Thank you for an amazing experience.
Amazing Wedding Planner !
Planning a wedding involves a lot of decisions and my husband and I both agree that one of the best decisions we did during this process was to hire Something Azul (Chelsea). We found Something Azul online and decided to give them a call. My husband and I went for coffees with Chelsea so we could get to know her but mainly so she could get to know us and what we were looking for our wedding. She has a lot of experience and knows a lot of different resorts so she is able to help you choose the best resort (within you budget) for your group. In addition to travel agency, we hired Chelsea to be our wedding planner and honestly everything was in place and the wedding went smoothly because of this decision. We had 95 guests with plated dinners and everything went perfectly! We chose to flight Chelsea to Mexico so we could fully enjoy our time there because we knew she would get every detail of the wedding done for us. It was an amazing experience working with Something Azul. Totally worth it and stress free!
~ Bruna Kulikovski
Made our wedding so stress free and easy!
Kristen with something azul has made this process an absolute DREAM! SO flexible and helpful with everything and always there to answer any questions we had. Made us feel so prepared and stress free for our big day. Truly the best of the best!!
We feel so incredibly fortunate that we found Kristen at Something Azul. We knew we wanted a destination wedding, but apart from that we had no clue how to narrow down a seemingly endless number of resorts, in an infinite number of destinations, all while satisfying all of our ‘need-to-haves.’ It was all so daunting! We interviewed a couple destination wedding planners/travel agents, and clicked with Kristen instantly. Having had a destination wedding herself, she knew the excitement (and anxiety) we were experiencing, and provided invaluable insight. We gave her a rather lengthy list of resort must-haves, and a list of nice-to-haves, and then provided a max price per person we were aiming for. She returned with a few options that amazingly met ALL of our criteria (which we honestly thought wouldn’t be possible!)
We ended up choosing the Iberostar Playa Mita (in the Punta Mita, Mexico area) for our destination wedding consisting of 60 guests. Kristen worked out an amazing package for our group, and gave our guests the option to upgrade if they were inclined to do so (which many did, actually!) She managed all 60 of our guests’ travel itineraries – booking their flights from various airports, and booking stays of various lengths. Everything was seamless. Our guests received clear, concise and reassuring communication directly from Kristen. And as the bride and groom, we were kept out of our guests’ specific booking details altogether (which was great!) One of our main worries in booking a destination wedding was that we’d become our guests’ “travel agents,” but with Kristen at our side, this never happened. Our guests knew their go-to-contact was Kristen, and she quickly developed a great relationship with everyone. Our friends and family really came to look forward to her super friendly and informative email updates.
On the wedding side of things, Kristen made sure we were connected with the onsite wedding planners at the Iberostar, and gave them nudges and pokes on our behalf when they were late to respond. We took things away with the Iberostar wedding team (who were also fabulous) ourselves, and everything truly went off without a hitch.
THANK YOU Kristen and the Something Azul team for finding us the resort of our dreams to host the wedding of our dreams. We are so relieved we found you to help us plan our wedding!
A HUGE thank you for all your hard work with the wedding
Just wanted to send you a couple of pictures and a HUGE thank you for all your hard work with the wedding. We had a lovely day and a really great vacation too! Your organization meant it was so easy and straightforward for us and everything went as planned!!
Thank you again,
~ Matthew and Emma
Something Azul was very communicative via email making organizing our trip seem easy...
I just returned from a week at Casa Conde Resort in Playa Panama for a close friend's wedding. Something Azul was very communicative via email making organizing our trip seem easy and well informed. I appreciated the service and found the experience well put together making the overall experience stress free, which is exactly what a vacation should be 🙂 Thank you
We had outstanding service with this travel agency...
Just wanted to say we had outstanding service with this travel agency and would highly recommend using it again. Chelsea was very professional and quick to respond when we needed things changed around. Had a wonderful trip in costa rica. Thanks for everything.
Chelsea was a consummate professional...
Chelsea was a consummate professional throughout the planning process for our friends' daughter's destination wedding. She kept us all updated on developments and ensured that everything prior, during and after the event went according to plan. The choice of resort was excellent in terms of quality of accommodations, suitability to host a wedding and location. The newlyweds were very pleased and the event met or exceeded all expectations!
~ Bob & Joyce
My son's destination wedding in Casa Conde Resort in Costa Rica...
