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This review is WELL overdue. I reached out to Run Away With Me after having planned a huge wedding and focused on every single little detail, only to be hit with a family tragedy that in turn, caused us to cancel our big day. By the time I found the strength to reach out to Brit, I was emotionally and physically spent. My fiance and I still wanted our special moment together, but the thought of having to plan a second entire wedding was exhausting. Enter Brit. Within an hour of reaching out, Brit was on my phone telling me all about her company, the mission and goals they have for their couples and the love they pour into every detail. Best of all, I wouldn't have to worry about a thing. All I had to do was answer a handful of questionnaires and they would handle the rest.They responded to every email (I'm a total control freak, and despite this, they eased me into the thought of letting them completely handle the wedding, and we were not disappointed!) - I had a bit of a diva moment regarding the musician and whether he would be singing or not. Looking back, it was not important. Despite this, Brit and Kalika went into overdrive and found not only a musician but one that would learn and sing the songs I wanted played. It was seamless and they made sure I was happy. When we showed up to our wedding, I was overwhelmed with the love and adoration by EVERYONE - not just Kalika, but the staff at the winery and the staff that Kalika brought in for me - hair, makeup and my personal favorite, Steph, our photographer. The love and care, the attention to detail, the treatment we received was stunning. They handled the men getting ready, helped with every button, every cuffed sleeve, every hair out of place. Kalika and Steph were there for every single step of the way. My hair, my dress, eating, zipping up the dress, comforting me when (after my makeup was complete) I found out my dad was not coming to walk me down the aisle and I broke down in tears. My hair was not exactly the way I wanted it and Kalika pulled me aside and told me this was my day and my hair had to be the way I wanted it. She helped me talk to the hair stylist and correct my hair – that ended up being PERFECT. Steph our photographer, takes STUNNING photos. She didn’t miss a single moment. The aesthetics, the colors, the details – she aced every single moment. My face doesn’t photograph well – I’ve come to accept and embrace this – Steph took every opportunity she could to make sure that I came out looking stunning. This is a true mark of a senior photographer – she can take anything and make it stunning. When we returned to the winery after dinner, our room was organized and cleaned – our mementos from the wedding were tucked into a beautiful box with a beautiful note and our cake wrapped up to taste through the night. We were treated like absolute royalty. Kalika even touched base with us the following day to ensure we had a wonderful night and see if she could be of any further assistance. I can’t rave about this company enough – in fact, we loved them so much that we tell everyone about their services and we have gone back (and intend to always do so) for every event we have. The RunAwayWithMe team is all you need to get married – they spare no detail, they shower every moment with love and they will become friends for life.
Kalika and her team are amazing! We eloped last month and because they handled everything and handled it beautifully we were able to focus on what mattered, us! From hair and makeup, to the flowers and cake it was beautiful and exactly what we wanted. The photographs were perfect and delivered so quickly we were looking at them on our flight home from Napa! It rained on our wedding day and I really did not want to get married outside, these ladies stood out in the rain with us holding umbrellas and cameras. They truly went above and beyond.
I can't say enough about RAWM. We had a truly amazing team that made our wedding day the best it could have been. We decided to elope and thought Sonoma would be the perfect location. Finding RAWM was a godsend, as we were planning the wedding from Florida and didn't want to worry about finding vendors and planning every detail. Everything was planned in just a few weeks, and all we had to do was show up! Kalika, the lead coordinator, made sure everything ran smooth the day of the wedding (in addition to suggesting places to stay and eat in the area). My hair and makeup turned out amazing and the flowers were so beautiful I was sad that I couldn't save them forever. The wedding was held at a vineyard and the fall colors were amazing. The officiate performed the ceremony in the middle of the vines and it was exactly what we envisioned. After the ceremony, we took pictures around the property. The photographer was awesome and got some really great pictures (I still am having a hard time narrowing down my favorites!). We ended the day with the most delicious red velvet wedding cake and a bottle of sparkling wine from the vineyard. We had the perfect day and it would not have been possible without the great team of people at RAWM!
