Kids, Catfights & Chaos? Why Our Children & Their Spouses Don’t Always See Eye To Eye…

Well, it’s another Mothers Day Weekend and as usual our three adult children can’t agree on anything to do to celebrate with my twin, my nieces or I.  We have bookings Friday & Saturday but Sunday is still unplanned.  Blended Families can often be a “concoction of chaos.”   Since my son married Stephanie Hafele, … [Read more…]

Boomerang Kids, Blended Families & Lots Of Laughs- The Pawning Planners…

No one expects their kids to move home after they’ve moved out but some parents have a few “birds” that have never left the nest.  My twin sister, Cindy Daniel continues to wonder what an empty nest would feel like with three generations of her family under one roof.  Prior to marrying Steve, Cindy went … [Read more…]

Crazy & Unexpected- Hilarious Wedding Moments With The Pawning Planners…

We call them the “Wedding Wild Card Moments” because often at our events something unexpected happens.  Recently, I was asked to describe my thoughts at the time of how I overcome a “problem” on location so, today we will revisit the Wedding Heckler, the Woeful Wedding Bouquet, Attack of the Arbor, the Meddling Mother, Bounced … [Read more…]

A Wedding “Wild Card” Expect The Unexpected…

If something weird is going to occur- it usually pops up at the rehearsal not the wedding but 5% of the time, the unexpected happens at the wedding. While patiently waiting on the processional today at Rivercrest Country Club listening to the harp player, a golf ball nearly took me out buzzing by my head. … [Read more…]

Weddings, Party Planning & Loaned Floral Designs Kick Off a Busy Weekend…

This weekend is jam packed for the Pawning Planners with one event right after the other but, I took a phone call from Chad and made an appointment to meet with him 45 minutes before leaving for a wedding rehearsal to hear his story at my home.   I’m going to work hard to help … [Read more…]

Am I “Old School?”  Perhaps But Parenting Requires Input Whether Your Children Think It’s “Outdated” Or Not…

My son Robert Hafele is a photographer for Texas Twins Events/The Pawning Planners and we often disagree on tattoos, piercings and non conforming haircuts and color.  He’s a very good looking young man but recent changes to his appearance have me confused and concerned these days!  Yesterday I was (again) taken “off guard when my … [Read more…]

My Texas Twins Events Team and Family Keep Me Laughing With Their Selfies…

Getting a “great shot” isn’t easy but my son and his wife have entirely different styles of shooting wedding and event photos.  Stephanie is a “fast shot” taking hundreds of photos within a 2-4 hour window while my son, Robert has to be a perfectionist regarding the lighting, the pose, etc. Next weekend Robert will … [Read more…]

Wendy Wortham Explains Why I Occasionally Work For Free…Sponsored Dream Events-

Do you love your job enough to perform it unpaid?  Many of you will answer no to this question.  I started a business over four years ago to give anyone- read that again-ANYONE a beautiful event regardless of their income.  This sets me apart from nearly any other vendor in the wedding or events industry.  … [Read more…]

Texas Twins Events Team Family Fun Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo…

Every year Fort Worth draws record crowds at the Will Rogers Colliseum for a month long event for the Stock Show and every year my Texas Twins Events Team hit the midway for delicious Fletcher’s corn dogs and fun!   Makenna Marie Mahaney, one of our Little Pawners struggles with asthma and allergies and was unable … [Read more…]

Twins & Multiples-My Texas Twins Events Team…

Today as my twin sister and I organize my multigenerational family for a scheduled day of hair and make up for my magazine spread photo shoot, we (as usual) recognize how everyone around here has their own agenda.   I had been nominated by Women of Distinction Magazine for my unique and creative contribution to the … [Read more…]