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…]

Announcement- Robert Hafele & Ann Alexander Are Now Available As Wedding Officiants…

Announcement- Robert Hafele & Ann Alexander Are Now Available As Wedding Officiants...

Years ago when I started Texas Twins Events to offer low cost options on services that include wedding officiants, funeral clergy, event coordination, estate liquidation, photography packages, anniversary parties, baptisms, baby showers and pawning parties- my multigenerational family climbed aboard to become my “Texas Twins Events Team.”   Many folks wonder why we needed a team … [Read more…]

Public Speaking- Why Reading Your Own Vows Can Be Stressful For Couples…

Public Speaking- Why Reading Your Own Vows Can Be Stressful For Couples...

I always encourage my clients to add an additional element to ceremonies in order to make their wedding special.  On a few occasions we’ve encountered a few stage fright issues once the Bride and Groom realized a crowded room of their family and friends were watching.  “Chilling out” isn’t as easy as it sounds when … [Read more…]

Appraisal Appointments Are Often Funny- Lights, Cameras & Laughs With Pawning Planners Clients…

Appraisal Appointments Are Often Funny- Lights, Cameras & Laughs With Pawning Planners Clients...

I’m sure you’ve heard the term “going in blind” before but do you really understand it?  Appraisal Appointments are often our first meeting with clients after a phone call or email and, they can often be pretty funny based on the client!  Nearly half or more of our clients have no money which brings them … [Read more…]

Incorporating Children Into Your Wedding Ceremony Is Easier Than You Think…

Incorporating Children Into Your Wedding Ceremony Is Easier Than You Think...

Blending families often involves blending children and since I was recently asked about ideas on how to keep a ceremony flowing while involving children, today’s blog will give you a few “pointers.”   My Introduction often varies on the clients wishes- we can do a separate ceremony for the child or children after the wedding ceremony … [Read more…]

Hidden Treasure?  Often Pawning Planners Clients Don’t Realize What Their Trade Is Worth…

Hidden Treasure?  Often Pawning Planners Clients Don't Realize What Their Trade Is Worth...

When I opened my Ebay store in 2009 to generate income during a time of struggle when my husband who had never been unemployed (40 years in real estate development and construction), was out of work due to the real estate crash, other ebayers would contact me wanting to “trade” or barter their items for … [Read more…]

Lights, Cameras, Love & Laughter? You Bet Events Are Live Performances…

Lights, Cameras, Love & Laughter? You Bet Events Are Live Performances...

I’m often called bossy en route to an event going over lists and timelines which is why I load everyone into my SUV and Saturday was no exception.  All the way to Denton, my twin Cindy talked about how lonely her house was without baby Madyson. Our first day with Leigh Ann & Alex along … [Read more…]

Karin Grebe- Catering & Events Manager At Marriott SpringHill Suites Impressed My Team…

Karin Grebe- Catering & Events Manager At Marriott SpringHill Suites Impressed My Team...

Last week, I traveled to the grand opening that Karen had called and emailed me about attending.  This luxurious hotel features suite only rooms with a fabulous Bridal Suite.  Located at 1434 Center Place Dr Denton, Texas, we had an opportunity to sample the wonderful catered event with food prepared on site.   We really enjoyed … [Read more…]

Two Weddings & A Funeral?  What A Weekend…Travels Of The Texas Twins

Two Weddings & A Funeral?  What A Weekend...Travels Of The Texas Twins

I knew this weekend would be busy, busy, busy with two weddings and two rehearsals but an unexpected funeral was thrown into the mix.  I usually don’t write about funerals for privacy reasons but this was one of the most celebrated memorials I’ve ever officiated with a margarita machine and Tex-Mex Buffett.  Officiating a funeral … [Read more…]

Here, There & Everywhere My Weekend Of Weddings & Appraisal Appointments…

Here, There & Everywhere My Weekend Of Weddings & Appraisal Appointments...

Yesterday morning I sent a text to both wedding parties to double check on whether they needed anything at the last minute prior to heading to my first wedding in Mansfield (one way 45-55 minutes from my home in West Fort Worth).  Why do I do that? No other wedding officiant does and no other … [Read more…]