My husband and I contacted RAWM in November to plan a vow renewal on our Anniversary in March. I had the good fortune of contacting Kalika who was nothing short of incredible. She put together the perfect day for my husband and I. I could not have planned a better day myself. The hair and makeup artist, Katie, was a miracle worker. I showed her a photo and she duplicated the look perfectly. Stephanie did an incredible job on photography and made our day fun. She returned our photos to us in just days and they were gorgeous. Stevi was our officiant. She worked patiently with me to select the perfect verbiage for our vows to make them personal. She was such a great match for us! The flowers, cake, and décor were spot on what I wanted. The staff at the winery wasn't just accommodating - they were excited to have us there. I truly can not express my gratitude sufficiently in this review - Run Away With Me is incredible!
Got the pleasure of working with Kalika and team at Wedgewood Weddings Stonetree in Novato. Everyone was friendly, organized, and very communicative. The bride and groom were always the priority. Room was beautifully put together and everything went smoothly.. I don’t think the wedding could have gone better! 5 stars for RAWM!
Run Away with Me made our elopement an absolute dream. Wedding planning was so overwhelming and stressful so we decided eloping would be the best idea for us. I still wanted to make our wedding day special and wanted more than simple courthouse elopement, but I had no idea where to even start. Even looking into how to make our elopement special was a headache. As soon as I found RAWM I was head over heels in love. It was EXACTLY what I wanted without the stress and planning and coordination of it all. All I had to do was show up. No stress, no worries, just wedded bliss. A few weeks before our wedding the devastating fires hit the area, and while The Run Away with Me team sadly suffered losses, they went out of their way to contact me to reassure me my day would still be special which left me dumbstruck. With everything that was going on, they were able to make me feel like a priority even though they had way more important things to deal with. It was truly amazing to know and see how much their couples meant to them. Our elopement couldn't have been more perfect. It was better than I had imagined and more than I could have ever pulled off myself. AND THE PICTURES! I'm always telling people pictures don't do the moment justice but my photos are STUNNING. They captured every moment beautifully and left me speechless. I can't thank Britt, Kalika and Stephanie enough for making our day so amazing.
run away with me is very detail-oriented, they give u a personal touch and you feel like they r not just providing a professional service, in fact they r like your family helping you with care and love! highly recommended! thanks a lot to Brit and Kalika!!! xoxo
When my husband and I decided to have a small wedding in Sonoma the first wedding planner I came across was Run Away With Me. After looking at 14 other planners they were by far the best option for an easy breezy wedding at an affordable cost. These ladies took care of absolutely everything and our wedding was perfect! All we had to do was show up and enjoy the experience. It was almost too easy. Being a designer, I had a hard time giving up all that control but I'm so glad I did because I couldn't have asked for anything better. The Venue was breath taking, the cake was delicious, the hair and makeup artist gave me the exact look I wanted, the food was so good and our music and flowers were exactly what I asked for. I highly recommend these ladies if you want to have your wedding in wine country.
Run Away With Me embodies the future of weddings! My husband and I were looking for a beautiful elopement in wine country without the stress and hassle of planning a wedding in another state. RAWM took care of every detail flawlessly. They handle the little details (e.g., how to fly with your wedding dress) to the big details (e.g., choosing the ceremony site), so you truly do not have to worry. RAWM also has the best hair and makeup artists around--not to mention a great photographer! On our wedding day, the entire RAWM team worked very hard to ensure everything was perfect! I always felt like they were one step ahead of us. If you are looking for a stress-free way to have a gorgeous and intimate wedding, you have to go with RAWM! They are fantastic planners, great people, and are creating the future of weddings!
I live in Hawaii and we decided that we wanted to get away from the beaches and have an intimate wedding in wine country. I handed some information to Kalika and left it up to her. The wedding was AMAZING! Even the HMU artists did an amazing job on me and my girls (without a trial)! The photographer that they selected captured everything perfectly...from pictures of us in the vineyard down to a very sweet photo of my uncle holding my baby nephew (I even printed that one out to give to him cause it’s so stinking cute). Our officiant Stevi is such a sweet person and I loved the way she did the ceremony. One regret: I wish I had them do my reception (obviously, this is my fault). We had a nice dinner at an Italian restaurant (it went well and no complaints), but I’m convinced that RAWM would’ve done a WAY better job.
You will not find a better event planner company then Run Away With Me. Their team has the idealistic wedding planners thoughtful and kind yet when it comes to working with the vendors and making sure everything is perfect they will exceed all of your expectations.
