Windermere Events and Getaways is a luxury travel agency in Chicago and beyond, planning customized and  premium experiences for brides and grooms, newlyweds, and those who have a sense of wanderlust intwined with a desire for luxury.

luxury travel agency, chicago and beyond

Experience nothing less than your vision.

Since 2010, I’ve helped countless clients bring their wedding, honeymoon, & bucket list vacation a reality.  

As I worked with most of these couples I started to notice that many of these couples had a great vision of what they wanted, but they didn’t know where to start, or how to make it happen! 

When these couples came to me for help, they were on the verge of settling for “good enough.” 

Unfortunately, “good enough” opens the door to having a disappointing wedding, honeymoon, or bucket list trip! 

After all, this is your wedding, honeymoon, or milestone trip, and a large investment of your time and money.

I‘m on a mission to make sure you NEVER have to settle for what you want in your destination wedding, honeymoon, or bucket list adventure.  


Hi, I’m Denise, 

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A Passion For Weddings

 I loved being asked to help my family and friends plan their weddings. The more I helped, the more requests I received.  

Eventually, my passion turned into my side gig, and as my reputation and expertise grew, my side gig became my new career!  

I’ve always had a passion for weddings, especially putting together the details of a beautiful wedding.

bring your dream wedding to life

As my business grew, the requests for destination weddings started to grow, and as I learned more and more, I suddenly realized how much I enjoyed planning destination weddings! Combining the beauty and details of a wedding with the stress-free fun of a mini vacation, in a gorgeous location, was a no-brainer!  

And now I’m one of the top luxury travel agencies in Chicago.  

I can’t tell you how inspiring and fulfilling it is to bring someone’s destination wedding, honeymoon, or vacation vision to life! Being in the wedding & travel industry is pure joy, and has allowed me opportunities to meet couples and visit locations, I never would have had the pleasure of knowing.


Weddings and travel are pure JOY!

Destination Weddings
Chicago Area Weddings

Bringing Your Vision to Life!

Over the years, I’ve developed a unique approach that allows me to get to know you and your destination wedding, or honeymoon vision, to quickly uncover what is truly important to you! 

I then use my knowledge, experience, and networks of possible venues and destinations to match you to the exact location, venue, resort, & package that will bring your wedding & honeymoon vision to life, where you have an amazing time and experience memories that will last a lifetime.

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With all the activities that were going on in my life and planning a wedding I could not have pulled off my beautiful destination wedding at St Peter Great House and Botanical Gardens in St Thomas VI without Denise Bonds and her Team. All my guests were notified about my Caribbean Island wedding location and Denise was able book their rooms and secure flights. The Windemere Team scheduled parties, activities, and excursions. My wedding was amazing and we had a fabulous weekend making memories with my closest family and friends."

- Kisha and Terrance B.

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"I could not have pulled off my beautiful destination wedding at St Peter Great House and Botanical Gardens in St Thomas VI without Denise Bonds and her Team...

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