Our Story

Wedaways evolved out of the love of weddings, travel, and all things luxury.

Founded by mother-daughter duo Renée and Pamela Strauss, Wedaways is a 100% female owned business with a rockstar team of energetic professionals.

Renée Strauss’ career spans decades in the luxury bridal industry, from selling wedding gowns in Beverly Hills to planning weddings for her clientele. Destination weddings were always a favorite part of her business. Discovering magnificent wedding venues and local vendors to produce flawless events, led to relationships with some of the best wedding properties and professionals in the world.

Pamela Strauss earned her Master’s Degree and was living abroad for five years, enjoying a flourishing career in international sales and business development.  One weekend she flew to Rome to accompany Renée on one of her client’s destination weddings at The Vatican. Pamela was fascinated and the wheels started turning. Conversations began about working together one day.  

After many brainstorming sessions and investigative discovery trips, Wedaways was conceptualized and created.

We are proud to offer an innovative, comprehensive, and user friendly destination wedding and honeymoon platform to couples around the world. Supported by international relationships built on years of trust and experience, Wedaways is the leading luxury destination wedding and honeymoon market place.

Meet the Founders

Renée Strauss, Co-Founder & CEO

Internationally renowned, Renée Strauss is synonymous with weddings. She is one of the wedding industry's foremost experts. A pioneer in retail, Renée founded and operated the premier luxury bridal salon in Beverly Hills for more than thirty years, during which she planned the weddings of many of her clientele. One of the highlights of her planning career was to produce a wedding in Rome, at The Vatican.

As a trusted resource for Hollywood productions, Renée consults with producers and costume designers, and has created wardrobe for countless TV, motion picture, commercial and print productions.

Renée is a Huffington Post contributor and Business Rockstars National Radio Show Insider and plays an active role in their Mentorship Program. Renée stars in TLC’s reality show Brides of Beverly Hills and currently serves as the North American Wedding Destination Ambassador to Italy.

Having traveled five continents, visited more than 30 countries, personally inspecting 150 properties and interviewing 50 wedding planners, she proudly presents a curated Wedaways collection.

Pamela Strauss, Co-Founder & COO

A native Southern Californian, Pamela Strauss grew up in the wedding industry. Daughter of Renée Strauss, founder and operator of the premier bridal salon in Beverly Hills, she was exposed to all things luxury at an early age. As her interest in the business grew, Pamela accompanied the buying team on trips to New York, Paris, London, Milan & other fashion capitals, learning about the many cultures and traditions of weddings around the world.

Pamela spent a year abroad in London as she completed her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, San Diego. She went on to earn her Master’s Degree at Tel Aviv University. Residing in the Middle East for several years and specializing in international sales, Pamela managed a team of business professionals and software engineers in a tech-based travel service company operating globally.

Her love of weddings, technology, and travel have created a seamless transition into the development of Wedaways. Pamela has traveled four continents, visited more than 25 countries, personally inspected 100 properties and interviewed 20 wedding planners curating the Wedaways collection.