Year Round Discounts For Military Members? You Bet- We Offer 30-50% Discounts & Work For Free When Necessary…

Year Round Discounts For Military Members? You Bet- We Offer 30-50% Discounts & Work For Free When Necessary...

Most of my life has been spent living near a military base.  My cousins, brother and numerous other family members have all served in the military.   Active or retired military members always recieve 30-50% off pricing or a sponsored event based on their circumstances.   For a list of our budget friendly prices, visit … [Read more…]

Flips, Flops, Switch Hitters & Surprises? When An LBGT Couple I’ve Married “Change Direction,” I Find Out Why…

Flips, Flops, Switch Hitters & Surprises? When An LBGT Couple I've Married "Change Direction," I Find Out Why...

When Tamara and Michelle contacted me last year to officiate their wedding with cake & champagne at White Rock Lake, it wasn’t an “unusual request.” I made arrangements with my team, ordered the cake, packed bouquets I was loaning, champagne flutes and more while my son and his wife along with our Little Pawners prepared … [Read more…]

A Wiccan Wedding-What Is It And How Does It Work?

A Wiccan Wedding-What Is It And How Does It Work?

When I was initially contacted to perform a ceremony, I had to do a lot of research to better understand what was involved since I had never heard of Wiccan and assumed Pagan meant Atheist after spending most of my life in Baptist, Methodist and Non Denominational Churches since I was raised in the Christian … [Read more…]

Flips, Flops & The Flu-The Pawning Planners Get Back To Business…

Flips, Flops & The Flu-The Pawning Planners Get Back To Business...

For the past two weeks my entire family have “passed around” a flu virus.  A few days ago, I realized that I was getting sick myself after keeping Maryssa while Cindy kept Makenna in our attempt to prevent a cycle of sickness.  When you spend as much time with your family as we do, getting … [Read more…]

Saying “Yes” To A Dress Isn’t Easy- How To Find The “One” You Will Love…

Saying "Yes" To A Dress Isn't Easy- How To Find The "One" You Will Love...

If you’re like most women, you have one or two things you don’t love about your body.  Since I occasionally shop with brides to find the perfect dress, today’s blog is going to give you a few key insights to finding the one that will make you feel like the Goddess you are!   Whether … [Read more…]

What If?  Why Not? And What For?  Answering Client Questions Requires Patience…

What If?  Why Not? And What For?  Answering Client Questions Requires Patience...

When you deal with the general public- you often encounter “a mixed bag of nuts.”  When you help clients with no money- that bag of mixed nuts contains more peanuts than almonds and Brazil nuts or even cashews.  The truth is that clients and prospects know far more about me than I do about them. … [Read more…]

Am I Available To Officiate In Cities Or States Outside Fort Worth & Texas? Yes!

Am I Available To Officiate In Cities Or States Outside Fort Worth & Texas? Yes!

It’s not well known that I’m licensed in numerous states outside of Texas.  Not being one to do anything without “going all in,” my original concept was to travel to other cities and states with my team to accommodate requests for a wedding minister or coordinator or my photography team.  Why limit yourself to one … [Read more…]

A Wedding At A Karate Studio And Our Friendship With Rudy Smedley…

A Wedding At A Karate Studio And Our Friendship With Rudy Smedley...

Last year my team and I needed a building for the wedding of Lisa and Terry Williams after torrential rains prevented us from using the park we had originally chosen for their event.  Rudy Smedley was the only person willing to loan a building for this wedding and his band to ensure a beautiful event … [Read more…]

Do You See What I See?  When Divorce Destroys A “Once Happy” Couple I’ve Married…

Do You See What I See?  When Divorce Destroys A "Once Happy" Couple I've Married...

For some reason whenever I find out a couple has divorced, I shed a tear and remember how happy they were at their wedding.  With a photographic mind, I remember the weather that day, the beautiful place we were at and more importantly, the love that couple shared.   I mourn the separation and take … [Read more…]

The Meddling Mother In Law & My Sidekick Cindy Daniel- Twinning…

The Meddling Mother In Law & My Sidekick Cindy Daniel- Twinning...

Getting into our kids “business” is a regular occurence for The Pawning Planners because let’s face it we are fairly nosy and often opinionated regarding our kids, grandkids, cousins and even our clients on occasion.   Apparently, my sister and I are always “poking our noses” into our kids lives according to them but- we … [Read more…]