The Love Travel Awards Shortlist

Celebrity Planners Among Shortlist of the World’s Best Wedding Planners

The 2024 Love Travel Awards nominees have been revealed, a shortlist of the most awe-inspiring venues for weddings and romantic getaways, and the world’s best destination wedding planners and romance travel specialists. 

To create the shortlist of nominees for the 2024 awards, the most important influencers in romance travel nominated their favourite romantic properties from around the world. A total of twelve properties and eleven planners from Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Middle East made the shortlist.

The Love Travel Awards recognise the people and properties that stand head and shoulders above all others in romance travel. To win a Love Travel Award is therefore to be recognised by the industry as a truly exceptional.

Voting is now open for the global romance travel industry to select their favourites across four categories: Best Wedding Venue, Most Romantic Hotel, Best Destination Wedding Planner, and Romance Travel Specialist of the Year.

Christy Kuplic, Managing Director of Private Luxury Events

Christy Kuplic, Managing Director of Private Luxury Events, said:

“The Love Travel Awards are the ultimate badge of honour, celebrating the most romantic properties, the best destination wedding planners, and romance travel specialists from around the world. The awards accord special recognition to properties and planners who, in the opinion of experienced romance travel professionals, stand above and beyond all others.

The shortlist for the 2024 awards is remarkable, including a mix of well-known industry names, smaller boutique brands, and some of the most exceptional wedding planners and travel specialists in this industry. We are looking forward to seeing the votes come in and bringing experts from across the sector together to celebrate these achievements!”

Shortlisted for the Best Destination Wedding category, Johnny Roxburgh of Johnny Roxburgh Designs said:

“At Johnny Roxburgh Designs, we have a wealth of experience creating unforgettable weddings, parties & corporate events worldwide. Our wonderful clients and suppliers have led us to this point, and we are extremely grateful to stand amongst some of the best in the world, to be considered for this award. We continuously strive to amaze and outrage guests with an unusual attention to detail on every occasion. We love what we do, and we are so proud to be able to share it.”

Stephan Baroni of Colin Cowie Lifestyle commented:

“Colin Cowie Lifestyle is the ultimate destination event planner, having set the standard in the industry for over 30 years while designing and planning in the most exclusive and unique destinations around the world. From South Africa to India to St. Barths to the South of France, Colin has an exceptional reputation for creating beautiful, unique, and fun events, and the ultimate guest experience. Instead of focusing solely on the décor, or just the food, Colin approaches wedding design with a five-senses approach. No matter where in the world, Colin ensures every event is designed to reflect a couple’s vision and emphasizes what guests smell, touch, taste, see and hear.”

Fabrice Orlando of Cocoon Events said:

“When I look back at where we started and where we’re leading today, I still can’t believe it. With more than 20 years of experience filled with LOVE and talented partners around the world, I wouldn’t change a thing in our story if I had to start over. Our talent is to love people, it’s much easier to create the impossible for the one you love. From our offices in Marrakech, Paris, Monaco or New York we curate Moments and that is our motivation.”

Sharon Werbelow of IDO Events said:

“I am overjoyed and deeply honoured to be included in the shortlist for Best Destination Wedding Planner. At IDO Events, we take great pride in our role as a global wedding and event curator, rooted in Germany yet trusted with celebrations worldwide among culturally diverse clients. It is a privilege to be recognized alongside such talented colleagues, and we are grateful for the opportunity to continue creating unforgettable moments for our clients around the globe.”

The team at Cap Rocat’s said:

“We are so proud that Cap Rocat has been nominated into the Most Romantic Hotel Shortlist, this is a great honour and recognition of how stunning and unique is this property which has become an iconic destination for high-end celebrations and exclusive parties.”

Shortlisted for the Romance Travel Special Award, Paul Dhadda of Exquisite Travel Group said:

“My team and I at Exquisite Travel Group are fuelled by a passion for crafting unforgettable romantic experiences. We combine meticulous planning with a deep understanding of our clients’ desires to create memories that last a lifetime. This dedication has positioned us as leaders in Romance Travel. Winning this prestigious award would recognise our unwavering commitment to curating dream getaways for couples worldwide.”

Charlotte Piazza of Handpicked Honeymoons said:

“Our goal at Handpicked Honeymoons is to create the perfect kick-off for the next chapter of our couples’ life together – setting the stage for so many future adventures. Assuming the role of the “wedding planner” for your honeymoon, we believe that it’s the little things that elevate these special trips from being memorable to unforgettable, so our team takes an incredibly detail-orientated approach to every element – whether it’s ensuring their favourite champagne is waiting in the room, or organising a once-in-a-lifetime wine tasting in an undersea restaurant in the Maldives.”

Britt-Marie Monks, founder of The Honeymoon Fixer said:

“It was a wonderful surprise to find out we have been shortlisted as Romance Travel Specialist of the Year.  Putting together bespoke weddings and honeymoons is our speciality!  Whether finding a hotel by a secluded, palm-fringed beach, organising an action-packed adventure, or an island-hopping holiday, The Holiday Fixer team will create magical and memorable experiences guaranteed to exceed expectations.  Being picked out for this award is a great honour and makes all the hard work and dedication my team put into the business worthwhile.”


The awards ceremony will be hosted by Amour, an invite-only event for luxury romance travel. Setting the trend for romance travel, the largest segment of luxury travel, Amour is designed exclusively for the elite in the industry and is now in its eighth edition. Created by leading travel trade event specialists Private Luxury Events, it matches the most innovative romance travel buyers, destination wedding planners, and honeymoon curators with the world’s most extraordinary romantic destinations and properties. The 2024 edition will take place in Sardinia, Italy from 25-28 April 2024, and the prestigious Love Travel Awards ceremony will take place on 27th April 2024. 

Love Travel Awards 2023

The 2024 Love Travel Awards Shortlist


Best Wedding Venue Shortlist:

  • La Rondinaia
  • St Regis Venice
  • Le Barthelemy Hotel & Spa
  • The Chedi Muscat
  • Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Benahavis Marbella Resort
  • Taj Lake Palace Udaipur


Most Romantic Hotel Shortlist:

  • Passalacqua Lake Como 
  • Hotel La Palma Capri
  • Necker Island 
  • Six Senses Ibiza 
  • Bawah Reserve 
  • Cap Rocat Mallorca


Best Destination Wedding Planner Shortlist:

  • Colin Cowie Lifestyle
  • Sharon Werberlow, IDo Events
  • Johnny Roxburgh, Johnny Roxburgh Designs
  • Nicole Froelich, Nicole Please Weddings
  • JoAnn Gregoli, Elegant Occasions by JoAnn Gregoli
  • Fabrice Orlando, Cocoon Events and Luxury Services


Romance Travel Specialist of The Year 2024 Shortlist:

  • Charlotte Piazza, Handpicked Honeymoons
  • Paul Dhadda, Exquisite Travel Group
  • Tamarind Global
  • Britt-Marie Monks, The Honeymoon Fixer
  • Andrea Mereghetti, Dreams Team

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