Too Many Indians & Not Enough Chiefs? More Wild Cards, Weird Situations & Working It Out On Location…

Too Many Indians & Not Enough Chiefs? More Wild Cards, Weird Situations & Working It Out On Location...

Since I’m still home recovering from my hysterectomy Wednesday, my phone is a work tool to keep up with Leigh Ann, Robert, Stephanie and Cindy.  Answering my emails, a family that had traveled from Arizona a few years ago to meet me for their wedding are coming back to Texas for their sons wedding that … [Read more…]

TDCJ Stevenson Unit To Garza East & Everywhere Between…Texas Prison Weddings With Wendy Wortham…

TDCJ Stevenson Unit To Garza East & Everywhere Between...Texas Prison Weddings With Wendy Wortham...

Since June, I’ve been stacking weddings at Units during the week to accommodate my schedule for surgery today. It’s 4:45AM in Fort Worth, Texas and I can’t sleep due to shoulder pain from the anesthesia and stomach pain due to what I’m hoping is my final surgery for complications of Endemetriosis and a Cyst on … [Read more…]

Unexpected Retreats, Family Reunions, Baby Showers & Hilarious Family Photos? Take Two…

Unexpected Retreats, Family Reunions, Baby Showers & Hilarious Family Photos? Take Two...

I’m still laughing about my youngest grandniece, Madyson last Christmas in the most hilarious photo we’ve had yet. The truth is that young Maddy is a model for numerous brands and an Instagram cutie.  No one knows how many photos my niece had to take to get that “perfect shot.” Maddy’s mom, Leigh Ann only … [Read more…]

It’s All Right For Bridesmaids To Wear White? Your Day- Your Way…

It's All Right For Bridesmaids To Wear White? Your Day- Your Way...

There aren’t any rules when it comes to Weddings today. Why? The Brides make their own rules.  From gold to green and everywhere in between, Brides today are mixing things up.    Although I’m not a huge fan of bridesmaids in white, at the end of the day, it’s the Bride who decides what the … [Read more…]

Practice Makes Perfect- Why Wedding Rehearsals Make Couples More Comfortable…

Practice Makes Perfect- Why Wedding Rehearsals Make Couples More Comfortable...

Friday afternoon, I loaded up my niece, Leigh Ann and her daughter Madyson into my SUV with Cindy and I to head to our Wedding Rehearsal at five. The Grooms had written their own vows which I always love because creative input makes ceremonies far more emotional.  It took a little bit of elbow grease … [Read more…]

Texas Prison Weddings- What To Wear, What To Bring & What Will Happen…

Texas Prison Weddings- What To Wear, What To Bring & What Will Happen...

I’ve officiated TDCJ Weddings in numerous Prison Units across Texas for over a year now as well as in County or State Jails and although I’ve “gone over” what to wear, when to arrive and what not to do or bring, it appears that I need to do yet another “refresher course.”   I’m going … [Read more…]

Why Weddings, Funerals & Baptisms Are Often Called “Life Events.”

Why Weddings, Funerals & Baptisms Are Often Called "Life Events."

Traditionally, these Events are only expected to happen once but, more and more, people are marrying more than once in a Lifetime. I believe that Love Is Love and whether you married too young or things just didn’t work out, Weddings are often second chances the second time around. More and more Brides are finding … [Read more…]

Texas Department Of Criminal Justice Stiles Unit To Tarrant County Jail- Travels of A TDCJ Approved Wedding Officiant…

Texas Department Of Criminal Justice Stiles Unit To Tarrant County Jail- Travels of A TDCJ Approved Wedding Officiant...

This week kicked off with a bang for me traveling back to TDCJ Luther Unit and then headed to TDCJ Mark Stiles Unit. It was (as usual) another long week of driving across Texas to accommodate my Clients requests for a Texas Prison Wedding Officiant.  Officiating at a Prison isn’t as remarkably different as some … [Read more…]

Seniors Finding Love The Second Time Around? Yes, Beautiful Brides Come In All Shapes And Ages…

Seniors Finding Love The Second Time Around? Yes, Beautiful Brides Come In All Shapes And Ages...

I perform wedding ceremonies at Senior Centers as well as venues I’m on staff at including Bell Tower Chapel and Gardens.   From a beautiful venue to a backyard, parking lot and yes, Prisons across Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, I have a unique opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. One of my … [Read more…]

TDCJ Texas Prison Weddings Have Brought A Few Creative Requests…

TDCJ Texas Prison Weddings Have Brought A Few Creative Requests...

I love to sing but, I’m not a singer.  Over the years, I’ve had a few unique opportunities to “belt out a song” due to problems with the DJ.   At one wedding while waiting for the bride to approach the altar, I asked “what’s wrong?” The DJ admitted that he didn’t have the music … [Read more…]