We just returned from my son's destination wedding in Casa Conde Resort in Costa Rica.
We were very pleased with Something Azul who directed us to this excellent resort. The wedding was beautiful in this location. The wedding dinner set up was absolutely breathtaking and the whole experience very memorable. We had clean, comfortable transportation to and from the airport.
Our 35 guests had an amazing ten day holiday and the most perfect wedding I could have asked for!
Hi Chelsea, thanks again for all you did for us for our wedding. Although planning a wedding away isn't 'stress-free', with the help of local wedding planner, Chelsea Landaverde (Something Azul), and the Hyatt Ziva Cabo resort wedding planner, Mireya Amador, we and our 35 guests had an amazing ten day holiday and the most perfect wedding I could have asked for!
Chelsea met with us to go over specifics of what we wanted approximately 8 months prior to the wedding, and then continued regular email/phone communication about everything from guest lists, to electronic invitations, flight & hotel transit details, room details, and arranging communication for us with the wedding planner in Cabo. During the wedding week Something Azul sent fruit platters to the rooms of our guests and after the wedding Chelsea checked in on us and sent us a thoughtful wedding gift! Perhaps most importantly, due to a trip to our actual resort and meeting the resort wedding planner, she was able to advise us re: details of the resort, wedding planner, Reverend, and even recommended choosing the stunning gazebo for the ceremony as opposed to the beach (which I would have initially chosen without her advice!) The resort itself was spectacular; all of our well travelled guests commented that it was the nicest resort they had ever been to (honestly)! The service and quality of food/drinks was incredible at the variety of restaurants/bars/pools. Thank you to Chelsea, Something Azul, The Hyatt Ziva, and hotel wedding planner, Mireya. This was not only my dream wedding, but really a trip of a lifetime!
It was an unforgettable beautiful day that surpassed any of our expectations!
I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. Thank you so much!
Just writing to say many thanks for all your help...
Just writing to say many thanks for all your help with Matthew and Emma's wedding. The ceremony was lovely, as was the reception. In fact the whole holiday experience was wonderful.... We are grateful for all your support during the planning stages.
We knew right away we wanted her to help us with our wedding...
After meeting with Chelsea at the initial consultation we knew right away we wanted her to help us with our wedding. She is very professional and returns phone calls and emails promptly. Chelsea is well educated with the destination wedding process. One of her best attributes is that she takes the stress out of the whole wedding planning process. She constantly ensured we were ok and not stressing out. She was always there when I (the bride) was having a mini meltdown. She was able to address my concerns and put me at ease.
Our wedding was Nov 6,2016 at Moon Palace in Cancun and it was so much fun! By choosing Something Azul to plan/book your destination wedding, you can be rest rest assured you will be in good hands!
Having Chelsea plan our wedding was the best decision we could have made.
Having Chelsea plan our wedding was the best decision we could have made. as busy parents with 3 little ones and full time jobs, i knew we would not have the time or energy to put into making our dream wedding come true, Chelsea was able to do it for us and exceeded anything we could have imagined. She was incredibly professional and very accommodating to our many last minute idea changes. We gave her a glimpse of what we were looking for, but we were basically clueless and she turned it into a masterpiece, all we had to do was show up, the rest was taken care of.
I would absolutely contact Something Azul again for future travel needs.
~ Lisa & Brent
Referred to Kristen and had a great honeymoon.
Referred to Kristen and had a great honeymoon. She was very patient and helpful guiding first time destination holiday travellers work through our many questions and we couldn't have been happier with the result of our trip.
Magical, stress-free, fabulous! Thank you...
Magical, stress-free, fabulous! Thank you for being so helpful and accommodating! And for easing all my pre-travel anxieties. So appreciated! Can't wait for the next vacation.
Had a great experience dealing with Chelsea at Something Azul Wedding planning...
Had a great experience dealing with Chelsea at Something Azul Wedding planning. Mike and Kristina's wedding and accommodations were top notch and went off without a hitch. I would recommend them for all your travel agent needs!
The wedding was beautiful...
Just returned from our son and new daughter in law's wedding and had a wonderful trip. The wedding was beautiful and we would recommend it to anyone.
My brother and sister-in-law's beautiful wedding in Cabo...
Just returned from my brother and sister-in-law's beautiful wedding in Cabo and couldn't have asked for a better view! It was great to have everything coordinated seamlessly when travelling as a family of 5 with 50 other people. Thanks for the stress-free vacation!!
