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Travel Specialists

Our Team

Paradise Weddings is a group of experienced travel consultants, who will take your ideas and dreams and turn them into reality. Our team is equipped with the knowledge of the most up to date resources and trends in Destination Weddings, Honeymoons and Luxury Travel.  We are a full-service travel firm designed to ensure that each Destination Wedding, Honeymoon and Luxury Travel are as individual and unique as each of you are!

Tina Hearn

We look forward to planning the perfect Destination Wedding, Honeymoon, Family Vacation or Luxury Travel for you and thank you for coming to our site for assistance!  I have been planning travel to all of the exotic locations you are dreaming of for the last 19 years and have put together an excellent team of talented, trained and professional ladies to assist you!  We take a personal approach to planning your trip by getting to know more about you and what is important to you!  Once we know what your dream looks like we will present ideas for you to review and when we find the perfect location that is within your budget, we will secure it for you.  The worries of researching your trip are avoided since we are on staff to assist you! We have formed excellent relationships with the top Resorts & Tour Operators in the country to provide the best service and price to you.   And.... the best part……there is NO CHARGE to you for our services!

Cell: 832-262-2618

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Allow me to introduce you to our team!

Cari Hicks

Cari has been a travel specialist with Paradise Weddings and Travel since 2013. She has planned countless destination weddings, honeymoons, anniversary trips, corporate getaways, family vacations and more! As a destination wedding bride herself, she has vast knowledge and experience on the ins and outs of planning your dream wedding in Paradise! Cari has been awarded many honors within the travel industry and strives to provide the best service possible to each of her clients. She has travelled to numerous destinations and would love to plan your dream getaway- Mexico, Caribbean, Hawaiian Islands, South Pacific, Europe and more! You name it and she will get you there! #travelviCARIously

Cell: 832-722-8069 / Fax: 281-271-8196 

Cari Hicks – Destination Wedding and Travel Specialist - Texas

Lucy Blaszkowski

Lucy was raised in Poland and has traveled Europe extensively.  She will explore options with you, should you desire a trip to Europe.  She has developed a love for the field of Destination Weddings and will work diligently with you to bring your vision to a reality.  To provide a destination that will be the location you desire for your friends and family as well as for you and your significant other with service from the Heart!  From Luxury Travel to a weekend get-a-way, she is available to secure the BEST for you!!!


Lucy Blaszkowski – Honeymoon and Travel Specialist - Texas

Lori Murillo

Lori is originally from Dallas but has lived in Austin for 20 years. While she is rooted “deep in the Heart of Texas”, her true passion is travel. She has experienced the beauty, adventure, and culture of incredible destinations including France, Monaco, China, England, and all over Mexico! While she continues to expand her knowledge of destinations worldwide, she is excited to assist you in creating the experience of a lifetime. Your next adventure awaits…contact Lori to make your dreams a reality!


Lori Murillo – Honeymoon and Travel Specialist - Austin Texas Travel Agent

Chelbi Jordan

Chelbi's inspiration to become a travel consultant stemmed from her love and desire to plan all of her friends' and family's vacations and specialty trips along with having her own destination wedding in Riviera Maya, MX . She was born and raised in the Missouri City/Sugar Land area, graduated from Texas A&M University in 2012 and since has been in Retail and Sales. Through her career as a manager of a high-profile company, she has learned the importance of consistent customer service, planning, and communication. Chelbi wants to bring her experience in researching and detail oriented planning to you to help plan your ventures, so your mind will be at ease during the process. She will provide personalized itineraries that are filled with research, knowledge, and memories. Therefore, when you return from your vacation, you will have a feeling of ‘when do I go again!?”.  She looks forward to working with you to plan the trip of your life time!!!


Chelbi Jordan – Destination Wedding and Travel Specialist – Texas

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Gayle Shussler

With over 32 years of Travel Industry experience, Gayle brings a wealth of overall travel expertise to the Paradise Weddings and Travel team.  She prides herself on being a Full Service Agent who can assist with anything from Corporate Travel Groups, Disney Family Travel to Destination Wedding/Honeymoon and all in between.  She also offers years in Alaskan Cruises and Exotic Travel Adventures!  She has captured several travel awards during her career such as Corporate Travel Agent of the Year, 2 x Travel Consultant of The Year, and Rising Star Awards.  She continues her Travel Career with us and shares with you her passion and knowledge to make sure that every travel adventure is memorable and stress free!

