Christy Matthews is a Certified Wedding Consultant with over 11 years in the Wedding Planning Industry. Christy's company is Christy Matthews Events located in Texas serving Dallas Fort Worth area and beyond.
What is the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?
10 pushups, 100 crunches and 7 minutes of meditation. I mean, I think about doing those things after I hit my 9 minute snooze button. I only hit it once, though!
What is YOUR karaoke song?
Proud Mary by Ike and Tina. Usually, I am with a male friend that will be my Ike. If pushed, I will go it alone. Much like Tina, if you know what I mean.
What was your most embarrassing hair style?
Third grade, terrible perm on my very fine hair. I wanted to look like Steph from Full House, but I just looked bad.
What food makes you think of Christmas?
Fajitas! Also, my mom makes these ridiculous three-layer-brownies that have to be refrigerated bc there is a cream cheese layer. They are the best and she refuses to make them any other time of the year.
What movie can you watch over and over again?
Dirty Dancing, arguably the best movie ever made, period. LOL - JK. It's not arguable.
What is the best invention during your lifetime?
I don't know how moms mommed without IPads. I admit it.
How old were you when you got your first computer?
One that was all mine? College. 18. Also, my first cell phone was when I was a junior in college! Can you believe it? Kids these days, amiright?
What was your first car?
My dad's old Mazda 323 - hatchback, pale gold. If I went more than 60 miles an hour, the steering wheel would begin to shake furiously. It was a good little car!
Who do you think you are most like in your family?
I'm turning out to be a lot like my mom, I think! Which is fine, because she is awesome. Except for her refusal to make three-layer-brownies more than once a year.
What do you have an irrational fear of?
OMG- SHARKS. Someone (my uncle Chuck, on my mom's side) let me watch Jaws when I was 8 and I was never the same. To this day, I have not been in the ocean past my waist. And I never will be!
Who taught you to swim?
I took swim lessons at a young age, I remember that. Before that...I don't know...probably my parents.
What music are you embarrassed that you like listening to?
I am not embarrassed that I listen to the Hamilton soundtrack. But I am a little embarrassed that for the past year, it's pretty much ALL I've listened to. I am absolutely obsessed and when it comes to Dallas or Fort Worth and I see it, I am confident it will be one of the best days of my life.
What do you love the smell of?
It's cliche, but I love the smell of fresh cut grass. And baby heads. And chocolate chip cookies baking. And gasoline. All the cliches, basically. I'm a sucker, what can I say?
November 16th, 2016 | 59 mins 17 secs
gay weddings, marriage equality, same-sex marriage, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding planning, weddings
We are HUGE proponents of Marriage Equality and have been allies to the LGBTQ community long before the SCOTUS landmark decision in 2015. We are thrilled to interview our friend and mentor, Bernadette Smith in this episode!
November 6th, 2016 | 51 mins 2 secs
amanda lund, guest list, matt gourley, wedding budget, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding planning, weddings
This is Part 1 of our multi-episode series with engaged couple Matt Gourley and Amanda Lund. We play the Newlywed Game and get to know our bride and groom – super fun! Matt and Amanda share their insight about wedding planning and podcasts and Disneyland. We will check in with them later in the planning process (wedding is in May 2017), and again after the wedding.
November 5th, 2016 | 45 mins 34 secs
guest list, wedding budget, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding planning, weddings
In this episode, we dive into the GUEST LIST. Do you need to cut the Guest List? How? How many guests is too much? Should you let mom create her own list? How to narrow down who is getting invited to your wedding and how to organize it. This is a tricky process and we offer our personal and professional advice on how to navigate it.
November 4th, 2016 | 33 mins 52 secs
wedding budget, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding planning, weddings
You’re engaged. You know you want a wedding. How much does a wedding cost? How do you figure it out? We school you on how to create your wedding budget.
November 2nd, 2016 | 59 mins 4 secs
apple, engagements, garageband, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding design, wedding fears, wedding planning, wedding stress, weddings
In this episode, we discuss the FIRST things couples experience when planning a wedding. We share the lessons learned by real couples, and we offer our guidance & advice for navigating this exciting, often anxiety-inducing time. This episode features lots of quotes from Real Couples that we surveyed. Hindsight is 20/20 y'all!
November 1st, 2016 | 29 mins 28 secs
wedding coordination, wedding design, wedding planning, weddings
Welcome! In this episode, you will get to know your hosts, Michelle Martinez & Christy Matthews. Michelle & Christy chat, laugh and lay out exactly what their experience is and why you should be listening to this show.