Red Velvet Weddings is a wedding planning company based in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Owner and main planner, Isella Chaves, has a passion for love stories, and strives to make each ceremony represent each couple’s unique journey. She works with each couple’s budget to make their first day as newlyweds unforgettable.
Red Velvet Weddings has experience with various types of events, from intimate elopements, to extravagant destination weddings. Isella puts importance on the small, personalized touches that make your day unique, and will consult with you to discuss your ideal vision. Her services include full and partial planning, and day-of coordination, depending on how much assistance you want. Event design, timeline creation, and RSVP organization are some of the various ways she can make your journey to the altar a relaxing one. From your rehearsal to your grand exit, Isella will work to make sure that everything goes according to plan.
9 Reviews for Red Velvet Weddings
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Kristin C. · Married on 01/23/2021
We cannot put into words the thoughtfulness, professionalism, helpfulness, and friendship we experienced working with Isella. We first met Isella when she was working with Andaz, a couple months before COVID hit the world. She helped us plan our big ticket items at that visit in just a couple of days. She was beyond helpful and was very attentive. We grew to know her during that trip and we felt like we have known her for years. When COVID hit we put our wedding planning on hold but kept in constant contact with Isella. She let us know that she had left Andaz and started her own company. The easiest part of this wedding planning experience was following her! We instantly hired her and could not have been more excited! Her attention to detail and her understanding of what we wanted out of our wedding was truly spot on. She listened, she gave us ideas, she knew what would work best. We know that wedding planning alone can be stressful, but planning an international wedding she helped with so many little details. Fast forward to our wedding week and when we arrived. Our whole wedding crew knew who she was. We couldn’t have raved about her more to our family. She was the most attentive person ever! Her response to everything was “Let me see what I can do.” I even joked about how much I loved Andaz hot sauce. She made sure I left with some! She was by our side through this entire experience and I truly believe we would not have not had our dream wedding if it was not for her. It was our wedding day and I was not even the slightest bit stressed. She thought of everything!
Sent on 02/01/2021
Taylor P. · Getting married on 10/02/2021
Planning and covid
I worked with Isella to plan my wedding in Costa Rica. She was seriously amazing through the whole process. Super supportive and really listened to what I wanted and what I did not making adjustments along the way. After working together for some time I really felt like she completely understood what I wanted and she would send me so many amazing suggestions! We planned what I thought was my perfect dream wedding!Sent on 09/16/2020
Unfortunately due to Covid and the borders being closed we did have to cancel for the time being. So We didn’t get to see the execution of the wedding but that does not change the wonderful experience I had with this vendor in planning! 10/10 would recommend
Gabi R. · Married on 05/09/2021
Isella is amazing!
Isella truly makes planning a destination wedding a stress-free experience. Even in the midst of COVID-19, she has helped us connect with great vendors, stay positive, and stay on track. Our wedding is next May, but if we are able to have it, I know it will be amazing. I seriously don't know what we would do without her!Sent on 10/02/2020
Team of Red Velvet Weddings
Hi there! First of all, congratulations on your engagement! My name is Isella but you can call me Ise! I have almost 10 years of experience on the hospitality industry working with big companies such as Riu Hotels, AMResort and the one where I found my vocation, Hyatt.
I dedicated the last 4 years to plan weddings which became my passion! I am a detail oriented person that love to keep control of things all the time, I think that's one of the reasons why I am such a good planner.
2020 has been a hard year for everyone, but since I like to see the bright side of every situation, has been also the year to reinvent ourselves and make a good use of the time at home, this is why I decided to start my own business, Red Velvet Weddings, an small company dedicated to be part of celebrations of love all around my little and magical country.
Planning a wedding should be fun, let me make sure that yours is!