830-446-6605 or Cell 830-230-5141

Gayle Shussler - Destination Wedding and Travel Specialist - Texas

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Ashley Pieratt

Ashley developed her love of travel very early on as her family took frequent vacations to many wonderful places. A summer during college spent in Europe fueled her passion. Since that time she has visited eleven countries. Last year Ashley and her husband had a destination wedding in the Riviera Maya and honeymooned in the Eastern Caribbean on the island of Anguilla. As a self-proclaimed "foodie", Ashley strives to find resorts and destinations that offer a truly luxurious culinary experience. Since the recent birth of their daughter, Ashley has been researching and focusing her business on family travel, babymoons, and anniversary trips.She would love to help you and your family create unforgettable memories of your own!


Ashley Pieratt – Destination Wedding and Travel Specialist - Florida

DeDe Massey

DeDe specializes in Honeymoons & Destination Weddings as well as leisure, family and group travel. She can also help with  bachelor/bachelorette parties, birthday celebrations and luxury travel.  Traveling  to popular resort properties helps DeDe to  provide firsthand knowledge of which location is perfect for you. She has always had a strong commitment to customer service and will work hard to give you the perfect vacation!   DeDe will offer many alternative locations you may not have thought of to plan the perfect Vacation.  She can handle all components of a trip, from airline tickets, to lodging, activities, tours and more! Let her start planning your dream vacation today! 

Cell: 281-532-1177 / Fax: 281-532-1199

DeDe Massey– Destination Wedding and Travel Specialist

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Erin McGaughey

Growing up, I always had a passion for traveling. I wanted to see the world, so I did!

Experiencing different states and countries from an early age,  I developed an appreciation for new cultures, beaches, and cuisines. Working for a major Airline for 5 years has allowed me to learn the ins and outs of travel, explore the world, and build strong relationships with people within the travel industry.  These experiences have made it my pleasure to help others plan their dream luxury Vacations and Destination Weddings 

I currently reside in Dallas Forth Worth- but my suitcase is ALWAYS packed and ready for the next adventure!


Erin McGaughey – Destination Wedding and Travel Specialist – Texas

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Jennifer Diaz

Jennifer joined the Paradise Team after a fellow specialist planned her vacation. After she realized how easy she  made it for her, it sparked an interest in helping others. Travel takes time to plan and find the perfect locale, why not let someone help you with that? 


Jennifer is an entrepreneur at heart. She successfully opened the first cage free dog boarding facility in Corpus Christi, Tx, The Pooch Pad. After 7 years of operation, she sold it to relocate to the Houston area. She is happy to report that The Pooch Pad is still thriving today! After Successfully creating, operating and selling her first business, she is so excited to partner with Paradise Weddings and Travel.  


Jennifer was a destination bride herself and knows the ins and outs of planning abroad. She is ready to make your Travels- Happy Travels!


Jennifer Diaz – Destination Wedding and Travel Specialist – Texas

Ashley Pfeffer

Ashley has always had a passion for traveling and trying new things ever since she was a little girl. She is grateful to her parents for bringing her to new places to experience the wonderful world, eat different & new foods, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Her parents got married on a cruise when she was 4 so she always knew a destination wedding was her dream, but after being a bridesmaid in a destination wedding in Cozumel, it solidified her decision to have her own wedding on the beautiful beaches of the Dominican Republic. Ashley has experience booking honeymoons, anniversary celebrations, families, destination weddings, cruises and more. She'll help you choose the perfect location, give you details on the best activities to do while there, schedule your transfers, and more. Let her handle all the details while all you worry about is if you want an aisle or window seat on the plane! 


Ashley lives in Minnesota with her husband (Jake), their son (Gabriel), and dog (Bear). She has also worked as an assistant host to a wedding coordinator at a local, historical winery making brides dream wedding days come true.


Ashley Pfeffer – Destination Wedding and Travel Specialist - Minnesota

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Lee Wallace

Greetings! My name is Lee Wallace and I am excited to say I am now part of the outstanding Paradise Weddings and Travel team!  My wife, Grisel and I are seasoned travelers...having visited Mexico, Jamaica , Bahamas, Costa Rica, Dominica, St Lucia, numerous countries in Europe and of course the good ol' USA during our 21 years of marriage.  

It is both a pleasure and privilege to be able to share my two favorite pastimes, travel and making new friends becoming a travel agent with this incredible group of ladies, I believe I will be able to accomplish both.  

In my other life, I am a retired chemical plant Safety/Environmental Coordinator and also serve as Vice President/School Board Trustee here in our local school district. 

