In 2010 after getting completely burnt out from his IT consulting job, Damon hit the road with a backpack on a 6 month tour of South America. He only planned to stay in Cordoba, Argentina a few days to break up the long journey from Mendoza, Argentina's wine region, to the capital Buenos Aires. But then he met Paola at a music show of a group called Above & Beyond. They spent the night chatting and dancing and as the show ended they strolled the city streets of Cordoba together looking for a cab and sharing an umbrella to protect them from the rain. A few days later they shared their 1st date. Damon stayed in Cordoba for weeks looking forward to each moment spent with Paola.
Leaving Cordoba to continue the backpacking trip was a sad day for both but they continued to talk for hours on Skype. When Damon returned to the US, they planned a trip together to visit the Dominican Republic. Since then their adventures have taken them all across Argentina, into Brazil, Jamaica, Hawaii, Las Vegas, New York, and several visits back to the Bay Area.
On December 31, 2015 minutes before the New Year and amongst all of Paola's family Damon proposed (in all Spanish).
We've reserved a block of rooms at 2 different hotels in Carmel Valley. They are sister hotels and are located right next to one another. Please reserve your hotel ASAP in order to guarantee availability. Minimum stay is 2 nights at these places.
Use booking code PWWED online or mention the "Wilson/Pavon" wedding for a 10% discount.
If you prefer another option, there are lots of houses available for rent in the Carmel Valley area. You can always try to find something on VRBO.com or AirBnB.com. Keep in mind the shuttle will pickup and drop off from the hotels.
We have rented shuttles to take guests from the hotel to the venue and back.
2:20pm: Pickup from Contenta Inn
2:25pm: Pickup from Blue Sky Lodge
3:20pm: Pickup from Contenta Inn
3:25pm: Pickup from Blue Sky Lodge
Starting at 8pm the shuttle will start making round trip journeys from the venue to the hotels. It's about an hour round-trip so 9pm, 10pm, 11pm are all approx. departure times.
There is very limited parking at the venue. Plus the road to the venue is extremely dark and curvy. For all those reasons we encourage everyone to use the shuttles. But if you must drive, please make a note in your RSVP so we can assure sufficient parking.
You're presence is what matters to us most! Should you wish to help us celebrate with a gift we created a registry at Honeyfund to help fund our Honeymoon! If you want to give us a gift not from Honeyfund, just keep in mind we live in Argentina and will be flying back home shortly after our honeymoon. Forever grateful!