Guest Book/ Libro de Visitas

Antonio Lopez,

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Carol, No tenemos el placer de conocernos personalmente, sin embargo te conocí cuando eras una niña de aprox 2 años de edad, en Lima Perú cuando viajabas a la ciudad de Huánuco de donde proviene toda la familia de tu abuelita y tu mama. Soy hermano de tu abuelita Tita. Muy amigo también de tu papá y siempre nos encontramos cuando estaba o venía a Lima, donde normalmente resido. Recibimos la invitación de tu mamá para asistir a tu boda, sin embargo por motivos imponderables no podremos asistir. Este mensaje es para desearte a ti y a Melvin toda la felicidad del mundo en la nueva etapa de tu vida. Le ruego al Todopoderoso los colme de bendiciones y los colme de bendiciones. Un fuerte abrazo y cuando estés por Lima nos encontraremos. Antonio, Alina, mis hijos Pierre y Diego

Betty Dominguez

Monday, January 23, 2017

Queridos Mel y Carito el matrimonio es el inicio de proyecto de vida quiza el mas importante en la vida de una pareja y mi satisfaccion es conocerlos y ser testigo de su amor y de los excelentes seres humanos que son, por eso deseo de todo corazon mucha felicidad en este proyecto que

inician y una lluvia de bendiciones a su matrimonio y los quiero mucho. Betty

Zahiry and Amadu

Sunday, January 8, 2017

I LOVE IT!!! Your wedsite is beautiful chica! Thank you for always showing me love and thank you for giving us the honor of being a guest. Wishing you both many blessings of love, happiness, patience and understanding. Love ya girl. Can't wait to celebrate this very special day with you!

Shilpa singh

Monday, December 19, 2016

Wow... finally chica!!.. you are getting married! I am very happy for you and the gentleman who has won your heart, MEL. I wish you both all the luck and wishes as you embark in this new journey together. Hugs n kisses Shilpa

Julia & Gabriella

Saturday, December 3, 2016

So happy for the two of you, we enjoyed going through the site (especially laughing about our boyfriends' pictures!!) Excited for the wedding! Rompee

La senora Ruiz

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Here I am again!! love the updates and music selection! ok bye!!

Gloria Haber

Friday, October 28, 2016

Wow I'm so happy for you guys. It sounds amazing. Hugs and kisses

Milagros Mora

Sunday, October 16, 2016

HI my sweet nephew Melvin and lovely

bride to be Carol I want to congratulate

you both.May god shine and bless you

both. I'm so proud and happy for you both.You make a awesome couple.

Carol thank you for being part of our family.

And my family will always love you .

My blessings and love at your destintation

wedding.

Love Always your

Aunt Milagros Mora and

family

Patricia Mora

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Hello nephew! Im very happy to hear you are tying the knot especially to a wonderful and beautiful woman Carol. Welcome to the Crazy Mora family I'm so excited for your engagment love you and bless you both

Titi Pat

Aileen Daisy Curtis

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Dear Carol and Mel- I am so profoundly happy that you found each other!! Congratulations on your engagement!!! I can hardly wait to celebrate your love in DR!!

Sabrina A

Friday, October 14, 2016

Dear Carol & Mel, Congratulations!! You guys make a gorgeous couple from what I see. Many blessings to you guys. I'm very excited for the two of you!!!!! I hope you have a blast at your beautiful destination wedding.

Aracelis Mora

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

I am so happy that my son Mel is finally getting married to this wonderful girl Carol.

I consider myself bless to have the Durand fa. join forces with the Gonzalez tribe to bring everlasting peace and harmony.

May God bless this upcoming marriage here and now. "AND FOREVER"

Katherine Ruiz

Friday, October 7, 2016

Cannot wait for this day to finally get here! So much joy and emotion to have been chosen as La Rubia de la bachata's matron of honor!! Let the festivities begin!!

