Wish you had a Travel Expert to help you plan your trip?



Please send us some details via our PLANNING page. This allows us to reach out to you promptly to share some recommendations. 



This is where we really shine for you, sharing handpicked hotels and providing personalized destination concierge service tailored to your vacation interests and wishes.



Ready to book? Next, we will assist you using our resources to get you the best pricing and terms. We ensure you get the best value and don't miss out on anything. You set the budget, the timeline, and ultimately make the final decision.



You will enjoy the advantage of reservation monitoring for promotions, activities and current events.


Our company is one of the first travel companies in the United States to specialize in planning honeymoons and destination weddings. When we started our company in 2001, you could say it was the worst time to start a travel agency, right after 9/11. This proves just how devoted we are to providing YOU our guest, outstanding experiences. We have steadily grown year-after-year, thriving because of our core values. We are a tight-knit team of professional travel planners, working together to give honest advice to our deserving guests. 

As our couples have matured, we have added Island Family Fun, Island Corporate & Incentive Travel, and Island Travel Group specialists, to better serve your needs.

Our travel advisors specialize to be the very best! 


-Jennifer Wayland
Owner, Advisor  

We're In the MEDIA

40 Under 40



“The whole trip went

without a hitch, you totally hit it just right for us!”



“Our wedding was
stunning, thanks to Island Bridal's recommendations.”



“Thanks Island Bridal!

We loved every second & would go back there in a heartbeat.”

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." Meet your world ambassadors.

It is a pleasure to design custom itineraries for our clients. I am especially helpful when planning for Hawaii,Tahiti, Australia,
South Africa and Ireland.


I felt so much more comfortable using Jennifer than trying to book it ourselves. She had experience and tips to help us through and continued to help us once we were in Jamaica.

Ashleigh Graff

Customized travel planning for 13 years! Ashleigh's specialties include Destination Weddings, Honeymoons, Groups and Family Travel, in  the Caribbean, and especially in Jamaica and Turks and Caicos.

Thank ou! Thank you! Thank you!!! We had an absolute wonderful wedding and honeymoon. Everything was flawless and perfect! All 46 of us thought it was  "over the moon'

Involved in international event planning & travel coordination for 16 years, my specialties include managing travel for corporate incentive trips, destination weddings & romantic getaways to Mexico and the Caribbean.

Everything was amazing!!!  There was not a single thing I would have changed. Everyone had a blast … Josh and I are already trying to figure out how to go back for our anniversary.

Alesha Dawson

A Lincoln College degree in Hospitality & Tourism Mgmt and 8+ years in the travel industry, Alesha's specialties include the U.S., Caribbean, Mexico, Cruises, New Zealand and Tahiti.

Working with Alesha was amazing. I didn't stress once. Our wedding was unique and exactly how I dreamed. She has a passion for her job and does whatever it takes to make her clients happy.

Jennifer Wayland

Sarah Solomon

Drew & Lisa Hoag

Drew and Lisa travel frequently experiencing luxury properties in unique places. Their annual Rock-n-Roll cruise with Royal Caribbean is what sparked their passion as cruise specialists that led them to helping countless others plan the vacation of a lifetime with ease.

“Thank you for helping me celebrate my birthday!! You are so sweet! I am going to try to plan a trip like this every year! Thank you, Lisa.”

Kathy McCormick

I enjoy hearing the excitement in my client’s voices and seeing it on their faces when we are planning their vacations.  My greatest joy is when they return and talk about the memories they made and how it was more than they ever expected. 

Everything looks fantastic!! You're awesome!!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!  We're all so excited and can't wait to go!!

Just upgraded us to a Presidential Suite at NO CHARGE!!  You must have some serious influence!!

Brandi McLendon

I love planning for golf and scuba groups. Call me to plan your unlimited golf or scuba diving vacation, or to sponsor a hole at your next golf event!

It was great! We had so much fun and Brandi made it so easy! Will always use her!

Nikki Setterdahl


I love it when my guests rave about my service and attention to detail. My work family teases me because I always know everything happening in the travel industry, but they also know they can count on me to know the answers.

"When I got serious about building my career as a Professional Travel Planner, I went straight to Island Travel Group. They have always had a reputation for integrity."

Honeymoon & Wedding Specialist

"I am a wine lover and enjoy venturing to wineries on the weekends, in whatever city I'm visiting."

Danielle Runyon

Corporate Leisure Travel

My passion for travel started 9 years ago when I graduated from Missouri State University with a degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Administration. Since then, I’ve been busy planning numerous weddings and events. I specialize in Corporate Leisure
Travel, Honeymoons, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

Custom Vacation Planner

Dynesha Newton

Dynesha has a background in social services, has always enjoyed traveling and helping others. She is very passionate about not only helping clients decide their destination, but ensuring they enjoy their journey process. 

Family Vacation Specialist

Kim Connor

"Kim was able to work with our small budget to get us into resorts we could have never gotten into on our own. We were amazed at what we got for our money. Kim was great about keeping in touch with us to make sure we were satisfied. I have a disabiltiy and she took the extra time to make sure each resort accommodated a wheelchair. Would definitely use her again!" - Dustin & Rachel

Kennedy Witheft

Dawn Rickenbach

My joy and desire is to help couples and families create fun adventures with outdoor experiences and unique historical finds.​​

I love weddings to the point that I try to integrate myself into anyone's wedding planning. For this reason, I specialize in designing unique travel for wedding couples. I have worked as a hotel wedding coordinator for Hilton, IHG, and Hyatt hotels. a wedding attire consultant and would love to help couples have their dream destination wedding and/or honeymoon.

Heather Woomer


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Tel: 877-WED-AWAY (933-2929)

Local: 217-202-3406  Fax: 866-844-3905

Urbana, IL 61802


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