, by overseeing all that the packages include such as wedding ceremony location, ceremony structure and set-up, chairs and chair covers, floral decorations, aisle runner, the bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere, wedding cake, champagne, dinner reservations at a hotel restaurant for up to 30 guests, a honeymoon package, a wedding planner and witnesses if needed. Additionally, couples can add a reception to their package for a low cost per table, which includes food and beverage, tables to accommodate eight guests, centerpiece decorations, plates, runners, silverware, tumblers and wine glasses.

The nine Colin Cowie Wedding Collection packages at Palace Resorts feature chic designs inspired by the beauty of Mexico, including options such as Exotic Peacock, Romantic Red, Sultry Sunset and Pure. Inspired by the most beautiful sunset imaginable, Sultry Sunset is where this epic sunset comes to life. Inspired by the passionate colors of a sunset, chair backs are decorated in deep oranges and pinks while a coppery aisle leads to a gorgeous gazebo where white and pink flowers complete the look. For more understated elegance, the Pure package is a subtle and completely captivating design featuring gentle tones of pale blush and white. Sheer chair backs are placed on graceful chairs of antique white and the aisle leads to a gazebo frame of white, all accented by lush white flowers in silver vases. Additionally, guests can choose the Compliments of Palace Resorts package. Simple, yet fabulously elegant, this complimentary wedding package juxtaposes black and white for a truly tasteful presentation, featuring white chairs and flowers that play against a black wedding gazebo and table, all at no cost.

At the all-inclusive Hard Rock properties in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and Vallarta, Cancun and Riviera Maya, Mexico, the nine Colin Cowie Wedding Collection packages are designed to be seen, heard and remembered for ages, much like the music that has inspired the brand for 40 years. Packages include exciting options such as Metallic Dunes, Rocker Chic, White Rosette and Seaglass. For beachside bridal bliss guests can choose Sea Glass. Inspired by the beautiful blue and green hues found in natural sea glass, this design is the perfect setting for a beach wedding. Unique seating in bold stripes and patterns, paired with an undulating aisle and crisp white gazebo complete the casual elegance. For a scene straight out of a rock n’ roll fantasy, Rocker Chic features patterns and solids in black and white accented by just the right amount of dazzling pops of color. The streamlined gazebo features an altar of black and white topped by a stunning floral arrangement in your choice of colors.

Best of all, guests staying for a minimum of three nights can use the Resort Credit promotion toward the cost of the Colin Cowie Wedding packages that begin at $3,000. The Palace Resorts unparalleled vacation experience fulfills every indulgence with the Resort Credit promotion (valued at up to $2,500) which is valid for booking now through April 30, 2012 for travel now through Dec. 23, 2012 at all Palace Resorts properties in Mexico and the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and Vallarta, Cancun and Riviera Maya, Mexico. Guests staying five nights or more receive at least $1,500 per room per stay, and guests staying four nights receive $750 per room per stay, while guests staying three nights receive $500 per room per stay. The newest bonus credit gives guests staying 9 to 11 nights $2,000 resort credit and guests staying 12 nights or more receive an incredible resort credit of $2,500.

Couples that spend the first few days as a married couple with Palace Resorts or the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels in Punta Cana, Vallarta, Cancun and Riviera Mya can also add on the Complimentary Honeymoon package. This package includes guest rooms filled with upscale amenities such as double Jacuzzis, premium bath products, 24-hour room service, premium liquor dispensers, included wireless internet and unlimited long distance calls to the continental U.S. and Canada. The morning after their momentous day, newlyweds are welcomed with breakfast in bed, a bottle of sparkling wine and a honeymoon cake. Couples are also treated to a private romantic dinner for two, special turndown service, access to the exclusive honeymoon concierge desk and 6:00 p.m. late check-out (upon request and subject to availability). The Complimentary Honeymoon package is also available to couples who present proof of marriage within the past year.

Palace Resorts all-inclusive accommodations start at $176 per person, per night, based on double occupancy.

To book a vacation experience at Palace Resorts properties in Mexico or the Hard Rock all-inclusive hotels in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic or Cancun, Vallarta and Riviera Maya, Mexico, and for more details about Colin Cowie Weddings, visit, call (800) 635-1836 or contact your preferred travel professional.


About Palace Resorts
With 11 oceanfront resorts overlooking sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea or the tranquil Pacific Ocean, Palace Resorts sets the highest standards for five-star all-inclusive vacations in Cancun, Riviera Maya, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres and Riviera Nayarit in Mexico and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Palace Resorts provides an exceptional experience for travelers, offering luxurious and spacious accommodations accentuated by their signature in-room double Jacuzzi®, nightly entertainment, off-site excursions, the Caribbean’s most extravagant spas and premier Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses. Palace Resorts’ unparalleled level of service and comfort found at each property makes them a leader in providing world-class resort vacations.

About the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels in Vallarta, Cancun and Riviera Maya, Mexico
Having recently teamed on Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana (the first-ever all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel which opened early 2011), Hard Rock International and Palace Resorts will transform existing Palace Resorts hotels in Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Maya (Cancun Palace, Vallarta Palace, Aventura Spa Palace and Aventura Cove Palace) into Mexico’s first all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel properties. These “ultimate all-inclusive” properties will bring the acclaimed Hard Rock experience to these popular Mexican tourist destinations. The re-branding transformation process is currently underway, with the first rebranded Hard Rock Hotel Cancun scheduled to launch in Winter 2012, Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta in Spring 2012, followed by a Fall 2012 first-phase debut of Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. Each Hard Rock Mexico location is a beachfront property that, upon its re-flagging, will feature unmatched, all-inclusive luxury accommodations including in-room double Jacuzzis, fine dining, top-shelf drinks, 24-hour room service, live entertainment and more. All three will offer Hard Rock’s signature Rock Star Suites and will showcase an extensive collection of authentic memorabilia from international and local music artists, while incorporating diverse music genres throughout. Additionally, in keeping with the Hard Rock tradition, each property will host an ongoing schedule of live concerts, celebrity-driven soirees and other exciting on-site events.

About Colin Cowie
Respected around the world as an arbiter of style, Colin Cowie is widely known for throwing the most spectacular celebrations across the globe. Colin Cowie is an authority on living with style; an author of 8 books, a celebrated television personality, a designer, and a world-renown event designer. Some of the most celebrated events designed and produced by Cowie and his A-list client roster includes Tom Cruise, Jennifer Aniston, Kim Kardashian, Jerry Seinfeld, Oprah, Jennifer Lopez, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jordan and many others. Cowie is also the CEO and Chief Creative Officer of Colin Cowie Enterprises, LLC, a group of branded businesses consisting of innovative media properties, design, licensing and product development across three divisions: Colin Cowie Weddings, Colin Cowie Life & Style and Colin Cowie Hospitality.

Jennifer Garner/ Kelli Schindelegger
The Zimmerman Agency


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Colin Cowie partnering with Palace Resorts to design the ultimate destination wedding
Colin Cowie partnering with Palace Resorts to design the ultimate destination wedding
The Nautical wedding package displays crisp navy blue and white fabrics with bold floral arrangements along the aisle.
The Nautical wedding package displays crisp navy blue and white fabrics with bold floral arrangements along the aisle.
Reminiscent of a perfect day at the beach, the Seaglass wedding package features a meandering aisle lined in blue flowers leading up to a pure white pergola with a hanging altar.
Reminiscent of a perfect day at the beach, the Seaglass wedding package features a meandering aisle lined in blue flowers leading up to a pure white pergola with a hanging altar.

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