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ABOUT RAWM

RUN AWAY WITH ME WEDDINGS + ELOPEMENTS

FULL-SERVICE WEDDING PLANNING IN BEAUTIFUL PLACES

WEDDINGS ARE OUR LIVES, SO YOU CAN LIVE YOURS

YOUR DREAM WEDDING CAN ACTUALLY BE ONE

Here is our story, we can't wait to hear yours.

FOUNDING STORY
Est. 2012

In a decade documenting weddings around the world, Brittany Rogers-Hanson saw the same thing through her lens no matter where she was: The settings were beautiful, but the couples were stressed. The drama was reality show-level real. And the main event never lived up to the Pinterest board. 

 

Doing what she could to make the day run smoothly for the two saying “we do” became as much a part of Brittany’s job as capturing the moment. After hundreds of Big Days, she had one of her own in 2012 when she launched Run Away With Me. With 10 years of destination wedding travel, she knew where to go and how to plan a dream day with all the details and none of the stress.

 

At the beginning, she planned and photographed each wedding, growing a talented team while hand-selecting the best venues and vendors in wine country. When wildfires tore through the area, taking her family’s home in their path, Brittany and team made the dozens of weddings on the calendar happen with their own blend of magic — and now long-standing relationships with wineries and vendors across Napa and Sonoma County.

 

Her superpower to fix any problem was honed as a wedding photographer, sharpened with each wildfire season, and put to the ultimate test in 2020. The pandemic hit both the wedding and tourism industries hard, but Run Away With Me continued to innovate: moving entire weddings without sacrificing details, creating intimate micro-weddings, planning perfect elopements. 

 

Weddings will never be the same, but, looking back at the beginning of her career, Brittany thinks that’s okay. At Run Away With Me, weddings are their life — so couples can go live theirs.

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MEET THE
RAWM TEAM

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BRITTANY AKA BRITT ROGERS-HANSON

Founder + CEO

When I started photographing weddings in 2002, I discovered my special power: a superhuman ability to diffuse any situation. Where there should have been pure joy, I saw too many couples unhappy due to details or drama. I started Run Away With Me in 2012 to change wedding planning for the modern couple. Almost a decade later, we’ve married thousands of (happy!) couples in the most beautiful places.

 

With an incredible team, I spend most of my time traveling, scouting gorgeous destinations, and working with venues and vendors so our couples don’t have to.

 

My love story is pretty great, too: I’m married to my high school sweetheart of 20 years and have 3 crazy teens who I love to bring along on my travels. At home in wine country, I’m usually testing out a new recipe or uncorking a bottle with friends.

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KALIKA CASADY

Wedding Director - Lead Planner

I still remember getting my very first wedding magazine. Every dress and tablescape had me giddy. With a background in theater and dance, I knew how to put on a production, and started planning weddings. At first I was solo, but it was a love match when I found Britt and Run Away With Me.

I love all the pieces of planning and taking them off of couples’ plates so they can celebrate their love leading up to and on their wedding. Day of, my superpower is being able to come up with a solution before any of the guests or the couple even know there’s an issue.

 

When I'm not at a wedding, I’m at home watching movies with my husband, cheersing at a local brewery or adventuring around California.

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STEPHANIE WINSHIP

Lead Photographer

I joined Run Away With Me in 2015 as an assistant coordinator. Within months of helping Britt, I had found my passion: photography. After a few years training with her, I’ve now photographed over 600 weddings with Run Away With Me.

 

I love catching the many subtle, intimate moments between our couples — and, of course, all the beautiful details. My superpower is making people feel comfortable so their personalities shine through in their photos. This is also why I have flip flops in my bag at every wedding: the pain of squeezing into uncomfortable shoes can translate to your face in pictures.

 

When I’m not shooting, I love hiking with my son... and stalking Instagram for new ideas.

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Brianne DiChiara

Wedding Planner

 

 

As a lead wedding coordinator all throughout college, I realized I wanted to make a career out of planning. After graduation, I made the move from Tennessee to California in 2021 to join the Run Away With Me team.

 

I love the elements of wedding design and keep up on all the latest trends. With me, couples don’t need to obsess over their Pinterest boards or binders — I’m all the moodboard they need.

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Sarah Ponsford

Wedding Planner

 

 

I started with Run Away with me in 2018. My background is in running large events for nonprofit organizations. Once I began using those skills to help couples make their dream day happen I was hooked! You want to spend the day focusing on each other and celebrating your love. I take care of everything else. There is nothing like the feeling at the end of the night when a couple tells me everything was perfect and exactly what they wanted. 

When I am not at a wedding I love exploring the backroads of Sonoma County with my family, looking for a succulent plant I don’t already have and jumping in on a local Zumba class.

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Assistant Wedding Planner

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Assistant Wedding Planner

Makenna Cullimore

Kari Oslie

OUR PERSONALITY

If Run Away With Me was a person, she’d:

CRY AT THE CEREMONY AND BE THE FIRST ON THE DANCE FLOOR

 

BE A PRO BRIDESMAID… TURNED OFFICIANT

You know the type; it’s rumored that the movie 27 Dresses was based on her. Thankfully (for her sanity and closet) she’s now graduated to friends’ and family member’s go-to officiant.

 

BE THE COOL MOM

Whether or not she is one, she’s the person who you’d go to for advice, a good meal, a shoulder to cry on, or a comfy couch to crash on. 

 

BE THE GLUE

of the Group Chat, the family, her team, her local community.

 

BELONG TO THE BEST WINE CLUB(S)

You’ll go with her to pick up any weekend.

 

HAVE STATUS

She knows how to travel. Let her book the group trip this — um, every year.


ALWAYS HAVE REALLY THOUGHTFUL RECS

For restaurants or your love life.

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Kalika's Wedding
Britt, Steph & The Bride

OUR VALUES

YOUR DREAM WEDDING CAN ACTUALLY BE ONE: The wedding industry has gotten away from us, so we’re taking back the big day and centering the couple. 

 

WEDDINGS ARE OUR LIFE, GO LIVE YOURS: You already have a job, let your wedding be ours.

 

NO BINDERS NEEDED: Everyone and every detail for your Big Day has been vetted by our expert team. Step away from the Pinterest board; you don’t need it.

 

LOVE FIRST, FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS NEVER: Don’t get us wrong, the flowers will look beautiful. You just won’t have to stress about them beyond picking a favorite style from our gorgeous curated selection. 

 

FOREVER WEDDINGS: Second, third, a Tuesday elopement with just you two and your pup in attendance — we’ll help you celebrate this day as your forever wedding. 

 

WE CELEBRATE EVERYONE: Love doesn’t discriminate and neither do we. All couples welcome, all love honored. 

 

WEDDINGS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME: And they shouldn’t. We specialize in what couples want: smaller celebrations, elopements, dream destinations, and luxury without the stress.

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TRIED + TRUE

"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

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