Chelsea was awesome to deal with!
Chelsea was awesome to deal with! The trip and wedding was awesome.
Had a great trip...
Went to Cabo for a friend's wedding with a group of about 50 people and everything from airport, travel to and from hotel and accommodations went smoothly. Had a great trip.
The resort was great...
We recently returned from Moon Palace Resort in Cancun for a friends wedding. The resort was great and Chelsea did a wonderful job making it an enjoyable week.
An amazing time down in Cancun...
My wife and I had an amazing time down in Cancun!!! Between the resort and the excursions and the time to spend with friends and family. I highly recommend Chelsea's services!!!
An absolutely phenomenal job...
We were recently down in Cancun for our good friends' (Chad & Kelly's) wedding. In short, Chelsea did an absolutely phenomenal job with everything and the entire day (and night) went off without a hitch. Not sure I've ever seen a happier bride & groom. I'd highly recommend her for anyone's wedding!
We had a fabulous week at Moon Palace...
We had a fabulous week at Moon Palace for Chad And Kelly's wedding!!! Thanks Chelsea, you did a fantastic job.
An amazing experience...
We attended a wedding and booked with Chelsea, it was an amazing experience and Chelsea made it pain free and easy to plan. I would definitely book with Chelsea again!!
An amazing wedding trip...
Returned home on February 1st from an amazing wedding trip to the Blue Bay resort located in Playa Del Carmen. I would definitely recommend using this agency and would have no issues booking future trips with them as well!
Upon getting engaged...
Upon getting engaged, my fiance and I knew right away that we wanted a destination wedding for our special day. And we also knew that decision would entail a lot of work, stress and potential frustration having to plan a wedding ourselves from so far away. Not to mention having to select the perfect resort, during the right time of year and endless wedding day details!
So we were absolutely thrilled when we came across Chelsea Landaverde, her past reviews spoke for themselves but once we met her for our initial touch base meeting, we knew we were in excellent hands. Not only is she a trusted wedding coordinator and certified travel planner, she is a local Canadian that truly gets what Canadian couples are really looking for. She has a keen sense in fully understanding her client's needs, communicating options clearly and responding to calls/texts/emails efficiently & effectively. We fully appreciated how she takes the time, energy and effort to ensure you have all the information you need, when you need it! We also loved that she has been to many of the resorts we had in mind, had tons of photos/insider resort tips, has met with many of the onsite coordinators/staff and has direct means of communication with them.
It was such a relief to have all of the planning go through one dependable person on our behalf, not to mention coordinating our 40+ guest's travel and their endless questions. Chelsea is one of the best decisions we ever made with respect to our destination wedding, thank you for making our wedding such an enjoyable and unforgettable experience!
~ Chelsea & Myles
Everything was absolute perfection for Myles and Chelsea's wedding!
Everything was absolute perfection for Myles and Chelsea's wedding! I couldn't believe how beautiful the service was with the backdrop of ocean, abundant fresh flowers, and love everywhere!
Travis and Chantal's wedding at the Hard Rock in Puerto Vallarta was amazing!
Travis and Chantal's wedding at the Hard Rock in Puerto Vallarta was amazing! They wedding on the beach was beautiful and so were they! ! Had a blast! Would definitely do it again!
Attended a destination wedding through Something Azul
Attended a destination wedding through Something Azul. We had a great vacation and the wedding venue was absolutely amazing! The travel agent, Chelsea was easy to work with and made the whole booking process a breeze. Two thumbs up!
Attended a wedding in April and we booked our trip through Something Azul
Attended a wedding in April and we booked our trip through Something Azul. The whole process was pain free and Chelsea was so great to work with. Answered all my questions and was very quick to reply!
In April I attended a wedding in Mexico
In April I attended a wedding in Mexico that had 65 guests! Chelsea was very helpful & accommodating when I was booking the trip. Thanks for making Chelsea & Myles' wedding so amazing!
Chelsea made my wedding day
Chelsea made my wedding day one of the most relaxing days I have had in a while. I handed her a barrage of ceremony and reception décor and a general idea of "please make it pretty" and she delivered. She was able to take my vague description of what I wanted and created a space that was beautiful, warm and inviting to my guests during my ceremony and reception. I cannot imagine making it through the preparations and wedding day blips with my sanity intact if Chelsea was not there to help me, my husband and our guests. Other than my husband she is one of the best decisions I have made.
