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Wedding Experts

Ateet Ahuja

Agency Owner, Indian Destination Wedding Inc

Ateet and his team of travel and wedding planning experts have helped plan and execute countless culturally diverse and destination weddings since the mid-90s. Being Indian, Ateet is uniquely gifted in designing and developing Indian weddings that feature many aspects of the culture. He speaks Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and Spanish, and is well-skilled in understanding, respecting, and implementing the many subtle – yet important – cultural differences that an Indian wedding might encompass, including food, clothing, music and traditions.

Cheryl & Shea Bailey

Agency Owners, Yellow Umbrella Events

Meet Shea & Cheryl Bailey, the duo behind Yellow Umbrella Events, a multi-million dollar group travel agency based in the Heart of Texas, that specializes in Mexico destination weddings. Through their 16 years of marriage they have worked side by side every day and they love traveling and doing life together, as well as supporting the travel industry through sharing ... their knowledge of business and marketing.

Mario M. Lopez

President, Destination Wedding University

Since assuming the role of President at Destination Wedding University in 2023, Mario M. Lopez has carried the legacy of his late husband, Will Medina. Committed to empowering and educating travel advisors, he strives to foster a community built on support, accountability, and continuous education. Mario blends industry insight with his background in Advertising and Operations, crafting strategies that propel professional growth, instill confidence, and encourage the community to surpass self-imposed limitations. His dedication extends beyond the University, reflecting his passions for Wanderlust and Family.

With a commitment to upholding the Destination Weddings Expert legacy, Mario works daily to showcase his love for travel and a steadfast dedication to making a meaningful impact within the travel advisor community through Destination Wedding University and Flights, a podcast co hosted with Ashley Morris of Alpaca Your Bags where they talk about the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Travel!

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