If you're looking for a honeymoon, romantic getaway, or planning a destination wedding, Ashley is your Romance Travel Specialist capable of making it happen. With her expertise in the most romantic and luxurious properties around the world, she is sure to help you plan that ideal romantic escape! She's received a multitude of training, being a DWSHA (Destination Weddings and Honeymoons Association) Specialist, AmResorts Master Agent, Tahiti Tiare Agent, amongst many others. Attentive and observant, Ashley can take any vision of a perfect destination wedding and makes it come to life. Looking for something a bit more exotic? Then she's the one to talk to as she has been virtually everywhere around the world!
Planning and organization is NOT my or my (now) husband\'s idea of a good time. However, after our first phone call talking with Ashley about organizing a destination wedding with only 3 months notice, we felt more encouraged and excited. Working with Ashley took away a lot of the stress and helped the process to be more fun! The wedding and vacation turned out perfect :-) It was exactly. what Aaron and I had wanted. Ashley\'s quality work, timely responses and flexibility was a key part of that success. I would highly recommend her to anyone planning a destination wedding.
We booked our vacation with the assistance of Ashley. She contacted Dreams Huatulco before we arrived and asked for an upgrade. We were most pleasantly surprised when we received an Ocean front King room!!!! They commented that Ashley had made the request. Thanks so much Ashley!!!
We absolutely LOVED staying at the Secrets Vallarta Bay in Puerto Vallarta. It was the nicest place we\'ve ever stayed! Thank you so much for recommending an adults-only property for our honeymoon. It was so worth the extra cost! I would highly recommend this resort to family & friends! We hope to return one day! We\'d also like to check out other Secrets resorts. Our experience working with Escapes, and particularly Ashley was wonderful. She helped us find a honeymoon destination within our budget and time frame. She had great advice with a background of experience. Thanks Ashley! Our only wish is that we could have stayed longer! Had to get back to winter and work unfortunately...
Thank you so much for your recommendation of the Jamaica Inn. As mentioned on the phone, we had an amazing time and thanks to you we were treated as royalty! We have been to Jamaica many times before but this may be our favorite spot - you really did a great job of choosing the best spot for us even though it was last minute trip.
With the scope of travel changing constantly, we are always keen on staying on top of the current trends. This means being in-the-know with what’s current and new!
Our Destination Wedding Specialist, Ashley is doing just that! We’re so excited to announce that she has been chosen and invited to attend this year’s Romance Travel Forum. The Romance Travel Forum is an exclusive industry event, catering solely to the travel agent community. This event hosts some of the most notable and top industry professionals, supporting their work by familiarizing them with the current trends in the realm of travel!
We love destination weddings because of the connections we make with each wedding couple. The thing that we love the most is hearing their story and sometimes, being able to incorporate it to elements of their big day.
The travel portion of your destination wedding is one big aspect of the day. The other, consists of picking all of the nitty-gritty details (like décor, menu items, floral pieces…the list goes on), and putting it together to create something spectacular!
Our Destination Wedding Specialists will coordinate travel dates with available wedding dates at the resort, then puts you in touch with the onsite wedding team to plan the elements of your big day.
This system we have, is definitely a match made in heaven!
We took the opportunity to go on-location, getting to know Marcela, the on-site Wedding Coordinator for the Dreams Los Cabos Resort. With five years working in the Romance Department, it’s no surprise that she knows how to throw a Pinterest-worthy wedding!
Aside from wedding planning, Marcela particularly loves her job because (quite frankly), she loves where she works.
“The staff is treated like family, and there is a true sense of loyalty between everyone. The staff are happy, love what they do, and it shows!”
She thinks the Dreams Los Cabos Resort is a perfect place to host weddings. Los Cabos experiences VERY little rain (less than 6 days a year on average). But aside from the almost-perfect weather, this property offers a sense of privacy and intimacy- something that is hard to come by with most resorts.
“This resort doesn’t receive the amount of foot traffic that you might receive at other hotels and destinations. It is also very intimate, yet offers many activities for the whole family. We also have two outdoor ceremony areas – the beachfront gazebo and of course, the stunning Los Cabos beach.”
If you’re wondering exactly WHEN to host your wedding, Marcela recommends pretty much anytime of the year! May and October sees a lot more weddings than other months, while September experiences a lot less (it tends to be more humid, meaning a higher chance of rain…although it still does not tend to rain much)!
If you’re looking to host your wedding at a picture-perfect time (both literally and figuratively), try holding it between 4-6 pm, just before sunset. This will guarantee an absolutely breathtaking backdrop filled with vibrant colors that can only be captured around dusk.
For outdoor weddings, we always grapple with back-up plans, relying on Mother Nature to be on her best behavior! But what happens IF it does rain?!
“Brides will always be given a backup location indoors, which will be beautifully decorated. On the day of the wedding, I will stay in touch with my brides all day to discuss what the best options are available. If she still wants to get married outdoors, we can definitely accommodate that! If it does rain, it tends to be very brief anyways!”
Though a destination wedding means a week full of fun and relaxation, there are many other ways to enhance your stay at the resort. Upgrading to the Honeymoon Suite the day of, gives you extra room to get ready with your bridal party. If you’re looking to add even more romance to your trip, get a Couple’s Massage! It’s THE perfect way to relax and enjoy some alone time with your partner before the big day!
We can go on and on with these tips! However, of the advice that Marcela has given us, this definitely is on the top of the list:
“Trust your wedding coordinator. I am here to help you with everything that you need for your special day. We are both here to make sure your wedding is as stress free as possible!”
Our Destination Weddings Team definitely makes a point to create relationships with the onsite team, making wedding planning absolutely stress-free.
If you’re thinking about having a Destination Wedding at the Dreams Los Cabos, make sure to contact Ashley!