Gallery/ Galleria de Fotos

Our Wedding/ La Boda

Registry/ Registro

Pending

Our Wedding/ La Boda

Travel Information/ Planes de Viaje

Helaine B. Katz

Hbkatz@ngltravel.com

(516)884-8050 - Cell
(516)678-6270 - Home

This is the amazing travel agent that I am working with. Please go through her for ALL RESORT ROOM BOOKINGS so that you may take advantage of the wedding package discounts. Flights can be done with her as well or on your own. Booking early is recommended to secure a more favorable room and flight. Interest-free payment plans are available. ***The resort is called the Dreams Dominicus La Romona NOT to be confused with Dreams La Romana resort!***

Español:

Helaine es el agente de viaje con quien yo estoy coordinando la preparasiones de mi boda. Por favor hagan TODAS LAS RESERVASIONES DEL COMPLEJO con ella para aprovechar de los descuentos de la boda. Los pasajes se pueden acer con ella tambien o por cuenta propia. El agente tiene alguien que habla Español. Se recomienda que se hagan las reservaciones lo mas temprano posible para obtener mejores opciones de habitaciones y vuelos. Planes de pago estan disponibles sin intereses. ***El complejo de playa se llama el Dreams Dominicus La Romana que no debe confundirse con el otro complejo el Dreams La Romana!***

Our Wedding/ La Boda

Wedding Party Minions/ Los Enanos

Natalia Chauca

Maid of Honor/ Daughter of the Bride

My pride and joy. My forever baby girl. My reason of being. Natalia Isabel is my remarkable 9 yr old beauty that stuns me every time with her confidence, intelligence and non stop affection. She has a passion for the Disney channel and for legos. Freakin legos! This glamorous yet twisler of a little girl will set the stage as my lovely maid of honor. I love you with all my heart my cuchi girl and am so honored to be your mother.

Kiley Calderon

Flower Girl

My goddaughter, the lovely miss Kiley Jolene is just flat out the cutest. Face of a doll with the spirit of a chinchilla, this beauty is as sharp as they come and is all over the place. Definitely keeps me on my toes. So honored to have you have my beautiful flower girl. Can't wait to see how stunning you're gonna look leading the way for me on my wedding day.

Kevin Calderon

Ring Bearer

Kevin is just the natural stud. This young man was born into to the world of endless women exposure. This champ has it so good that he already has a planned future wife(Victoria) and a future "la otra"(Chloe). He doesn't know it yet, but he will be knighted to be our ring bearer for the event. Don't lose our rings, I know where you live!

Our Wedding/ La Boda

Team Groom/ Padrinos de Boda

Jaime Ayala

Best Man/ Brother from another Mother

WEPA!!! "Salsa Soul In Town". This man is literally my brother from another mother. My awesome "Best Man" has been in my life since I was one month old. Formerly married to my oldest sister, he took on the role of older brother and we love each other as such to this day. He has taught me many things throughtout my life and I will always be grateful for that. My knowledge and love for "Salsa" music I owe it to him, as part of our culture. If someone knows about music, is this former professional salsa percusionist. A party is not a party without "Jaime". !Vamos Pa' Encima!

John Turcotte

Groomsman

Johnny Boy, my NJ brother. When it comes to cool , and direct , this amazing man represents those qualities all the way! John has been an excellent friend of mine for a few years and I can say that loyalty has been shown to our friendship since day one. This guy can turn a hostile environment into a ball of fun in seconds with simple yet creative comments. Trust me, I speak through my own experience. John's comebacks are epic. LOL

Jose Torres

Groomsman

JT in the House! I can never say how grateful I am of having this awesome dude as a friend. JT brings attention, and fun to our hanging out spots, while also being the warmest to his friends. A man who thrives on challenges, I would never underestimate what he is capable of. He is the type of guy that would hang out one night with us and be Mr. Host the next week inviting us to try his special cooking skills. Definetly a very unpredictable gentleman.

Andrew Aboyme

Groomsman

Dr. Aboyme for sure would have a cure to anything. This man has been of the best friends I have ever had since our college years. Andrew goes back with me to a time of crazy working hours , high studying hours, and unforgettable life experiences. He has always been the expert on coolness and fun. Make no mistake! He loves salsa ever since I introduced him " La Fania" and this doctor has no problems in showing his skills on the dance floor!!!

