Planning a traditional wedding can be stressful, but arranging a destination wedding requires more “savvy.” Our team is adept in handling the unique tasks from honing in on the perfect flower arrangement in a remote destination to navigating the requirements for arranging a legally-binding union far from home.
Our distinctive approach of representing a handful of unique locales validates us as veritable connoisseurs of the places we recommend. Runaway Bride’s passionate team knows these settings intimately and has personal relationships with the people we work with.
We recognize that no two couples are the same and as such, no two weddings should be the same. The destination, venue and ambience should reflect our client’s personalities and lifestyles. Our personalized, hands-on approach ensures creative customization of every event with flawless execution and 5-star service.
KIMBERLY RICHMOND - PRESIDENT & FOUNDER
The daughter of an award-winning travel writer, Kimberly was "bitten" by the travel bug at an early age. Having been born in Mexico City, she embraced a bi-cultural lifestyle. Since earning a B.S. in Travel and Tourism from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (including a year abroad in Oxford, England) she has been globetrotting ever since.
Thanks to a successful career with: Sol Meliá Hotels & Resorts as Director of International Sales and Hyatt Hotels & Resorts as International Sales/Marketing Manager, she established herself as an expert in the travel industry. As Director of Marketing and Special Events for Saks Fifth Ave. in Manhattan, she planned and executed hundreds of large scale, lavish events for high profile clients including: the NY Jets; top designers such as Donna Karan and Stella McCartney, and celebrities Ellen Pompeo, Bethany Frankel, Julie Andrews and Patti LaBelle...to name a few
The idea for the company was conceived when Kimberly became a "runaway bride" after trying to plan her own destination wedding in Mexico - while living in the U.S. Despite the fact that she was was fluent in Spanish, she soon realized how stressful it would be to plan a fairytale wedding while living in the US. After an extensive search for a qualified US - based planner to organize a "dream wedding" in a foreign country, she recognized the need for such a service. She established Runaway Bride Destination Weddings in 2011 and the rest, as they say….is history.