Catherine Mead is a renowned destination wedding and celebrity portrait photographer. Based in the U.K., she has photographed destination weddings and editorial assignments in every corner of the globe. For the past decade she has shot weddings anywhere from 600 guest weddings in Asia, to Hollywood celebrity weddings, and intimate elopements worldwide.
Her work has been featured by Martha Stewart Weddings, CN Traveller Magazine, Brides Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Elle Weddings Hong Kong, Vogue Wedding Japan and many others.
Her suitcase is permanently packed, flying around the globe to celebrities’ homes in order to take their portraits for Madame Tussauds, whose sculptors then use Catherine’s real life portraits to sculpt from, and bring the celebrity figure to life!
She just had her own destination wedding, marrying her best friend Chris in an intimate wedding celebration in Marrakech. In her spare time she teaches scuba diving, is a self-confessed spin class addict and can usually be bribed with chocolate....
Lover of sushi, karaoke, Africa, children, song-writing, antiques and gardening. Aquarius. Eternal optimist. Political Philosophy major. Born in Swaziland and lives in Portland, Oregon with her boyfriend and kitty love, Haku. As a luxury destination wedding planner and designer, Joy designs weddings for couples with impeccable taste and discerning standards. From the location to the vendors, food to the flowers, she creates beautiful backdrops on which life's most important memories are made. After 10 years, she is one of the most highly sought after destination wedding planning teams in the world, with weddings from California to Italy, France to Bali.
Bruce Russell is an industry leader in the wedding planning world. Whether he is designing weddings at home in London, or internationally, his innovative creativity, passion and flair, coupled with a keen eye for detail and bespoke touches, sees him curate unforgettable experiences, which are enjoyed by an ever-expanding global portfolio of prestigious and discerning clients.
With a background in hospitability and a love for entertaining, it was the personal element of weddings that saw him launch in the industry – focusing on his clients, his ultimate goal is to deliver a very personal experience for his clients and their guests.
When he’s not working, or hosting friends and family at home, Bruce loves to escape into the world of crime/legal dramas, whether that is on screen or with a good book.
Kiana Underwood is the owner of Tulipina, an internationally renowned floral design studio that specializes in creating bespoke experiences for high-end weddings and events. Underwood's use of unique color combinations and floral varieties draws admirers and floral designers from all over the world to her sold-out workshops. Her new book, Color Me Floral, covers the secrets to designing show-stopping monochromatic arrangements for each season. She splits her time between Burlingame, California, and Stone Ridge, New York, with her husband, Nathan, and their three children.
Jack S. Ezon is President and Partner in Ovation Vacations, a travel management firm specializing in luxury travel experiences. In his role, Jack oversees the agency’s independent contractors and in-house vacation consultants. A former commercial finance attorney, Jack left the law to pursue a life-long passion of upscale, experiential travel.
Jack was named one of the Top 10 “Super Agents” in the world by Travel+Leisure since 2013, and continues to be on the Conde Nast Traveler top travel specialist in the world list. He was also awarded the title of Virtuoso’s Most Innovative Travel Advisor for 2010 and is often featured as an industry expert in a myriad of media including the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, NBC’s Today Show, Fox News, and USA Today. Jack has also authored six books throughout his career.