Expert destination wedding planning for couples who want to sit back and smell ocean air.

Handling every last detail of your dream come true.

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 10 Questions You Need Answered Before Planning a Destination Wedding

Planning a destination wedding can be an exciting yet overwhelming experience, especially when you have a busy life on top of it all. You're juggling work, possibly finishing up your degree while working, or taking care of your growing family while also trying to maintain a healthy relationship. On top of that, you've decided to embark on the adventure of planning a destination wedding. It's a lot to handle, I know. But with me by your side, consider the stress taken off your shoulders. I'll dive headfirst, rolling up my sleeves and handle all the details, leaving you with the luxury of simply enjoying the journey. From venue locations to coordinating travel, I'll make sure everything aligns seamlessly to create a truly unforgettable wedding experience. So, sit back, relax, and let me do the work. Together, we'll curate a destination wedding that will leave you and your loved ones with memories to cherish for a lifetime. 

let's curate an "I do" just for you

A celebration curated just for you.

From the beginning, she was very thorough in our initial consultation & truly understood what we were looking for when it came to our wedding venue (admittedly a little difficult as we were looking for an all inclusive that allowed children ). In no time at all, she had a list of resorts we might like. She helped book all of our guests (40ish) & communicated on my behalf with the resort & wedding coordinator to reserve our package, communicate other details & arrange payment. Even after arriving to the resort, she was quick to fulfill requests or answer any concerns that I had. It felt amazing to not have to stress these details! It truly felt like I had a close family member, watching my back and looking out for my best interest. The resort itself was immaculate! The food was amazing, drinks were flowing & there was something for everyone. Beyond our wedding day, we cared most about the satisfaction of our guests, so we were absolutely ecstatic to find out our guests LOVED the resort just as much as we did! Now the best part: Our Wedding Day!! It was absolutely wonderful! Beyond anything I could’ve imagined. Everything from start to finish was a literal dream come true!! To sum it up, I would recommend Linda (known to me now as Mama Bear) to anyone in search of a stress-free wedding planning experience. Thank you for helping make our dreams come true! 

- Nikki & Aaron, Moon Palace, Cancun  

"Everything from start to finish was a literal dream come true!! To sum it up, I would recommend Linda (known to me now as Mama Bear) to anyone in search of a stress-free wedding planning experience.

We wanted to thank you not only for your thoughtful card and and the extra goodies you sent but for all the help and support you gave us. Planning a wedding is stressful enough... planning a destination wedding is a whole other ball game and we really appreciate everything you did to alleviate some of the stress. I don't think we could have done this without you so thank you!!! We were able to have the wedding of our dream thanks to you!

- Marisol & Jayson, Destination Wedding in Cancun

"Planning a wedding is stressful enough... planning a destination wedding is a whole other ball game...

I would highly recommend Linda to anyone looking to take the stress out of planning your vacation. She was patient with us and found the perfect place for my wife and I to renew our vows. Couples Tower Isle was amazing from the food, the staff, and quiet atmosphere. Linda was there every step of the way. We will definitely use her again! 

- Jason and Heidi, Couples Tower Isle Jamaica

She was patient with us and found the perfect place for my wife and I to renew our vows.


Love Letters from Talavera Couples

A High-Touch Experience

As much as we would love to work with every couple who reaches out for assistance in planning the destination wedding of their dreams, we pride ourselves on offering a boutique experience, limiting the number of weddings we accept each year so that we can focus on providing high-touch personalization and unforgettable experiences for our couples and their guests. We believe in customizing each wedding to the individual preferences of our couples from the “Yes” to the “I Do’, ensuring that each event is tailored to be unique and extraordinary.

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The Talavera Planning Process




Get in touch

We start with inviting you to contact  us to schedule a 60-minute complimentary zoom meeting with yourself and your partner so that we can get to know each other and talk about all things destination weddings. I love getting down and dirty into the details and the process and encourage you to bring your favorite beverage and list of questions! 


I use a detailed destination wedding questionnaire that gives me many details about what you are envisioning for your dream wedding. We will discuss this during our consultation. It's these details that help me get to know you on a more intimate level so that I can create a wedding experience as unique as the two of you. 

My process is designed to take A LOT off your plate, while allowing us to ensure that your custom details are infused in your dream destination wedding experience.

The Consultation

During the consultation, I will explain the process of working with me and my team and demonstrate the value that our services bring to the wedding planning experience with our extensive knowledge, meticulous attention to detail, personalized concierge service and the inclusive tools and planning we provide to our couples as part of the package.

Next Steps

After all your questions have been answered, I will send you an email with a recap of our conversation along with the "next steps" you need to take to start planning your dream destination wedding. It will include a link to my service agreement which summarizes my inclusive services.  Once you decide to hire me you will sign the agreement and submit the fee. And then the planning party begins! Congratulations!


let the planning begin

You hold the perfect vision for your dream destination wedding. You know exactly what you want, but when it comes to making it a reality, uncertainty starts to set in. Trying to plan your wedding from afar, in an unfamiliar location, can spark worries about making the wrong choices. And to top it off, there's an overwhelming sea of wedding venues and resort options to navigate through. It's natural to wonder, which one will truly be the best match for you?

let's make your vision happen

Destination Weddings

Not sure where to begin with bringing your vision to life?

dream of a unique and personalized destination wedding experience

place a premium on attention to detail and exceptional service 

Want a stress-free and enjoyable wedding planning experience

appreciate working with a team of experts who will guide and support you throughout the planning process

are excited and passionate about collaborating to bring your vision to life

understand the value of using our professional services to make your unique wedding vision come to life

have a wedding ceremony/reception budget starting at $15,000 or more

we are a good fit, let's chat!

If you think you are a good match to work with us, use the link below to schedule a complimentary 60-minute consultation today, so that we can get to know your unique-to-you vision for your dream destination wedding!

We might be a good fit to work together if you...

Details to savor

Whether you're looking for recommendations for where to have your wedding or need some advice on wedding planning details, our blog is a great place to start the journey of your destination wedding!

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Ready to make your dreams come true?

Book a complimentary call and we'll chat about all things destination weddings. We'll figure out if we're a good fit to work together, and from there we'll start planning and let the magic begin!

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