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Hi everyone!


As an experienced Conference Service Manager, Certified Wedding Coordinator, Proposal Planner and Founder of Diamond Excellence Weddings & Other Finer Events, my commitment rests in creating unique experiences that celebrate life's most significant occasions. 


Thanks to the passion for what I do and my high motivation, as well as attention to detail, organization, resourcefulness and knowledge of the latest trends in incentive travel and destination weddings, I can certainly create some magic that will make your fondest dreams come true! 


With love,


Nadia El-Sharkawy


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Felix & Alanna: Magical Marriage Proposal in the Riviera Maya, Mexico!

It takes a lot of courage and devotion to keep your spirits high and go all out to declare your love for someone after going through some of the tough hurdles that have marked the lives of many people around the world in 2020 and even in 2021.


As a proposal planner based in Cancun, I may not always know the full story behind every couple I get to meet, but I do know that every love story is extraordinary. So, obviously when I look back on Felix & Alanna's magical engagement in the Riviera Maya, I know I'm not mistaken.


It's hard to explain, but there is something in nature that brings out our most natural and sincerest emotions. Just take a look at this perfect match that was lucky enough to make it through the ups and downs of the pandemic, more united and with a love that proves to be much stronger than ever before!

Naturally, this much affection can only trigger my creativity and bring about a unique experience that is worthy of Felix & Alanna's next level of commitment in their relationship. 


As promised, I needed to take some time away from my hectic agenda and look back on their very special day to reconnect with the vibration from Felix's epic proposal to Alanna amidst a mystic Mayan Jungle.


No words can explain the feeling of walking into a hidden gem nestled within the Riviera Maya, while being seduced by the echoing tune of Julio Sarracent's Sax interpretation of "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran, only to witness Alanna's partner in crime go down in one knee right before her eyes and pour his heart out by the most romantic and luxurious picnic featuring a refreshing bottle of Moët Impérial; one of France's most iconic champagnes which also takes me back to an unforgettable wine-tasting experience through the underground cellars of the Moët & Chandon Maison, situated in the Épernay region of the Marne Valley Vineyards. 


Recommended little Honeymoon destination aside, I thought it was worth mentioning as Claudia del Rivero isn't just the amazing professional photographer that captured Felix & Alanna's representative moment, but she is also an experienced flytographer ...*hint, hint, wink, wink, nudge, nudge*!!! ...Anyway, for further guidance on this tiny travel tip, feel free to contact me as I will be more than thrilled to assist in any international holiday planning, as I was while organizing this one-of-a-kind marriage proposal by a cenote near Playa del Carmen. 


There is one more thing I have to do before I close this very special post and that is show you my work, which brings me great joy as I always put my heart and my soul into every detail of the projects I take on. 

Of course that's not everything, as Felix & Alana's day was filled with many surprises, including an earlier couple's massage at La Chan Cabañita Tulum and an over-the-top dinner celebration at Chambao Restaurant in Tulum. However, I know in my heart Alanna's most treasured memory belongs to that extraordinary moment when she said yes to Felix!


Written by Nadia El-Sharkawy

Home Reading Corner Inspired by My Favorite Arabian and South-Asian Rental Pieces

by Nadia El-Sharkawy


As an event industry professional without the thrill of weddings and other finer events happening in Cancun and the Riviera Maya due to the global outbreak caused by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), it’s important for me to experience my favorite places at home in order to maintain my creativity flowing. And even if it’s just to deviate my attention away from screens for at least a couple of hours!


It’s this time at home that has given me the opportunity to appreciate all aspects of my life through the looking glass, as it would appear we are distancing ourselves from society, only to learn that we truly miss staying connected and not just virtually. Regardless of the challenging times ahead, this realization poses great value on how as a Professional Event, Wedding and Proposal Planner I must never underestimate the power of experiences, especially those involving travel worldwide, as such memories whether by ourselves or around our loved ones are what we are left with when all else fails. 


Consequently, when my dear friend Myrna from Barras Libres Riviera Maya reached out to me and invited me to share an important message in Spanish from industry professionals, I was inspired and more than thrilled to do a special setup that would end up serving a triple purpose without my initial knowledge. First and foremost, showcase an enchanting backdrop featuring all my favorite Arabian and South-Asian Rental Pieces that I keep around the house for good care. Second, make a worthy reading corner that would allow me to experience a different atmosphere under what sometimes feels like “House Arrest” (special thanks to SOFI TUKKER with this new single and for diminishing any negative vibes on a daily basis with their amazing Free Live Music Sessions). And last but not least, experience an unexpected venture at home with key elements from cultures that are very dear to my heart for their vibrant energy, meticulous attention to detail and exceptional devotion to divine work. 


Today, with exactly 40 days and counting of my #stayhome pledge, the only thing left for me to do is to continue to innovate so that I can have the pleasure to welcome you to Mexico in the near future and embrace you with the magic I create!


Keep it elegant. Keep it intimate. Keep it forever. ❤


All pieces featured in this setup were carefully selected to illustrate the world-class rental pieces handled by Diamond Excellence Weddings & Other Finer Events. When you contract rental items through my coordination service, you can rest assure that I will always work towards bringing great worth to how you will immerse yourself in the moment and experience that special celebration.