When asked what motivated her to become a destination wedding planner, KJ Scoffield of Barrhaven Travel & Cruise Centre in Ottawa says, “I find the process of destination wedding booking from the initial meeting to their welcome back greetings very meaningful and rewarding.”
With more than 10 years of experience, KJ has been using her planning expertise to guide her brides and grooms in developing a personalized vision for their wedding that fits the needs of the couple and their guests. She is a seasoned professional, managing all elements of the ceremony and more.
KJ recognizes how stressful the planning can be for the couple. She is responsive to the anxieties that may arise; she works closely and meticulously with her clients. A piece of advice she often shares is this: “Couples need to remember that it is their once-in-a-lifetime event and choose what makes them happy. The guests will respect their choices and send their blessings if they aren’t able to attend and celebrate once the newlyweds return home.”
“Thank you KJ and Barrhaven Travel for helping us plan our wedding. Thanks to you and the folks at the Sandals Grand Antigua, our day was perfect.” Thanks again. — Marc & Kyla Book with KJ
We just returned from our destination wedding and it was fantastic! We booked it through Barrhaven Travel with a destination wedding specialist, KJ. She took care of all our needs and she was an absolute pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend KJ to book your travel needs.— Tasmin & Reese
From the moment we first met KJ, we knew she was very knowledgeable about destination weddings and had our best interests in mind. When we were first exploring where we wanted to go, what we needed, and how we would get our guests from all across the country in one place, KJ asked us a series of questions to help us narrow down our resort, our vision and what was most important to us. Once we picked our resort, she contacted a variety of airlines to get us and our guests the best possible deal and travel arrangements, including working with the airline to ensure we could reserve group seats from three separate departure destinations. Our guests couldn’t say enough good things about how organized, helpful, and quick to respond KJ was in helping them arrange their travel and meet their specific needs as well. From start to finish, we could not have done this without KJ and we wouldn’t have had the dream wedding we did in Mexico, with our closest 40 friends and family, without her help. We can’t recommend KJ enough if you are considering or planning a destination wedding – she genuinely cares about making the best day of your life as easy as can be and memorable experience for you and your guests. Thank you KJ! ……Sara & Jordon…..