Meet The Face Behind MyWeddingAway.com
I’m Karen Lantigua, proud owner of MyWeddingAway.com.
I look forward to sharing my story. I hope that you will enjoy getting to know me better.
Twenty years ago in the Dominican Republic, I was the onsite wedding planner for a tour operator from the UK. I loved this position but had to return to Canada. I then worked in the travel industry for many years and occupied different roles. I was a reservation agent for a tour operator, travel agency manager, corporate BDM, educational and group travel specialist.
It has always been a dream to start my business, and I knew it would have something to do with weddings. As destination weddings were becoming popular in Canada, I decided to start MyWeddingAway.com. It’s been ten years since I’ve started my business, and I still love what I do.
Over the past couple of years, I have noticed a lot of change. There are now more options for hotels and destination wedding venues, and the quality of décor is much more amazing. We are busier than ever but limit how many weddings we handle each year so we can still provide excellent service.
I love speaking to people about travel. I get to talk not only to the bride and groom but all of their guests and family members too. One of my favorite things is when a couple comes back from their dream wedding and shares photos and describes their wedding day. To see their happiness and be a part of their special day makes me feel fantastic!
I am committed to providing superior service in every aspect of our customer’s experience. I run my business on values of honesty, kindness, accountability, inspiration, and care and attribute my success to my tenacity.
When I am not at work, I travel, travel and travel some more. However, tourism is a growing epidemic, so it is important to respect local cultures and environments while globetrotting. Take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but a footprint. Apart from my passion for weddings and traveling, I can also make a mean martini.
I have enjoyed sharing my story about the things which matter to me and how they influence the way I do business.
If you or someone you know could benefit from my expertise as a destination wedding planner in Ontario, Canada, I invite you to get in touch. Please visit my website at www.myweddingaway.com.