Who are Wedding Destinations?
Wedding Destinations are Australia’s leading overseas wedding planners and winners of the Australian Bridal Industry Award for Independent Wedding Planners. With over 60 years of wedding and travel experience it’s no wonder we are the name on everyone’s lips when booking a destination wedding!
As we are a division of the Hello World Travelworld group this means you and your guests will benefit from the buying power we have attained through the volume of wedding travel we've booked over the years.
Introducing the team at Wedding Destinations
Angela is our Wedding Destinations guru. She has been at Wedding Destinations since the day it opened its doors and understands the ins and outs of every aspect of planning a wedding. Angela has a passion unlike no other for Destination Weddings, having married in Koh Samui,Thailand, in 2007. Angela had 51 of her closest friends and family attend her wedding and has first hand knowledge of what a bride-to-be will be feeling in the lead up to her big overseas day.
Being a destination wedding bride herself she understands the emotional roller coaster you are about to take part on and knows just how much fun you are about to have! With first hand experience she can offer tips and ideas that you can only understand once you have been through the experience yourself.
Angela is also our Asia expert, having travelled all through Thailand, Vietnam, Sabah, Malaysia, Bali and India. She lives and breaths Asia and is an expert in all our wedding locations throughout the South East.
In saying that, she has also travelled through Vanuatu, Fiji, Japan, America, UK and Europe and cruised the South Pacific. She has every confidence and experience in booking any of our wedding locations.
With over 300 weddings under her belt it’s no wonder she is in high demand!
Angela’s number one reason she recommends you have a Destination Wedding
“For me it was the fact that I didn’t have to spend all my day making sure I said hi to everyone. I loved the fact that, come our wedding day, everyone had spent a week together and family and friends all knew each other. This made for a very casual and relaxed feeling on our wedding day.
I had always said I wanted to get married barefoot on a beach and that’s exactly what I did! The location was stunning and would have cost tens of thousands to have the same quality of wedding in Australia. I think the day was more emotional because of the stunning location but there was definitely not a dry eye in the place. I loved my day some much I sometimes think of getting divorced so I can do it all over again! Or maybe I’ll just have to be like Heidi Klum and Seal were and renew my vows in a different location each year. I guess I’m in the best job to do just that!”
Annika specializes in the Pacific, Asia and USA and she regularly travels to these destinations. Annika has spent much time in building, strengthening and developing relationships in the locations, services and resorts we offer you. You can also be guaranteed that being a client of Wedding Destinations our partners are waiting to pamper and welcome you and your guests. Annika is a senior wedding planner with Wedding Destinations having planned countless weddings around the globe and has worked on the ground at many overseas weddings. She personally handpicks many of the resorts presented to you. She comes with a wealth of knowledge having been in the travel industry for over 20 years - she loves making your dream wedding come true.
Annika has also travelled to many destinations experiencing first hand your chosen location and can share with you all the knowledge and tips learnt along the way. She understands the importance of finding your dream wedding location and let’s not forget the Honeymoon!! In most of our locations you are never far away from somewhere new. Annika will always suggest some fabulous honeymoon add on options and locations which are easily accessible from your Wedding Destination.
Sharne is one of our senior wedding planners at Wedding Destinations but also handles the back end of all things weddings; websites, facebook events, save a dates, resort info kits etc.
Sharne has travelled previously to South East Asia, Fiji, Vanuatu, Bali and most recently to South America visiting Mexico and Colombia and hoping to continue to grow the library of destinations visited. She loves it when the wedding couples and wedding guests come wanting some great ideas and something different, out of the ordinary for their wedding or their travel.
Having visited some of these wonderful destinations it always is great to be able to have first hand knowledge & experience of the locations; not only for a wedding but for the culture, activities and location.
The dream destination wedding to plan would be the caves in Halong Bay, Vietnam as she visited recently and it is a destination where all you will be saying is 'WOW'! You can also complete your holiday with traveling up the coast of Vietnam, each main town has something unique to see and do; such as eating some great food, finding the hidden beach spots, tailors and much more. In saying that though so many more destinations, resorts and locations come to mind that would be amazing!
There is always some way we can make your wedding unique!
Previously starting at Wedding Destinations Sharne worked as a functions and events manager, with many years of experience in organising events you can be assured that all details are going to be brushed through with a fine tooth comb to ensure all areas are covered and be the one to go to discuss any event logistics.
Why Sharne loves creating your dream wedding!
One of the things that I love and puts a smile on my face is when the bride-to-be gives a sigh of relief once speaking with me because they know then they have found what they have been looking for; someone that can provide the knowledge & skills to plan their dream wedding. And the excitement of when the couples return back from their trip, to hear about how much they enjoyed their day & couldn't wish for anything better, it's nice to know that I had an input in making that special day a day that is going to be remembered for ever.
Genie is our designated Wedding Planner and Guest Relations Consultant. With over 10 years experience in the travel industry, Genie is passionate not only about travel, but about love and all of the romance that goes hand in hand with a Destination Wedding Beyond the Wedding planning and Travel arrangements for Bride and Groom, Genie also ensures that your guests have a once in a lifetime trip that is well-coordinated and goes off without a glitch.
Genie is constantly searching for the most competitive prices for your guest’s trips ensuring they receive value for money. Armed with her many years of experience working within the highly competitive environment of Flight Centre, she has an unparalleled understanding of the travel industry and is a guru when it comes to getting the right price for both you and guests travel.
With extensive travel experience, Genie's favourite destination is Greece and its numerous islands such as Santorini, Ios, Mykonos and Paros. In fact, if you want to know anything about Greece – from which beach in Mykonos is the best for celeb spotting, to the local backstreets of Athens – the ones where you will get an authentic Greek experience, Genie has all the advice, tips and knowledge to share with you
Outside of Greece, Genie also boasts first hand knowledge of Destinations across North, East, Southern and Western Europe, including England, Ireland and Scotland. Closer to home she is well travelled throughout the Asia Pacific region, Fiji, Bali, Hawaii and Thailand just to name a few and has even travelled the Americas and Middle East.
Leading our honeymoon division, Genie has a widespread understanding of the best locations to spend your first official vacation as husband and wife, and has all the best advice on Mauritius, Maldives, Tahiti, Cook Islands – anything honeymoon related she will know about it. She can organise a honeymoon anywhere, from bespoke to traditional and everything in between, she has it covered.
She can also assist with all the latest trip crazes – from mini-moons (a pre-honeymoon trip, perfect if your desired destination is in their bad weather period after your wedding and you need to postpone your travel until a later time when the weather is perfect for you) to baby-moons (a pre-baby vacation – who wouldn’t want a last pamper session before sleepless nights kick in?) have a chat with Emma and she will point you in the right direction.
Above all though and with all of Genie's professional traits and experience aside, she is always smiling and loves nothing more than to work closely alongside the wedding couple and share in all of the excitement that goes into creating the best day of your life.
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