Hi, we are Helen and Juan. husband and wife team & owners of Licandro Weddings
Choosing your wedding planner is one of the most important decisions to make and a huge part of working with your planner is trust. You need them to be your eyes & ears, deal with everything appropriately and believe in their judgement & skills.
A big part of trusting someone is getting to know them, so we hope this page gives you a little insight into who we are.
WHY WE CREATED LICANDRO WEDDINGS
Tenerife is our home. Living on an island with so much natural beauty, amazing venues and incredible suppliers we wanted to show people what is available here in the Canary Islands.
We offer destination weddings & events that are completely bespoke. Taking time to get to know you, so that we understand what makes you tick and can create a day completely in tune to your wishes, needs and personality. We do not offer package deals and we do not believe that one size fits all!
We combined our professional backgrounds in event planning & photography to create our company.
We saw a gap in the market for couples seeking something beautiful but unique.
We are fully registered and know & comply with all laws and requirements in Tenerife. Planning a wedding or event can seem overwhelming, especially when hosting it in another country, but we are here to guide you through every step of the process.
A little about us outside of work:
We met in Tenerife in 2010. We married in 2016 in London and again in 2017 in Tenerife and welcomed our son in 2021.
We think being a husband & wife duo is the perfect combination for the job we do as we have experienced the planning process ourselves and understand the emotions involved and are always here for any advice you need.
Licandro is our surname. Top tip for foreigners living in Tenerife, it is not customary to change your family name after marriage. We have been asked more than once if we are siblings!
We are bilingual, both speaking fluent Spanish and English. At home we speak Spanglish, whoever starts the conversation picks the language!
We have a real passion for what we do and care about every single person that entrusts us with their special day. We have worked tirelessly to build the reputation that we have and pride ourselves on our professionalism, attention to detail and love that we pour into every occasion that we plan.
Drop us a hello. We can't wait to meet you!
Helen & Juan x
Helen: Wedding & Event Planner and stylist
Originally from London, I've always had a passion for organising and planning.
Before moving to Tenerife I founded my own entertainment company supplying dancers, models, musicians and speciality acts for companies including Peugeot, Cannon, MAC, Alton Towers, Selfridges, and Levi's and for esteemed events including the Cannes Film festival.
This was my gateway into the industry, when I began supplying entertainment for weddings, luxury events and children’s parties across London and the U.K which lead me to organising events full time. Every detail from venue finding, entertainment, decoration design and on the day management.
I believe that everyone deserves to have their dream day. I'm accommodating to your needs and preferences and work day and night to guarantee your event will be unforgettable, stress free, fun filled and everything you ever wanted and more!
Fun Facts about me :
I'm a super emotional soul - I will cry at your wedding
Black is my happy colour. I am a wedding planning ninja!
I was once a professional dancer & performed for artists including Phil Collins & Stevie Wonder and on live TV shows including X-Factor - Stuck on those first dance moves? Just ask me - Don´t ask Juan!
Things I love :
Laughing until my stomach hurts
Couples who write their own vows. I love listening to people in love
Unusual first dance choices. Or cultural dances at weddings
Couples open to my ideas, designs and suggestions for how to make their day awesome
Voice notes, you will receive many from me during the planning process
I can´t wait to start working on your wedding!
Juan: Wedding & Event Photographer & PLANNER
Originally from Uruguay, my passion for photography started when I moved to Spain, where I became involved with surf lifestyle and trying to capture the magic of it on film. This is still a big passion of mine.
When I moved to London I turned my focus towards fashion photography, working in this industry for five years photographing for international modelling agencies including BAME, PRM, and BMA specializing in model's portfolio work and commercial photography.
At this time I picked up an interest for couple's photography and soon realised that this is where my heart truly is.
Moving back to Tenerife and creating Licandro Weddings I decided to focus one hundred percent on this side of my work. I feel so privileged to be able to document one of the most important days in someone's life. Proposals, weddings, elopements and renewal of vows I love witnessing these magical moments. I get to tell people's stories, showcase their love and bring it to life in front of the camera. Pretty awesome!
I'm a super easy going and a non intrusive photographer. My goal is that you feel completely comfortable in front of the camera. My aim is for you to get caught up in the festivities, leaving me to capture all the special details and emotions. I'm all about the candid moments & taking those photos of a time you never want to forget.
Fun facts about me:
I moved to Europe at 17 and have lived in Madrid, Valencia, London, Lanzarote & Tenerife.
Growing up I had a pet monkey, tiger, llama and anteater amongst other animals!
I have ridiculous sized feet. I cannot buy shoes anywhere!
Things I love:
Good food. I will join you on your wedding menu tasting!
Couples who want to have fun with their photos
Photographing raw emotion and real moments. I'm not a fan of a posed pic.
Let's get snapping!