The Beautiful Backyard Wedding Of Mr & Mrs Kelley & More Flips & Flops With The Pawning Planners…

The Beautiful Backyard Wedding Of Mr & Mrs Kelley & More Flips & Flops With The Pawning Planners...

Yesterday morning, Cindy and I loaded up to leave WorthamWorld and head to a wedding.  We were both sore and tired from pushing an SUV onto a trailer the day bere but we aren’t afraid to get our hands dirty. I had packed my SUV Friday evening with cameras, cake tray and serving set, crystal … [Read more…]

My First Prison Wedding?  Why I Agreed To Officiate & Undergo The Screening Process…

My First Prison Wedding?  Why I Agreed To Officiate & Undergo The Screening Process...

When Misty contacted me to officiate her wedding next Friday, she added a small comment regarding the location-Estes Unit in Venus, Texas. The name of what I assumed was a venue turned out to be a prison!  I called her to “discuss” what I knew would NOT be as simple as it might sound.  I … [Read more…]

Intimate Weddings, Unique Venues & More..Have Your Day Your Way

Intimate Weddings, Unique Venues & More..Have Your Day Your Way

Not everyone wants a huge wedding with all of their friends and family.   Occasionally, we book an intimate event with less than 10 guests because that’s what the client wants.  This rustic barn wedding was exactly what Danielle wanted with very few guests.   My photography team love to “one up” each other by … [Read more…]

Conflict Resolution Comes In Handy When Chaos & Scheduling Cause Problems…

Conflict Resolution Comes In Handy When Chaos & Scheduling Cause Problems...

This morning I reviewed an email from Robert Kelley who had scheduled a wedding April 8 at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and their date was cancelled due to over scheduling.  Since the brides brother was home on leave for the wedding, Robert asked me for affordable option suggestions.   Remembering all too well the … [Read more…]

Texas Marriage Laws-What You Need To Know…

Texas Marriage Laws-What You Need To Know...

Nearly everyday I review an email asking if I have marriage licenses.  The county clerk has marriage licenses not your wedding officiant.  Although I continue to wonder why anyone would assume this- today’s blog will address where to get a marriage license along with Common Law Marriages & Community Property as well as the minimum … [Read more…]

Do You Really Know Who Your Daughter Is Dating? We Didn’t & Still Don’t…

Do You Really Know Who Your Daughter Is Dating? We Didn't & Still Don't...

A few months ago, my niece Stephaney joined Cindy and I at Planet Fitness.  We are working on losing 40lbs each on a weight loss journey after thyroid disease and menopause put weight on over a 5 year window we’d both like to get rid of.  Arthur met Stephaney while we were at the gym … [Read more…]

What Is The “Funeral Rule” And How Does It Work? 

What Is The "Funeral Rule" And How Does It Work? 

The Funeral Rule went into effect on April 30, 1984.  Funeral providers are required to give consumers accurate, itemized price information and various disclosures about funeral goods and services.  In addition, the Rule prohibits:  Misrepresenting legal, crematory, and cemetery requirements;  Embalming for a fee without permission; Requiring the purchase of a casket for direct cremation; … [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…]

Conference Calls, SUV Caravans & Car Wrecks?  The Pawning Planners Keep On Trucking…

Conference Calls, SUV Caravans & Car Wrecks?  The Pawning Planners Keep On Trucking...

As usual, my twin sister and I wait until the last minute to complete our holiday purchases because we spend a lot of time delivering food and toys to needy families every year and put our own needs last.   This past week, while on my usual conference call with Cindy and my niece Leigh … [Read more…]