Saif Haddad

Groomsman

SAIF! Another Jersey brother of mine who goes back to my college years. When I first met him, he was "jamming" the drums in Andrew's house. Ever since, life took us through the amazing friendship we have today. Loyal, welcoming, sincere, and fun are just some of the qualities I can think about this awesome "bud" of mine, who by the way is a burst of energy in the party scene. If someone is unstoppable in a fun environment, is definetly my great friend Saif Haddad!!!

Chris Greco

Groomsman

Brotherhood is what this man here represents. I have been friends with Chris since I joined the Navy. While a mentor and leader in the military, he always knew how to remove his seriousness hat to have fun times with his friends outside of duty barriers. I have always counted on Chris to anything when I needed help or an advice without hesitating. If something we learn in the military is brotherhood and I can't think of a better example than Chris.

Our Wedding/ La Boda

Team Bride/ Damas de Honor

Katherine Ruiz

Matron of Honor

This one right here is my ho fo sho and also the president of the Slap a B**tch Foundation! Where to begin with this beautiful soul whom has rightfully won the title of MOH. My cousin is really a sister that I have had the pleasure to grow up with and share all our tales of mischief. Her advice was the guidance that helped me be somewhat cool and noticeable. She's amazingly smart, super gorgeous, an exceptional mother and an all around bad ass. Can't wait to continue together this journey we call life. Love you to the next galaxy and back Kibble!

Silvia Foglio

Bridesmaid

Oh snap here comes the Queen Bee aka Sunshine. You can't mess with this chica and if she doesn't like you then you are just done. Luckily I was able to meet this exceptional human being as toddlers before she knew her own power of intimidation. Thank you for always having my back all these years. She's beautiful inside and out, has the ill travel skills and just an overall warrior. I admire your strength for all you have been through these years. Your mother would be so proud because I most definitely am. Love you Silvia!

Carolina Barrientos

Bridesmaid

Don't be deceived by her sweet, adorable face and minion stature, this boss lady gets some serious respect from the abundance of friends she has. We have known each since Kindergarden and have shared the tales of my weird childhood behavior. Cannot be more blessed for having a friend like you. You always check to see if I'm alive and you have the biggest heart. An extraordinary and hot momma, social butterful 101 and faithful patient consultant. Can't imagine life without you in it. Love you Carol #2!

Jessica Jones

Bridesmaid

Where's Jessica? Oh she's just dancing and bringing happiness to the entire world. This chica has the super star smile, heart of a lion and some killer dance moves. A party isn't a party without Ms. Jones. She too has been in my life since Kindergarden. Best known for being the class socialite and for calling me Carol Duran Duran. Thank you for being such a loving and exceptional friend. Never change who you are because you're just simply awesome. I can hear your characteristic laugh right now in my head and it brings me a smile. Love you Jessy!

Adriana Paz

Bridesmaid

She is the proud owner of the million dollar smile. This diva brings shine and happiness with her upbeat spirit and the "not to be messed with" dance skills. Though we weren't in the same class, as Jessy's cousin we have had countless memories and unforgettable laughs. Very honored to have you as a friend. Never stop the shine or being the super fabulous person you are. Your beautiful daughters have an extraordinary role model through you. Love you Nanita!

Our Wedding/ La Boda

Events/ Los Eventos

An All-White Attire Welcome Dinner!

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 8:00 pm

TBA

Wedding Ceremony

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Dreams Dominicus La Romana Resort
Los Melones 23000
Bayahibe, Dominican Republic 23101

NOT the Dreams La Romana!!! That is another resort.

Wedding Reception

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 6:40 pm

Reception to follow the ceremony.

About Us/ Sobre Nosotros

A Special Dedication to our Fathers

Melquiades I. Gonzalez

Father of the Groom

I will never be able to express the amazing man my father was. He is my eternal hero and the greatest person I have ever met in my life. I have spoken so much to Carol about how this hardworking and loving man passed to me his teachings. I dedicate this space to my father, who along with my wonderful mom are the solid foundation of the man I have become today.