~ Cecile & Anton
I met Chelsea at a trade show
I met Chelsea at a trade show, I hired her just for the basic package in the beginning. Just to book the group and a few minimal things. As we kept talking through the months I upgraded to partial planning package it was just so much easier having her do it all and just ask me what I wanted then in the end I did the full planning and she was in Mexico making my vacation a vacation because she was there to deal with all the small stuff and I could just enjoy my time . I'm sure I was a bit of a annoying bride cuz I always had a question about something and she always got back to me in a timely manner . She was always very positive and helpful when I would get panicky about small things.
The best thing about Chelsea is her personality because she was so easy to talk to about Anything. I didn't feel like a client or like she was a robot just doing her job.
My wedding day was perfect, so perfect that I wanna do it again lol, it went by so fast.
I could have done a lot on my own but that would take lots of time and lots of phone calls to the resort it would have been insane. Especially all those little detail questions .
If I was to do it all again tomorrow I would do the same thing , she is great at her job and makes wedding planning a blast with no stress.
I highly recommend you go with her you will not regret it!
our guests had an amazing time
Thank you so much for all your help in arranging our destination wedding! We felt comfortable leaving things in your hands and you made our experience so simple and stress free for us. As a result of all your hard work our guests had an amazing time at the resort and we could not be happier with how our wedding turned out. We will not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone we know!
~ Helen & Ryan
top in our books
You definitely are top in our books and we will absolutely recommend you to anyone whom we come across planning a destination wedding. Keep doing what you do and you're guaranteed continued success 🙂
~V & M
thrilled with your service
We were thrilled with your service and would highly recommend you. You gave us an amazing trip to Cuba, on a tricky week, with a tight budget! What more can I ask for? Thanks again!
~ A & J
destination wedding dreams come true
Chelsea was an amazing asset in helping us make our destination wedding dreams come true! She definitely went above and beyond, working with both us and the resort to ensure that everything would go as smoothly as possible for the day of our wedding. She not only made my husband and I comfortable with her but all of our family and friends who booked through her too! I would most definitely recommend Chelsea and Something Azul to anyone planning a destination wedding! Thank you Chelsea!!
~ Kathleen and Joshua
Chelsea was such a pleasure to plan our destination wedding with. We could really tell that Chelsea truly cared about us and wanted everything to turn out perfect. She was always very prompt in getting back to e-mails and made herself available whenever she was needed. When we hit a snag Chelsea was there to help us out. Our wedding turned out absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for all you've done, Chelsea! We really appreciate everything.
~ Tannis & Adam
happily recommend you!
Thomas and I just wanted to thank you for all that you did to make our day so special! From the endless effort that you put in to getting our guests' flights and hotels sorted and booked, to the above and beyond help that you gave us along to way. You repeatedly went out of your way to make sure that everything went according to plan, and it meant the world to us! My only regret was not using your wedding planning services as well! You know your stuff, and we would happily recommend you to anyone looking to plan their destination wedding!
~ Deanna & Thomas
easy and stress free
Just wanted to share my appreciation for your travel agent, Chelsea. We had a great experience booking our trip with her. She was always efficient at getting back to us on questions and very friendly and professional in all aspects. Her travel tips and hotel information in our voucher was a nice added touch! Booking our trip through the group booking made everything easy and stress free for us. So, guess I'm wanting to say THANK YOU!
Disneyland... Everything was perfect!
We had a wonderful time on our recent trip to Disneyland which was booked by Something Azul. Chelsea worked with our various requests including arranging flights from 2 provinces and pulled it all together in a very short timeframe. Everything was perfect! Thank you so much Chelsea!
~Sarah & Jeremy
above and beyond!
Chelsea went above and beyond our expectations in planning our destination wedding. She made sure our dream wedding was exactly how we imagined it. We couldn’t have pulled off our special day without her!
~ Grant & Sarah
truly cares about her customers!
A joy to work with...
