Destination Wedding Basics: Top Planners and Travel Agents

by THE KNOT

Sue Brown

Specialty: Italy. Flew a rabbi from Israel to Lake Como to officiate. Sue Brown Travel Consultants, Boca Raton, Fla.; 800/ 637-5577; [email protected] suebrowntravel.com

Peter Friedman

Specialty: Africa. Organized a sunrise wedding breakfast in Kenya's Great Rift Valley and private outdoor overnights in the South African bush. Unique Travel, Delray Beach, Fla. 800/245-3403; [email protected] trav.com

JoAnn Gregoli

Specialty: Caribbean, Italy. Elegant Occasions, New York, N.Y.; 212/704-0048 or 888/361-9177; [email protected]

Kathy Hollister

Specialty: Mexico, Ireland. Tracked down a minister in Northern Ireland, so the bride could be wed in the same town as her ancestors. Andavo Travel, Greenwood Village, Colo.; 877/ 464-9255; kathyh @hollistertravel.com

Patsy Martin

Specialty: The Caribbean, Italy. Arranged a palazzo wedding at overlooking the isle of Capri, and also organized the couple's month-long honeymoon in Italy, the Czech Republic and Hungary. Strong Travel Services, Dallas; 800/747-5670; [email protected]

Mary Ann Moorehead

Specialty: Hawaii, Greece. Arranged villas, pools, and jeeps for a wedding and honeymoon party that hopped between four Greek Islands.American Express Travel Services, Garden City, N.Y.; 516/228-2384; [email protected]

Donna Keane

Specialty: French Polynesia. Set up a native ceremony with local dancers followed by a dugout canoe ride to a private island for a gourmet Tamaraa feast. Distinctive Honeymoons, a ProTravel Company, New York, N.Y.; 800/803-1360; [email protected]

Cookie Anspach-Kohn

Specialty: France. Arranged a sky's-the-limit wedding on a Parisian hotel rooftop. Valerie Wilson Travel, Highland Park, Ill.; 800/345-7901; [email protected]

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