George G. Durand

Father of the Bride

My Papi George was an extraordinary man whom blessed me with his great looks and swift thinking. Though we were not close, my father always tried to teach us that money and respect should be earned and not just expected. It was difficult for him to show us his love at times, but we knew that he did unconditionally. It breaks my heart that he will not be there to walk me down the aisle. My father left this world making peace with himself. You are dearly missed and Natalia always makes a toast to you (with her water of course). I love you very much Papito.

About Us/ Sobre Nosotros

The Proposal/ La Proposicion

Thank you Huggie bear for providing me with an unforgettable engagement proposal. Your 8 months of planning led to one of the most incredible days of my life. This Casanova brought romantic back with a well coordinated serenade right in front of the "Fuente Raizes" in marvelous "Paseo La Princesa" in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. The moment was simply amazing and not to be reckened with. My flushed face said it all as I nodded my head to a big ol' yes! I remember it like it was just yesterday.

Huge shout out to Raymond Rodriguez and Jaime Ayala for the remarkable talent, Brenda Delgado for video props and Irene Gonzalez for babysiting my little girl.

About Us/ Sobre Nosotros

Our Story/ Nuestra Historia

Our tale of love began with Mel wisking me away from a burning building. Yea you have a dream lol...in July 2013 the world wide web is where I found this gorgeous, hunk of a man. Shout out to Zoosk.com. Mucho fuego!

Living many miles away, Mel was still able to come across my profile. Sure, he thought I was a phantom profile and too good to be true and just kept moving right along. Luckily Zoosk had the feature to let me see who was stalking my profile and BOOYAH the rest was history.

Since then we have been inseparable. My father's death was an absolute tragedy early in our relationship, but Mel was my rock. His relentless support was beyond words and I will always be grateful for that. He also made the heroic effort to move to Queens and ended up landing the dream job. We are each other's support system and we have many dreams to accomplish. This wedding getaway will be the perfect way to celebrate our love around the best company...you guys...the best family and friends!!!

About Us/ Sobre Nosotros

The Groom/ El Novio

Ay Dios mio este hombre va ser mi marido! Ok ok, back to Mel's greeting.

"Mel aka Manolo aka Huggie bear aka el Matatan aka Love Bunny"

WEPA!!! Here I come!!! A proud born and raised puertorican man who since college has called the amazing "Garden State" home, I could never be more grateful for the life I have had. Back in wonderful Puerto Rico, I was raised in a warm family oriented household, with two amazing parents who taught me the high values of family, hard work, sacrifice, and above all love. It is the example that my parents set on this stage I call life that made me the professional I am today. My quest to always become a better man is what brought me, over three years ago, to meet the love of my life, Carol. I could never describe or stress enough how much this woman means to me. I have not been able to resist her beauty, amazing personality, and energy since our first date. Moreover, today I can say is because of Carol that I am a better man. I have had amazing adventures with my "rubia peligrosa" (dangerous blonde), and I look forward to our amazing wedding in Dominican Republic. See you all there!!! HERE I COME!!!! WEPA!!!

About Us/ Sobre Nosotros

The Bride/ La Novia

Blessed, blessed I'm just simply blessed. I can say that I pretty much have it all. The last piece of the puzzle is officially becoming Mrs. Gonzalez (on Facebook lol). A born and raised New Yorker with an anxiety to do things quickly at all times. Many know me for being Ms. Pop off or the vice president of the Slap a B*tch Foundation.

I have been through some interesting times and insane adventures, but it has all led me to having my beautiful daughter, Natalia then onto meeting the love of my life, Melvin. I do wish that our fathers were able to celebrate such a wonderful event with us, but I know they watch with grace from above. They are dearly missed always.

A huge thank you to my mom, Melva for being the most inspiring mother and grandmother. Her unconditional love and discipline has made me the woman I am today. I love you Madre! Overall, I am extremely grateful to have such an incredible family and friends. Can't wait to celebrate with all of you in the magnificent Dominican Republic!

