City of Fort Worth, TX Task Force Update- Reference “The Rainbow Lounge Incident” 2010

City of Fort Worth, TX Task Force Update- Reference "The Rainbow Lounge Incident" 2010

The Fort Worth Task Force was set up to advise the city manager on issues affecting the (LBGT) community following the incident at the Rainbow Lounge in 2010. The recommendations are as follows: 1. Provide four hours of appropriate training for all city employees. 2. Provide appropriate training for elected and appointed officials. 3. Post … [Read more…]

Revisiting the Rainbow Lounge Event Unification Ceremony of Richard and William

Revisiting the Rainbow Lounge Event Unification Ceremony of Richard and William

Yesterday, I came across a misplaced camera containing film from an event Texas Twins Events did for Richard and William at the Rainbow Lounge in Fort Worth, Texas last year. This would prove to be an emotionally charged and moving ceremony for Richard and William that created a lasting friendship with this Texas Twin and … [Read more…]

Wendy Wortham on The Texas Twins Staff Principles For Perfection of Your Event 

Wendy Wortham on The Texas Twins Staff Principles For Perfection of Your Event 

Weddings make up the majority of our business, followed by funerals, Baptism and other Religious Non Denominational Ceremonies. Event Services and wedding planning are also available. Texas Twins Events was founded in order to meet the needs of our community members that do not have a connection with an area church or don’t know a … [Read more…]

Flower Girls & Ring Bearers Bring Beauty to Weddings

Flower Girls & Ring Bearers Bring Beauty to Weddings

Often, some of the more hilarious weddings I’ve done have included children. Unexpected outbursts and tantrums aside, our twins Maryssa and Makenna Mahaney have loved being flower girls at events since they were two years old. I think it started with Disney movies that place a young girl as the princess. Often, we forget the … [Read more…]

Necessary Steps to Begin Planning Your Wedding

If you are going to be married in a church then you will usually be expected to follow standard ceremonies, which that particular religious order generally follows. I say generally, because even in the strictest religious orders you, the Bride and Groom, do have a say in what happens at the church. With a minister … [Read more…]

Wendy Wortham on Wedding Toasts for the Tongue Tied

Wendy Wortham on Wedding Toasts for the Tongue Tied

I’m accustomed to public speaking and quite comfortable in front of a group, but I’m also usually prepared too. At a wonderful San Antonio wedding, I was called up to speak and, unsure of exactly what I was going to say to these two friends I love like family. Today we are going to visit … [Read more…]

IRS State of Celebration Guidance for LBGT Couples

IRS State of Celebration Guidance for LBGT Couples

The IRS announced that, beginning with the 2014 tax filing season, they will use a “state of celebration” standard for recognizing marriages. Consequently, any couple possessing a marriage license from any U.S. state may file a joint tax return. This standard is in contrast to a “state of residency” standard, in which federal joint filing … [Read more…]