Region Covered: EQUADOR: All including Pacific coast, Cloud forest, Rainforest, Andes / PERU: Cusco / Machu Picchu
Language: English, Spanish & French
Services Offered: Bespoke Wedding Planning / Full & Partial Wedding Planning / Day of Co-Ordination / Event Design & Styling / Legal Requirement Assistance / Rehearsal Dinner / Post-Wedding Day Celebrations / Travel & Honeymoon Planning
“Unique Intimate Destination Weddings in the Middle of the World!”
Terrasenses & Etica Events was started in 2008 by a husband and wife team. We began as a tour operator and travel agency. In 2010, we created the first destination wedding company in Ecuador and the Galapagos islands. We did so well that we expanded our destinations to include Peru.
Our agency plans very different events, in different places: weddings, vows renewals and other ceremonies. We did long and very careful explorations of our venues, we go to wild places, exceptional places and do very personalized and intimate work so that the wedding is really representative of the couple and very very unique.
Our agency have planned weddings from 2 people to 150. Some places, such as the Galapagos Islands or the Cloud forest are for intimate weddings only because the ceremony site and venues are small or among nature. We are experts on our destinations and will guide you at every step of the planning processing.
Terrasenses & Etica Events has planned weddings for couples all over the world, from England to Russia and South Korea, please feel free to contact us for more information.
On 6/9/14 my husband and I got married in Galapagos. I don’t even know how I found Terrasenses (through hours of google search I think) but I am absolutely glad I did. Terrasenses is a husband and wife team and they work very hard to accommodate you and your guests needs. At first I was unsure of using a foreign company located so far away (sending money for a wedding is not small money) but when I asked about services/options for the wedding Assyah was so quick to respond and professional.
Initially I was talking with 2 other hotels, but after weeks of trying to find someone who speaks English to get back to my requests, I gave up (and glad I did). Even when I made gazillions changes to my wedding (up until days before my wedding), Assyah was super friendly and flexible. My wedding experience with them was A+++++++.
I only wish I had planned post wedding Galapagos tour with them too. I was trying to save few bucks and used xxxxx tour company and almost lost my in-laws at one of the airports. They don’t speak English nor Spanish so we were frantic. So unknowing what to do in that situation, I called Assyah and Terrasenses called the airport and even picked them up and dropped them off at our hotel. Excellent service you don’t see often.
We had a small (20 guests) wedding and pricing was very reasonable. Guests and other people think we spent a lot to have this beautiful wedding at Galapagos, but it was a fraction of what it would’ve cost us to have it in the States/Hawaii/US Virgin Islands. We even paid for our in-laws and my mom because it was so much cheaper than what we had anticipated
So here are my thoughts:
1. Excellent wedding planner. Many customizable options and quick responses. Very affordable.
2. Hair/make-up lady was friendly but not very good. We all had to fix up ourselves afterwards.
3. Stay for islands tour after the wedding (we turned it into our honeymoon).
4. Get married on paper in the USA and have ceremony at Galapagos (it will save you time and headache)
5. Book you tickets early. We booked flight from Boston to Quito about 6 months in advance for $600 r/t
Hope this helps. Getting married in Galapagos was a wonderful and unexpectedly easy process.”
Lydia L (USA) via Tripadvisor
“Terrasenses is a team of highly skilled professionals!
We were struggling to find a company who could organise a destination wedding in Ecuador and who spoke fluently in English. Luckily we found Terrasenses!
Our manager Assyah was so helpful and polite with us, we felt her heartily approach to every detail we were discussing. That is even by e-mail she patiently answered all our questions and finally helped our dream came true.
We had some last moment difficulties arriving in Ecuador and had to postpone our trip for a month. That happened just 5 days before the ceremony. That was really a miracle that Assyah came forward and was able to rearrange all dates!
Finally the day was amazing, everything was so beautiful and well organized, every detail was created with a heart exactly as we dreamed of! Thanks to all the team for unforgettable emotions and that fairy day that you created for us together!
We also want to thank our photographer Juan Carlos for the great photos. We would like to express our best regards to Jose and Assyah for support, help and positive atmosphere during all our trip! We wish you prosperity, success and many interesting projects!
We strongly recommend Terrasenses as your destination wedding agency.”
Romanova_K (Russia) via Trippadvisor
“My friend used them for her wedding in the Galapagos Islands and they absolutely loved them. They did way more than what was expected. As a guest, I also thought the same way. They set us up with a Galapagos tour afterwards and that company was also very fantastic. Jose is so knowledgeable, professional, and helpful, always making sure everything was ok and met everyone’s needs.”
iwuwhooi (USA) via Tripadvisor
Terrasenses & Etica Events’ Hot Tips
A tip from me would only be: Just do what you please; your wedding is the only day you can do it your way. If you are a big family and you enjoy being with the entire family always, a big wedding is for you! But if you want to be close to the people you think are the most important just do it too, invite 300 guests is no obligation. If you prefer to elope just the two of you, do it. The important is to celebrate your love the way you want!
I enjoy organising intimate weddings and elopements because I think it is so important to share the love more than the money it would cost for a large wedding. I plan big and small weddings, but I must say I love the smaller ones!
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Wedding Planner, Luxury Travel & Events | Ecuador & Peru
Terrasenses & Etica Events plan very different events in very different locations. They were the first destination wedding company in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands and are the go to experts in their field. They are couple focused and offer a bespoke event design service. They are Eco Friendly, offer Unique Venues, Adventure Weddings, Luxury Weddings and are Elopement Specialists.
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