About Christine: Everything you could ever possibly want to know
A Destination Wedding and Romance Travel Planning Consultancy owned by a Wedding Planner-Travel Consultant who is passionate about helping people plan and design life’s happiest occasions.
Hello and Welcome!
I’m Christine Terezakis—An entrepreneur, planner, designer, consultant, and dreamer. I believe life’s happy moments should be celebrated, no matter how big or small. I love to plan & design destination weddings and romantic getaways throughout the Caribbean for people who typically lead busy lives, and desire a planning experience that’s seamless, creative, and worry-free. My clients enjoy the luxuries of all-inclusive vacations (my travel specialty), and they want a wedding or getaway that’s beautiful, fun, and memorable. If this sounds like you, then you’re in the right place.
Getting into this biz was kind of a journey.
I actually didn’t start out as a Wedding Planner. Or as a Travel Consultant. My career started in retail with a dream of becoming a Buyer in the fashion industry. Fresh out of college, I became a regional Marketing & Merchandising Manager overseeing multi-million dollar ready-to-wear and cosmetic divisions of a large well-known department store chain.
Fast forward 5 years…
My husband and I decided to start our family. So, I left the retail world and stayed home to raise three wonderful human beings. It was during that time that I dabbled in various home-based businesses—the final being a party cake baker and artisan of custom wedding and party favors…which, to my surprise, led me to planning and designing my first wedding professionally (meaning I got paid). That was in 2004.
Finally! The career I never knew I was dreaming of!
I used the money I earned from that first wedding to join a reputable professional wedding organization, and I enrolled in their accredited educational program for wedding planners. Voila! My wedding & event planning business was born.
Three years and multiple weddings later, I became an Accredited Wedding Planner. Two years after that, I was named one of 4 Event Design Trendsetters of the Year by Wedding Planner Magazine. Then 1 year later, I earned one of the highest designations in the wedding industry—Master Wedding Planner. I’m lucky to have learned from some top wedding pros (my favorite being David Tutera), and I’m honored to be among the ranks of only 40 MWP’s in the world today.
So, where does Romance Travel in the Caribbean fit into all of this?
Around the time that I launched my wedding planning business, a couple of other things happened… One: I fell in love with the Caribbean while on a surprise birthday trip to the islands that my husband had planned for me. Two: I decided to become a certified specialist with the leading romance resort brand in the Caribbean—Sandals. I traveled to the resort locations to experience them firsthand, acquainted myself with the onsite teams, and learned about every Sandals property so that I could match people to the locations they’d most enjoy. I continue to stay up-to-date by doing all of the above in addition to attending recertification classes every year.
Why did I do THAT? Well, it’s like two careers met on a blind date and really hit it off.
As I worked with my clients to plan their weddings, I found that they had similar needs for planning their honeymoons. There was a lot of uncertainty for couples about where to go, what to do, who to trust, and how to make their trip special. I realized that pairing wedding planning with honeymoon planning would be something really helpful to them.
Because of my journey, my perspective is pretty unique.
Why? Because I’m not just a travel agent who also sells destination weddings as a resort package. I’m a professional Wedding Planner who specializes in destination weddings and romance travel in the Caribbean, and I’m a Professional Travel Consultant who is a brand expert when it comes to all-inclusive Sandals and Beaches Resorts.
I’m proud to have created an award-winning and trustworthy business over the years. I’ve had the privilege of working with hundreds of clients from around the U.S. to plan and design their weddings, events, romantic getaways, and luxurious Caribbean vacations.
How do I roll when it comes to YOU?
When you choose to work with me, you can expect that I will take the time to get to know you and listen to what you are looking for. I’ll know how to identify your wedding & travel style, match you with the right locations for your personality and price point, research and simplify your options, save you time, be available for questions, take care of your booking arrangements, help you create a memorable celebration, and personally guide you through the process of your plans.
Other Fun Facts About Me:
- I live and work in Palm City, Florida—a beautiful little town on the southeast coast of The Sunshine State.
- I consider myself a Floridian even though I was a transplant from New York as a kid.
- I’m married since 1988 to the love of my life. (But you won’t see me post my wedding pics because it was, well, the eighties—Big hair and puffy sleeves. Need I say more?)
- Our 3 grown children are my GREATEST PRIDE.
- I also LOVE: Coffee, Red Wine, delicious healthy Food, Fashion, and Travel!
- I’m a Romantic.
- I’m a big Disney fan. (Their creativity and impeccable standard of quality amazes me.)
- If I could eat only one food for the rest of my life, it would be pizza. (New York style please!)
- I’m a spa connoisseur.
- I’m an outdoor bicycler.
- I’m INSPIRED by people who do really good things for others, and for our planet.
- I’m a spontaneous dancer…which usually happens when I’m listening to music and cooking with one of my daughters in our kitchen at home.
Ready to get your plans started?
Not quite ready to jump in? That’s okay. Take some time to peek around my site a little bit more. And hey, if you’re considering a destination wedding, my free kit below will get you on the right track. You can get back to me later. I’ll be right here.