Run Away With Me is based in Napa Valley and Sonoma, but we offer destination wedding packages that include travel anywhere in the world. We specialize in providing stress-free, full-service wedding planning, so all you have do is tell us what you have in mind and then show up for the big day.


For more than a decade, the founder of Run Away With Me worked closely with brides and grooms as a wedding photographer. While doing this work, she noticed that many couples weren’t truly enjoying the big day because they were simply too involved in planning and organizing the wedding and all of its many details. On top of that, some of these couples still weren’t getting the wedding experience they originally envisioned.


To remedy the situation, our founder started Run Away With Me to offer wedding and elopement packages that include no hassle for the bride and groom.

The Run Away with Me Wedding Planners Team

You simply tell us your ideal destination, let us know the type of wedding you love and show up ready to say “I do!” It’s the ideal solution for couples who want to share their love with their friends and families but don’t want the headache of planning the event.


Our wedding services are incredibly easy and affordable. We work with the best local venues and vendors, and we’ve developed exclusive relationships with each one, so your budget stays intact. (That should give you one less thing to worry about!)


Best of all, we aren’t a typical wedding planning service. You can completely customize your wedding (we encourage it!), and we never put any stress or responsibility on your shoulders. Just tell us what you want or need, and we’ll make it happen!


All you have to do is show up ready to say your vows.




Founder + CEO

I started in the wedding industry in 2002 as a wedding photographer. My super power as a photographer was ensuring the day went smooth so I switched gears in 2012 and started Run Away With Me. My true passion is running my business and taking care of our clients. I spend most my time discovering the best wedding venues and negotiating with venues and vendors so our couples do not have to. I am a wife and mom of three crazy teens. When I am not working I love to travel with my family, share wine with friends and try new recipes to cook!



Wedding Director - Lead Planner

After working in large theater/dance productions and planning weddings solo I decided there was a better niche and found RAWM. It was a "love match" with founder Britt and her vision for easy stress free events. I still remember getting my very first wedding magazine and every dress and tablescape had me giddy.  The most important thing to me is that each couple shows up and the experience just highlights the celebration of their love for each other. My super power is that I stay calm and handle any situation with a quick solution so that none of the guests or couple are even aware of an issue to begin with. When I'm not at a wedding I love hanging out and watching movies with my husband at home, checking out a local brewery or adventuring around California.


Lead Photographer

I started with Run Away With Me in 2015 as an assistant coordinator. Within months of helping Britt I quickly fell in love with photography and I knew I found my passion. I spent a few years training and now have photographed 400+ weddings with RAWM. I am obsessed with catching the subtle moments between our couples and of course all the special details. My super power is making couples feel comfortable so their personalities shine through in their photos. When I am not shooting I love hiking with my son and of course stalking IG for new ideas.

Brianne DiChiara

Wedding Planner

I started with Run Away With Me in 2021 after graduating from University of Tennessee. I was a the lead wedding coordinator for a venue in my hometown for the last few years and just knew I wanted a career in weddings. Run Away With Me recruited me and I made a big move to sunny California. I really the love the wedding design and keeping up on all things trendy! I am excited to start my new chapter and be part of the Run Away With Me team.

Sarah Ponsford

Wedding Planner

I started with Run Away With Me in 2018. I am mom of three amazing kids. My event background comes from working with multiple charity organizations. I love enjoy dinning out with my family at our local restaurants. I am sucker for anything at Home Goods and enjoy hiking and coffee.

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"Planning a destination wine country wedding from the East Coast could have been challenging, but it wasn't. People kept asking if I was stressed and I almost felt like I was doing something wrong because I wasn't. I can't recommend the RAWM team enough." 

Stephanie + Doug 8.17.18