Runaway Bride Destination Weddings is an award-winning, boutique destination wedding and honeymoon planning company located in Manhattan that specializes in luxurious hideaways. The team at Runaway Bride has set up destination weddings in many locations including the Caribbean, Central America, Hawaii, Mexico, North America, Ireland and other European locations. The company connects couples with chic properties located in a handful of unique destinations.
Kimberly Richmond is the founder and owner of Runaway Bride Destination Weddings. She was born in Mexico City and has embraced a bi-cultural lifestyle since her youth. Kimberly graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a B.S. in travel and tourism. She went on to establish herself as an expert in the travel industry during her career as the director of international sales at Sol Melia Hotels. Having serviced a number of high-profile clients, including the New York Jets, Julie Andrews and Stella McCartney, you can be assured that Kimberly Richmond brings a lifetime of rich experience that will play a critical role in the success of your destination wedding.
Kimberly understands the stress that can go into planning a wedding, and she knows that a destination wedding takes even more effort and attentiveness to execute successfully. The wedding planner offers the following services:
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Danielle Shapiro · Married on 11/17/2018
Rab was beyond incredible!
It's so hard to put into words just how incredible the Runaway Bride Team really is. We worked with Kimberly and Xanath for over a year planning the destination wedding of our dreams and everything they did exceed our wildest expectations. From the initial site selection trip, to hotel contract negotiations, to budgeting, to vendor selection, to our planning visit and most importantly to the 5 events throughout our wedding weekend they were with us every step of the way. We literally never had to worry. The contract negotiation process with the hotel took months but Kimberly handled it like a pro – collecting our thoughts, giving us her advice, and working with the hotel to make sure it worked for us. Had it not been for her we probably would have given up half way through! She is calm, organized, and so knowledgeable! Xanath is truly a wedding planning angel – her bubbly personality, smile, and never give up attitude got us through every little hiccup we experienced along the way. We seriously looked forward to our weekly calls with her. She made every idea of ours into a reality (and we had a ton of ideas…) her knowledge, wisdom, vendor relationships, and budget skills are unlike anything I have ever seen (and I am an event planner!). Once we arrived in paradise the RAB team was on top of every single detail – they worked tirelessly to make sure all 5 of our events were executed flawlessly. They were so on top of it they never even bothered us – so we got to enjoy the entire weekend with our guests instead of running around making sure everything was all set. All 120 of our guests were left speechless and even we were blown away at how it all came together. They truly cared about making our wedding weekend so special. We seriously owe the weekend of our lives to them!! I’d hire RAB over and over again and can’t recommend them enough!Sent on 12/05/2018
Runaway Bride Destination Weddings's reply:Awwww thank you so much!!! It was a true pleasure getting to know you both and your families and being part of such a special wedding weekend. We can honestly say that you are truly one of the cutest, most loving, fun and awesome couples we have worked with!! We will miss the calls and emails too, but hope you stay in touch. Many congratulations and all the best for a happily ever after together.
Yanet · Married on 05/05/2018
Kimberly was wonderful she really helped make our wedding an spectacular event I highly recommend her.Sent on 05/23/2018
Runaway Bride Destination Weddings's reply:Thanks so much, Yanet! It was a true pleasure to work with you and Andy and be part of your special day. xoxo
Alexandra · Married on 09/23/2017
The Runaway Bride team surpassed all expectations, and I had high ones. Even as a planner, I was able to 'let go' with confidence and enjoy the celebration - because of the RAB team. Once I chose Runaway Brides, the 8 months of calls, coordination, and decision making became something I looked forward to and had fun with. They took the overwhelm out of the planning process.Sent on 10/05/2017
One of our friends said. “Thank you all for including me in the most uplifting, heartfelt, joyful and transformative event. It was a mesmerizing, immersive and emotional three-day experience, which is rare for most all events and especially weddings.” Attention to detail, organizational skills, budget and vendor management all a 10. RAB went above and beyond to make our vision a reality within the defined budget. Thank you RAB Team!
Kimberly and the Runawaybride team are the ultimate in professionalism in this industry. As a Rabbi who officiates Jewish and Interfaith destination weddings, I always look forward to an event that is planned by Kim. My life and the lives of all involved are easier because Kim is so detail oriented. We know that everything will happen as and WHEN it is supposed to happen.
I have worked with this team and they are very impressive. They make large events look easy to pull off with grace and style. The Hindu weddings they also provide are perfect to every detail. It is easy for a bride to feel relaxed knowing Runaway Bride is taking care of their event. I look forward to working with them much more in the future.
I can say one word for Runaway: professionals. They never fail you, they compromise with you totally and go with you from beggining to the end. They feel your event if like will be for themselves. We love to work with them, absolutelly comunication and flexibility. We work very together, we can recommend totally.