Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 46

Falling in love with the Caribbean. Tracy Guerrero the woman behind On her very first visit to Antigua, Tracy experienced Caribbean hospitality at its best. The place where she was staying was the venue of a family reunion. She and her friend were “adopted” by the family and island tours, introductions to other family members and invitations to BBQs ensued. Tracy and her friend were made to feel right at home and she is convinced that this interaction was responsible for cementing her bond with Antigua! The island Event Planners ... T he Caribbean has been known to beckon visitors to its shores, its sun, sea and sand seemingly magnetic, drawing unsuspecting victims closer, then capturing them with its whimsical beauty, serenity and island-charm. Some may vacation for a while and return year after year, while others may just decide to stay! After all, they’ve found paradise - why leave? Tracy Guerrero is one such visitor who fell in love with the Caribbean and decided to make Antigua W.I. it her home. She first visited the island of Antigua in 2003. Over a two and a half year period, she visited eleven times then, in 2005, she made it her home. Today, you will find Tracy in Antigua, running Indigo, which she started in 2006. Indigo is a bespoke event management company specialising in destination weddings and providing DMC services to high end incentive groups and others looking for a personalised service. Visiting so many times before finally moving to Antigua gave her the opportunity to meet many people and get an insight into the ‘real Antigua’ which was more than just the beach and beach bars. Born and raised in the UK, Tracy’s background encompases the whole of the exhibition and events industry where she worked in sales, marketing, organizing and business development. Her extensive experience in that field has been transferred to Indigo, THE Island Event Planners. WEDDINGS The destination weddings Tracy and her team arrange are as special to them as they are to the couple and no wedding is too small or too large, Indigo has arranged them for just the couple and the largest to date has been for 200 guests. Indigo is not tied to any hotel or venue and works across the island organising everything from the ceremony, to hair and make up to entertainment to decor to reception venue, flowers, cake and everything in between! Antigua is a great place to get married as there are no residency requirements and it is the Marriage Officer that is licensed not the