I have had the pleasure of working with RAWM as an event chef and I absolutely love Britt and her team. They are communicative, detailed and go above and beyond to create beautiful, unique weddings in amazing winery venues around Sonoma. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone seeking an event planner!
Run Away With Me creates the most amazing weddings! I work with the team on a regular basis (as their ceremony musician). They are professional, imaginative, and passionate about creating unique and magical weddings for their clients. It's always a true honor to work with the RAWM team and their clients!
RAWM team is amazing, they really know how to make a bride feel at ease and so special, not to mention how incredibly professional and friendly they are. They really take care of every detail and leave nothing unchecked. Bravo!!
I cannot even put into words how wonderful the RAWM team is. They truly went above and beyond for our wedding, and it was absolutely perfect. I can't recommend them highly enough!Choose Runaway With Me, you will not be disappointed.
Run Away With Me is one of the most hardworking, reliable and detailed wedding planning companies in Sonoma County. It is truly remarkable how they are able to accommodate such detailed and inclusive packages that capture what a destination wedding in Sonoma county is all about. If you ever wanted to get married in Northern California's wine country and needed a wedding planner, look no further than Run Away With Me.
My husband and I eloped in September, and Run Away With Me made it magical. We wanted to have a stress free wedding, and it was just that. We literally just had to show up. My only request was that we had photos taken in the gorgeous Napa vineyard, and Run Away With Me made sure I had all the photos I wanted. The photos were beautiful, the cake was delicious, and the ceremony was romantic. We could not have asked for a more perfect day.
Run Away With Me is absolutely fantastic! My husband and I live on the East Coast and wanted to elope in a beautiful vineyard in California. Sounds perfect and romantic, but not so easily planned unless you happen to book it with RAWM. We were lucky enough to run across their site through The Knot and after speaking with Britt, who outlined all the possibilities and alternatives, I knew we were in the right hands. The rest was almost too easy! Any question or concern I had, was immediately answered by our planning consultant, Kalika - from specifics for the wedding to recommendations for restaurants in the area, all our inquiries were completely handled. All members of the RAWM team are the best in the business and provided exceptional service. The photographs were ALL phenomenal; The officiant, Stevi, crafted an elegant and poignant ceremony. It was as though she knew us for years; My makeup and hair were incredible; The bouquet and boutonnière were perfect; The cake was beautiful AND gluten free :) RAWM exceeded our expectations and planned our special day just perfectly... it was magical! I felt like I was starring in my very own fairytale! RAWM is truly the best!
Our wedding day could not have been better. The amazing Run Away with Me team turned our dreams into reality and is literally a one-stop-shop to completely plan, coordinate, set up, and perform any wedding! The North Bay/Wine Country fires in October 2017 affected our big day and while things were in flux, the RAWM team never faltered. Even through personal loss, they jumped into gear, always kept us in the loop with updates, found a completely new venue, and turned it into a truly wonderful and beautiful day (we even had some help from the weather, turning gray, smoky skies into clear blue!). I cannot say enough good things about the team – Kalika, Brittany, and Stephanie are all so talented and their dedication to what they do is more than evident. We highly recommend booking your wedding through RAWM; you will be in great hands!
So many thoughts come to mind when I think about our wedding day and all the events tied to it. But the peace and comfort having Run Away With Me plan our special day made our wedding an incredible experience and one we will remember for the rest of our lives. We've already shared how exceptional Kalika and Brittany were with our family and friends. Every detail was covered beyond our imagination and we felt like royalty on our wedding day! Not knowing what to expect throughout the process, they reassured us everything was in place and ready and all was needed was for us to show up. From the initial consultation to the pronouncing of husband and wife, we were handled like we were their only clients. I cannot speak highly enough about our experience. Thank you Run Away With Me for giving my wife and I a day we'll cherish forever!