Chelsea has been our Destination Wedding planner for the last few months. She has done an admirable job putting it all together and getting us the best price for our guests. Our destination wedding is at the Blue Bay in Manzanillo in January 2014. Chelsea has kept us informed of everything that she has done, sent out the notices to the guests and kept in touch with them. Any questions we had she has answered quickly and professionally. Chelsea has been a joy to work with and we really appreciate her looking after all our needs and requirements. We would not hesitate to recommend her as a Wedding Planner. This is a second wedding for both of us. We are in our 60’s and she has made us feel special. Thank you Chelsea, you are a sweetheart and we are so happy we went with you. Meeting you and talking with you at the Trade Fair in Cochrane was one of the best things we did. Thanks again.
The vacation was a beautiful experience that exceeded our expectations!
Thank you so much for booking our trip to Samana, Dominican Republic. Our stay at the Baha'i Principe, overlooking the town of Samana and the bay was stunning. Our room and the food were phenomenal !! The people of Samana are warm and friendly, making us feel at home – we still receive emails from a young girl we gave a ride to, to Santo Domingo.
The vacation was a beautiful experience that exceeded our expectations!
Thank you for all your hard work and compassion to ensure our trip was everything we could hope for!! And now onward to the next adventure!!
Having a destination expert on your team, specifically Chelsea, it honestly made it easy. Yes I said EASY.
In attempting a genuine & heartfelt testimonial for Chelsea Landaverde & her company "Something Azul Destination Weddings", I am not even sure where to begin but hope you will bear with me!
From the moment I met her, I instantly felt her warm, kind personality & even more so, the passion she has for what she does. Her excitement for me in choosing a destination wedding was contagious & I just knew I had found the perfect person & company to help me make our dream wedding a reality. I think she knew I was a person with strong ideas & opinions about what I envisioned & she let me talk & talk.....& talk about my visions. She truly listened not only at that first meeting but every single time we spoke during the process. As a bride I can't tell you how important that is.
Planning a wedding can be a daunting task, even more so when it is in another country. Having a destination expert on your team, specifically Chelsea, it honestly made it easy. Yes I said EASY.
Chelsea was an incredible support from the beginning; listening to ideas, offering some of her own & showing us comparables. Once we decided on our dream resort she went straight to work. While I know that there can be communication issues with resorts in other countries, if there was with ours, we NEVER heard about it. If she encountered any difficulties along the way with making our wishes a reality, she didn't burden us with it, not once. She graciously handled our guests, from 3 different provinces, the resort itself & our airline. Seamlessly. And with a smile.
She was in contact at all times, even to a fault, letting us know when she would be out of town for a weekend with her young family. I had to tell her, "GO! Relax!! Don't worry about us, you get to have a life too!" All joking aside this just goes to show her commitment to her work & her clients. I was always a real person to her; quirky ideas, strong opinions & all, she handled me with grace & class always. I could not have done it without her.
When it came to the wedding itself, we had a minor glitch the night we arrived. The weather was awful, our luggage was soaked through & we did not get the room we had planned for. Well on a normal day, an act of God like weather which is out of our control, I would have handled it just fine. But this was MY wedding week! We had planned this for close to a year, how dare this happen to ME?! Well long story short I went temporarily Bridezilla, proceeding to yell a few expletives, much to my terrified children & husband to be, complete with tears & snotty nose, ugly crying. It was not my finest moment. My fiancé immediately said "Phone Chelsea". Partly to deflect my angry rampage away from him but also because he knew she would help. And help she did. It was a Sunday night & I am almost certain she was cozied up with her precious baby son & her husband, but she answered the phone, let me rant (& rant!) and really LISTENED to what was happening. I know for sure that I owe several dollars to her swear jar, but she didn't even flinch. I could hear the pain in her voice for our situation; she knew how important this week was to me because it was just as important to her. Thousands of miles away, she was going to do anything to make it better. And everything within her control was rectified (other than the weather, but it wouldn't have surprised me if she put in a good word for that too because the rest of the week was PERFECT).
Our wedding week was the trip of a lifetime for 40 guests; the resort was amazing, the weather wonderful, the excursions & activities so much fun & the wedding itself was absolutely beautiful. I also got to marry the love of my life. But having someone who had my back during the entire process was why it was all possible. I could NOT have done it all so seamlessly without Chelsea & "Something Azul". I feel incredibly blessed to have found her when I did & even more so to have a new friend for life, whom I would recommend without hesitation to anyone planning a destination wedding. She made our dreams come true.
With all of our hearts, THANK-YOU CHELSEA!
~ Kristen & Todd