OMG I'm getting married!!!

Welcome/ El Bienvenidos

News & Updates/ Noticias Importantes

****Important Notice****

Friday, October 7, 2016

We welcome all our guests to bring their families because by all means this should be a fun-filled vacation for all of us. However, due to limited space we can only extend invitations for the ceremony and the reception to guests 21 years of age or older. For your convenience, the resort has an Explorer's Kids' club (3-12 yrs) and a Teen zone (13-18 yrs) to keep the kiddies occupied while the adults party away. Thank you for your understanding in advance.

Please RSVP by 02/15/17!

****Anuncio Importante****

Thursday, January 1, 1970

Le damos la bienvenida a todos nuestros invitados para que traigan a sus familias, porque despues de todo, este evento debe ser unas vacaciones inolvidables para todos. Por otro lado tenemos que informarles que debido a el espacio limitado solo podemos extender invitaciones a la ceremonia y a la recepcion a los invitados que sean de la edad de 21 años en adelante. Para su conveniencia , la facilidad ofrece un "Explorer's Kids Club" (3-12 años) y un "Teen Zone" (13-18 años) para mantener a todos los muchachos y niños ocupados mientras los adultos celebran en grande con nosotros. Gracias por su cooperacion.

Por favor mande tu respuesta lo mas tardar el 15 de Febrero!

Welcome/ El Bienvenidos

Greeting/ Introduccion

Welcome to our most awesome wedsite! Very happy to announce that Manolo is sweeping his Chuchi to be wed in the Dominican Republic for 2017! We created this space as a special way for friends and family to participate and celebrate with us anytime, from anywhere. We hope you enjoy browsing these pages for photos and stories about us and our future plans. And while you are here, please sign our guestbook "carajo"!

Español:

Bienvenidos a nuestra fascinante pagina! Estamos muy felices de anunciar que Manolo esta secuestrando a su Chuchi para contraer matrimonio en la Republica Dominicana en el 2017! Hemos creado este espacio como una manera especial para que los amigos y familia participen y celebren con nosotros en cualquier momento y desde donde sea. Esperamos que disfruten observar estas paginas con nuestras fotos e historias acerca de nosotros y de nuestros planes futuros. Mientras estan aqui por favor firmen nuestro libro de visitas ,calacho!

Welcome/ El Bienvenidos

Greeting/ Introduccion

News & Updates/ Noticias Importantes

About Us/ Sobre Nosotros

The Bride/ La Novia

The Groom/ El Novio

Our Story/ Nuestra Historia

The Proposal/ La Proposicion

A Special Dedication to our Fathers

Our Wedding/ La Boda

Events/ Los Eventos

Team Bride/ Damas de Honor

Team Groom/ Padrinos de Boda

Wedding Party Minions/ Los Enanos

Travel Information/ Planes de Viaje

Registry/ Registro

Gallery/ Galleria de Fotos

Guest Book/ Libro de Visitas

Carol Durand & Melvin Gonzalez

June 30, 2017

Carol Durand & Melvin Gonzalez

June 30, 2017

Carol Durand & Melvin Gonzalez

June 30, 2017

Carol Durand & Melvin Gonzalez

June 30, 2017

Carol Durand & Melvin Gonzalez

June 30, 2017

Carol Durand & Melvin Gonzalez

June 30, 2017

Carol Durand & Melvin Gonzalez

June 30, 2017

Carol Durand & Melvin Gonzalez

June 30, 2017

Carol Durand & Melvin Gonzalez

June 30, 2017

Carol Durand & Melvin Gonzalez

June 30, 2017

Carol Durand & Melvin Gonzalez

June 30, 2017

Carol Durand & Melvin Gonzalez

June 30, 2017

Carol Durand & Melvin Gonzalez

June 30, 2017

Carol Durand & Melvin Gonzalez

June 30, 2017

Carol Durand & Melvin Gonzalez

June 30, 2017

Carol Durand & Melvin Gonzalez

You are visitor number 1379 to our wedsite

June 30, 2017

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Until the big day

Happily married

2017-06-30 18:00:00