@kardev Congrats! I too am an Alberta DW Bride but for 2015
I have an amazing TA who lives in AB and specializes in Destination Weddings. Her name is Kelsie Abrahamason of Travel Only, She is s a certified WOW Specialist for Hard Rock Hotels! She also has several Resort Specific Training that is provided to Travel Agents to become certified in their Wedding Packages. I think the last one she went down for in Mexico was the Romance Certification for Paridisus Resorts. I have only been planning for a month and I have been blown away by here.
I emailed her initially requesting information, received a phone call in 5 minutes, and by 3pm in the afternoon I had quotes from my 6 choices, and 5 days later had negotiated my rates, secured booking, and gave deposit. Yesterday I received 2 emails with 9 pdf's to give to my guests when I send out STD's or to put on our wedding website. Info regarding guests flights, hotel details, credits given to guests, excursions, etc...
All of the material I receive from her instructs our guests to contact her directly which is so helpful. She took a day out of her recent trip to Mexico to visit HRH Cancun and brought back samples of the Colin Cowie Wedding Collection for me to physically feel and to top it off she gratuitiously gave me a Site Visit Certificate for 4 days and 3 nights to visit the Hard Rock Hotel!
I can't say enough good things about her.... If you would like her info, please PM me.