Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Expert!
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I love all types of vacations, and I get excited when I can help families and couples connect in beautiful destinations around the world. I enjoy being part of the whole process, and I give each itinerary my full attention to make it perfect!
I originally worked in the health care industry for over a decade before switching to the travel industry. I come from a long-family-line of travelers, and traveling has been part of my life since I was little. In 2009, I joined a local travel agency and began my journey as an agent. A little over a year later I opened my own agency where I am able to work closer with my clients. I have years of experience traveling throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, and Europe. I visit new resorts several times a year. I attend meetings and events around the world in order to stay current on what's hot and new in the romance industry.
I specialize in destination weddings and honeymoons. I love working with groups especially Destination Wedding groups. I know how to make traveling with extended family members (like those friends and family with children and grandparents) easier than ever. I will remove any stress or worries you have. I will walk with you through the process so you never have to get bogged down in the details, and I will listen and help find the best personalized options in any destination.
I love working with Brides and Grooms! Destination Weddings are the perfect time to reconnect with those you love most! It is such an exciting time for not only bride and groom, but also the family and friends. I negotiate the group rates with the resort and handle all the guests travel needs. You won't have to worry about when a guest is arriving, who needs to pay a balance due to the resort or what happens when a plane is delayed. I take all of that off your plate so you can enjoy your day!
Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime celebration and every destination wedding is different. I will help custom-craft exactly what you are dreaming. Let's get started!
If you are having a wedding locally, and want to create a honeymoon that is custom-made for you, then we need to connect! Your honeymoon is the beginning of your married life together and with my expertise and hands-on experience visiting the resorts, islands and Europe, I am confident that we will find the perfect location to start your journey as a married couple. I take time to really listen to what each couple imagines and then together we personalize your honeymoon.
I have years of experience in the Caribbean, Europe, and beyond. One of my favorite ways to travel is by cruise, and I love helping people enjoy the perfect cruise in scenic destinations. I'm an accredited Master Cruise Counselor, and I have a number of certifications with top cruise lines including:
- Royal Caribbean
- Paul Gauguin
I love finding unique activities for my clients, and one of the most memorable ones was the Tomatina Festival in Spain where they celebrate by throwing tomatoes at one another in the streets.
One of the most romantic vacations that I’ve booked was a honeymoon in Paris with a special surprise for the wife. The husband and I secretly booked a table at the deluxe Michelin rated restaurant at the very top of the Eiffel Tower. She was so surprised! They had a wonderful dinner with an amazing view, and I was so happy to help make it possible!
I’m a very optimistic person and always see the best in every situation. I enjoy helping people discover ways to make their trip an amazing and unique experience. Whether you want to start your married life with a Destination Wedding or Honeymoon I’m ready to help you plan this incredible moment!
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CERTIFICATES & AWARDS
8 days in paradise!
The trip itself was amazing. The long flight was probably the best I could've hoped for. Great airline, great seats. Once we arrived, we picked up our rental car (also part of our package) and drove to the hotel. We stayed at the Grand Wailea. I can't tell you how amazing it is. Words don't do it justice.
We booked 4 tours for our trip. Each tour was more than we expected and gave us tons of lasting memories to cherish.
Last but not least, Kelley's good people. She treats you like a person, not just another customer. Cannot recommend enoug
The best travel agent!
I always can go to her to even just get information for future travel and I don't ever feel like I HAVE to book it.....she is very upfront and informative and willing to always assist in anyway she can!
I would and have recommended her to family and friends!!!
Group Alaska Trip
Kelley is very detailed with her client portfolio's and once we give her our time line and area, she knows our personal preferences and has never disappointed us. Kelley helps us stay on budget and has been very helpful to assist everyone with special needs, especially with our large groups.
I have used several travel agents as well as on line services over the past 30+ years, but Kelley has always shown to go above and beyond and will continue to be our travel agent.
I have and do highly recommend Kelley Hardesty.
Service Beyond Delivery
The Best Trip I Can Remember in a Very Long Time
Amazing agent and talent
Kelley Nails It Every Time
Kelley listens and understands our travel needs and wants and also helped us arrange a trip to Mexico at a resort that our teenagers would not find "boring" Plenty of down time for all of us, activities for the kids and the absolute perfect resort for us - not too big, not to small and a perfect family friendly getaway.
Can't wait to use her services again - she really thinks of everything, so that we can relax and enjoy our time away.