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Alexandra and Andrew, Los Cabos, Mexico
Andrew and I held our destination wedding at Sunset Da Mona Lisa, a gorgeous restaurant on top of a cliff over looking gorgeous Los Cabos, Mexico. The view and back drop was like something straight out of the Bachelor/Bachelorette (so our guests kept saying anyway). The sunset was incredible and also made for some breath taking pictures! The outside Palapa (covered dining area) was hot at first but it was a very beautiful setting. The service was great and we got the privacy we were looking for by doing it off the resort.

All of our 41 guests stayed at the Riu Sante Fe, it is a big resort with lots of pools, restaurants and stunning views. Apart from having some of our guests moved to the ocean view rooms they paid for everything went smoothly. Town is very close and easy to get to with great night life and good shopping. The only downfall to this place is you cannot swim in the ocean because the undertow is very dangerous. My husband and I are not big ocean people so it didn't bother us much and there is a swimmable beach you can get to by water taxi. Overall it was a great time and your family and friends are what really makes the experience an incredible one!

Karen from myweddingaway.com was AMAZING!! She is a travel agent and wedding planner all in one. You get far more than what you pay for. She is so thorough and detailed and she makes sure that you don't forget anything. She is also VERY patient, I was very picky when it came to choosing a resort. She must of sent me over 30 options, she later advised me ever so politely that she usually only presents 5 options to most brides! She didn't stop though until I was sure I had chosen the right place. Any questions I had (and there were a lot) were answered so quickly and efficiently. Even when I chose to have the wedding off the resort she worked with me and the employees from the venue to ensure everything was perfect. None of my guests had anything bad to say about her and the process of receiving our tickets and other information was painless and easy. She even sent us a beautiful card and was the first to email me to see how everything went before I was off the plane. She also speaks Spanish which is a major plus when dealing with the resorts since it can sometimes be a big communication barrier. I can't say enough about Karen and her company. If you want a stress free destination wedding experience then you have to use myweddingaway.com!
Melissa and Chris Sensatori Azul, Cancun Mexico
Congratulations to Melissa and Chirs, who were married at the Gourmet Inclusive Sensatori Azul all suites hotel located just 20 mins from the Cancun airport. Special experiences foster togetherness for families, couples and groups of friends. The 24-hour room service and full-service concierge fulfill all your food, beverage and activity requests

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Friends of ours are photographers and had been to a number of destination weddings, so we asked them to send us some slideshows of photos they had taken, and their opinion on the resort...they had fallen in love with the Sensatori Azul, as we did after checking it out. It was a FABULOUS resort that I would recommend to anyone. We loved it, and our guests raved...truly the best food I have had at a resort anywhere!!! This resort was also highly recommended by previous brides, I see why!

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I originally was with another popular DW TA company, and was not happy with how long they were taking to get back to me when we were deciding on a location. I felt more like another number, didn’t want my guests feeling like that when it was their turn to deal with them….and wanted more personalized service. I stumbled across the best kept secret in the business - Karen Lantigua with www.MyWeddingAway.com I just can’t say enough good things about Karen and her services. Talk about bending over backwards…I swear some of my guests want to marry her!!
Karen helped us get the place of our dreams, at the price of our dreams, with a lot of little surprises along the way (a bottle of prosecco here, private transfer there).

Thank you Karen….we all just love you!!

Alina and Owen Hotel Catalonia Yucatan, Mayan Riviera
Congratulations Alina and Owen!

Owen and I got married in Mexico this past May. We and our 40 guests had the most amazing time. Karen was so awesome! She went above and beyond what we expected and she even threw in a couple extras without us knowing. Whenever I had trouble communicating with the resorts coordinator(s) Karen would send e-mails and help in any way she could. She even sent us reminders and updates every week leading up to the wedding. Karen was helpful, knowledgeable, patient and professional while helping all 42 of us book our trips. As well, she even helped us book a side trip for 30 people! What a relief that was. We highly recommend her services to anyone thinking of booking a destination wedding.

