First of all Congratulations!

The team at Journeys Yacht & Travel can not be more excited for you, and are excited to help you plan your dream destination wedding today.

When it comes to planning a destination wedding we get it, it can be stressful! You are going to a country that you maybe have never been to before, dealing with language barriers, looking for a beautiful resort, dealing with guest travel, and then on top of it all… You still have a wedding to plan! We have seen time after time couples who book a wedding package at a resort, show up and there are spring breakers floating in the background, the resort forgets to block their dinner venue, or it just isn’t what they were expecting at all. We don’t want this to happen to you which is where we come in. It doesn’t have to be stressful! Which is why we have created a package for you. 3 wedding experts (wedding planner, travel agent, and destination wedding photographer) to help coordinate and execute your dream destination wedding. We have been in this industry for well over 10 years and have vetted properties, created, and photographer destination weddings across the world.

Steps To Planning Your Destination Wedding

  1. Inquire with us - Just head on over to our “Inquire” tab, let us know that you are planning a destination wedding, and are interested in our services.

  2. We will then reach out to you and set up a call to chat. We want to learn in more detail about your destination wedding and what exactly you are looking for.

  3. Our trusted travel agent, Abby Murray, will then start to put together a proposal of resorts to host your wedding.

  4. Once booked, Nicole Riley, the wedding planner, and Ian Riley, the photographer, will start the coordination and creative process behind your wedding

  5. Meanwhile, Abby Murray, will take over all guest travel. So yes! You don’t have to worry about the stress behind your guest travel.

Meet The Team

Nicole Riley - Destination Wedding Planner

Nicole Riley has been planning weddings since 2005 and is the owner of Verge Events located in Asheville NC. Nicole has locally planned numerous weddings all over NC, from the luxurious Grove Park Inn, the famous Biltmore Estate, to Old Edwards Inn. Her destination portfolio is filled with weddings that include a London estate, a beach wedding in Jamaica, to a southern soiree in Charleston SC. Nicole produces gorgeous, custom, luxurious weddings all around the world and is considered an expert and a go-to wedding planner in the industry.

To learn more about Nicole Riley and the weddings that she has planned head on over to the Verge Events website here.

Ian Riley - Destination Wedding Photographer

Ian Riley is not just a wedding photographer but and artist in his photography. As the owner of Shoots The World he has been photographing weddings all over the world from everywhere to Italy, Cayman Islands, London, Cozumel, St Lucia (at the amazing Jade Mountain resort), to even hopping on board a cruise ship. Ian sees destination wedding photography as a true passion and it has become his life. Traveling the world, capturing special moments, and even navigating laws and rules when it comes to shooting destination weddings, Ian Riley is an expert in this field.

To learn more about Ian Riley, see all the countries he has traveled to, and check out his galleries, click this link to check out the Shoots The World website

Abby Murray - Travel Agent

Abby Murray was born and raised overseas. She has since been to over 50 countries and counting. After college she went to New York to work for Vera Wang in PR and then quickly found her passion for wedding planning. She joined the Verge Events team and helped plan and coordinate weddings with Nicole Riley. After dabbling in the corporate event planning world Abby Murray then became a travel agent for Journeys Yacht & Travel. She has since planned and created VIP trips all over the world to amazing destinations. She hits the road yearly to explore these beautiful resorts for future destination weddings giving her first hand experience of these resorts. With her planning and vast travel background she can help plan and coordinate the perfect destination wedding venue for you.

Planning Fee

Package pricing starts at $8,250

  • Price is subject to change based on location and travel cost for photographer and wedding planner.


  • Full service destination wedding planner

  • Full service destination wedding photographer

  • Travel agent

  • Photographer and wedding planner flights and transfers

  • Photographer and wedding planner accommodations

  • Resort research/proposal

  • Coordination with resort

  • All resort bookings

  • Travel coordination for guest