I HIGHLY recommend RAWM! I never knew what it is like to say, “this is the BEST day of my life”. I can truly say the best day of my life was the day I said, “I do”. RAWM made all my dreams come true. On my wedding day I had a whole team managing and taking care of everything. All I had to do take was pause and take deep breaths in order to really take in the moment as it went by as fast as the blink of an eye. I have never felt more beautiful and more taken care of then on our special day. I didn’t think that getting married and planning a wedding would be so stress free! It truly was that. RAWM took away all the stressors of planning so I was able to truly just enjoy being engaged. All the details and/or requests that we made were followed down to every detail. If I think back to my wedding day I would describe it as PERFECT ☺ - Mr & Mrs Ganzon
RAWM is an incredible service. I really ENJOYED my wedding planning process because I got to focus on the little details that were fun for me while RAWM took care of all the big things. Their strength is definitely the day of. The make-up, floral, catering, etc was ABSOLUTELY incredible. And the RAWM staff was just outstanding. There was a bit of a heatwave that weekend and Britt and Kalika went above and beyond to make sure everyone was comfortable. They provided parasols and wet hand towels and Britt even made little frozen alcohol treats to keep people cool! I felt completely and totally taken care of and was able to be really present for my wedding. That was the greatest gift. And OMG the price! Thank you RAWM for making a Sonoma wedding an affordable option! The one issue I had was the lack of communication. I had a "larger" wedding (49 people) and I think that perhaps RAWM is not staffed enough for large groups yet.I felt like we were not a priority and that I had to really push to get what I needed. With over 40 people flying in from all over the country and being shuttled to a winery, I needed to provide people with details so they could get their flights, cars, hotels and plans booked and we could coordinate pickups and such. But Kalika kept telling me she was so busy with other weddings and that she'd get me information right away and then weeks would go by and I'd have to follow up (rinse and repeat). There were also a number of mistakes and missed details along the way that I think were overlooked because she was too busy and not equipped to handle such a large group. Until they get more staff, I think it's better to use their services for a smaller wedding. Overall, though, really a great service and I feel so lucky to have had such a beautiful wedding!
If you're looking for a stress free wedding, call Run Away With Me. They literally do everything from booking venues, officiants, flowers, photography, music and food. All we had to do was fill out a preference form and show up. I am a natural born planner so handing over the reigns and trusting these guys to make my day perfect was not an easy thing to do but our wedding was beyond anything I could have ever expected. The venue was absolutely stunning as were the flowers. The musician was great and the food was amazing! Our officiant, Stevi, was very cool. After one phone call with her, I knew that she "got us". The readings she suggested were perfect for my husband and I. The pictures turned out incredible as well and I still can't choose which ones are my favorite. Kalika was our coordinator and she couldn't have been more professional and really made the process stress free. These guys are amazing at what they do!
Overall, we had a great experience with the Run Away With Me team. The owner, Brittany was very easy to speak with and helped us get things in order in the beginning. Kalika, the lead coordinator was helping us the remainder of the time. Communication was a little less than what I would have preferred, but I am an extreme planner, so this might not bother others. And keep in mind, it's an elopement, so not as much planning goes into it as a big wedding - like I said, I am the type of person that likes to be in the know at all times, so I found myself reaching out a lot with questions. For the most part though, everything was very stress-free. The RAWM team sets up all of your vendors for you, which was very helpful and kept us in contact with only one person which was great for eliminating headaches. The wedding day went off without a hitch. It flowed very nicely and the venue we chose was absolutely stunning. The ceremony setup was beautiful and the RAWM team even surprised us by adding a second string player which we really appreciated! My hair/makeup artist, Katie, was AMAZING! She made me look like a movie star, I was so very happy with her. The officiant, Rick Tan, was also incredible. Although we only spoke on the phone once, he really connected with us and our family and it was like we had known him for years. We chose to go with our own photographer and videographer, so I cannot speak for those parts of the RAWM team. One thing I wasn't thrilled about was my bouquet. In the grand scheme of things, it's not the biggest deal. I had sent inspiration photos for my bouquet and my husband's boutonniere, and neither looked close to the pictures, unfortunately. I did like the boutonniere better than my bouquet though. Overall, the RAWM team made it very easy for us to just show up and get married. If you're looking to do an elopement in wine country, definitely look these guys up.
I was so excited about planning a wedding with them after I came across Run Away With Me! I had a great phono conversation with Brittany, and could not wait to hear a quote. Unfortunately, she seemed incredible busy and I became an afterthought. When I followed up with her 3 separate times, and each time she apologized for not getting back to me quicker and that she would send a quote over the following day. Over a month later, I have still not heard from anyone. I would be cautious booking with this company for a destination, as they advertise that they handle absolutely everything for your wedding. After not hearing a price quote for over a month, I am not sure I would feel like a priority during the wedding planning process.