I haven’t been everywhere, yet...but it’s definitely on my list!  I hope others will share this dream!


Lee Wallace – Destination Wedding and Travel Specialist - Texas

Madison Ramirez

Madison's love and desire to travel started when she was young, hoping to one day study-abroad through college. Life had different plans for her and after welcoming her first child, she knew she wanted to find a career path that she was passionate about and allowed her to work remotely.


After attending a destination wedding in Riviera Maya, Mexico in 2017 and hearing about a fellow colleague's career in the travel industry, Madison's interest was peaked. In 2018, Madison joined Paradise Weddings and Travel, and since then has sent hundreds of clients on unforgettable vacations from the Caribbean to Europe, and beyond. With over 10 years in customer service, a passion for getting to know clients and guiding them on their travel planning journey, and an excitement for the ever-changing travel industry, Madison has jumped in full force and is ready to help you in booking your next trip!


Madison specializes in destination weddings and travel planning.


Madison Ramirez – Destination Wedding and Travel Specialist - Texas

Macey Jacobs

Originally from the Central Texas area, Macey has always had a deep longing and passion for travel and experiencing all that the world has to offer outside the comforts of home. Macey enjoys bringing inspiration to life, assisting in making the travel dreams of other’s a reality.


With over 8 years of experience booking extensive executive level trips across the globe, she also has always loved helping friends and family plan vacations both in and outside the United States. With a niche for detail-oriented planning and a desire to create unique experiences for individuals, groups, romance travel (honeymoons, anniversaries, etc.) and destination weddings, Macey looks forward to taking some of the load off your shoulders and anxiously awaits to design a specialized experience for you. “Not all who wander are lost” is a life motto of Macey’s, but she encourages getting lost in a moment brought from seeing sites and experiences outside the normal day to day routine. Macey will treat planning your experience with the same care and attention as if she was planning her own and looks forward to helping you wander in all the best ways! 


Macey Jacobs – Romance & Group Travel Designer – Texas

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Kristin Gentry

Kristin has on her Bucket List to see the world! With 3 girls at home, that may take a little while, but she is on her way to accomplish her dream. She has the passion of travel and wants to help you by planning your perfect getaway, so you can see the world and its beauty just like herself!  She has travelled to Mexico, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Aruba, Cayman Islands, and Curacao. She has also travelled to multiple US states and has cruised multiple cruise lines to a variety of countries. Whether your goal is a family vacation, a couples get-a-way or a luxurious cruise, she is anxious to help you plan a getaway that you can cherish the memory forever!  Please contact Kristin and let her know what it is you are looking for and she will help you plan the perfect vacation! 

Cell: 936-827-4049 

Kristin Gentry – Honeymoon and Travel Specialist -Texas

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Reyna Hernandez

I was born in El Salvador but grew up in Maryland. When I was younger, traveling the world seemed like a far away dream. I quickly realized that with proper planning and budgeting I could make it happen. Ever since, my goal has been to visit a new country each year. I have explored the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, France, Japan and more! I have become an expert at finding travel deals and researching new places to visit. My friends and family often come to me for help planning their trips. After having my dream wedding in Cancun, Mexico I learned everything that goes into planning a destination wedding.


My love for travel, planning trips for others and my own destination wedding motivated me to turn a hobby into a career. I am experienced at researching and planning trips, am detail oriented, and am bi-lingual in Spanish and English. I want to help others experience different cultures like I have!


I look forward to planning your next adventure!"

Cell: 301-538-8776

Reyna Destination Wedding and Travel Specialist - Maryland

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Hildy Calderón

Hildy is currently a Spanish teacher at a private school and also managed the yearbook staff in creating the yearbook for her school. Hildy's love for travel started at a very young age. She has been the person in charge of booking several of her family & friends' trips, including her own. It was only after she booked a trip with one of our own travel agents, that she realized the benefits of booking with an agent. 


Booking your special trip or wedding with the right traveling agency and AGENT gives you the wings to fly to places you never knew your heart needed to experience. Most importantly, it is my goal to make sure your travel adventure or wedding is not only memorable but STRESS-FREE :) 


Hildy has extensive travel experience to Europe, South America, and Mexico.  Hildy continues her travel career with us, and shares with you her passion and knowledge to make sure that every travel adventure or wedding is memorable!


Hablo español si necesita ayuda en este idioma. Gracias por la oportunidad y espero ayudarle en su próximo viaje o boda.



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Cell: 281-923-6512

Hildy Calderón - Destination Wedding and Travel Specialist - Texas

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