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Ivory Orchid Events

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“Two passions, one mission"

At Ivory Orchid Events we offer you the services of a wedding planner and a travel agent with 25+ years total experience in the travel/wedding... Read more
“Two passions, one mission"

At Ivory Orchid Events we offer you the services of a wedding planner and a travel agent with 25+ years total experience in the travel/wedding industries. We provide a one-stop-shop for the bride and groom’s wedding and honeymoon requirements, as well as providing all travel necessities for ALL party attendees. Our services begin by providing everything from the actual planning of the wedding ceremony, to booking hotel rooms, activities, and transfers as well as pre and post extension vacations with our current established Costa Rica Vacations channel. Cut out all the middle-men and have only one contact to eliminate the room for error! We have the balance of the Tica Travel Agent and the American Wedding Planner, something no one else offers; we see your event from both perspectives and maximize our specialty for both within one spot.

Mónica McIntyre studied at Birmingham University, where she earned a Higher National Diploma in Hospitality and Institutional Management. She received her MBA at Thunderbird, The American School of International Management. Mónica is a Costa Rican and Argentine native and a 20 year veteran of the hotel and travel industry. Mónica worked in numerous destinations for Hyatt hotels in the United States and in Costa Rica doing ecological and adventure tourism before launching the first version of her online travel agency now called LatinExplore in 2000. Mónica has an unparalleled passion for Latin America and her experience provides you with the first hand knowledge of the many destinations within Costa Rica both as a native and as an experienced travel agent for the destination. In addition, she believes customer service is the key to success in any relationship, especially when combined with the efficiency of excellent product offerings.

Marishah Erickson is a graduate of Southwestern College in Phoenix Arizona. She has worked for the home office of HelmsBriscoe, a hotel meeting planning company for years and has learned the culture of dealing and negotiating with hotels to obtain tangible results. In addition, Marishah worked as a Wedding Planner for Grand View Lodge Resort in Minnesota. She has designed and executed numerous weddings, has worked with different bridal profiles, and is passionate about each wedding as if it was her own! Marishah enjoys keeping up to date with wedding styles and trends and is also passionate about the country and people of Costa Rica.

Our local logistics : with over 20 years of experience in the travel wholesaling business you can be sure to get the best prices in the market when it comes to rooms for your guests as well as cost of logistics and vacations. They have coordinated so many events and vacations you could say they are the ones who have carved the trails for the best Costa Rica Vacations.

In summary: Marishah has dedicated part of her career to Wedding Planning as a coordinator and planner. Monica, Costa Rican by birth, has been in the tourism and travel industry for over 20 years. Our partner in Costa Rica provides the backing of 20 years of expertise in the coordination of services as a Costa Rica Operator for all sorts of travel within Costa Rica, including the extensive coordination of Costa Rica Vacations and organization for events. As a team we offer over 45 years of experience combined to make sure your event will be an unforgettable one. Read less
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2/26/2005
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Some people write reviews, some dont. I tend to be in an extreme: I write a review when things go really wrong, or when they go really right! Like in this case. I got married in Costa Rica and LatinExplore organized the whole thing for me. I needed a balance between having control over the organization of the wedding while someone else had the responsibility to make it happen. Also, I wanted someone who would work with my budget, not try to impose extra things or services. Monica helped me by giving me the options and pricing them out so I could make a decision based on both want/need and price and not just being scared each time we had to add something thinking but I wonder how much it would bebecause if it was this much, I would, but if it was this much I would not In the end, they offered me 3 beach options within my budget. I actually asked for a hotel they did not advertise, and she provided me with a quote for them. I had my wedding at Hacienda Pinilla on the North Pacific Coast with 60+ guests. But not on the 5 star property mine was on a Finca House (old farm house) where all the chairs and decorations were set as if it was a top star hotel! Right in the open! The setting was right on the beach perfectly timed with the sunset. Then we danced on a wooden dance floor on top of the sand and had open bars for all the guests. We even had monkeys dancing in the almond trees!! LatinExplore also did all the pre and post services my guests needed (tours, stay more nights, airport pick up, etc) this was KEY as I was making all my friends come to Costa Rica and they wanted to do some activities during their stay! I was told if I did not like the wedding planner I was working with, they would change it. I loved this company!
Some people write reviews, some dont. I tend to be in an extreme: I write a review when things go really wrong, or when Read more...
Some people write reviews, some dont. I tend to be in an extreme: I write a review when things go really wrong, or when they go really right! Like in this case. I got married in Costa Rica and LatinExplore organized the whole thing for me. I needed a balance between having control over the organization of the wedding while someone else had the responsibility to make it happen. Also, I wanted someone who would work with my budget, not try to impose extra things or services. Monica helped me by giving me the options and pricing them out so I could make a decision based on both want/need and price and not just being scared each time we had to add something thinking but I wonder how much it would bebecause if it was this much, I would, but if it was this much I would not In the end, they offered me 3 beach options within my budget. I actually asked for a hotel they did not advertise, and she provided me with a quote for them. I had my wedding at Hacienda Pinilla on the North Pacific Coast with 60+ guests. But not on the 5 star property mine was on a Finca House (old farm house) where all the chairs and decorations were set as if it was a top star hotel! Right in the open! The setting was right on the beach perfectly timed with the sunset. Then we danced on a wooden dance floor on top of the sand and had open bars for all the guests. We even had monkeys dancing in the almond trees!! LatinExplore also did all the pre and post services my guests needed (tours, stay more nights, airport pick up, etc) this was KEY as I was making all my friends come to Costa Rica and they wanted to do some activities during their stay! I was told if I did not like the wedding planner I was working with, they would change it. I loved this company! Read less
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