Away Soiree is a destination wedding resource that embraces creative artisans worldwide, and provides inspirations and advice for couples planning a destination soiree or big day away.  We cover everything from gorgeous weddings, engagements, anniversaries, editorial shoots, social events, honeymoons to amazing venues.  Find a locale, learn about artisans and vendors, resorts and bridal style through fine art photography.

EVONNE WONG – Editor, Founder & Creative Director

I absolutely have the best job ever!  When I am not photographing weddings and portrait sessions with my hubby, Darren, I spend a lot of my time reading wedding magazines, blogging about my favorite weddings, scouring the Internet for the latest wedding trends and hanging out with other wedding professionals here in the San Francisco Bay Area.  If you don’t know already, I live and breathe weddings!

This blog was born when I was still planning and designing destination weddings in Hawaii.  In 2011, I was named one of the A-List Destination Wedding Planners in the World by Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine.  It was a great 3 years with wedding planning and design, and I met so many amazing brides and grooms!  It was through this blog that I rediscovered my love for photography while shooting the details of my clients’ weddings.  Better yet, Darren also rediscovered his passion in photography at the same time.

After 5-1/2 years on Maui and one year on Oahu, I moved back home to the Bay with Darren in 2012, and we now have 3 furbabies – Stanley, Safari and Sidney.  Although I have transitioned to wedding photography and no longer live on a beautiful island, I still LOVE to travel and through our photography, we have been able to capture some amazing destination weddings throughout the world.  We also want to share destination weddings from other amazing, talented vendors on this blog, so we hope that you will find inspirations and ideas here for your upcoming destination weddings and events.

DARREN WONG – Partner Relations

Bio coming soon!