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…]

The Coffield Unit Con Man & The Runaway Bride That Gave Him The Boot…

The Coffield Unit Con Man & The Runaway Bride That Gave Him The Boot...

For the past six weeks or so, I’ve been talking to Anne regarding a Prison wedding ceremony at Texas Department Of Criminal Justice Coffield Unit in Tennessee Colony.  Anne is really funny and I enjoy our discussions talking about each other’s family and sending photos of our children and grandchildren. I feel like I’ve known … [Read more…]

Texas Prison Weddings & Death Row Inmates- Until Death Do They Part?

Texas Prison Weddings & Death Row Inmates- Until Death Do They Part?

Everyone has an opinion. Often, their opinion won’t mirror your own. The world is a melting pot of backgrounds, personalities, religions and other facets that when put together, create a Rainbow of People.Gay, Straight, Black, White, Short Hair, Long Hair, Purple Hair, Tattoos, No Tattoos, No Hair, Fancy Clothes, Work Clothes, Manicured Hands, Work Hands, … [Read more…]

Mall Massages? Risk, Reality & Rewards Or A Mistake?

Mall Massages? Risk, Reality & Rewards Or A Mistake?

Madyson Blais makes the most hilarious faces that Cindy love featuring her hilarious looks that often mimic the situation. My youngest grandniece is hilarious and always ready for adventure. Normally, if I’m not booked out for an event, Matthew and I go to the grocery store together and share lunch before I run off to … [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 The Event Business Isn’t For The Faint Hearted…Lights, Cameras, Action…

Why The Event Business Isn't For The Faint Hearted...Lights, Cameras, Action...

Yesterday, I did a phone interview regarding the many successes and setbacks of merging Texas Twins Events and Texas Twins Treasures to create The Pawning Planners as well as why I decided to expand Texas Twins Events by adding Texas Prison Weddings. Many of my dedicated subscribers are well aware that my blogs are often … [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…]

Why Hiring A TDCJ Approved Officiant Is The FIRST Step When Planning A Texas Prison Wedding…

Why Hiring A TDCJ Approved Officiant Is The FIRST Step When Planning A Texas Prison Wedding...

Nearly everyday I review an email with questions about Prison Weddings. The main difference between a Prison Wedding and a Traditional Wedding are far more than simply the location.  Texas Prison Weddings have Strict Guidelines regarding the process for your wedding. Many of the people contacting me have no idea that without an Approved TDCJ … [Read more…]

TDCJ Estes Unit To TDCJ Stiles Unit…With Family Drama Thrown In? I’m Afraid So…

TDCJ Estes Unit To TDCJ Stiles Unit...With Family Drama Thrown In? I'm Afraid So...

Two weeks ago, I picked up my Estes Bride and drove to Estes Unit in Venus, Texas. As unusual as picking up a Bride and driving her to Estes Unit might sound, I was unaware when contacted for a Wedding Ceremony that the Client didn’t have her own transportation.  It’s very unusual for any Client … [Read more…]