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Something Azul Destination Weddings & Travel

Cochrane, Alberta View map

About

Something Azul is a full service travel and event planning agency operating out of Cochrane, Alberta and also serves Airdrie, Calgary and across the country. Impress your guests with a memorable destination wedding. Something Azul is led by founder Chelsea Landaverde and Kristen Holt. Chelsea is a Certified Wedding and Destination Wedding Planner by the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada.

Services offered

The team offers a consultation to discuss all your wedding details to bring your vision to life. The company can arrange travel for you and all your guests. The full planning package offered includes finding private locations off of your resort, decor advice, and planning your theme, food, attire, guest list, favours, centrepieces, wedding stationery, budgets, schedule management, and more.

For your convenience, the team can also travel to the venue and coordinate the wedding in person. Couples can also take advantage of receiving a unique momento of their event and have heir bridal bouquet painted by the talented artist Marquita Poulson.

Highlights

Wedding Planning Services

Budget analysis, day-of coordination, event design, full planning, guest list creation, timelines, to-do lists, vendor referrals

Number of Planners

2

Day-Of Coordination - Starting Price

$1,000

Full Wedding Planning - Starting Price

$3,000

Hourly Rate

$150

More information

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal dinner

What types of weddings do you accommodate?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double weddings
Eco-friendly
Non-religious
Religious

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$1,500

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes
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    Hayley Y. Married on 07/09/2019
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    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!!

    Something Azul Destination Weddings & Travel's reply:

    Thank you so much Hayley, it was an absolute pleasure working with you & your group. I take pride in going the extra mile for my clients & I am so happy to hear that your wedding was the dream you hoped it would be!
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    Krista Married on 06/03/2019
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    Highly Recommend!

    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!

    Something Azul Destination Weddings & Travel's reply:

    Krista,
    Thank you so much for the amazing and thorough review! Your group was absolutely phenomenal to work with from start to finish. I was honoured to be part of it all! I wish you a lifetime of happiness & hope to help plan future adventures for you & your hubby.

    Cheers!
    Kristen
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    Bruna K. Married on 14/11/2019
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    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!

    Something Azul Destination Weddings & Travel's reply:

    Hi Bruna,
    I'm not sure I can express in words how wonderful it was to work with you and your entire group! Your feedback is very important to us and we greatly appreciate your kind words. It's a dream come true to hear that you had such a wonderful experience with Something Azul and myself. I hope to plan all your future trips.
    Thank you!
    ~ Chelsea
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    Jason Married on 11/05/2016
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    We had made many changes along the way and we were able to have these done in a timely and cost effective manner. I would definitely recommend Something Azul to anyone. I would also recommend you drink Clasè Azul when you're in Mexico. Amazing.

    Something Azul Destination Weddings & Travel's reply:

    Great to receive your review Jason, we would love your referrals! We will be sure to discount any of your future wedding trips should you refer to us.
    Cheers,
    Chelsea
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    Samantha Married on 12/11/2015
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    Chelsea was AMAZING! All those little things about destination wedding a person didn't think about. She had all the answers and more. It was the best day of my life and it was so perfect I want to do it all over again. If your planning destination you need a planner .

    Something Azul Destination Weddings & Travel's reply:

    Thanks Sam for the awesome review! Your entire group was a pleasure to work with. From beginning to end I had a blast planning all the little details with you! I hope to continue to work with you as your dedicated travel agent.

    Sincerely,

    Chelsea
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    Brodie T. Married on 31/01/2020
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    My sister’s wedding

    Chelsea went above and beyond to make my sister’s wedding gorgeous and as stress free as a wedding can be! I know that the amount of work she put into the actual wedding day was tremendous and everything went down without a hitch, was so beautiful, and my sister had practically no stress at all because Chelsea had things covered. Thank you for an amazing experience

    Something Azul Destination Weddings & Travel's reply:

    Hi Brodie,
    I am so happy to hear that you were happy with the celebrations. It's very important to us that our clients feel well taken care of stress free on the day of! It warms my heart to hear that this was the case for all of you in Jamaica.

    Please feel free to contact us for all your future travel plans.

    Sincerely,

    Chelsea
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    Talisha M. Married on 28/04/2017
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    By far the WORST experience I have had with a travel agency.

    Chelsea was the least accommodating person I have dealt with in customer service. She never replied to my emails, phone calls, nothing. When I voiced my concerns with how the wedding party was being dealt with I finally received a "sorry you feel that way" email, that's it. Her prices are absolutely ridiculous and she did NOTHING to make the booking process pleasant.

    I will never recommend this company and especially Chelsea to anyone I know looking to book a destination wedding.
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    Lisa Married on 15/04/2017
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    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.

    Something Azul Destination Weddings & Travel's reply:

    Dear Lisa,

    Wow, what a thoughtful review. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your kind words!
    It was an honour to be part of your big day. Wishing you and your sweet family all the happiness in the world!

    Sincerely,

    Chelsea
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    Christie P. Married on 06/11/2016
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    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!

    Something Azul Destination Weddings & Travel's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a true pleasure to work with you through the entire planning process. I feel so fortunate to be there to see you walk down the aisle.

    You two deserve all the best the world has to offer, truly a match made in heaven!

    Sincerely,

    Chelsea
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    Robert G. Married on 11/06/2016
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    Father of the groom. Beautiful resort Also seeing no stress for my son Travis and now daughter Chantal was great that everything was taken care of in a very professional manor for them and all the guests

    Something Azul Destination Weddings & Travel's reply:

    Thank you Robert for your amazing review! I love hearing from a fathers point of view, that everything was stress free.
    Sincerely,
    Chelsea

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