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?
May 24th, 2017 | 41 mins 32 secs
podcast, tipping vendors, universal life church, wedding advice, wedding ceremony, wedding officiants, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings
Officiating weddings when you’re not really an officiant? How does that work?
May 17th, 2017 | 10 mins 19 secs
bar service, beverage service, last call, wedding coordination, wedding details, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings
Last Call for Alcohol! The QUICK FOCUS SERIES returns this week and we are schooling you on Beverage Service for your wedding.
May 10th, 2017 | 21 mins 58 secs
california wedding, events of distinction, joyce scardina becker, wedding coordination, wedding details, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings
Joyce Scardina Becker is a leader in the West Coast wedding industry and was Michelle & Christy's teacher back when they took the Wedding Planner Certificate Program. Michelle interviews her mentor and teacher for the show also get's to chat a bit with Joyce's current Wedding Planner Certification Students.
May 3rd, 2017 | 46 mins 35 secs
wedding coordination, wedding details, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings
What items are you bringing to your wedding? Where do they need to be set up? What do you want back at the end of the night? The Final Details list answers these questions and many more!
April 26th, 2017 | 34 mins 27 secs
boudoir, destination weddings, wedding photography, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings
Boudoir shoots...what are they? Who does them? Why?? In this episode, Michelle goes ‘behind the scenes’ and hangs out with photographer Michelle Walker and bride Chloe as Chloe bares all...
April 19th, 2017 | 10 mins 51 secs
podcast, tipping vendors, wedding advice, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings
This episode is our first of the QUICK FOCUS SERIES. Short episodes where Michelle and Christy focus on small but important parts of the wedding and give you just the info you need to know in 10 minutes or less!
April 12th, 2017 | 1 hr 5 mins
amanda lund, bridal showers, cats, matt gourley, podcast, stitcher, wedding planning, wedding podcast, weddings
Amanda Lund and Matt Gourley are getting married! They’ve been planning their wedding and they have a lot of awesome advice! They are getting married in a few short weeks and they’re checking in with us at this point in the process.
April 5th, 2017 | 41 mins 42 secs
photography, wedding, wedding coordination, wedding photographer, wedding photography, wedding planner, wedding planning, wedding stories, wedding traditions, weddings
Sometimes you have to record your podcast in a bar, and this is one of those times. Michelle interviews Michelle Walker, wedding photographer extraordinaire! This episode is CHALK-FULL of great advice from an experienced, talented and amazing wedding photographer. Seriously, these show notes don’t do the episode justice. Listen and Learn...there is so much to learn from Michelle Walker.
March 29th, 2017 | 42 mins 45 secs
fanmail, itunes, wedding, wedding coordination, wedding planner, wedding planning, wedding podcast, wedding stories, wedding traditions, weddings
In this episode, we love on each other, and we love on you, our dear listeners and fans! Join us for some laughs, some Spanish lessons, and we hope you can hear our smiles as we read some of your emails to us, and some reviews! We’ve been doing a lot of interviews and heavy informative stuff on the podcast lately, so we needed to circle back to the fun we have doing this show together as co-hosts!
March 22nd, 2017 | 39 mins 45 secs
toasts, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding design, wedding dj, wedding music, wedding planners, wedding planning, weddings
In the San Francisco Bay Area, you won’t find a shortage when looking for a wedding DJ, but one company looms large on the wedding horizon - Denon and Doyle. In this interview, Michelle talks to owner Sue Doyle, manager and DJ Mark Haggerty and DJ and office manager Mark Addison about their experiences ‘in the field’. They have an amazing team of professional DJ’s and include supplementary services like lighting, photo booths, AV and even childcare for events. Also - virtual reality! What?!
March 15th, 2017 | 1 hr 6 mins
make-up artist, wedding coordination, wedding make-up, wedding planning, wedding stylist, weddings
Becca Ashmon is one of Christy’s go-to makeup artists in Dallas/Fort Worth. In this episode, Christy interviews her and they talk about how Becca got into the industry, why being a makeup artist (MUA) is not for the faint of heart, how personality absolutely matters, and what brides can do to find the perfect MUA for their wedding day. Also, Becca shares her favorite makeup brands, and we talk about the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and drag queens because OF COURSE WE DO.
March 8th, 2017 | 49 mins 26 secs
floral designers, nancy liu chin, wedding, wedding coordination, wedding flowers, wedding planner, wedding planning, wedding stories, wedding traditions, weddings
Michelle nails another awesome interview! This time, she channels Jerry Seinfeld - driving around town with Nancy, interviewing her for the podcast while they wander the East Bay streets. Nancy Liu Chin is a big time florist in the SF Bay Area, she has been in the biz for 15 years. She is sharing her wisdom, experience and passion for flowers and the wedding industry in this interview. Nancy made the conscious decision to find her path in the event design industry and landed on flowers. And thank goodness! Because we think her work is simply amazing. So is her work ethic, and her business sense and her personal style - so listen and enjoy!
March 1st, 2017 | 50 mins 47 secs
wedding, wedding coordination, wedding planner, wedding planning, wedding stories, wedding traditions, weddings
In this episode, we reminisce about some of the funny/awkward/crazy stories from weddings we have done. Between the two of us, we have about 20 years of weddings under our belts. Remember - sometimes it isn’t funny during or right afterward, but in a year, it could be a hilarious story you tell at Thanksgiving! Having a sense of humor about life is imperative.
We hope you enjoy listening to this episode - we sure did enjoy recording it!
February 22nd, 2017 | 56 mins 11 secs
toasts, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding design, wedding planners, wedding planning, wedding speach, wedding toasts, weddings
Michelle is sick and Christy has a fat lip - but we will carry on! It’s been awhile since our podcast has gotten back to it’s roots...so to speak. We have been dissecting the WEDDING DAY TIMELINE, in our recent 3 piece mini-series, and Michelle recently interviewed Maria Chang, which was inspirational and insightful. We’ve just been craving a lighter, chatty chat, and we needed to catch up with each other! So here is what we threw around in this episode.
February 15th, 2017 | 41 mins 38 secs
toasts, wedding consulting, wedding coordination, wedding design, wedding planning, wedding speach, wedding timeline, wedding toasts, weddings
Logistics...Contract review...Vendor policies! This part is, admittedly, not the most fun part of wedding planning. Which is why it’s a feat that Christy and Michelle managed to make talking about it FUN. Or at least we tried. This is part 3 of 3 - TIMELINES.
February 8th, 2017 | 1 hr 4 mins
maria chang, pma, pmastyle, professional make-up, wedding hair, wedding make-up, weddings
THE AMERICAN DREAM! Maria Chang came to the USA back in 1986, as an 11 year old child refugee from Nicaragua. Maria has been a professional make-up artist for over 20 years.