We stayed at Hotel Catalonia Yucatan in the Mayan Riviera. The resort was beautiful, clean and well worth the money. There was always something to do and see and the variety of restaurants was spectacular. As the bride I spent quite a bit of time in the spa, and all the services there were fantastic. The staff did a fantastic job with the ceremony and reception set-up. We were extremely happy with how well everything turned out. Even the hotel staff said that our wedding was amazing (tip - pay the extra money for a DJ, they make a huge difference). Even though it was sometimes challenging to communicate with the resorts wedding coordinator(s), they really came through for us on the wedding day. Our guests are still talking about how wonderful the whole week was and how much they miss the resort. As a gift to our bridal party we treated them to the "Tulum Extreme" side trip. What a great trip! It was a day jam-packed with zip lining, repelling, underground swimming and historic site seeing. We highly recommend this side trip, everyone loved it.

Thank you to Karen and all the staff at Catalonia Yucatan, you made or wedding week one we will remember for the rest of our lives.

Alina and Owen

Lindsay and Steve, Ocean Sand by H10, Punta Cana

Congratulations to Lindsay and Matt who returned from their Destination Wedding at the Ocean Sand by H10 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic they have been kind enough to share some of their photos and kind words.
"Just wanted to let you know that the wedding was absolutely perfect. The weather was perfect and the day was flawless. The resort itself was really nice and the food was great!"

"Everyone had a great time on the wedding boat (la Barcaza) and the crew were fantastic!!"
"Thank you for everything that you did to help make this possible. I am so happy we did a destination wedding and there is no way we would have been able to do it without you!!"
Lindsay and Matt treated their guests to a sunset cocktail cruise on the La Baracaza.

Jeff & Veronica, Melia Las Dunas, Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba
Congratulations to Jeff and Veronica!

Veronica and I got married in Cuba this April and it was the smoothest, easiest wedding I could imagine. Karen helped us figure out what country and resort would be best for our families AND our budget. We arrived at the resort to find that Karen had taken care of everything and even managed to get us some surprise upgrades! It felt like she had flown down to Cuba the week before we arrived and set up a bunch of little surprises for us! Super friendly, knowledgeable and full of contacts, Karen is a master of the destination wedding!

Jeff
Nancy & Chris, Dreams Punta Cana, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Congratulations Nancy & Chris!

We started planning for our destination wedding approximately 8 months in advance.  I contacted travel agencies and started to get group pricing from a few places, and then one day, as i was browsing the net about weddings, I came across Karen's website and decided to contact her.  Karen was a life saver, she answered all the questions that I had, and there were many over the 8 months leading to our departure. Karen would contact the wedding coordinator at the resort to find out about questions that I had, kept in constant touch with me and kept reassuring me everything would go smoothly.  She was great with all the questions and concerns from the guests that were attending the wedding.  Once we arrived in Punta Cana Dreams Resort and Spa, we had a couple of snags the first day and I emailed Karen and she was in contact with the Hotel immediately. Thereafter things went well.  The wedding was absolutely beautiful; everything was fantastic, from the ceremony to the reception.  I could not have asked for a more amazing day.  Dreams Punta Cana Resort and Spa is an amazing place to have a wedding and I want to say a big Thank You to Karen for helping so much in make my dreams come true.

Cindy and Brian- Majestic Colonial, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Brian Kalman and I decided to do a destination wedding and our choice of Hotels was to stay at the Majestic Colonial in Punta Cana. The hotel was amazing, everything was spectacular! Everywhere we went the service was great, all the food was fabulous! We had our wedding on the beach of the resort, all the decorations and music were just as I had requested, it was truly amazing! The photographer we had did such a great job, we had so many wonderful pictures to choose from, we were really impressed with his work.

Our trip for our wedding and our honeymoon would not have been possible without Karen, she helped me so much with the decision making, planning and all the preparations. She made this such an easier process than what i thought it was going to be, with her it was stress free. I cannot say thank you enough to Karen for all her time and dedication she gave us with our wedding. I have been asked many times since returning home would I ever go back again, my response to them is "definitely!".

 
   
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